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    The Rundown - 09/26


    The Rundown (2003)
    Synopsis: In the always rough, have-to-be tough urban jungle of Los
    Angeles, there are men like Beck...well, not exactly like Beck--a man who
    uses whatever means are necessary to retrieve whatever he is paid to bring
    back. A marker, a late payment or a Super Bowl ring from a quarterback
    with gambling debts--Beck doesn't differentiate and simply relies on his
    wits, his "let's get this over with" attitude and his devastating physical
    prowess to get the job done. For him, it's a simple, multiple-choice
    world: (A) Beck's way, (B) Beck's way with force, or (C)... there is no
    "C." Beck doesn't go looking for trouble, and he doesn't like making
    trouble for anyone, either. Unfortunately, trouble is what he's hired to
    clean up, and there's one final mess he's got to get out of before he can
    leave it all behind. At the center of his current trouble is a wise-ass
    named Travis, a fast-talking double dealer whose dad has commissioned Beck
    to retrieve from a lingering adventure in Brazil. Travis proves to be more
    of a handful than Beck expected, not only because of his mouth and his
    heels-dug-in reluctance to leave, but because of a couple of other
    complications he brings with him: Mariana, a no-nonsense local who holds
    the answers to some of the jungle's hidden mysteries, and Hatcher, an
    unhinged despot who has turned the jungle and its inhabitants into his own
    fortune-making, gold-mining empire. The rundown: Beck is after a guy...
    who's after a fortune... and now everybody's after them. So he's going to
    have to unleash everything he's got to keep on top of his smack-talking
    quarry, the girl with the secret, the crazy tyrant, the horny monkeys, the
    hallucinogenic fruit, the backs-to-the-wall rebels, the perilous terrain,
    the hidden traps and every other obstacle that this jungle throws at him.

    Statistics
    Genre(s):Action, Adventure Rating: MPAA PG-13: for adventure violence and some crude dialogue. Runtime: 90 mins. Distributor Theatrical Release: 9/26/2003

    Cast & Role
    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson - Beck Seann
    William Scott - Jimmy Travis
    Rosario Dawson - Mariana
    Christopher Walken - Hatcher
    Ewen Bremner - Declan
    Jonathan Gries - Harvey
    William Lucking - Walker
    Ernie Reyes, Jr - Manito

    Crew
    Peter Berg - Director
    Karen Glasser - Producer

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    I am so there this weekend! I have been seeing the trailers in the theaters for months now and the movie is finally opening. I predict a $25+ million opening this weekend. There seems to be a lot of adventure, thrills, laughs and Christopher Walken!

    Chris

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    So, when did Seann William Scott drop the "Seann"?

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    Oops, never mind. It's a "return" in the wrong place, is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    Oops, never mind. It's a "return" in the wrong place, is all.
    LOL I missed it too when I read the cast list yesterday... "The Rock as Beck Seann?"

    I really hope The Rock does well in Hollywood because he's such a great, down-to-earth person.

    As soon as someone sees The Rundown, please post your feelings about the movie!
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    I will!

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    This movie received
    I read many reviews, most of them agree that what makes the movie enjoyable is the fact that it doesn't take itself seriously!
    Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?
    *Yes, I watched too much wrestling *

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    Well I was kind of disappointed with this movie. Mind you, the stunts were among the most spectacular that I have ever seen. I cannot believe that some of the stuntmen didn't get injured doing those stunts. The action was pretty good and there were some real funny parts in the movie. The Rock is a pretty good actor and the logical choice to replace Arnold.

    But the movie was uneven. Moments of real excitement and then it slowed to a crawl. The ending shootout was a little over the top and really didn't excite me. I'm giving it a B-, not as good as I thought it would be. Maybe with a different director, the movie would have been more appealing to me.

    Chris

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    Thanks for your thoughts, Chris.
    A lot of reviews are giving The Rundown anything from A - C. Sounds like a decent movie, I'll probably go see it just to see how well The Rock can act.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZy
    Thanks for your thoughts, Chris.
    A lot of reviews are giving The Rundown anything from A - C. Sounds like a decent movie, I'll probably go see it just to see how well The Rock can act.
    The Rock was one of the bright spots of this movie. He's got it down perfectly with his eyes. When Seann William Scott's character told him to look mean at the rebel leader, he changed his facial expression perfectly. I was scared of him!

    Chris

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