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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 the…  See 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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Audio commentary with director John Bonito and stars John Cena and Kelly Carlson

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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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The Marine 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
thegodofthebassguitar More than 1 year ago
this movie is dumb and stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best 2006 movies ever!!! C'est si bon!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh boy, another "action" movie staring a professional wrestler. All goes to prove what's been said for decades: pro wrestling is FAKE. Save your money and buy something more realistic like any history channel show on the marines or buy the DVD Patton.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie! It's about a man who will stop at nothing to save his wife from some dangerous jewel theives after she's kidnapped. Lots of action! Comic relief! Great movie all around! Plus, if you absolutely think John Cena is HOT...then you'll enjoy the scene with him in his boxers! Mmmmmm! What woman doesn't want to be saved by her extremely handsome husband?!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Marine (Unrated Edition) DVD ~ John Cena Here is your review the way it will appear: ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- For the first half hour of this movie the viewer may get the idea that the script Michelle Gallagher and Alan B. McElroy is just awful (with good perception!), but as the film's story evolves the idea that this may just be a National Lampoon parody of action flicks - and if that is the case, it is truly a funny bit of entertainment - for a while. Then it becomes obvious that the minimal storyline (ex-Marine's wife is abducted by diamond thieves and Marine elects to leave his one day 'security job' and take the initiative to capture his wife and strike down the bad guys in the swamps of North Carolina) is really just a matrix for staging as many pyrotechniques explosions as possible. It does get tedious. The 'star' of this noisy, 'Unrated-for-destructive-violence' film is one John Cena, another wrestler from WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) being promoted by the director John Bonito to follow the path of The Rock: the difference is The Rock has done some classy acting and a range of roles that call for much more than flexing whereas Cena seems completely like a fish out of water who has yet to take a class in acting basics. John Cena does have a splendid physique and perhaps that should have been more on camera. Instead his 'John Triton' character, despite his tremendous physical advantages, gets beaten up by some pretty small and older guys, making us wonder why he has all that bulk and no fighting ability. The cast is good to adequate and once you realize this film is a parody, they seem even better delivering the corny lines they are given. Among the crew are Robert Patrick as Rome (the chief bad guy), Kelly Carlson as John's wife, Anthony Ray Parker as the hilarious 'token black' bad guy (he truly has comedic talent), hunkies Manu Bennett and Frank Carlopio for eye candy, Abigail Bianca, Jerome Ehlers, Damon Gibson, and Drew Powell as the crew in flight. They are a likeable bunch of criminals but oh can they blow things up! For the action film addicts only. Grady Harp
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best action movies I have seen I mean I love wwe and everything but I think that the marine is an all star and I hope the WWe will keep on making more of the movies with the hotest stars in their bussiness. SO I just love this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I tried watching this movie but just didn't care about the characters at all so I stopped it about 30 minutes into it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really hope the Military didn’t support this movie considering how things are going over there in order to recruit more bodies. If so that was a poor attempt. After watching this movie it left me quite speechless. War is entirely different, and should not be made glamorous for recruiting purposes. "The Marine" is a very simple film with a few minor twists here and there. In the tradition of The Rock, John Cena has begun a movie career after gaining notoriety as a wrestler. Both wrestlers/actors are muscle bound former college football players. Whereas The Rock has now proven he can act in a variety of roles, Cena has just proven that he can do action. His role in “The Marine” is evidence that he may very well be successful in films, but he will need to find better material than this. The directing here is nothing special, but seeing this is John Bonito's first feature, I have nothing to support my cause as I have nothing more to base it on, but he is able to deliver a film that is very easy and even if Bonito got a little explosion happy. The plot however, is pointless. Throughout this movie these imbecile thieves call attention to themselves every chance they get. After robbing a jewelry store, they don’t just stroll away as no one outside knows what they did. They blow up a cop car. Why? I have no idea. One member of the group is prone to telling sad stories of his youth. Too often the camera lingers on the bad guys and then quickly gives us a shot of Cena running. Sure, Patrick is a bigger movie star than Cena, but this is Cena’s movie. I really did not care about the bad guys other than how Cena is going to kick their butt. I will say that Cena has the build and look of an action hero in the grain of Jean-Claude Van Damme. He fits right in with the 'unstoppable 80's action hero mold.' He is 90% muscle and 10% charm. He has few lines of dialogue but does well enough with what he has. Robert Patrick hammed it up, but seemed to relish playing a wise-cracking psychotic murderer. No one else is worth mentioning, as it seems paychecks were just collected. Cena, who is also a rapper, had also been wearing military attire at his matches. No doubt he is doing so for publicity sake of this movie, which celebrates Marines as heroes which is great but nothing he can do is going to generate enough interest to make “The Marine” a success.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, John Cena may be "or at least look like" a complete 'roid fiend but has absolutely no acting muscle. "Honestly, how many Marines do you see look like him even in government promotional films". As a result his character doesn't gain much sympathy and so this movie becomes very boring quickly. Second, the plot is all too typical and tired. The only somewhat redeeming quality about the film is the villain who played well in Terminator 2. Overall not much is to be expected due to the fact that no huge stars carry the movie, and it runs just barely over an hour and a half of pure action.
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Tidalwave3 More than 1 year ago
I, BEING A MARINE, CAN RELATE TO THIS SITUATION. HONOR and COMMITMENT are what this action packed video is about. Any woman would be honored to have her warrior like John Tritton (rank unknown). It shows some bruttal South Carolina landscape, like near Paris Island.