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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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Trivia

The Art Museum in Bucharest (called 'Muzeul de Arta Moderna Bucuresti'), where Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) meets Goran Vata (Robert Davi), is, in actuality, an office building: The Vertigo Business Tower in Sofia. The made-up art works, that are featured in these scenes, include a small replica of the famous "Endless Column" (1938) by Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, a reference to Romania as the filming location. See more »

Goofs

When two of the Expendables walk across the glass roof of the art museum, an assault rifle is just lying there near the building edge, for no apparent reason. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barney Ross: Lucky ring on!
Lee Christmas: Feel so much safer.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, except for the title after the prologue. See more »

Alternate Versions

At a press conference, Sylvester Stallone claimed that 80 frames (just over three seconds) 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, which runs for around 5 minutes longer. The majority of the reinstated material concerned violence, and amounted to much more than the 80 frames initially referenced by Stallone. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'The Expendables 3' (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130: II. Presto
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Ludwig Van Beethoven)
Arranged by Timo Elliston and Brian Jones
Courtesy of Bang NYC
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User Reviews

 
Great popcorn flick
5 August 2014 | by hawkfrend-875-968087See all my reviews

I read a lot of bad reviews about this film, attacks on the script, plot and direction, so I was pleasantly surprised to find they were all wrong and they totally missed the point. I think these people were expecting Oscar winning performances but this film is about watching bad guys getting their a*s kicked. I also read that the actors seems withdrawn and bored of their roles and that is utter rubbish, and even if that were true it doesn't matter, im not interested in deep characters and meaningful performances in films like this, I just want to see lots of destruction and the bad guys getting owned.

There's some funny dialogue here and there and Banderas' character had me smiling a lot.

If you like action films you will enjoy this action romp, so ignore those bad reviews and grab yourself a bucket of popcorn and enjoy.


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Language:

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Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,879,645, 17 August 2014

Gross USA:

$39,322,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,657,577
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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