The Run-Down

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Overview

Beck The Rock is a "retrieval specialist" in hock to a powerful and not particularly nice gentleman named Walker William Lucking. Beck is anxious to retire from his dangerous work and open a small restaurant. Walker tells Beck he'll be free and clear with enough cash to fulfill his dream if he does one more job. He sends Beck into the Brazilian rainforest to bring back his wayward son, Travis Seann William Scott. Travis is down there looking for a legendary idol, El Gato Diablo, which he could sell for millions ...
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Overview

Beck The Rock is a "retrieval specialist" in hock to a powerful and not particularly nice gentleman named Walker William Lucking. Beck is anxious to retire from his dangerous work and open a small restaurant. Walker tells Beck he'll be free and clear with enough cash to fulfill his dream if he does one more job. He sends Beck into the Brazilian rainforest to bring back his wayward son, Travis Seann William Scott. Travis is down there looking for a legendary idol, El Gato Diablo, which he could sell for millions if he found it. A pretty local, Mariana Rosario Dawson, offers Travis the use of her boat in exchange for a cut of the take on the statue. But the powerful Hatcher Christopher Walken owns the area's huge mine, where locals work for slave wages, and feels that anything found in the area is his property. He refuses to let Beck take Travis back to the U.S. until the statue is in his hands. Using his estimable fighting prowess he doesn't like guns, Beck manages to get Travis out of town, but Travis doesn't want to go home, and he ends up getting them stranded in the jungle, where they're confronted with horny monkeys and angry guerrillas. To make matters worse, Hatcher and his thugs are hot on their trail, and Mariana turns out to have her own motives for getting involved. The Rundown, the second film directed by actor Peter Berg Very Bad Things, features a brief, uncredited cameo by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes: The Rock's exclusive footage not shown in theaters; Rumble in the Jungle: Witness the choreographed magic behind the film's awesome stunts and fight scenes; Appetite for Destruction: a behind-the-scenes look at how the amazing explosions and special effects were created ; The Amazon, Hawaii-Style: Join the cast and filmmakers on location as they transform Hawaii into the Amazon; The Rundown Uncensored: Get the inside scoop on The Rock and his wild co-star, Camilla the Baboon; Feature commentaries
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This modest, entertaining film further solidifies the action-star standing of the wrestling superstar known as The Rock a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson, building on his impressive turns in The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King. The Rock, like other wrestlers who've dabbled in acting, realizes that his ring persona has created certain expectations in his fans, and he's smart enough to capitalize on those preconceived notions while at the same time poking fun at his carefully crafted image. In The Rundown, he plays Beck, a mob "retrieval specialist" sent to the Amazon wilderness to find and retrieve his employer's ne'er-do-well son Seann William Scott. The young man, searching for a golden idol of reportedly immeasurable wealth, has run afoul of Hatcher Christopher Walken, a local entrepreneur who runs a mining operation with an iron hand. Hatcher feels that the icon should be his and intends to hold onto the spoiled scion until it's located. This, of course, doesn't work for Beck. The Rock is nothing if not an adept comedian -- you have to be, if you're to succeed in pro wrestling these days -- and he tosses quips with the same aplomb he brings to his bone-crunching fight scenes. Scott, the perennial wiseacre, makes a pretty good foil for this hero, and Rosario Dawson is both tough and sexy as a local femme fatale whom neither man can altogether trust. Director Peter Berg takes a fairly lowbrow enterprise and gives it some wit with his clever handling of stereotypical situations and cardboard characters. Berg helps The Rock invest his character with humor and vulnerability, and he restrains the increasingly eccentric Walken just enough to keep his villain from becoming cartoonish. Nobody will ever mistake The Rundown for sophisticated comedy, but viewers looking for a lighthearted romp with plenty of action will definitely not be disappointed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2006
  • UPC: 025193002327
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: HD-DVD
  • Sales rank: 97,114

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
The Rock Beck
Seann William Scott Travis
Rosario Dawson Mariana
Christopher Walken Hatcher
Ewen Bremner Declan
Jon Gries Harvey
William Lucking Walker
Ernie Reyes Jr. Manito
Stuart Wilson Swenson
Corey Large Danny
Dennis Keiffer Naylor
Garrett Warren Henshaw
Toby Holguin Head Indian Tracker
Paul Power Martin
Stephen Bishop Knappmiller
Chuck Norman Mullaire
Jamal Duff Jamal
John Duff Coggeshall
Jeff Chase Kambui
Jackson Price Rudy
Anthony Diaz-Perez Paymaster
Todd Stashwick Quadrant Manager
Marcio Moraes Guard
Tony Lima Whipped Miner
James K. Miranda Supply Unimog Passenger
David Prak Rebel
Ron Cummings Quadrant Captain
Bruno Serrano Kontiki Rebel
Donald R. Jankiewicz Goon
Patrick A. Jankiewicz Goon
Filipe Teixeira Kontiki Rebel
Alberto Teixeira Kontiki Rebel
Adriano Paulo Goon
Reginaldo Santana Goon
Mary Joy Professor
Technical Credits
Peter Berg Director
Marc Abraham Producer
Jaswant Abrescy Stunts
Katina Aerr Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Ahue Stunts
Colin Anderson Camera Operator
Daniel Arrias Stunts
Hunter Athey Animator
Cheryl Bainum Executive Producer
Steve Baker Animator
Garnet Baril Special Effects
Alan Beattie Executive Producer
Chino Binamo Stunts
Ben Bray Stunts
Nick Butcher Special Effects
Jeff Cadiente Stunts
Artemio Carpio Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry P. Chapman Special Effects
Chris Chesser Executive Producer
Chris Jones Special Effects
Norm Compton Stunts
Tim Connolly Stunts
John Corry Executive Producer
Geovanny Corvera Stunts
Kenneth J. Creber Set Decoration/Design
Kevin Cross Set Decoration/Design
Buck Damon Consultant/advisor
Craig Davidson Stunts
Curtis Decker Special Effects
Tom Duffield Production Designer
Jared Eddo Stunts
Paul Eliopolus Stunts
Dale Ettema Special Effects
Eddie Fernandez Stunts
Christian Fletcher Stunts
Karen Glasser Producer
Mitch Gould Stunts
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Gary Guercio Stunts
Roberto Gutierrez Stunts
Werner Hahnlein Special Effects
William Harrison Special Effects
Anita Hart Stunts
Eric Heffron Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Doug Hemphill Sound Mixer
Toby Holguin Stunts
Todd Holland Set Decoration/Design
Gregory Scott Hooper Set Decoration/Design
Norman Howell Stunts
Clint James Stunts
Arthur Jeppe Art Director
Jim Jolley Special Effects
Brian L. Keaulana Stunts
Rusty Keauluna Stunts
Shelly Kidney Production Manager
Ric Kidney Executive Producer
William A. Klinger Special Effects
Lynn Kressel Casting
Bruce Kuroyama Special Effects
Luke LaFontaine Stunts
Nito Larioza Stunts
Brock Little Stunts
Garth Majors Special Effects
Richard Malzahn Special Effects Supervisor
Rob Mars Stunts
Paul Massey Sound Mixer
Bob McDougall Stunts
Cole McKay Stunts
Vince McMahon Executive Producer
Dustin Meier Stunts
Louise Mingenbach Costumes/Costume Designer
Kevin Misher Producer
Fuzzy Moody Stunts
Tim Moran Special Effects
Chris Moseley Camera Operator
James Murakami Set Decoration/Design
Nick Palma Stunts
Colby Parker Jr. Editor
Richard Pearson Editor
Francis Pennington Special Effects
Perpetual Motion Pictures, Inc. Special Effects
J.J. Perry Stunts
Arnold Peterson Special Effects
David Poole Special Effects
Gary Price Stunts
Hatch Production Special Effects
Suzanne W.M. Reed Stunts
Tanoai Reed Stunts
Rhythm & Hues Studios Special Effects
Erik Rondell Stunts
T.J. Rotolo Stunts
Marco Rubeo Art Director
Michael Rufino Stunts
Eric Rylander Special Effects
Jon Sakata Stunts
Amanda Scheer-Demme Musical Direction/Supervision
Tobias Schliessler Cinematographer
Dave Schultz Stunts
Senna Shanti Costumes/Costume Designer
Sonny Sison Stunts
John Skotchdopole Camera Operator
Dan Southworth Stunts
Patrick Statham Stunts
R.J. Stewart Original Story, Screenwriter
Chris Suarez Special Effects
Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. Art Director
Katharine Swartz Costumes/Costume Designer
Mesepa Tanoai Stunts
Xuyen T. Valdivia Stunts
John Valera Stunts
James Vanderbilt Screenwriter
Joe Vasquez Stunts
Carey Wareham Makeup
Mark Weingarten Sound Mixer
Bill Westenhofer Special Effects Supervisor
Vaughn Williams Special Effects
Troy Wood Stunts
Eddie Yansick Stunts
Marko Zaror Stunts
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  • Posted February 8, 2011

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    pathetic and lame and boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie stinks the rock cant act if his life depended on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wack

    I love dude from American Pie (although B2K should've won the dance award) and the Roc is a major favorite (ever since that one episode of Punk'd), this movie was terrible. I fell asleep on it four times. The only good part was the beginning with the extremely gorgeous baseball player dealing with the ring. That's it. The rest of the movie was a little too cliche--eew, find a treasure. Great in bedtime stories, not good for two grown men who seem completely out of place in a jungle. I liked the short guy who talked about Ali 'Float like a budda-fly' though. The humor wasn't even amusing because the movie was just too slow and far out for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWSOME

    A non-stop kick butt action ride that just keeps getting better. That is all that needs to be said about this GREAT movie!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Full of dynamite action and lots of laughs !

    This is an EXCELLENT adventure for the audience due to the judo fight scenes, tongue in cheek humor, and relationship between the young college guy who knows it all and the mature bodyguard played by Rock. I am sure the actor Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) enjoyed his scenes as much as the audience did watching and screwing up their face with the surprises. The concept of a bodyguard(who really wants to be a chef) searching the Brazilian jungle for a spoiled rich young man creates a drama worth watching. Painted fuschia thumb fingernails pointing high up from me!! Maybe one day there will be a continuation and I am hoping so!

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