The Rundown

The Rundown

Peter Berg (2003)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The Scorpion King star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vies for the 21st-century action-man crown in this lively comedy adventure from Very Bad Things director Peter Berg. Ably filling the void left by muscle men Stallone and Schwarzenegger (there's even an Arnie cameo), the pro-wrestler demonstrates acting prowess to match his physical strength. He plays a Mob "retrievals expert" who's eager to go straight and become a chef. Given the final job of recovering his boss's double-dealing son (the wisecracking Seann William Scott) from the Brazilian jungle, the man who ironically doesn't like to fight soon has a huge battle on his hands. With its exciting set pieces and quick-hit humour, the frenetically paced film delivers everything you'd expect from a high-octane action yarn. Though token female Rosario Dawson is criminally underused, few viewers are likely to complain, especially with rent-a-psycho Christopher Walken providing such value for money as an unhinged, gold-mining despot.


A bounty hunter is sent into the depths of the Brazilian rainforest to locate a prominent businessman's son, but ends up trying to find a legendary artefact before a crook gets his hands on it. Action comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott and Christopher Walken, and an uncredited cameo by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Cast & Crew

Beck Dwayne Johnson
Travis Seann William Scott
Hatcher Christopher Walken
Mariana Rosario Dawson
Declan Ewen Bremner
Harvey Jon Gries
Walker William Lucking
Manito Ernie Reyes Jnr
Bar patron Arnold Schwarzenegger
Director Peter Berg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama