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The Expendables (2010)

  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 114,384 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
  • Release Date: 13 August 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 103 min | 113 min (extended director's cut)
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  • IMDb page: The Expendables (2010)
  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 114,384 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
  • Release Date: 13 August 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 103 min | 113 min (extended director's cut)
  • Filming Location: Fort McComb, Louisiana, USA
  • Budget: $80,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $266,159,621(worldwide)(21 November 2010)
  • Director: Sylvester Stallone
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li
  • Original Music By: Brian Tyler   
  • Soundtrack: Mississippi Queen
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Island | Mercenary | Dictator | Mission | Knife

Writing Credits By:

  • Dave Callaham (screenplay) (as David Callaham) and
  • Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
  • Dave Callaham (story) (as David Callaham)

Known Trivia

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme was offered a role, but he turned it down claiming that there was no substance in the character. Rumor has it that Dolph Lundgren replaced him but actually the part of Scandinavian Gunnar Jensen was written by Sylvester Stallone with Lundgren in mind.
  • Wesley Snipes was offered the role of Hale Ceasar but couldn’t accept because, due to his tax problems, he wasn’t allowed to leave the United States without the court’s approval. The role was taken by Forest Whitaker and rewritten for Whitaker, but he was forced to leave the film due to a scheduling conflict. The role was then offered to rapper 50 Cent who turned the role down to focus on his music career. After a few days, Sylvester Stallone decided to cast former NFL player Terry Crews in the part.
  • Ben Kingsley, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino were considered for the role of Munroe.
  • Scott Adkins was offered the role of Dan Paine.
  • Jeffrey L. Kimball was also director of photography on Sylvester Stallone’s The Specialist, but this is the first time he has worked with Stallone as a director.
  • Jason Statham starred in Death Race, a remake of Death Race 2000 which featured a young Sylvester Stallone in one of his first starring roles.
  • Originally, Jet Li’s character’s name was listed as Kong Kao.
  • Steven Seagal was asked to play a cameo but turned it down due to negative connections with producer Avi Lerner.
  • West Coast Customs Street Customs have built 3 customized 1955 Ford F100s for the film. One was built for a crash scene, the second for green-screen, and the third for Stallone to keep.
  • Dolph Lundgren described the film as “an old-school, kick-ass action movie where people are fighting with knives and shooting at each other.”

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: When Christmas is videoing the island, he doesn't turn the camera "ON"; then he leaves the lens on "MF" i.e, no Auto Focus, so no focused video was possible.

Plot: A team of mercenaries is given the assignment to take out a corrupt military leader and a rogue CIA operative on a Latin American island. Full summary »  »

Story: 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  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Guymon Casady known as executive producer
  • Jason Constantine known as executive producer
  • Boaz Davidson known as executive producer
  • Danny Dimbort known as executive producer
  • Robert Earl known as co-producer
  • Jon Feltheimer known as executive producer
  • Marcela Flores known as assistant producer
  • Basil Iwanyk known as executive producer
  • Kevin King known as producer
  • Avi Lerner known as producer
  • Matthew O'Toole known as co-producer
  • Neil Ravan known as consulting producer
  • Trevor Short known as executive producer
  • Ivan Teixeira known as line producer: Brazil
  • Kevin King Templeton known as producer
  • John Thompson known as producer
  • Les Weldon known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Sylvester Stallone known as Barney Ross
  • Jason Statham known as Lee Christmas
  • Jet Li known as Yin Yang
  • Dolph Lundgren known as Gunnar Jensen
  • Eric Roberts known as James Munroe
  • Randy Couture known as Toll Road
  • Steve Austin known as Paine
  • David Zayas known as General Garza
  • Giselle Itié known as Sandra
  • Charisma Carpenter known as Lacy
  • Gary Daniels known as The Brit
  • Terry Crews known as Hale Caesar
  • Mickey Rourke known as Tool
  • Hank Amos known as Paul
  • Amin Joseph known as Pirate Leader
  • Senyo Amoaku known as Tall Pirate
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira known as Garza's Bodyguard #1
  • Sassa Nacimento known as Vilena Customs Agent (as Sassa Nascimento)
  • R.A. Rondell known as Gunner's Goon
  • Tze Yep known as Gagged Hostage
  • Precious Garrett known as Gunner's Pirate (as Preshas Jenkins)
  • Ronn Surels known as American Operative
  • Lauren Jones known as Cheyenne
  • Prazeres Barbosa known as Old Woman Bartender
  • Jose L. Vasquez known as Cell Guard #1 (as Jose Vasquez)
  • Javier Lambert known as Squad Leader
  • Tatsu Carvalho known as Palace Guard
  • Marcio Rosario known as Royal Guard Leader
  • Paulo Gustavo Bastos known as Vilenan Soldier (as Paulo Bastos)
  • Gino Galento known as Red Beret
  • Daniel Arrias known as Cell Guard #2 (uncredited)
  • John Baran known as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Joshua Cardenez known as Red Beret Soldier (uncredited)
  • Antonio Gullo known as Farmer (uncredited)
  • James Hébert known as Bill Parker (uncredited)
  • Shadoe Knight known as Gagged Hostage (uncredited)
  • Ace LeBleu known as Red Beret (uncredited)
  • David Joseph Martinez known as Peasant Worker (uncredited)
  • Alex Sander known as Cell Guard #1 (uncredited)
  • Aaron Saxton known as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger known as Trench (uncredited)
  • Bruce Willis known as Mr. Church (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Nikki I Brown known as makeup artist
  • Ken Diaz known as makeup tattoo artist
  • Scott H. Eddo known as makeup department head
  • Tracy Ewell known as makeup artist
  • Stacy Kelly known as key makeup artist
  • Donna Spahn known as key hair stylist
  • Rick Stratton known as special tattoos
  • Aimee Stuit known as third makeup artist
  • Nicole Venables known as department head hair designer
  • Amy Wood known as assistant hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Spencer J. Abadie known as construction production assistant
  • Marcio Bittencourt Farjalla known as weapons specialist
  • Charles Bodenheimer known as painter
  • Rick Broderman known as paint foreman
  • Kenneth Brown known as sculptor foreman
  • Susan A. Burig known as graphic designer
  • Sofia Cavalieri known as art department: Brazil
  • John B. Clarey III known as construction general foreman
  • Randall S. Coe known as construction coordinator
  • Bruno De Laurentis known as graphic designer: Brazil
  • Carl Denooyer known as set dresser
  • Byron Denson known as labor foreman
  • Damian Dinev known as matte painter
  • Damian Dinev known as storyboard artist
  • James Dupuy known as general foreman
  • Dany Espinelli known as set designer: Brazil
  • Sergio Farjalla Jr. known as weapons department coordinator
  • Ricardo Ferreira known as set designer: Brazil
  • Daniel Flaksman known as art director: Brazil
  • Robert 'Rock' Galotti known as second unit property master
  • Gregory T. Geniusz known as set dresser
  • Stanford Gilbert known as assistant property master
  • Cheryl Gould known as leadperson
  • Jon Graubarth known as prop buyer
  • Chad Harris known as set dresser
  • Destin M. Hebert known as props
  • Anthony J. Henderson known as lead sculptor
  • Jeff Hinds known as props
  • Sara L. Holman known as set decoration buyer
  • Brandi Hugo known as assistant art director
  • Daniel R. Jennings known as set designer
  • Phillip Joffrion known as set dresser
  • Audrey A. Johnson known as assistant property master
  • Kent H. Johnson known as property master
  • Kent H. Johnson known as weapons supervisor
  • Edward Joyner known as draftsman
  • Gerald J. Lajaunie known as welding foreman
  • Louis Lasalle known as prop maker
  • Leo Lauricella known as foreman
  • Maria Leite known as set decoration coordinator
  • Kristin Lekki known as art department assistant
  • Ken Lewis Jr. known as plasterer
  • Sam Lothridge known as on-set dresser: second unit
  • Shea Marcus known as set decoration assistant
  • Steve Martemucci known as construction gangboss
  • Michael Maxwell known as prop maker
  • Ron Mendell known as model maker
  • Molly Mikula known as assistant art director
  • David Myers known as painter
  • Denis Netto known as set designer: Brazil
  • Rachel Nowik known as set decoration coordinator
  • Roberta Paiva known as art trainee: Brazil
  • Adriana Palheiros known as set designer: Brazil
  • Garrik Palumbo known as carpenter
  • Cory Parker known as on-set dresser
  • Tony Perez known as on-set dresser
  • Drew Pinniger known as assistant property master
  • Todd Pittman known as painter
  • Anshuman Prasad known as set designer
  • Gregg Purdy known as prop maker (as Greg Purdy)
  • Roberta Raposo known as art department coordinator: Brazil
  • Virle S. Reid known as additional props
  • Erika Rice known as set dresser
  • Noel Rideout known as additional set dresser
  • Johnny Rock known as plaster crew
  • Eric Rood known as set dresser
  • John Sanchez known as set dresser
  • Shelly Sanchez known as set dresser
  • Michael Seelig known as on-set painter
  • Ember Soberman known as scenic painter
  • Victoria St. Pierre known as on-set painter: second unit
  • Paul Stanwyck known as lead painter
  • Konstantin Vitkov known as concepts artist
  • Bill Walters known as on-set dresser: second unit
  • Jay Watt known as propmaker
  • Grant Widmer known as props
  • Michael Wynn known as painter

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Millennium Films (presents)
  • Nu Image Films (as Nu Image)
  • Rogue Marble

Other Companies:

  • Alcateia  additional adr recording
  • Brian Tyler Studios  score recorded at
  • CRP West Wing Studios  music mixed at
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
  • Cinelease  special thanks
  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra  music performed by (as The Czech Philharmonic)
  • Cleared By Ashley  clearances
  • Comerica Entertainment Group  production financing
  • Coulon Casting  extras casting
  • Digital Post Services  delivery and international servicing
  • Electric Picture Solutions  AVID equipment
  • Event Rental  locations equipment rentals
  • Event Rental  props
  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • Film Production Capital  tax credit financing
  • Getty Images  stock footage
  • HD Creative Services  additional post-production services
  • Hollywood Trucks  entertainment transportation
  • Horizon Entertainment  office facilities
  • Horizon Entertainment  post-production
  • Horizon Entertainment  production services
  • Horizon Entertainment  soundstage
  • Inner Media  tax credit brokering (additional)
  • J.L. Fisher  camera support
  • Kayla Film Co.  thanks
  • Keslow Cameras  camera equipment provided by
  • Lionsgate Records  soundtrack
  • Louisiana Entertainment  state film office
  • Louisiana Production Capital  tax credit financing
  • Modern VideoFilm  online editing services
  • NT Audio Visual  optical track transfer (as NT Audio)
  • New Orleans Film Commission, The  film commission
  • Next Element By Deluxe  digital intermediate (as Next Element)
  • PIC Agency  main and end titles (as PIC)
  • Panavision Remote Systems  Technocranes and Libra Heads
  • Paramount Transportation Services  transportation services
  • Road Rebel  production travel
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Sam Hurwitz Productions  electronic press kit (EPK Produced by)
  • Scarlet Letters  end crawl
  • Silva Screen Records  soundtrack
  • Silver Screen Supply  grip equipment
  • Silver Screen Supply  production supplies
  • Smécky Studios  music recorded at
  • Soundfirm Beijing Co.  additional adr recording
  • Soundtrack New York  additional adr recording
  • Star Waggons  cast trailers
  • Star Waggons  star trailers
  • Studio Grips  grip and lighting equipment
  • Thought Equity  stock footage (as Thought Equity Motion)
  • Wildfire Studios  ADR recording facility
  • Wildfire Studios  sound post-production (as Wildfire Post Production)

Distributors:

  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2010) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Benelux Film Distributors (2010) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Benelux Film Distributors (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Blu Cinematografica (2010) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • California Filmes (2010) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Cathay-Keris Films (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Distribution Company (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Eagle Films (2010) (Lebanon) (theatrical)
  • Equinoxe Films (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Future Film (2010) (Finland) (theatrical) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Future Film (2010) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Horizon International (2010) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • Incognito Films (2010) (Latvia) (theatrical)
  • Incognito Films (2010) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Innoform Media (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Lionsgate (2010) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Lionsgate (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Maple Pictures (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Media Pro Film Distribution (2010) (Romania) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • Roadshow Film Distributors (2010) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Roadshow Films (2010) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Shochiku Company (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Sinetel (2010) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • Splendid Film (2010) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2010) (Denmark) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2010) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • United King Films (2010) (Israel) (theatrical)
  • Viva International Pictures (2010) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • CatchPlay (2010) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • Cinemax (2010) (Russia) (all media) (CIS)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • E Stars Films (2010) (China) (all media)
  • Eagle Films (2010) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Film1 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Golden Scene (2010) (Hong Kong) (all media)
  • Midget Entertainment (2010) (Denmark) (all media)
  • Odeon (2010) (Greece) (all media)
  • Panorama Distributions (2010) (Hong Kong) (DVD)
  • Panorama Entertainment (2010) (Hong Kong) (all media)
  • Sidus FNH (2010) (South Korea) (all media)
  • Spike TV (2013) (USA) (TV) (cable)
  • Star Media Entertainment (2010) (Norway) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Wide Pictures (2010) (Spain) (all media)
  • Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais (2010) (Portugal) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Fantasy II Film Effects (miniature visual effects)
  • Worldwide FX (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Enrico Altmann known as model maker
  • Ivaylo Andonov known as digital compositor
  • Larry Arpin known as film scanning and recording
  • Javor Asenov known as lead artist
  • Simeon Asenov known as visual effects art director
  • Georgi Atanasov known as digital compositor
  • Georgi Atanasov known as rotoscope artist
  • Dilyan Aynadzhiev known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Svilen Aynadzhiev known as digital compositor
  • Bradley M. Baxter known as digital compositor (as Brad Baxter)
  • Pavel Bayraktarski known as visual effects conceptual artist (as Pavel Bairaktarski)
  • Rachel Binger known as colorist
  • David Blemur known as digital compositor
  • Emilia Borisova known as 3D animator
  • Angelina Borisowa known as visual effects editor
  • Maria Boyuklieva known as digital compositor (as Maria Buiuklieva)
  • Jeff Brennan known as digital compositor
  • Brian Garrett Brigham known as compositor (as Brian Brigham)
  • Wes C. Caefer known as visual effects supervisor
  • Thomas Cheng known as lead visual effects artist
  • Filip Conkin known as visual effects concept artist
  • Scott Coulter known as visual effects producer
  • Donnie Creighton known as digital intermediate producer
  • Philip Crescenzo known as visual effects coordinator (as Phil Crescenzo)
  • Mihayl Cvetanov known as visual effects concept artist
  • Elin Davidov known as 3D animator
  • Yasen Denev known as visual effects concept artist
  • Katie Dillman known as visual effects production manager: Fantasy II Film Effects
  • Paounka Dimitrova known as digital artist
  • Rumiana Dimitrova known as roto artist
  • Alexander Dimov known as simulation artist
  • Dinko Dimov known as visual effects concept artist
  • Damyan Dinev known as visual effects concept artist (as Damian Dinev)
  • Ivelina Dobreva known as digital compositor
  • Anton Donchev known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Donchov known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Stanislav Draganov known as simulation artist
  • Ryan Dufrene known as visual effects coordinator
  • Dusty Emerson known as compositor
  • Jonathan Frey known as compositor
  • Nikolay Gachev known as sequence lead (as Nikolai Gabchev)
  • Nikolay Gachev known as visual effects supervisor
  • Kremena Ganeva known as digital compositor
  • Dobri Georgiev known as sequence lead
  • Dobri Georgiev known as visual effects supervisor
  • Georgi Georgiev known as matte painter
  • Georgi Georgiev known as visual effects concept artist
  • Kiril Georgiev known as visual effects coordinator
  • Kristina Georgieva known as 3D animator
  • Veselina Georgieva known as sequence lead (as Vesselina Georgieva)
  • Kiril Gizdov known as digital compositor
  • Nathan Grubbs known as digital compositor
  • Danail Hadzhiyski known as sequence lead
  • Danail Hadzhiyski known as visual effects supervisor
  • Errol Hanse known as compositor (as Erroll Hanse)
  • Errol Hanse known as visual effects artist
  • Phillip Hartmann known as model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Phil Hartmann)
  • Jack Hebert known as compositor
  • Jack Hebert known as visual effects artist
  • Sharon Smith Holley known as visual effects editor
  • Travis Howe known as visual effects production assistant
  • Dobromir Hristov known as compositor
  • Pavel Hristov known as digital compositor
  • Svetoslav Hristov known as visual effects concept artist
  • Radoslav Iliev known as visual effects concept artist
  • Angel Ivanov known as 3D animator
  • Ivan Gochev Ivanov known as simulation artist (as Ivan Ivanov)
  • Ivelin Ivanov known as 3D animator (as Ivalo Ivanov)
  • Ivelin Ivanov known as rotoscope artist
  • Rosen Ivanov known as compositor
  • Matthew S. Jennings known as quality control
  • Matthew S. Jennings known as visual effects coordinator (as Matt Jennings)
  • Milen Jiliazkov known as digital lead artist
  • Michael R. Keith known as digital compositor
  • Delyan Ketipov known as lead digital artist
  • Lyubomir Kirkov known as simulation artist (as Liubomir Kirkov)
  • Rumen Kirov known as simulation artist
  • Stanislav Kolev known as senior compositor
  • Toni Kondev known as 3D animator (as Tony Kondev)
  • Ivo Konsulov known as 3D animator
  • Dragomir Kostadinov known as matte painter
  • Dragomir Kostadinov known as visual effects concept artist
  • Zornitsa Krasteva known as colorist
  • Kalin Krumov known as digital compositor
  • Dimityr Krusev known as visual effects concept artist
  • Vencislav Krystev known as visual effects concept artist
  • Nikolay Kvetsinski known as visual effects system administrator
  • Athena Lawless known as compositor
  • Jamie Linskie known as visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects
  • Alexander Llanos known as visual effects artist
  • Jonathon Luke known as digital compositor
  • Tony Magaletta known as first assistant cameraman: "a" camera, miniatures, Fantasy II Film Effects, Los Angeles
  • Yael Majors known as digital compositor
  • Vasilena Makakova known as rotoscope artist
  • Dimityr Manchorov known as visual effects concept artist
  • Petar Marianov known as compositor
  • Peter Marinov known as i.t. manager
  • Ryan Markley known as visual effects artist
  • Jordan Markov known as sequence lead
  • Alberto Tito Matos Jr. known as compositor (as Alberto Matos)
  • Maria Mavrova known as 3D animator
  • Austin Meyers known as lead artist
  • Nikolay Mihailov known as digital compositor
  • Velislava Mihailova known as digital compositor (as Velislava Mihaylova)
  • Svetoslav Mitev known as visual effects coordinator
  • Diana Moneva known as digital compositor
  • Ivaylo Naydenov known as rotoscope artist
  • Encho Nedevski known as rotoscope artist
  • Greg Nelson known as studio visual effects supervisor
  • Greg Nelson known as supervising visual effects artist
  • Glenn Neufeld known as additional visual effects supervisor
  • John O'Mahony III known as digital compositor (as John O'Mahony)
  • Nikolay Pachov known as visual effects assistant editor
  • Greg Peck known as colorist
  • Greg Peck known as quality control
  • Peyo Peev known as digital artist
  • Milena Peneva known as visual effects coordinator
  • James John Perkins known as 3D animator (as James Perkins)
  • Emily Perla known as compositor
  • Nick Peshunoff known as VFX coordinators and QC supervisor
  • Svetoslav Petkov known as 3D animator
  • Marin Petrov known as character technical director
  • Yakim Petrov known as 3D animator
  • Julia Petrova known as digital compositor
  • Maria Petrova known as 3D animator
  • Iasen Pisarov known as 3D animator (as Yasen Pisarov)
  • Tremell Pittman known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Emil Lachezarov Popov known as 3D animator (as Emil Popov)
  • Stephen H. Porter known as digital compositor (as Steven H. Porter)
  • Amy Putrynski known as compositor
  • Amy Putrynski known as visual effects artist
  • Iavor Radev known as visual effects coordinator
  • Christina Robinson known as compositor
  • Christina Robinson known as visual effects artist
  • Andrew Sagar known as lead digital artist
  • Jason Sanford known as visual effects producer
  • Dustin Scholl known as digital compositor
  • Nikola Simeonov known as 3D animator
  • Eric Slack known as 3D animator
  • Georgi Slavov known as simulation artist
  • Richard King Slifka known as model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Richard Slifka)
  • Drucilla Smith known as compositor
  • Boris Sokolov known as digital compositor
  • Boris Sokolov known as rotoscope artist
  • Georgi Staikov known as simulation artist (as Georgi Staykov)
  • Plamen Statev known as visual effects coordinator
  • Sava Stefanov known as visual effects concept artist
  • James Stevens known as compositor
  • Nina Stoichkova known as rotoscope artist
  • Cvetelina Stoilova known as simulation artist
  • Boyan Stoyanov known as simulation artist
  • Brandon Taylor known as compositor
  • Stefan Tchakarov known as visual effects production manager
  • Drew Tobin known as compositor
  • Valentin Todorov known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Peter Tomov known as simulation artist
  • Peter Tomov known as visual effects supervisor
  • Toncho Tonchev known as visual effects coordinator
  • Dimitrina Torneva known as digital compositor
  • Ivelin Trifonov known as visual effects concept artist
  • Mani Trump known as compositor
  • Anton Tsolov known as digital compositor
  • Anton Tsolov known as rotoscope artist
  • Stoilova Tsvetelina known as visual effects artist
  • Chris W. Tucker known as quality control
  • Chris W. Tucker known as visual effects coordinator (as Chris Tucker)
  • Eric A. Tuxen known as visual effects editor
  • Adriana Valcheva known as compositor
  • Desislava Valcheva known as compositor
  • Desislava Valcheva known as visual effects
  • Alexander Valev known as sequence lead
  • Alexander Valev known as visual effects supervisor
  • Konstantin Vitkov known as visual effects concept artist
  • Cvetan Vlaikov known as visual effects concept artist
  • Ashley J. Ward known as visual effects coordinator
  • Gene Warren III known as visual effects supervisor
  • Gene Warren Jr. known as visual effects producer: Fantasy II Film Effects
  • Rick Won known as model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
  • Craig W. Smith known as visual effects editor (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 3 August 2010 (Los Angeles, California) (premiere)
  • France 5 August 2010 (Paris) (premiere)
  • Germany 6 August 2010 (Berlin) (premiere)
  • Ukraine 7 August 2010 (Kiev) (premiere)
  • UK 9 August 2010 (London) (premiere)
  • Slovenia 10 August 2010 (limited)
  • Kazakhstan 11 August 2010
  • Russia 11 August 2010
  • USA 11 August 2010 (Las Vegas, Nevada) (premiere)
  • Australia 12 August 2010
  • Denmark 12 August 2010
  • Israel 12 August 2010
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 August 2010
  • Brazil 13 August 2010
  • Canada 13 August 2010
  • Finland 13 August 2010
  • India 13 August 2010
  • Indonesia 13 August 2010
  • Lithuania 13 August 2010
  • Malaysia 13 August 2010
  • Mexico 13 August 2010
  • Philippines 13 August 2010
  • Portugal 13 August 2010
  • Spain 13 August 2010
  • Sweden 13 August 2010
  • Taiwan 13 August 2010
  • Turkey 13 August 2010
  • USA 13 August 2010
  • Greece 17 August 2010
  • Belgium 18 August 2010
  • France 18 August 2010
  • Iceland 18 August 2010
  • Switzerland 18 August 2010 (French speaking region)
  • Croatia 19 August 2010
  • Czech Republic 19 August 2010
  • Ireland 19 August 2010
  • Netherlands 19 August 2010
  • Singapore 19 August 2010
  • South Korea 19 August 2010
  • UK 19 August 2010
  • China 20 August 2010
  • Cyprus 20 August 2010
  • Estonia 20 August 2010
  • Poland 20 August 2010
  • Germany 26 August 2010
  • Hong Kong 26 August 2010
  • Switzerland 26 August 2010 (German speaking region)
  • Austria 27 August 2010
  • Bulgaria 27 August 2010
  • Norway 27 August 2010
  • Vietnam 27 August 2010
  • Argentina 31 August 2010 (Buenos Aires) (premiere)
  • Italy 1 September 2010
  • Argentina 2 September 2010
  • Japan 4 September 2010 (Tokyo) (premiere)
  • Bahrain 9 September 2010
  • Egypt 9 September 2010
  • Iraq 9 September 2010
  • Jordan 9 September 2010
  • Lebanon 9 September 2010
  • Oman 9 September 2010
  • Peru 9 September 2010
  • Qatar 9 September 2010
  • Syria 9 September 2010
  • United Arab Emirates 9 September 2010
  • Georgia 10 September 2010 (Tbilisi)
  • Kuwait 10 September 2010
  • Pakistan 11 September 2010
  • Slovakia 30 September 2010
  • Hungary 14 October 2010
  • Uruguay 15 October 2010
  • Japan 16 October 2010
  • Panama 26 November 2010

MPAA: Rated R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language

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Posted on March 30, 2012 by Harry in Movies | Tags: , , , .

10 Comments

  1. lord sombody from bedroom
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    I laugh at many of the hate comments as what the hell did they expect?a romantic comedy? award winning performances? deep dialogues? Freudiancomplex character study?

    common give me a break!!! from the beginning you should know this isall about guns,explosives and oneliners from start to finish and homageto silly 80's action flicks.

    and this is simply exactly what you get.

    while i will never understand what most woman think so great about sexand the city( fashion? shoes? what the hell?)

    so this is for men/boys who will be thrilled to see their old heroesfrom back in the days once more on screen kicking everybody's ass! (ohand no i also like deep intellectual movies, its all aboutexpectations)

  2. yellowbuket101 from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    The expectation for this film is obviously very high with one of thebest action hero line ups (if not the best) in cinematic history. So Iwent into this film with a little trepidation and a lot ofanticipation. I can honestly say that I was not disappointed. This wasa high octane, unbelievably explosive, funny, blood thirsty, properaction movie! This film would not have been out of place in the 80s,but manages to fit into the market of today's cinematic actionexperience. It is easily much more graphic and gory than most modernday action films, but this adds to the film and creates a degree ofrealism. Let's face it; if you go around killing people it isn't goingto be pretty! This film did what it needed to do, it wasn't afraid tocontain blood, guts and violence for the sake of an age restriction butalso wasn't overly ridiculous. After all most of the people who willwatch this film grew up watching the classic action films of the 80sand 90s and are old enough for a bit of gore.

    The plot is not that original, but it doesn't need to be, nor was itexpected to be. The cast, goes without saying, was fantastic. Whatcould have been a disaster of conflicting egos ended up being abelievable team of mercenaries where banter is rife and keeping eachother alive is their number one priority. Stallone can give himself abig pat on the back for getting so many iconic actors onto the screentogether and actually making it work. Though the much hyped cameo oftwo particular people was short lived, it was hilarious and I think agreat moment in cinema.

    This was a great film that keeps you glued to your seat, constantlymakes you gasp and laugh out loud and leaves you pumping withadrenaline. It was ridiculous and wonderful all at the same time, withmore bullets and bombs than Rambo and more fighting than Rocky. This isa must see film for any movie buff or action hero wannabe. It iscertainly not for the faint hearted, or for kids, but for any trueaction movie lover this is the ultimate manly film.

    Sylvester Stallone, NICE JOB!

  3. TheCinemassacre from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    Tough guys. Always going on suicidal missions. Threatened by bulletsand blades. Running from explosions. Best friends waging wars. Nearlykilling each other, then going to the bar later to laugh about it.Director and star, Sylvester Stallone, gets all his best men togetherto kick as much ass as humanly possible, allowing himself a severebeating from Steve Austin. Sly took a serious neck injury. Then he goesin front of a Comic Con audience and jokes about it. A man whoseDouble-"R" franchises, Rocky and Rambo have both been highlysuccessful. But he keeps coming back for more pain and putting his bodyon the line for the sake of entertainment. There's nothing tougher thanthat!

    The Expendables is a movie that lifts you up out of your seat, pats youon the head, gives you a lollipop then smashes you in the frickin'face! With a cast like Jason Stathum, Randy Couture, Jet Li, MickeyRourke, Terry Crews, Dolph "I Must Break You" Lundgren, and cameos fromBruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, you'd think it would be onecrazy mess. Surprisingly, it's more focused then you may think. Just astraight-forward action movie with a reasonable run time that sustainsitself and never has a chance to feel dull. It doesn't try to beanything more than what it is.

    The only negative: Some of the blood and explosions looked digital.Wish it could have been just a bit more authentic. Sometimes, there wasa tad too many closeups during the fight scenes. With so many peoplefighting at the same time, sometimes I couldn't tell who was punchingwho. It didn't happen very often, but how cool would it be just for onemoment to see three simultaneous fights from a super wide master shot?Never, but I can't blame them. At least let the cameras pull back andallow the choreography to do the work.

    It feels nice to get my ass kicked by something I haven't seen yet.It's not Rambo. It's not Rocky. Nor is it another Die Hard orTerminator sequel. It's something fresh, yet feels like it came out ofthe 80's. It has the perfect blend of humor, blood, sweat, smart-asscomebacks, witty one-liners, and an overabundance of testosterone!Don't expect anything more than action, exposition, action, exposition,all with a nice cherry on top… with sprinkles… and grenades. And somereal tough guys. We all wish we could be tough guys. But no, let's justwatch'em instead.

  4. andrew-don from Australia
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    Straight up, I am the biggest fan of the 80s action films ever. I lovedCommando, Predator, Rambo, Rocky, Die Hard, Kickboxer etc etc etc.

    What have they done? This film had all the potential to be huge, butthey killed it with terrible writing. I can handle plot holes, in facta movie like this almost needs them. But there is no excuse for suchpoor dialogue. Where are the cool lines? I expected to come out quotinga whole heap of new one liners, instead we get stupid jokes about'wanting to be president'. The scene with Bruce Willis, Sly and Arnieshould have been awesome, instead it felt like there was some in-jokebetween them that we didn't know about. It was like being at a partylistening to 3 people you don't know talking about something you don'tunderstand! Dolph Lundgren was the best part of the film, and theydidn't give him enough to do. Why is this man not starring in A gradeblockbusters? The big rapid fire shotgun offered some humorous moments,though I don't know if this was deliberate or not. Considering this wassupposed to be about the action, it was very poorly shot. Ever sinceGladiator it seems directors are intent on making us feel part of thefight. Screw that, I don't want to be in it, I want to see what'shappening. Why bother having Jet Li, Randy Cotour and Stone Cold in afilm if all you can see of them is arms and legs flailing at closerange? Watch any old Jackie Chan flick, or even the old Stallone andSchwarzeneggar movies, the action shots are wide enough that you canactually see what they are doing.

    Very disappointing

  5. Nick Gascoigne from Avoncliff
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    Bunch of sweaty blokes try to out-macho each other. The heroine istortured, then dragged through bullets, raging fires and explosions asthe whole set is blown up, yet emerges unscathed with perfect hairdo.Pointless appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Missed all opportunitiesfor some decent jokes, and had to repeat an average one just in case wemissed it. Unlikeable one-dimensional characters, predictable plot, notwists and not an ounce of suspense. I found nothing to like about thisfilm, and would have walked out if I had woken up. Expendable plot,expendable dialogue, expendable characters … I could go oninterminably, like the film does.

  6. tw12345
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    Really. Like many other reviewers, I had high hopes for this movie. Ithought it would be in the tradition of Space Cowboys, the old proscome back for one more shot at the bad guys. But it quickly justdegraded into typical shoot-em-up crap. Spoiler: The scene withSchwarzenegger is a complete rip-off – about a minute long, no action,has nothing to do with the rest of the movie.

    About 65% of the movie is people fighting or shooting at each other orblowing things up, and it really did just get boring. The executionwasn't even that good – fight scenes had obviously sped-up footage thatlooked like those old dinosaur movies, sound effects were bad (everypunch had the same fake thud), and the characters looked like they werein pain – not from the bullets which never touched them, but from theawful plot. Poor Jet Li complained the whole way through that he wasn'tgetting enough money – he was practically begging to be let out of hiscontract go so he could go work on something better – even acommercial.

    Mickey Rourke was good but didn't have much of a part, or any purposefor being there. Also that 250-round per minute shotgun thing, goingboom-boom-boom, was funny every time. But not worth the 9 bucks and twohours of sitting through another ridiculous re-hashing of therogue-CIA-guy and "small band of mercenaries invades and overruns tinycentral American dictatorship" story.

    I was expecting a good poignant aging-action-hero movie, or maybe acomedy, but this was just laughably bad. It's baffling how this couldbe the number 1 movie, unless a lot of people were sucked in by thehype, like I was. Also the 7-point-something rating on IMDb has got tobe inflated – rottentomatoes gives it a 42% which is more like it.

    When I heard that Seagal and Van Damme turned down roles in this film,I thought it was because they were too full of themselves. But now Irealize it's because they knew it was crap.

  7. cybopath from Edinburgh, Scotland
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    After nearly a decade of disappointments Stallone shocked the movieworld by making a 6th emotionally charged Rocky, he then went on toplease fans by taking Rambo into a visceral brutally realistic warmovie, now for his hat trick Stallone gave us something old andsomething new 'The Expendables' the type of movie kids dreamed aboutthe early 90's, what if this guy & that guy and him where all in a filmtogether. A little too late? Hell no! Never has this film been moreneeded. In a land of watered down PG-13 wire work action movies realaction fans where desperate for some real old school action. (Cobra,Commando, Delta Force, Last Boy Scout..) The great thing about thisfilm is even if it didn't have the cast it still would be a greataction movie, the fact it has such a jaw dropping cast just makes itall the better. Stallone is growing as an action director, he broughtsome of his tense brutal techniques from Rambo but was smart enough togo a little old school for other scenes. Their are some very kineticaction sequences but not Parkinson's suffering cameraman techniqueslike the Bourn films.

    The main focus of the team are Stallone & Statham, they really have agood Old Dog, New Dog friendship. Lundgren (My favourite character)gets a an interesting sub plot. Unfortunately Li, Couture & Crews getpushed to the background but they do get some great scenes to shine.(Hopefully they can get some more development in the sequel.

    Roberts and his Henchman Stone Cold Steve Austin shine as the brutalvillains. Gary Danials however was really underused I was expectingsome Bennet style lines. At least he got one of the best fights of themovies.

    Of coarse the scene everyone was talking about was the Stallone,Schwarzenegger & Willis scene. Which was one of the funniest parts ofthe movie. Their attempt to put each other down while out manning eachother worked brilliantly and Willis threatening Stallone alone is worththe ticket price.

    A slight nag about the film is at the very end some CGI did crop up, inthe form of fire. After all the practical stunts throughout the movieincluding one great Truck chase I was a little disappointed not to seea stuntman in a fire suit.

    If this had just been Stallone's baby with a few unknown actors I'dgive this film 8/10 BUT the fact we get to see Stallone, Statham, Li,Lundgren, Couture, Crews, Roberts, Rourke, Danials with Willis &Schwarzenegger punch, kick, stab, mouth off and blow up each othercranks it up to a 9.5/10 for me.

    Bring on Expendables II

  8. robert moss from Britain
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    This is the worst mainstream big budget movie I've ever seen.

    The claim that the film stars Schwarzenegger and Willis are totallydishonest. They appear for a minute in a very boring scene.

    The script is pathetic, there isn't a single decent one liner,theediting is awful, the acting is so bad that Gary Daniels steals everyscene he is in and how the hell Lundgren gets killed by Stallone earlyon when he's a baddie and reappears as a goodie at the end baffles ANDbores me. The claims of wall to wall action are also lies: it's overhalf an hour till we get the first action scene- a routine car chasethat is below par for the a-team- the 80's series not the recent movie.

    The fight between Lundgren and Jet Li could have been a standout butits too dark and incoherently edited.

    Pathetic. Avoid.

  9. stuart-wanta from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    When I purchased my $9 movie ticket this evening I thought I would bewatching an action version of Ocean's 11. Instead, I was subjected towhat can only be described as the sequel to "88 Minutes." This moviewas god awful. I understand that value of this movie is derived fromit's action sequences and not the storyline, but even those sucked. Cansomeone explain to me why 12 armed soldiers play quick feet around twounarmed men and just wait for them to beat them up instead of justpulling the trigger? Also, why does Stallone run like a marionette? Wasthere a reason Randy Couture felt the need to punch a burning SteveAustin? Lets be honest, the fire was getting the job done.

    It's quite clear that Stallone is going through a mid-life crisis typedeal and felt the need to get himself back on the screen. He andStatham were the only ones with more than 5 minutes of screen time.

    I didn't expect Schindler's List, but I also didn't expect to leave thetheater with the taste of urine in my mouth. If you haven't seen ityet, wait for the DVD.

  10. Mash-the-stampede from New Zealand
    30 Mar 2012, 12:00 am

    So I guess with any film review – it's all about the answers to theimportant questions. So let's get them out of the way first shall we?

    Q) Is the plot descent, with a substantial storyline including dramaticarcs, twists and/or turns?

    A) Not particularly.

    Q) Are there character arcs and meaningful character developments?

    A) A little.

    Q) Is there romance?

    A) Next question, please.

    Q) Is the overall film original?

    A) Not at all.

    Q) Is it a likely Oscar nomination contender?

    A) Hell no!

    Q) Is it still awesome?

    A) HELL YES!!!!!

    Critics should be banned from reviewing films such as these. Anyonewith half a brain can tell exactly what kind of film this is and whatthey're in for purely by the film's trailer alone.

    This is a film made for action movie fans and not just regular actionmovies – I mean REAL action films in the style of the classic 80'saction movies where plot and substantial character developments anddialogue took a backseat to intense over-the-top violence, explosions,car chases, sex scenes and catchy, memorable one liners!

    The 80's action hero (and villain) breed was a rare phenomenon whichwill likely die with those very actors who gave them life. No 90's ornew millennium "action" movie star will ever come close to beinganywhere near as genuinely tough and just plain bad-arse as their 80'spredecessor's! Even now with the main 'Expendables' cast pushing 60 +,you know that they would snap Matt Damon's spine in 2 with one handtied behind their backs!

    The 'Expendables' cast consists of Sly Stallone as the fearless leaderof the team, Jason (Basketball stabber) Statham as the trustyknife-throwing sidekick, Dolph Lundgren as the treacherous giant one,Jet-Li as the small one, Terry Chews as Wesley Snipes, Mickey Rourke asthe tattoo/previous knife-throwing sidekick and Randy Couter as the"who the hell is this guy, oh he's a UFC fighter" guy.

    I still can't believe the unbelievable shape these guys are in! They'regiants (exception for Jet-li of course).

    Still, despite it's 80's throw-back appeal – the film isn't all action.Believe it or not there are slow parts. Mostly unnecessary fillerbetween the action scenes. However the third act of the film makes upfor the lack of action and then some!

    It's when this third act commences when the true action film we've beenwaiting to see kicks in and steps up several notches to become themanliest most testosterone-fueled film since the last 'Rambo'!

    It's funny, it's loud, it's un-relentlessly violent, an action-packedno-brainer of a film! An 80's action movie fan's wet-dream!!!

    Bring on the sequel/s and bring on Jean-Claude Van Damme so he can giveStatham the butt-kicking he so desperately deserves!!!

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