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The Expendables 3 (2014)

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Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

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Patrick Hughes

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Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by), Creighton Rothenberger (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Barney Ross
Jason Statham ... Lee Christmas
Harrison Ford ... Drummer
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Trench
Mel Gibson ... Stonebanks
Wesley Snipes ... Doc
Dolph Lundgren ... Gunner
Randy Couture ... Toll Road
Terry Crews ... Caesar
Kelsey Grammer ... Bonaparte
Glen Powell ... Thorn
Antonio Banderas ... Galgo
Victor Ortiz ... Mars
Ronda Rousey ... Luna
Kellan Lutz ... Smilee
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Storyline

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill - or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. Written by ahmetkozan

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Never send a boy to do a man's job. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | France | Bulgaria | Germany

Language:

English | Romanian | Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Expendables III See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,879,645, 15 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,322,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$206,172,544
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the first acting part for mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey, who performed most of her own stunts. She has since been cast in Furious 7 (2015), The Athena Project as well as Entourage (2015). See more »

Goofs

(at arouns 1h 19 mins) When the plane is taxiing before leaving for the rescue mission and pulls up in front of Barney's old team, both propellers are standing still, despite rotating in the shots before and after. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barney Ross: Lucky ring on!
Lee Christmas: Feel so much safer.
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There are no opening credits, except for the title after the prologue. See more »

Alternate Versions

At a press conference, Stallone claimed that 80 frames were cut to secure a PG-13 rating in the USA. This footage, along with some strong language and other non-contentious material, was restored for the unrated Blu-ray version. See more »

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Calle Callejero
Performed by Wisin & Yandel
Written by Marco E Masis, Josias de la Cruz, Wisin (as Juan Luis Morera Luna), Yandel (as Llandel Veguilla Malave)
Published by Blue Kraft Music Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
Courtesy of Machete Music
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Knife Before Christmas
17 August 2014 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Whether you saw the first two in this series will directly correlate to whether you head to the theatre for this third entry. The filmmakers' attempt to attract a younger audience by adding a "new" crew and dropping to a PG-13 rating backfires, and will not provide the legs this franchise needed for more installments.

The regular old geezers are back: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jet Li (briefly), and Arnold Schwarzenneger. In addition, we get new "old" blood in the form of Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammar, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, and the dominating presence of Mel Gibson as the bad guy. The young blood comes in the form of Kellan Lutz, Glen Powell, boxer Victor Ortiz, and MMA superstar Ronda Rousey. The blandness of the newbies simply steals valuable screen time for the old folks, and the movie suffers because of it.

The film's biggest flaw, however, comes with the biggest screen hog of all-time: Mr. Stallone. We understand that this is franchise is his baby, but why field an all-star team if you won't let them play? Snipes gets some time early in the film, replete with a reference to his real life prison sentence for tax evasion, and Ford and Arnold get in a few shots, but the only savior here is Mel Gibson. It's a reminder of just how good he can be on screen ... if we could just forget what a horrible person he can be off screen.

There is no need to go into detail on the plot or describe any of the characters. You know what you are getting if you buy a ticket. It's just a shame the film's direction and script aren't at the level deserving of a cast that includes: Rambo, Mad Max, Blade, Conan, Han Solo, Hercules, Zorro, The Transporter, He-Man, and even ... Sideshow Bob!


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