Rambo (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Rambo (2008)
  • Rate: 7.2/10 total 107,017 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Thriller | War
  • Release Date: 25 January 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 92 min | 99 min (extended version)
  • Filming Location: Arizona, USA
  • Budget: $50,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $113,244,290(Worldwide)
  • Director: Sylvester Stallone
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz and Matthew Marsden
  • Original Music By: Brian Tyler   
  • Soundtrack: Long Mae Ping
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Rambo | Missionary | Boat | Burma | Rescue

Writing Credits By:

  • Art Monterastelli (written by) and
  • Sylvester Stallone (written by)
  • David Morrell (character)

Known Trivia

  • James Brolin was attached to play the Col. Samuel Trautman role after Richard Crenna died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, but the role was written out of the script. Sylvester Stallone considers the character to have died on the same day as Crenna, who appears in an archival flashback in Rambo.
  • Stallone intended to make this film before Rocky Balboa, but Rocky was green-lighted by MGM, so he had to put Rambo on hold.
  • The first Rambo film directed by Sylvester Stallone.
  • The first Rambo film without the music of Jerry Goldsmith, who died in 2004.
  • During its long development process, ‘Rambo’ went through a number of story premises. One un-produced script featured Rambo living a quiet life with wife and child, until white supremacists kidnap his family. Another script found Rambo trying to stop a hostage situation at the United Nations, where he is working as a diplomat, when terrorists (including Rambo’s adopted son) take hold of the UN headquarters in New York.
  • This is the first Rambo film without a companion novel by David Morrell, Rambo’s creator. Morell wrote the novel “First Blood”, the basis for the first Rambo film, and novelizations of ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ and ‘Rambo III’.
  • Ted Kotcheff who directed First Blood, the original of the Rambo series, acts as a technical consultant on this particular installment.
  • In many countries, the first installment, First Blood was re-titled “Rambo”, so the title for the fourth installment had to be changed accordingly. In several countries, including France and Germany, the film is called “John Rambo.” In Russia, the film is called “Rambo 4.”
  • Julie Benz was cast as Sarah because Sylvester Stallone was a big fan of the TV show Dexter in which she stars.
  • Rambo was banned in Myanmar (formally Burma), and bootlegs are a hot item. Burmese Freedom Fighters have even adopted dialogue from the movie as battle cries, most notably “Live for nothing, or die for something.” Sylvester Stallone said “That, to me, is one of the proudest moments I’ve ever had in film.”

Goofs: Factual errors: When Rambo is using the .50 caliber machine gun in the final action scene, it runs out of bullets and makes several clicking sounds to indicate it is empty. The gun would only click empty once since the gun's action only operates by firing, thus cycling the round and cocking the action.

Plot: In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. Full summary »  »

Story: Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. After some inner contemplation, Rambo accepts the offer and takes Michael, Sarah, and the rest of the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village…Written by stallonezone.com / Drew Lahat  

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Synopsis: The film begins with real-life footage of Burma soldiers committing genocide and other atrocities, and shows how they force young boys into becoming soldiers. Next, we see Lt. Aye (Aung Aay Noi) and a bunch of Burmese soldiers forcing civilians out of a truck. One soldier walks out to a rice field and throws an explosive into a swamp. He then throws a bunch of other explosives into the water while the civilians have their backs turned and their money taken. The soldiers order the civilians to go across the swamp. As they do, one person is blown up by one of the explosives. The others refuse to go on, and so they are shot to death by the soldiers.

During the opening credits, we see John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) catching snakes in a jungle in Thailand. He also uses a bow-and-arrow to shoot a fish and then gives it to some fisherman passing by in their boat. Rambo and his helpers go to a snake village, where the owner pays Rambo for the snakes he captured. His only complaint though is for Rambo to get more pythons, since he keeps on bringing back cobras.

While Rambo puts the snakes away, Michael Burnett (Paul Schulze) approaches him and introduces himself. Michael is a missionary, and he was told that Rambo is the boatman who knows the river best. Rambo says that its true, and Michael wants to hire him to bring him and his group to Burma. Rambo says that its a war zone, but Michael says that this is his fifth time going in and they are all aware of the dangers involved. Rambo asks him if theyre bringing any weapons with them. Michael says no, and Rambo tells him that theyre not going to change anything. Sarah (Julie Benz), one of the missionaries, tells Michael that shell try to persuade him. Sarah tries her best to convince Rambo to transport them to Burma, but he still refuses. He tells her to go home instead.

Back in Burma, Lt. Aye’s soldiers raid a village and take all the children hostage. The women cry and beg for their loved ones. Aye tells them that the boys will now be soldiers for the Burmse Army. He also threatens them that if any of the women try to get help from the rebels, theyll come back and cut out their tongues.

In Thailand, Rambo makes himself a blade and goes to his boat when he sees Sarah waiting for him. She again pleads with him to transport them to Burma, and he still refuses. She says that trying to save a life wont waste his, and he must still believe in something. After Sarah leaves, Rambo thinks about it and then changes his mind.

The next day, Rambo and the missionaries travel down the river in his boat. Sarah thanks Rambo again for helping them, and then asks him what his name is. He says John, and she asks him where he’s from. Rambo says that he’s from Arizona, and he hasn’t been back since he was drafted and served in the Vietnam War back in 1967. Sarah asks him if he’s at least a little curious as to how his home has changed, but he tells her that he doesn’t have a reason to be curious. He also mentions that his father might still be alive back home. Before Sarah returns to her seat, Rambo says that they shouldn’t go on, and that they can turn back whenever she wants.

At night, while the missionaries sleep, Rambo makes the boat quiet down. Michael asks him what’s wrong, and Rambo sees pirates nearby. He tells everyone to get down and be quiet while they travel unnoticed. They’re almost in the clear, but the pirates spot them and open fire at them. Rambo stops the boat and tells everyone to keep their heads down. If they look the pirates in the eyes, theyll be killed. A pirate boat pulls up to them and several men hold everyone at gunpoint. They say that they’re trespassing in their territory, and they have to pay them money. Rambo says that he’ll pay him whatever they want from the boat, but then the pirates see that Sarah is female. They order Sarah to come with them, and Rambo offers them anything else but her. Tension escalates, and Rambo pops out a pistol and pumps all the pirates full of bullets. One pirate is still alive, and so Rambo unloads his last bullets into his head. Michael voices his disapproval over what just happened, and so Rambo grabs him and tells him that if he didn’t kill them, they would all be dead and Sarah would’ve been raped and probaly killed as well. Rambo says that theyre going to turn back, but Sarah wants them to continue on since theyre so close. Rambo eventually agrees to go on, and they arrive in Burma the next day.

While the missionaries get out, Michael says that he has to report Rambo for killing the pirates. He also says that theyre going to take another way out instead of his boat, and so he doesnt have to wait for them. Sarah gives Rambo a crucifix necklace as a way of saying thank you for what he did. All the missionaries take off and hike to a village. As they do, Rambo travels back and comes across the pirate boat again. He douses it with gasoline and then lights it on fire, causing it to explode with the dead pirate still on board.

The missionaries get to the village, where they are greeted by the locals. One missionary is a dentist, and he inspects everyones mouths. One missionary hands out bibles and starts to preach about god while another missionary records him with his video camera. Sarah walks to where Michael is, where hes treating peoples wounds. Sarah looks at the people waiting to be looked at by Michael, who are missing legs and arms.

Suddenly, explosions begin to rip through the village. Aye and his soldiers have arrived, and they proceed to slaughter everyone in sight. One missionary gets his legs blown off by an explosion. The unarmed civilians are shot to death by the soldiers. Some soldiers set the people on fire with flamethrowers. Children are brutally shot to death, and a soldier throws a womans child into a burning hut. During the massacre, the remaining missionaries try to run away, but they are beaten and captured by the soldiers. Aye watches as the village burns and the ground is littered with corpses.

Some time passes, and Rambo dreams about what has happened to him in the past. He is woken up by Arthur Marsh (Ken Howard), who calls out his name. Arthur apologizes for coming to him like this, but he wouldn’t come if it wasn’t important. Arthur is a reverend at a church in Colorado, which is where the missionaries are from. Before they left, Michael told him that Rambo was going to transport them to Burma. It’s been a week since they were supposed to be back, but they never showed up. Arthur has been in contact with some Karen rebels, and they have a good idea of where they were taken. Rambo believes that they’re probably dead, and recommends that Arthur talks to someone at the U.S. embassy in Thailand. He already has, and they won’t help him in time. He has hired a bunch of mercenaries, and he wants Rambo to take them to the exact spot where he dropped off the missionaries for a rescue mission. Rambo agrees to do it, and makes another blade for himself.

The next day, Rambo transports the mercenaries down the river. They makes up of Diaz (Reynaldo Gallegos), Reese (Jake La Botz), En-Joo (Tim Kang), and School Boy (Matthew Marsden) and are lead by Lewis (Graham McTavish), who constantly complains on how slow they are moving. Reese passes the time by singing, which annoys everyone else. The others pass the time with jokes and the like. Lewis tells Rambo that his boat is "a piece of shit", and he could swim there faster than they are going. Rambo stares him down, but Lewis says that he does not impress him. School Boy introduces himself to Rambo, saying that he got his name in sniper school and he hasnt been able to get rid of it (regardless of how many people hes shot).

They eventually get to the spot where Rambo dropped off the missionaries. Lewis is pissed, since they were supposed to get some reinforcements from the rebels, and they only sent two people (one is their guide, the other is a young boy). Also, Reese gets nervous when their guide tells them that they face more than 100 Burmese soldiers. Lewis asks the mercenaries if any of them are carrying explosives. School Boy is the only one, and he’s carrying a claymore mine. Rambo docks and grabs some blades, but Lewis tells him to stay with the boat. Rambo says that his men stay with the boat, but Lewis still orders him to stay with the boat, even though School Boy doesn’t have a problem with him tagging along.

The guide takes the mercenaries through the jungle and they come across an old bomb that was dropped from a World War II bomber, which didn’t explode when it hit the ground. After a long hike, they come to the remains of the village. Flies are swarming around the dead bodies, a severed head has been impaled on a stake, and some corpses have been hanged as a warning to the rebels. Everyone is disgusted by the slaughter, and the guide warns them to watch where they step, since there are still mines around, and then sends the boy home to report what has happened.

As they walk through the destroyed village, some Burmese soldiers drive out to where they are. The mercenaries hide as the soldiers force another group civilians out of the truck and take their money. A soldier throws some explosives mines into the swamp between them and the mercenaries. The soldiers force the civilians to run across to the other side. Scared, all the civilians dash across to the other side without being killed by the mines. The soldiers order them to run back across to where the truck is, but they are too scared to move. The soldiers try to scare them into running again by firing at them. School Boy wants to fire at them, but Lewis says that if they start shooting, it will attract the other soldiers at the nearby base (which is where the missionaries are). Rambo suddenly appears out of the jungle and shoots all the soldiers using his bow-and-arrow. He hits with deadly precision, and he shoots one soldier through the chin. The last soldier is shot in the leg and in the head, which causes his body to fall in the water and blow up from one of the mines.

The mercenaries are astounded at how Rambo killed the soldiers. The guide says that he can take them to the base, but Lewis and the others are ready to split. Rambo aims an arrow at Lewis eye and is held at gunpoint by Reese and En-Joo. Rambo tells Lewis that none of them want to be there, and they can live for nothing or die for something. School Boy is with Rambo, and soon the others agree to continue on.

Back at the base, soldiers throw food at women locked in cages, and Aye inspects the captured missionaries. One of them looks him in the eye, which causes Aye to order one of his men to feed him to the pigs.

Later that night, the mercenaries drive to the camp using the truck stolen from the soldiers Rambo killed. The guide is dressed as a soldier and drives them to the gate. It’s raining, and once the guard recognizes the truck he lets them enter. School Boy sneaks up on a guard by the gate and knifes him. He then sets up his sniper rifle and waits. Rambo and the mercenaries plan to rescue the missionaries and move out at 1:15 AM, which is in 20-30 minutes. One by one, they each jump out of the truck and sneak around the base. Most of the soldiers are busy in a hut, watching captured women dance and throwing things at them. Rambo finds Michael and another missionary in a cage, with a dead missionary nearby (still being eaten by the pigs). He frees them and tells them to stay put until he comes back. Sarah remains held captive, tied up underneath a hut. The soldier who lives in the hut drinks some alcohol and walks off. At Aye’s hut, a soldier brings him a young boy and Aye strokes his hair. He then shuts the door, implying that he has sex with the boy.

The soldiers in the main hut get more rowdy and start throwing the dancers off the stage. One Burmse officer takes a woman for himself and runs off to his hut. He roughs her up a bit and she crawls underneath the hut. En-Joo happens to be there, and when the soldier looks underneath he is stabbed to death by En-Joo. Rambo meets up with Reese, and tells him to retrieve Michael and the missionary he freed. Diaz frees some of the caged women and they make their way towards the gate. Rambo eventually finds where Sarah is, but the drunken soldier comes back and takes her upstairs. He throws her on the floor and is about to rape her when Rambo sneaks up behind him and rips his throat out with his bare hands. School Boy kills the guards at the gate with his sniper rifle, which allows the others to escape.

It’s 1:15 AM, but Rambo and Sarah aren’t back yet. Lewis and the others are ready to leave, but School Boy says that they should wait for them. Michael also doesn’t want to leave without Sarah, but Lewis throws him down and threatens him with his knife. They all decide to run off and leave Rambo behind.

Rambo and Sarah get to the gate, but are held at gunpoint by two soldiers. Rambo jumps on Sarah to shield her from being shot. One soldier is blasted in the chest and goes flying back. The other soldier has his head blown off and his body flies back like a rag doll. Turns out that School Boy stayed behind to wait for them. He tells them that it will be dawn in an hour, and so they take off running into the jungle.

When dawn comes, the soldiers find the dead soldiers and sound the alarm. Lt. Aye comes across the corpse of the officer who had his throat ripped out and gets pissed. They all mount up and take off into the jungle with dogs. While the mercenaries and the remaining missionaries run in the jungle, Lewis steps on a mine and his leg is shredded. Also, their guide has run off and ditched them. Michael tells the others to make a stretcher from the bamboo around them, and they proceed to carry Lewis.

Elsewhere, School Boy hears the dogs the soldiers have and realizes that they are tracking them. Rambo takes his claymore mine and ties a piece of Sarah’s shirt around his boot. He then has School Boy fire off a shot and orders them to get to the boat without him. The mercenaries hear the shot and pick up the pace while the soldiers also move faster. Rambo runs by himself through the jungle while the soldiers with the dogs chase after him. Rambo gets to the old WWII bomb and sets up the claymore mine on it. He quickly covers it up and runs off again. The soldiers with the dogs are lead to the mine and bomb. When they inspect it closer, they cause it to activate and explode, which kills all the soliders around it and destroys a good chunk of the jungle. Rambo gets knocked off his feet by the blast.

School Boy and Sarah almost make it to the boat when they stop suddenly. Sarah asks him what’s wrong, and School Boy shows her with his sniper scope. Lewis and the others made it to the boat, but so have Aye and his men. The soldiers beat the hell out of the mercenaries and missionaries. Aye then personally walks to each one and viciously beats them with bamboo. Lewis calls him a pussy, and so Aye jams the bamboo stick into his leg wound. School Boy also sees somewhere behind him that there’s a jeep with a mounted machine gun in the back. The soldiers line up everyone and prepare to kill them. School Boy says that there’s nothing they can do. Slowly, Rambo appears behind the soldier using the mounted machine gun and decapitates him with his blade. He then grabs the heavy machine gun and blasts the soldier in the front seat, splattering his body everywhere. Rambo then proceeds to open fire on the other soldiers, graphically blasting them in half and sending their body parts flying in the air. Lewis and the others fight back and kill off the soldiers around them. More Burmse soldiers come, but Rambo continues to mow them down into nothing.

The guide comes back with Karen rebel soldiers, and they partake in the huge climatic battle. Aye calls in support from an army gunboat, which fires upon the rebel soldiers. During the carnage, Diaz is set on fire by a flamethrower and Aye kills a missionary before running off. Lewis kills a soldier that was about to throw a grenade. Unfortunately, this causes the grenade to fall near En-Joo, and the explosion kills him. Lewis is shot in the shoulder by a soldier, but Michael tackles the soldier and beats him to death with a rock. Rambo is shot through the shoulder by one of the soldiers on the gunboat and screams in pain. He sees another truck full of Burmese soldiers coming straight for him, and so Rambo annihilates the soldiers by firing at them with his huge machine gun. He then fires upon the ship, causing one guy’s head to explode, and the guide blows it up with an RPG launcher.

Aye runs off by himself into the jungle, but is suddenly stabbed through the chest by Rambo with his blade. Rambo slices his stomach open and kicks his body down a hill, causing his intestines to fall out. Rambo stands on top of the hill, looking down upon the survivors of the battle. Sarah looks around for Michael, and is relieved to find him alive. Lewis is still alive, as is School Boy, but Reeses corpse is seen nearby. Michael waves to Rambo as he stands by himself and nurses his shoulder wound.

Next, we see Rambo walking down a highway back in the USA, wearing his green army jacket and carrying a bundle over his shoulder. Rambo makes his way to a mailbox which has R. Rambo written on it. The film ends with Rambo, looking back at the paved road from which he came, and then finally walking back to his home along a dirt road towards the Rambo farm.

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Produced By:

  • Peter Block known as executive producer
  • Boaz Davidson known as executive producer
  • Danny Dimbort known as executive producer
  • Randall Emmett known as executive producer
  • Jon Feltheimer known as executive producer
  • George Furla known as executive producer
  • Josef Lautenschlager known as co-producer
  • Florian Lechner known as executive producer
  • Avi Lerner known as producer
  • Russell D. Markowitz known as line producer (as Russ Markowitz)
  • Matthew O'Toole known as line producer (as Matt O'Toole)
  • Christopher Petzel known as associate producer
  • Trevor Short known as executive producer
  • Joachim Sturmes known as co-producer
  • Kevin King Templeton known as producer
  • Andreas Thiesmeyer known as executive producer
  • John Thompson known as producer
  • Bob Weinstein known as executive producer
  • Harvey Weinstein known as executive producer
  • David Morrell known as associate producer (uncredited)

FullCast & Crew:

  • Sylvester Stallone known as John Rambo
  • Julie Benz known as Sarah
  • Matthew Marsden known as School Boy
  • Graham McTavish known as Lewis
  • Reynaldo Gallegos known as Diaz (as Rey Gallegos)
  • Jake La Botz known as Reese
  • Tim Kang known as En-Joo
  • Maung Maung Khin known as Tint
  • Paul Schulze known as Michael Burnett
  • Cameron Pearson known as Missionary #4 (Jeff)
  • Thomas Peterson known as Missionary #2 (Dentist)
  • Tony Skarberg known as Missionary #3 (Videographer)
  • James With known as Missionary #5 (Preacher) (as James Wearing Smith)
  • Kasikorn Niyompattana known as Snake Hunter #2
  • Shaliew 'Lek' Bamrungbun known as Snake Hunter #1
  • Supakorn Kitsuwon known as Myint (as Suparkorn 'Tok' Kijsuwan)
  • Aung Aay Noi known as Lt. Aye
  • Ken Howard known as Arthur Marsh
  • Aung Theng known as Pirate Leader
  • Pornpop 'Tor' Kampusiri known as Snake Village Owner
  • Wasawat Panyarat known as Snake Village MC
  • Kammul Kawtep known as Snake Village Young Charmer
  • Sornram Patchimtasanakarn known as Tha
  • Noa 'Arunee Prijareonsuk' Jei known as Karen Interpreter
  • Kjam Saen known as Karen Interpreter #2
  • Aun Lung Su known as Burmese Hut Guard #1
  • Pan Dokngam known as Burmese Hut Guard #2
  • Han Pik known as Burmese Hut Guard #3
  • Tip Tiya known as Burmese Gate Guard #2
  • Nee Lungjai known as Burmese Gate Guard
  • Yupin Mu Pae known as Karen Begging Mother
  • Moan Adisak known as Burmese Morning Guard #1
  • Somsak Wongsa known as Burmese Dancer Trooper #1
  • Surachai Muangdee known as Burmese Dancer Trooper #2
  • Mana Sen-Mi known as Burmese Patrol Boat Captain
  • Toole Khan Kham known as Burmese Sergeant
  • Saiwan Lungta known as Burmese Trooper – Lt. Aye's Hut
  • Watcharentr Sedtho known as Burmese Young Boy
  • Rapimpa Dibu known as Karen Young Naked Girl
  • May Kung known as Pirate Bar Hooker #1
  • Matthew Wolf known as BBC Reporter (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Scott H. Eddo known as makeup department head (as Scott Eddo)
  • Watana Garum known as makeup artist: Thailand (as Wattana 'Geng' Garum)
  • Piyathida Phorung known as assistant hair stylist: Thailand
  • Sayun Santon known as hair stylist: second unit
  • John Schoonraad known as prosthetic effects
  • Ngamta Somboon known as makeup artist: second unit
  • Vasit Suchitta known as prosthetic effects
  • Nicole Venables known as key hair stylist
  • Maneerath Vijob known as key hair stylist: Thailand (as Maneerath 'Tom' Wijob)
  • Makoree Waekaji known as assistant makeup artist: Thailand
  • Christy Wyatt known as assistant hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Mark Brooks known as on-set dresser
  • Galo Make Canote known as poster artist
  • Pattamawan Chaiwattananan known as props buyer
  • Somm Suthinee Chantakarn known as art department coordinator: Thailand
  • Sarawut Chincharoen known as props master: Thailand
  • Brandi Hugo known as art department coordinator
  • Audrey A. Johnson known as assistant property master
  • Kent H. Johnson known as property master
  • Kent H. Johnson known as weapons supervisor
  • Sorayuk Mookleemas known as stand-by props
  • Christine Reins known as assistant art director
  • Pipat Sripradoo known as on set dresser

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Production Companies:

  • Lionsgate (presents)
  • Weinstein Company, The (presents)
  • Millennium Films (presents)
  • Nu Image Films (as Nu Image)
  • Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG IV (for)
  • Emmett/Furla Films (uncredited)
  • Rogue Marble (uncredited)

Other Companies:

  • AM Stock-Cameo Film Library  stock footage
  • Absolute Rentals  post-production rentals
  • BBC Motion Gallery  footage (as BBC)
  • Bastyr University  score recorded at (as Bastyr Hall)
  • CBS News Archives  footage (as CBS News)
  • CRP West Wing Studios  score mixed at
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus  music performed by
  • Cleared By Ashley  clearances
  • Comerica Entertainment Group  production financing
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound post-production
  • EarCandy  sound editing
  • EarCandy  sound post-production
  • Electric Picture Solutions  Avid equipment provided by
  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • Footage Bank  stock footage (as Footage Bank HD)
  • Hollywood Intermediate  digital intermediate services
  • Kantana Animation Co. Ltd.  film processing
  • Legend Films  production services
  • Lionsgate Records  soundtrack
  • Modern Film and Video  dailies: Los Angeles
  • NT Audio Visual  optical track transfer (as NT Audio)
  • Northwest Sinfonia  music performed by
  • Oriental Post Co. Ltd.  post-production: Thailand
  • Packair Airfreight  international freight
  • Post Creations  foley recorded at
  • Searchworks  research
  • Searchworks  stock footage clearance
  • Sony Pictures Stock Footage  stock footage
  • Tyler Too Music Studios  score mixed at
  • VS Service Ltd.  grip and lighting equipment
  • VS Service Ltd.  star trailers
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility
  • Wildfire Studios  digital intermediate facility
  • Wildfire Studios  editorial facilities
  • Wildfire Studios  sound mixing (as Wildfire)
  • Wildfire Studios  sound post-production
  • Wildfire Studios  sound re-recording

Distributors:

  • Nu Image Films (2008) (Non-USA) (all media)
  • International Film Distribution Consultants (2008) (Non-USA) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2008) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Bioscop (2008) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • CDI Films (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • CM Entertainment (2008) (South Korea) (theatrical)
  • Euforia Film (2008) (Norway) (theatrical)
  • Future Film (2008) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • GAGA (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Lionsgate (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Magic Box Slovakia (2008) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • Manga Films (2008) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Maple Pictures (2008) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • Moonlight Films (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Noble Entertainment (2008) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Weinstein Company, The (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • CatchPlay (2008) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray) (extended cut)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (extended cut)
  • E Stars Films (2007) (China) (all media)
  • Eagle Films (2008) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Film1 (2009) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Flashstar Home Vídeo (2008) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Future Film (2008) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray) (both DVD and Blu-ray cropped)
  • Future Film (2011) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray) (extended cut)
  • Golden Scene (2008) (Hong Kong) (all media)
  • Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Noble Entertainment (2008) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Noble Entertainment (2008) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Odeon (2008) (Cyprus) (all media)
  • Odeon (2008) (Greece) (all media)
  • Pa-Dora D.O.O. (2008) (Croatia) (all media)
  • Paradise Group (2008) (Russia) (all media)
  • RTL Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL5)
  • Solar Entertainment (2008) (Philippines) (all media)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (UK) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Television (2008) (Romania) (all media)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Switzerland) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Germany) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Worldwide FX (visual effects)
  • Grant McCune Design (miniature visual effects)
  • Darkside FX (special effects equipment)
  • Arcadia SFX

Visual Effects by:

  • Nikolay Agopyan known as digital effects artist
  • Ivaylo Andonov known as digital compositor
  • Javor Asenov known as lead artist
  • Simeon Asenov known as visual effects art director
  • Luba Atanasova known as colorist
  • Dilyan Aynadzhiev known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Svilen Aynadzhiev known as digital compositor
  • Maria Boyuklieva known as digital compositor
  • Corey Burton known as model maker
  • Scott Burton known as model maker
  • Wes C. Caefer known as visual effects supervisor
  • Alexander Chaliovski known as visual effects
  • Rachel Clement known as digital cleanup artist
  • Scott Coulter known as visual effects producer
  • Elin Davidov known as matte painter
  • Yasen Denev known as illustrator
  • Konstantin Dimitrov known as digital compositor
  • Denitsa Dimitrova known as digital compositor
  • Nina Dimitrova known as digital artist
  • Paounka Dimitrova known as visual effects
  • Alexander Dimov known as visual effects
  • Ivelina Dobreva known as digital compositor
  • Anton Donchev known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Donchov known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Stanislav Draganov known as visual effects
  • Stanislav Dragiev known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jack Edjourian known as miniature design and construction
  • Jack Edjourian known as miniature design and engineering
  • Nikolay Gachev known as visual effects supervisor
  • Kremena Ganeva known as digital artist
  • Dobri Georgiev known as digital artist
  • Veselina Georgieva known as visual effects supervisor
  • Kiril Gizdov known as digital compositor
  • Lyubomir Grigorov known as concept artist
  • Ivan Gochev Ivanov known as visual effects artist
  • Velichko Ivanov known as visual effects supervisor
  • Albena Ivanova known as digital compositor
  • Milen Jiliazkov known as visual effects lead artist
  • Kamen Jordanov known as digital artist
  • Ivet Jordanova known as visual effects artist
  • Delyan Ketipov known as digital effects artist
  • Danny S. Kim known as visual effects
  • Lyubomir Kirkov known as visual effects
  • Momchil Kirov known as digital compositor
  • Rumen Kirov known as visual effects
  • Momchil Koev known as visual effects compositor
  • Nikolay Kolev known as digital artist
  • Dragomir Kostadinov known as digital artist
  • Martin Marchev known as visual effects
  • Jordan Markov known as visual effects editor
  • Cole McCune known as model maker assistant
  • Grant McCune known as miniature effects supervisor
  • Nikolay Mihailov known as digital compositor
  • Velislava Mihailova known as digital effects artist
  • Diana Moneva known as digital compositor
  • Nikolay Pachov known as visual effect assistant editor
  • Nikolay Peev known as visual effects
  • Milena Peneva known as visual effects coordinator
  • Nick Peshunoff known as visual effects coordinator
  • Marin Petrov known as visual effects artist
  • Julia Petrova known as digital compositor
  • Iasen Pisarov known as visual effects
  • Shero Rauf known as muzzle flashes
  • Migs Rustia known as visual effects editor
  • Monty Shook known as miniature model shop supervisor
  • Diana Simeonova known as matchmove artist
  • Georgi Staikov known as visual effects
  • Atanas Stankov known as visual effects
  • Plamen Statev known as visual effects coordinator
  • Paul Stemmer known as visual effects editor
  • Martin Stoimenov known as digital artist
  • Boyan Stoyanov known as animator
  • Boyan Stoyanov known as blood effects
  • Boyan Stoyanov known as digital effects artist
  • Milan Stoyanov known as digital compositor
  • Bill Taylor known as miniature director of photography
  • Stefan Tchakarov known as associate supervisor
  • Valentin Todorov known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Peter Tomov known as visual effects supervisor
  • Dimitrina Torneva known as digital compositor
  • Stoilova Tsvetelina known as visual effects
  • Arturo Lopez Uscanga known as scanning manager
  • Filip Uzunov known as visual effects
  • Desislava Valcheva known as digital compositor
  • Slavov Yanko known as matchmove artist
  • Vladimir Zdravkov known as visual effects systems administrator
  • Petko Zhivkov known as digital compositor
  • Alex Zvezdev known as visual effects systems administrator

Release Date:

  • Kuwait 23 January 2008
  • Bulgaria 24 January 2008
  • Croatia 24 January 2008
  • Greece 24 January 2008
  • Israel 24 January 2008
  • Russia 24 January 2008
  • Canada 25 January 2008
  • Indonesia 25 January 2008
  • Norway 25 January 2008
  • Philippines 25 January 2008
  • Singapore 25 January 2008
  • USA 25 January 2008
  • Oman 30 January 2008
  • Estonia 1 February 2008
  • Spain 1 February 2008
  • Turkey 1 February 2008
  • Belgium 6 February 2008
  • Egypt 6 February 2008
  • France 6 February 2008
  • Hungary 7 February 2008
  • Portugal 7 February 2008
  • Iceland 8 February 2008
  • Georgia 14 February 2008 (Tbilisi)
  • Germany 14 February 2008
  • Austria 15 February 2008
  • Mexico 15 February 2008
  • Argentina 21 February 2008
  • Australia 21 February 2008
  • Czech Republic 21 February 2008
  • Finland 21 February 2008 (limited)
  • Netherlands 21 February 2008
  • Peru 21 February 2008
  • Switzerland 21 February 2008 (German speaking region)
  • Finland 22 February 2008
  • Ireland 22 February 2008
  • Italy 22 February 2008
  • Panama 22 February 2008
  • Taiwan 22 February 2008
  • UK 22 February 2008
  • New Zealand 28 February 2008
  • South Korea 28 February 2008
  • Brazil 29 February 2008
  • Denmark 29 February 2008
  • Poland 7 March 2008
  • Sweden 7 March 2008
  • Venezuela 7 March 2008
  • Thailand 13 March 2008
  • Uruguay 14 March 2008
  • Chile 3 April 2008
  • Slovakia 3 April 2008
  • Hong Kong 10 April 2008
  • Colombia 11 April 2008
  • Japan 24 May 2008
  • Pakistan 1 October 2008
  • Italy 12 September 2009 (Venice Film Festival) (director's cut)

MPAA: Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images and language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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