The Marine

October 13th, 2006


The Marine

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A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 4.5/10 (16,262 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: John Bonito

Stars: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission.

Writers: Michelle Gallagher, Michelle Gallagher

John Cena - John Triton
Robert Patrick - Rome
Kelly Carlson - Kate Triton
Anthony Ray Parker - Morgan
Abigail Bianca - Angela
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

Release Date: 13 October 2006

Filming Locations: Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,138,774 (USA) (15 October 2006) (2545 Screens)

Gross: $18,843,314 (USA) (21 January 2007)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

On the back of the cop car at the ManZe gas station, the bumper reads "Donated by your local drug dealer."

Anachronisms: The Marines wear the older woodland camouflage patterns (blob-like patten), but the MARPAT digital camouflage pattern has been standard for the Marines since 2004.

Bennett: This guy is like the terminator.
Rome: [looks in the over head mirror]

User Review

More unbelievable than Tranporter 2!

Rating: 1/10

But at least Transporter 2 was fun. Robert Patrick is the only actor worth watching in this film, and even he had some wacky forced lines that made no sense. If you've seen the trailer you've seen it all. I'm so serious! I've seen every B movie out there and this is a C for sure! Also being a Marine, I was at first blown away by how pathetic the "Marine" background footage was that they gave Cena. But about 1/3 of the way through this poor excuse for an action film, I was very happy that they had him wear a camouflage Army cover (hat for you non-military types) instead of a cornered Marine issue cover when he saluted that officer because neither he nor his character deserved to wear a Marine uniform. By the way, a high ranking officer would never salute a Sgt. first. It's always the other way around! Apparently there were no real Marine advisers on this movie set. Even if they had all the Marine details in order, the action was extremely stupid and I was left severely disappointed. Neither Cena nor Cena's character in this movie deserve to be called The Marine. One last thing. I've seen some people say the action is so realistic in this film. That is the furthest thing from the truth. I saw at least 300 bullets (I'm not exaggerating either) unloaded into the car Cena was driving during a chase and not a single flat tire as a result. Need I say more!?!


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