The Expendables 2 (2012)
The Expendables 2 SynopsisThe Expendables are back and this time itís personal...Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time ó five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, far more than enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.
The Expendables 2 Release Date
In Theaters August 17, 2012
The Expendables 2 Credits
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, and Terry Crews
Written by: Sylvester Stallone
Directed by: Simon West
Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson, and Les Weldon
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
External Info: The Expendables 2 Official Website
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