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The Expendables 3 (2014)

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Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Barney Ross
Jason Statham ... Lee Christmas
Harrison Ford ... Drummer
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Trench
Mel Gibson ... Stonebanks
Wesley Snipes ... Doc
Dolph Lundgren ... Gunner
Randy Couture ... Toll Road
Terry Crews ... Caesar
Kelsey Grammer ... Bonaparte
Glen Powell ... Thorn
Antonio Banderas ... Galgo
Victor Ortiz ... Mars
Ronda Rousey ... Luna
Kellan Lutz ... Smilee
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Storyline

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill - or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. Written by ahmetkozan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France | Bulgaria | Germany

Language:

English | Romanian | Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Expendables III See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,879,645, 17 August 2014

Gross USA:

$39,322,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,657,577
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone auditioned for Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), the part famously played by Harrison Ford. See more »

Goofs

When Bonaparte is first showing Thorn to Barney, Thorn is rock climbing, He slips, falls, and deploys a bright blue parachute. When the scene cuts to Thorn landing someplace behind Barney and Bonaparte, the parachute is red. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barney Ross: Lucky ring on!
Lee Christmas: Feel so much safer.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits feature a montage of scenes from the film with the crew credits printed on dog tags, except for the main cast credits, showing their portraits along with pictures of the weapon of choice. See more »

Alternate Versions

German TV version was cut in more than 50 places to secure a "Not under 12" rating for primetime broadcasting. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Expendables 4 See more »

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Meteor
Written by Eric Vasquez, Spencer Blair, Simon Curtis
Published by Engine Co. 30 Music Publishing/Engine Co. 35 Music Publishing
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Old School Actions But With Galgo Style Plot
16 August 2014 | by michael-sengwahSee all my reviews

Learning from the mistakes in The Expendables 2, the cast has reunited in this sequel with a climax that really brings back or nearly close to the old school action thriller just as in the original first film. However, having the Galgo style of plot has dragged the entire film into an unnecessary overlong of 2 hours. While the old cast still brings a lot of fun and maintains the brother love across the trilogy, the introduction of the young Expendables might seems a fresh strategy to develop possible sequels but the poor performance, poor developed screenplay and moderate quality of visual effects have ruined part of the film. At least, it compensates audiences once again with amazing scores from Brian Tyler which enhances the actions scenes but overall, Barney's emotional feelings in this sequel seems to be similar to the boring emotional Iron Man in Iron Man 2.


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