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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

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


Kelly Carlson

Kate Triton

Anthony Ray Parker


Abigail Bianca


Jerome Ehlers

Van Buren

Manu Bennett


Damon Gibson


Drew Powell


Frank Carlopio


Firass Dirani

Al Qaeda Leader

Remi Broadway

Marine #1

Steve Harman

Marine #2

Damien Bryson

Marine #3

Robert Coleby


Release Date: 13 October 2006

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

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000


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

Gross: $18,843,314
(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."


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.


This guy is like the terminator.

[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!?!