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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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Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by), Creighton Rothenberger (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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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Taglines:

Never send a boy to do a man's job. See more »


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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Details

Official Sites:

Instagram | Lionsgate | See more »

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, 15 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,322,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$206,172,544
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks many reunions for numerous principal actors outside their "Expendables" roles. Terry Crews' first film role was in The 6th Day (2000) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, who co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in Escape Plan (2013). Stallone starred opposite Antonio Banderas in Assassins (1995) and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, who appeared in Machete Kills (2013) which featured Mel Gibson. Gibson headlined Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) which co-starred Jet Li in his first American role. Li later starred in The One (2001) and War (2007) with Jason Statham, who was in Chaos (2005) with Wesley Snipes, who starred opposite Stallone in Demolition Man (1993). Stallone wrote, directed and starred in Rocky IV (1985) featuring Dolph Lundgren, who starred in Blood of Redemption (2013) featuring Robert Davi. Davi was in Raw Deal (1986), starring Schwarzenegger. See more »

Goofs

The Haval has European vehicle registration numbers 3052 CFS with the blue European colours on it. 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

At a press conference, Stallone claimed that 80 frames were cut to secure a PG-13 rating in the USA. This footage, along with some strong language and other non-contentious material, was restored for the unrated Blu-ray version. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Expendables 3: New Blood - Stacked and Jacked (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ticking Bomb
Performed by Aloe Blacc
Written by Antonina Armato, Aloe Blacc (as Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III), Tim James (as Timothy James Price), Adam Schmalholz
Published by Akashic Field Music (BMI), In O Music (BMI), Song of Universal Inc. (BMI), Aloe Blacc Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP), Antonina Songs (ASCAP); and WB Music Group (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Mediocre...
5 August 2014 | by ikari1See all my reviews

The first one was interesting seeing old big names on screen. The second one had the Chuck Norris jokes and van Damme doing his signature kicks. This one?... This one has a lot of "kaboom and badawoom"... Which is why, I guess, it is an all right movie.

Unfortunately none of the big names do anything interesting on-screen. If you're expecting to see Wesley Snipes do Blade stuff, or Jet Li some amazing kung fu, nope! you will be disappointed...

Mel Gibson is great, but he's got a tiny part. The only fun is provided by Antonio Banderas.

As for the new actors... who cares!

The problem with the Expendables movies is that the more big names are on the credits their on screen time has to be shared with others and it breaks down to just a few moments each.

I do not understand how they missed the point again!


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