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The Expendables Synopsis


Expendable: capable of being sacrificed in order to accomplish a military objective.

The Expendables is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren’t quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge – one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is a man with nothing to lose. Fearless and void of emotion, he is the leader, the sage and the strategist of this tight-knit band of men who live on the fringe. His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane and his team of loyal modern-day warriors. His is a true cynic who describes what he does as “removing those hard to get at stains.” The team behind him is made up of Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), former SAS and a savant with anything that has a blade; Yin Yang (Jet Li), a master at close-quarter combat; Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), who has known Barney for ten years and is a long-barrel weapons specialist; Toll Road (Randy Couture), a skilled demolitions expert and considered the intellect of the group; and Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a combat veteran and an expert in precision sniping who struggles with his own demons.

When the mysterious Church offers Barney a job no one else would take, Barney and his team embark on what appears to be a routine mission: overthrow General Gaza (David Zayas), the murderous dictator of the small island country of Vilena and end the years of death and destruction inflicted on its people. On a reconnaissance mission to Vilena, Barney and Christmas meet their contact Sandra (Giselle Itie), a local freedom-fighter with a dark secret. They also come to learn who their true enemy is: rogue ex-CIA operative James Monroe (Eric Roberts) and his henchman Paine (Steve Austin). When things go terribly wrong, Barney and Christmas are forced to leave Sandra behind, essentially giving her a death sentence. Haunted by this failure, Barney convinces the team to return to Vilena to rescue the hostage and finish the job he started. And to perhaps save a soul: his own.




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Is Expendables 4 Happening After All? Is Expendables 4 Happening After All?

Expendables 4 has been up in the air for some time now, but a new post from Sylvester Stallone shines new light on the franchise sequel.

Is Expendables 4 Happening After All?

Wonder Woman 2 Has Started Coming Together Wonder Woman 2 Has Started Coming Together

In addition to Patty Jenkins' involvement, Wonder Woman 2 just took another exciting step forward.

Wonder Woman 2 Has Started Coming Together

Another Expendables Star Just Bailed On Expendables 4 Another Expendables Star Just Bailed On Expendables 4

Another major Expendables star has officially bailed on the fourth installment in the series. Here's what we know.

Another Expendables Star Just Bailed On Expendables 4

When The Expendables 4 Will Begin Shooting, According To Sylvester Stallone When The Expendables 4 Will Begin Shooting, According To Sylvester Stallone

The Expendables 4 is a movie that's finally happening, and the action heavy team-up film is looking to start filming soon.

When The Expendables 4 Will Begin Shooting, According To Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone Wants Nothing To Do With The Female-Driven Expendables Spinoff Sylvester Stallone Wants Nothing To Do With The Female-Driven Expendables Spinoff

While the future of the Expendables franchise isn't exactly clear at the moment, there's one thing Sylvester Stallone wants us all to understand. If there's going to be an all-female Expendables film, he's not involved.

Sylvester Stallone Wants Nothing To Do With The Female-Driven Expendables Spinoff

The Expendables 4 Is Actually Happening, Get The Details The Expendables 4 Is Actually Happening, Get The Details

Trilogies are like a thing. Beginning, middle, end, it makes sense. When you go and make that fourth movie, however, that’s when it becomes more obvious that the goal is not to expand the story but the bank balance.

The Expendables 4 Is Actually Happening, Get The Details

Watch Every Punch Jason Statham Has Ever Thrown On-Screen In One Badass Video Watch Every Punch Jason Statham Has Ever Thrown On-Screen In One Badass Video

If you’re anything like us, then you’ve spent hours wondering just how many punches Jason Statham has thrown administered over his long career. Well wonder no longer.

Watch Every Punch Jason Statham Has Ever Thrown On-Screen In One Badass Video

Remember When The Expendables 3 Got Leaked? Well, Someone Just Got Arrested Remember When The Expendables 3 Got Leaked? Well, Someone Just Got Arrested

An arrest has been made in connection to the illegal release of The Expendables 3, which the studio blames for the lackluster box office take.

Remember When The Expendables 3 Got Leaked? Well, Someone Just Got Arrested

The Horror Genre Might Get Its Own Expendables-Type Movie The Horror Genre Might Get Its Own Expendables-Type Movie

Bruce Campbell has aims to make an Expendables-style horror movie.

The Horror Genre Might Get Its Own Expendables-Type Movie

Watch This Montage Of The Greatest Explosions In The History Of Movies Watch This Montage Of The Greatest Explosions In The History Of Movies

Today is the day when, all around the world, fireworks are ignited as people celebrate the departure of 2014 and the arrival of 2015. So it seems only appropriate that we would end our year in cinema with a bang as well:

Watch This Montage Of The Greatest Explosions In The History Of Movies

The Expendables 3 Was Not Undone By Piracy The Expendables 3 Was Not Undone By Piracy

That's assuming all the downloads occurred in America, which they absolutely didn't – the franchise has been much healthier internationally, with 72% of the second film's overall gross coming from foreign territories.

The Expendables 3 Was Not Undone By Piracy

Weekend Box Office: Expendables Implode As Ninja Turtles Hold Number One Weekend Box Office: Expendables Implode As Ninja Turtles Hold Number One

The new competition this weekend was no competition at all, leaving the box office to begin sloughing through its slow, steady chain of mostly sleepy stuff that fills in the gap between the end of summer and the beginning of the holiday bonanza.

Weekend Box Office: Expendables Implode As Ninja Turtles Hold Number One

An Expendables, Fast And Furious Team-Up Is Possible, Says Terry Crews An Expendables, Fast And Furious Team-Up Is Possible, Says Terry Crews

This would mean Lionsgate would have to work on a deal with Universal to allow these worlds to clash. The Expendables is only a two film franchise as I write this, but so far its collected $579 million in worldwide theatrical gross. The last two films in the Fast And Furious saga EACH collected more money, and that franchise has accounted for $2.4 billion in ticket sales for Universal. And the seventh film will probably be a massive event, given that it's the final film in the series for late star Paul Walker.

An Expendables, Fast And Furious Team-Up Is Possible, Says Terry Crews

The Rock Wants To Take Down The Expendables And Other Things Learned From His AMA The Rock Wants To Take Down The Expendables And Other Things Learned From His AMA

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently took his brand of cooking to Reddit's famous AMA platform, and we have five pieces of knowledge he dropped among his many answers. Spoiler alert: he loves his fanny pack.

The Rock Wants To Take Down The Expendables And Other Things Learned From His AMA

The Expendables 3 Trailer Has Everything An Action Movie Fan Needs The Expendables 3 Trailer Has Everything An Action Movie Fan Needs

The villain here is Mel Gibson's CONRAD STONEBANKS, which is a name that oddly only exists in ALL CAPS, and any lower case letters to type CONRAD STONEBANKS should be unacceptable and returned to sender.

The Expendables 3 Trailer Has Everything An Action Movie Fan Needs

Why Steven Seagal Will Never Be In The Expendables Why Steven Seagal Will Never Be In The Expendables

Because of his status as an action movie god, every new version of The Expendables always brings with it whispers about Steve Seagal finally making an appearance, and yet, three movies in, that appearance still hasn’t happened. The optimists among us would like to think it’s because they’re saving him for a huge role down the line, but if the black belt himself is to be believed, that’s never going to happen.

Why Steven Seagal Will Never Be In The Expendables

The Expendables III Trailer Promises High Flying Action, Lots To Digest The Expendables III Trailer Promises High Flying Action, Lots To Digest

Gone are the murky shootouts and dingy warehouses of the first two films. Now we've got open country, trains, ballrooms, and, what the hell, one more dingy warehouse just for good luck. Instead of an out-and-out action movie, it looks like an actual adventure. How charming!

The Expendables III Trailer Promises High Flying Action, Lots To Digest

Zoe Bell Up For Expendables Female-Fronted Spin-Off Zoe Bell Up For Expendables Female-Fronted Spin-Off

If you were asked to pull together an ensemble of the most kick-ass actresses in Hollywood, who would be on your shortlist? For us, Zoe Bell would definitely make that cut.

Zoe Bell Up For Expendables Female-Fronted Spin-Off

Sylvester Stallone Seeking 'Young Sigourney Weaver' For Expendables 3 Sylvester Stallone Seeking 'Young Sigourney Weaver' For Expendables 3

As I see it, the tweet above can be read two ways. First: Sigourney Weaver is a badass action heroine; we need someone like her but younger (read: hotter) for this male-audience-driven franchise. Or two: Sigourney is on board and we need someone who can encapsulate her unique blend of strength and smarts to play a younger version of her character for flashback purposes (or something.)

Sylvester Stallone Seeking 'Young Sigourney Weaver' For Expendables 3

The Expendables 3 Confirmed At American Film Market The Expendables 3 Confirmed At American Film Market

A third Expendables wasn’t guaranteed. The second film, despite better reviews, couldn’t match the $103M earned by the first film (it topped off at $84.7M in the States), though it did extremely well overseas.

The Expendables 3 Confirmed At American Film Market

When Were The Expendables At Their Best? When Were The Expendables At Their Best?

The far better debate, however, is what movie actually represents each one of these men’s primes the best. At what point did each achieve his maximum action star awesomeness? That’s what we set off to find out. Those of us here at Cinema Blend who care about action movies (more don’t thank you would expect) split up the eight legends (average age 57.25) and put forth our nominations. The following list is what we came up with

When Were The Expendables At Their Best?

Female Expendables Already In Development Female Expendables Already In Development

Though The Expendables has obviously become a brand name, with two hit films now out there and rumors of a third all over the place, the concept of uniting a bunch of famous action stars isn't something you can copyright. So while we may never get an official female version of The Expendables

Female Expendables Already In Development

The Expendables 2 Trailer Features Men With Guns The Expendables 2 Trailer Features Men With Guns

Those looking forward to the sequel to The Expendables will be pleased to know the trailer has arrived online. The video for the Simon West directed action movie doesn’t give much away about the plot, but it does offer a glimpse at the main cast.

The Expendables 2 Trailer Features Men With Guns

Stallone Sued For Stealing The Expendables Storyline Stallone Sued For Stealing The Expendables Storyline

Writer Marcus Webb filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court. He's claiming that Stallone's The Expendables bears too many similarities, and in some cases is identical, to a screenplay he wrote entitled The Cordoba Caper. The suit also names Stallone's co-screenwriter David Callaham, Millennium Films, Nu Image Films, and Lions Gate Entertainment

Stallone Sued For Stealing The Expendables Storyline

Liam Hemsworth Joins Next Year's Explosion Porn Expendables 2 Liam Hemsworth Joins Next Year's Explosion Porn Expendables 2

Last year, The Expendables managed to get just about every badass from film history, from Die Hard to Rambo, and even the Terminator, together for an action packed romp through Latin America where Sly Stallone not-surprisingly saved the day. With $275 million in the bank from the first film, the crew will be heading back out for another adventure.

Liam Hemsworth Joins Next Year's Explosion Porn Expendables 2

Jean-Claude Van Damme And Chuck Norris On Board For Expendables 2 Jean-Claude Van Damme And Chuck Norris On Board For Expendables 2

When it comes to action movie sequels, traditionally, bigger really is better. So how does an action movie like The Expendables top itself for the sequel, when the original film was already packed with an all-star cast? Bring in more all-stars, that’s how!


Jean-Claude Van Damme And Chuck Norris On Board For Expendables 2

Taylor Lautner, Nic Cage Latest Names On Expendables 2 Wish List Taylor Lautner, Nic Cage Latest Names On Expendables 2 Wish List

A story up on Moviehole throws out a handful of additional names that could be joining Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham, though they might not excite action fans the way producers had hoped. Unless, of course, you want to see Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner, 54-year-old Christopher Lambert, current sitcom star Christian Slater or Nic Cage (!!) hanging from helicopters and battling to the death as members of the next Expendables squad.

Taylor Lautner, Nic Cage Latest Names On Expendables 2 Wish List

Expendables 2 Poster And Synopsis Revealed: Guess Who Dies In The Beginning Expendables 2 Poster And Synopsis Revealed: Guess Who Dies In The Beginning

There have been no official casting announcements about The Expendables 2, beyond word in late March that "most of the original cast" is signed on to come back, but it seems safe to expect the central figures of Stallone, Statham, Li, etc. to make a return. Hey, now that Schwarzenegger is heading back to movies in a big way

Expendables 2 Poster And Synopsis Revealed: Guess Who Dies In The Beginning

Sylvester Stallone May Not Direct The Expendables 2 Sylvester Stallone May Not Direct The Expendables 2

Ever since The Expendables became a hit at the box office last August, fans have been wondering about the sequel, specifically who would be added to the cast. But while we still don't know if Jean-Claude Van Damme or Chuck Norris will be joining the crew, one space just opened up: the director's chair.

Sylvester Stallone May Not Direct The Expendables 2

Jean-Claude Van Damme Leaning Towards Doing Expendables 2, Seagal On The Outs Jean-Claude Van Damme Leaning Towards Doing Expendables 2, Seagal On The Outs

Sly Stallone has talked, almost since the moment the first movie hit theaters, about his desire to add even more big action names to

Jean-Claude Van Damme Leaning Towards Doing Expendables 2, Seagal On The Outs

 

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