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The Expendables (2010)

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A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

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Storyline

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. Written by The Massie Twins

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Rated R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language | See all certifications »

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13 August 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,825,135, 15 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,068,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,470,394
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Trivia

Eric Roberts and David Zayas who play the villains in this movie, played the same Batman villian, Sal Maroni, in two different incarnations. Zayas played Maroni in the television series Gotham (2014), and Roberts played Maroni in the movie The Dark Knight (2008). See more »

Goofs

Though Vilena has Spanish as its primary language, Portuguese signs can be seen in many scenes. Since it's a fictional place, we can allow that both languages are common there. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barney Ross: We are the shadows and the smoke, we rise. We are the ghosts that hide in the night.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Born on the Bayou
Written by John Fogerty (as John C. Fogerty)
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Action movie at its best!
13 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Action movie at its best! Everyone who enjoys action movie should watch it in the movie theatre. It's loud! It's fun! It's explosive! You don't see this kind of action flick anymore because Hollywood is trying to be smart and thrilling. Every movie has to have a surprise ending these days. In this one, you are guaranteed to see bullets flying, blood splashing, torso blowing off, body chopping up and wicked kicking. Big guns and big knives, just a little bit women, perfect though. Too much would make the guys soft. This one, using what critics like to call, is SLAM BANG kind of FUN! After it comes out on BluRay, buy it or rent it with a group of buddies, makes a fun afternoon. And surprisingly, the acting is quite good. The casts are just perfect. And so are the fighting match ups.


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