The Rundown

Columbia Pictures / Universal Pictures Released 2003



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Peter Berg

Beck is a bounty hunter who has decided to quit his profession and open a restaurant. His boss, Billy Walker asks him to do one last job -- to go to the Amazon jungle and locate his son, Travis, who has gotten himself into trouble. Beck agrees and heads to the South American town, El Dorado, a town owned and run by a man named Hatcher. Hatcher controls almost every person in town due to his control over the town's commerce. Travis goes into the jungle to look for Gato, an ancient artifact that has the ability to free the townspeople of Hatcher's control. Beck is able to find Travis and agrees to let him find Gato before returning home. However, a set of circumstances, including a group of rebels led by a woman named Marianna, may stand in the way of Travis and Beck getting out of the jungle alive.


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Metacritic Score

  • 70


    Cements the Rock's status as a contempo action hero with a bigscreen future.

  • 50

    The New York Times Dave Kehr

    The director, Peter Berg ("Very Bad Things"), keeps the predictable story line on course without developing a truly compelling momentum in the action sequences or finding anything ...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    For much of the film, Berg is content to act like a Michael Bay wannabe, orchestrating large action set pieces that get increasingly tiresome and WWE-like as individuals get mindle...


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      • Production Budget - $85,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $47,726,342 (63rd)
        Worldwide Gross - $80,916,492 (65th)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $64,584,900
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $109,498,934

      • Other Production Companies:
        WWE Films
        Misher Films
        Strike Entertainment
        IM3 Entertainment

      • Alternate title - Welcome to the Jungle

      • Filming locations include:

        Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii
        Los Angeles, California
        Universal Studios, Universal City, California

      • Taglines:
        1. Cut to the chase September 26th.
        2. Bulls, guns, whips, gold and one sacred cat

      • Music:
        Dixie Chicken
        Written by Lowell George, Martin Kibbee
        Performed by Little Feat
        Freedom Band
        Written by Alejandro Martinez, David Lewis Kelmo Thomas, Ivan Scott Martin
        Performed by Delinquent Habits
        The Boogie That Be
        Written by Will i Am, Thomas Van Musser, John Legend
        Performed by The Black Eyed Peas
        Get UR Freak On
        Written by Missy Elliott
        Don't Take Your Guns To Town
        Written by Johnny Cash
        Performed by Johnny Cash
        A Origem Da Felicidade
        Written by Celso Fonseca
        Performed by Celso Fonseca
        Better Days
        Written by Mario Caldato, Jr.
        Performed by Mario Caldato, Jr.
        Written by Scott A. Thomas
        Performed by Ringside
        La Balada De Chusy
        Written by Jose Luis Pardo, Julio Briceno
        Performed by Los Amigos Invisibles
        Run That
        Written by Mark Ronson & Che Smith
        Performed by Rhymefest
        Produced by Mark Ronson
        Written by Mark Ronson
        Performed by Mark Ronson

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