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Pride of Lions (2014)

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Four retired ex-military personnel and another retiree attempt the unthinkable and dust off their old uniforms for one last explosive mission to rescue their grandchildren.


Sidney J. Furie


Richard Watson



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... Mick Skinner
Margot Kidder ... Jean Dempsey
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Lou Jones
Seymour Cassel ... Dominic Ackers
Cedric Smith ... Paul Stansy
Tom Jackson ... Sgt. Robinson
Corey Sevier ... Matt Stasny
Will Bowes ... Barry Dempsey
Noah Reid ... Elliott Ackers
Shannon Kook ... Vic Skinner
Stephan James ... Shane Jones
Rob deLeeuw ... Claude Hitchcock
Ali Kazmi ... Raazaq
Jacob Blair ... Lt. Densmore
Gary Hudson ... Captain Landers


Four retired ex-military personnel and another retiree attempt the unthinkable and dust off their old uniforms for one last explosive mission to rescue their grandchildren.

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They're old, they're clueless, but they're the only hope we've got See more »








Release Date:

3 June 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dependables See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Pride of Lions Films See more »
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Shot and completed under the title "Pride of Lions" before being re-titled as "The Dependables" (a spoof title based on The Expendables film franchise). See more »


In the photos of the grand kids, their rank (Specialist) is upside down. See more »


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Composed by Emily Kate Doty (as Emily Doty) and Nicole Atkins
Sung by Emma-Lee
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Quite possibly the worst "serious" movie ever made
4 February 2015 | by Curt1222See all my reviews

Besides terrible acting and writing, the mistakes in this movie would takes weeks to list, so I'll try to generalize. Uniform mistakes are clearly the result of not having a competent military adviser and a serious lack of funding. There is not one location in the alleged Afghanistan that looks remotely like anything in Afghanistan. The MEDEVAC helicopters shown after the first ambush are Marine, but the pilots are Army, and the interiors of the helicopters are not the model shown flying. Civilian doctors (and others) in Afghanistan are issued very specific identification cards, so the Company Commander (who is much, much too old to be a Captain) could have easily verified their identity. Despite alleged former military experience, none of the Grandparents correctly handles a weapon. During the first ambush in the quarry,(and several other times) the U.S. Soldier on the truck is using an enemy weapon mounted on a model of truck that was never used in Afghanistan. All explosions are clearly propane and gas explosions with no attempt to replicate actual explosions. There are violations of military protocol and tactics that are too numerous to list. The bottom line is that this movie was a waste of money to make, and should be an embarrassment for anybody associated with this dreck. IMDb should allow a "0" rating for garbage like this.

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