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Director: John Bonito

Cast: John Bonito, John Cena, Robert Patrick, Kelly Carlson


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WWE Smackdown star and self-proclaimed "Doctor of Thuganomics" John Cena makes his explosive action feature debut as John Triton, an injured U.S. Marine who returns home from duty after violating a commander's order, only to have his wife kidnapped by a ruthless criminal. Robert Patrick co-stars as theSee more details below


WWE Smackdown star and self-proclaimed "Doctor of Thuganomics" John Cena makes his explosive action feature debut as John Triton, an injured U.S. Marine who returns home from duty after violating a commander's order, only to have his wife kidnapped by a ruthless criminal. Robert Patrick co-stars as the villainous Rome -- who is more than willing to kill if it means staying one step ahead of the law -- and Nip/Tuck star Kelly Carlson appears as the endangered object of the vengeful veteran's affections. With nothing left to lose and enough training to take down a small army, the hard-fighting Triton sets out to rescue his wife, and ensure that the psychotic Rome receives a painful taste of Semper Fi justice. Commercial veteran John Bonito takes the rein for his feature directorial debut.

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All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Picture a runaway semi truck barreling through a warehouse at the edge of a pier with not one, not two, but six rows of explosive gas tanks between it and the water, and only then will one begin to get into the mindset of the WWE throwback action flick The Marine. This kind of blatant homage rarely works, though somehow this sucker finds a way. While the editing has gotten choppier and the effects more expensive, the action on display here sincerely tries to tap into the same big dumb action fun mode that populated 1980s cinema -- and that's a good thing. If John Cena's character was just a bit more over the top and utilized a few juicy one-liners instead of tough-guy frowns, then this could have been a grand-slam tribute to the cheese-ball entertainment of yore. As it stands, The Marine is still a wild ride filled with laughable characters, corny dialogue, and a sea of endless explosions. In fact, so many set pieces are incinerated that when a meth lab jerks its nosy head in the middle of the film, it's almost a letdown that it isn't left in fiery ruins after the Marine gets through with it. As far as Cena goes, his performance is leaps and bounds better than his fellow wrestler Kane's was in the WWE's other production the same year, See No Evil, although there really isn't much for him to do other than yell, run, choke-slam, shoot guns, and jump away from explosions. In the other end of the cinematic ring, Robert Patrick infuses his delicious villain role with glee as he maniacally chews up one scene after another with his smooth delivery and icy glares, which only makes his awkward scenes of straight comedy that pop up whenever the score turns into a Bugs Bunny cartoon even more pathetic and unintentionally funny. Thankfully, the PG-13 pic is devoid of any recruitment mumbo-jumbo, even if it is pro-cable TV and most definitely anti-drug -- as one character repeatedly points out in his "I hate rock candy!" tirades throughout this thoroughly silly, yet explosively entertaining motion picture.

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20th Century Fox
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[Wide Screen]
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Audio commentary with director John Bonito and stars John Cena and Kelly Carlson

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cena John Triton
Robert Patrick Rome
Kelly Carlson Kate Triton
Anthony Ray Carlson Morgan
Abigail Bianca Angela
Anthony Ray Parker Morgan
Jerome Ehlers Van Buren
Manu Bennett Bennett
Damon Gibson Vescera
Drew Powell Joe
Frank Carlopio Frank
Firass Dirani Al Qaeda Leader
Remi Broadway Marine #1
Steve Harman Marine #2
Damien Bryson Marine #3
Robert Coleby Braun
Ashley Lyons Chris
Jeff Chase Billy
Jamal Duff Paul
Lincoln Kennedy Lincoln Kennedy
Christina Lindley Chop Shop Girl
Gerry Day Mr. Titizian
Todd Leigh Brian
Alan B. McElroy Johnny
Todd Levi Officer Herrera
Christopher Morris Rick
Jane Eppell Laura
Lawrence Breuls Fran
Corey Parker Robinson Officer Brady
Peter Lamb Patrol Officer
Damien Garvey River Boat Cop
Helen Howard Female Clerk #1
Nicci Hope Female Clerk #2
Joe Cappelletti Voice Only
Lynn Evans Voice Only
Jack Hannibal Voice Only
Daston Kalili Voice Only
Joey Nabor Voice Only
Jentler Phoenix Voice Only
Jacqueline Pinol Voice Only
Philece Sampler Voice Only
Don Davis Conductor

Technical Credits
John Bonito Director
Martin Ash Set Decoration/Design
Beck Con Berkiris Stunts
Jed Blaugrund Co-producer
Charles Breen Production Designer
Bradd Buckley Stunts
Janine Carlin Stunts
Frank Carlopio Associate Producer
Matt Carroll Executive Producer
Gavin Coleman Stunts
Brian Cox Special Effects Supervisor
Hayden Dalton Stunts
Don Davis Score Composer
Nicole Downes Stunts
David Eggby Cinematographer
Russell Frost Stunts
Michell Gallagher Original Story,Screenwriter
Kyle Gardiner Stunts
Randy Gerston Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Gilbert Camera Operator
Klaus Kastberg Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Allan Keir Stunts
Nathan Lawson Stunts
Nick Lawson Stunts
Maura Fay & Associates Casting
Alan B. McElroy Screenwriter
Vince McMahon Executive Producer
Tom McSweeney Casting
Steve Morris Stunts
Kathryn Sommer Parry Producer
Henry Pierce Camera Operator
Herbert Pinter Production Designer
Daryl Porter Art Director
Dallas Puett Editor
Graham Purcell Costumes/Costume Designer
Donna Rosenstein Casting
Joel Simon Producer
Yasca Sinigaglia Stunts
Mick Van Moorsel Stunts
Jonathan A. Winfrey Producer
Stuart Wood Asst. Director
Wilfred Woodrow Stunts

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