The Rundown (2003)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy


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A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.


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  • Seann William Scott and Dwayne Johnson in The Rundown (2003)
  • Peter Berg and Dwayne Johnson in The Rundown (2003)
  • Seann William Scott and Dwayne Johnson in The Rundown (2003)

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20 January 2007 | ccthemovieman-1
8
| Put Your Brain On Hold & Enjoy The Stylish, Wild Ride
Yup, this is way hokey and one of the dumbest movies I own in my collection, yet it's very likable and mostly a fun film with great style and scenery.

An adventure story, played strictly for entertainment value, it mostly succeeds because Dwayne Johnson, better known as "The Rock," is a very likable hero. He's clean-cut, well-spoken, modest, etc. Supposedly this film was supposed to be The Rock grabbing the action mantle, so to speak, from the king - Arnold Schwarzenegger - who will no longer make movies. They even have Arnie make a quick cameo, wishing The Rock good luck! That was a good touch.

Meanwhile, Rock's cohort in this film, Seann William Scott, gets by with his sense of humor. It almost plays like one of these "buddy movies" except that these two guys ("Beck" and "Travis," respectively) are not on the same page about anything. In no other film can I recall two characters getting beat up and annihilated like these two guys....but they never seem the worse for wear! Unbelievable!

Rosario Dawson adds some female sex appeal and Christopher Walken adds his normal entertaining take on being the villain. His dialog was very good in here.

I didn't realize until the second time I watched it (which is where I stand now) just how stylishly this was filmed. This movie reminded me of many made by either Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Taranatino with the gimmick photography. It makes it all the more fun to watch. Add some excellent sound, tremendous Hawaiian scenery simulated to look the the Amazon jungle in Brazil......and you can put up with the stupidness of the story and have a good time.

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Details

Release Date:

26 September 2003

Language

English, Portuguese


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,553,765 28 September 2003

Gross USA:

$47,726,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,981,914

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