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The Core (2003)
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The Core (2003) Scientists discover that the Earth's core is about to stop spinning. This will cause tremendous natural disasters, wiping out life as we know it. A team of scientists are recruited in a crash project to send a ship and bomb into the center of the Earth to prevent the catastrophe.

Movie Tagline:
Earth has a deadline

Also Known As:

Title: Core, The
Release Date: March 25, 2003
Runtime: 135 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: UK, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 5.3
Buried.com Rating: 6.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi life/death situations and brief strong language.

Jon Amiel

Aaron Eckhart ...Dr. Josh Keyes
Christopher Shyer ...Dave Perry
Ray Galletti ...Paul
Hilary Swank ...Maj. Rebecca Childs
Delroy Lindo ...Dr. Ed 'Braz' Brazzleton
Eileen Pedde ...Lynne
Rekha Sharma ...Danni (as Rekha Sharma)
Stanley Tucci ...Dr. Conrad Zimsky
DJ Qualls ...Theodore Donald 'Rat' Finch
Tom Scholte ...Acker
Richard Jenkins ...Gen. Thomas Purcell
Glenn Morshower ...FBI Agent
Bruce Greenwood ...Cmdr. Robert Iverson
Anthony Harrison ...FBI Agent
Tcheky Karyo ...Serge (as Tcheky Karyo)
Bart Anderson ...Dad
Nicole Leroux ...Mom
Justin Callan ...Little Boy
Chris Humphreys ...GBTV Reporter - Trafalgar Square
Dion Johnstone ...Flight Engineer Timmins
Alfre Woodard ...Stickley
Fred Ewanuick ...Endeavor Flight Engineer (as Fred Ewanvick)
Hrothgar Mathews ...Chief Engineer Mission Control
Shawn Green ...Himself
Ming Tzong Hong ...Scientist
Jennifer Spence ...Zimsky's Assistant
Michael St. John Smith ...Pentagon General
John Shaw ...FBI Agent - Rat's Apartment
Nickolas Baric ...Security Policeman - Tribunal
Fred Keating ...Court Marshall Presiding Officer

» [more cast members]

Sean Bailey
David Foster
David B. Householter
Cooper Layne

Cooper Layne
John Rogers

Christopher young

The Core Horror Film Trailer 1
The Core Horror Film Trailer 2
The Core Horror Film Trailer 3

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Weren't You the One"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Earth has a deadline
  • The only way out is in
  • This Spring, Mankind's Greatest Threat Is Earth Itself.
  • The core of the earth has stopped spinning[Belgian poster]
Movie Quote(s):
  • Serge Leveque: I came here to save my wife and my two children and... six billion lives... it's too much. I just hope I'm, I'm smart enough and brave enough to save three.
  • Col. Robert Iverson: Hang on. This isn't going to be subtle.
  • [Zimsky has an idea] Dr. Conrad Zimsky: Are you interested? Dr. Josh Keyes: Yes. [sounding very frustrated] Dr. Josh Keyes: We're interested. Dr. Conrad Zimsky: [calmly] Then let me smoke a cigarette, and I'll tell you.
  • Dr. Josh Keyes: I'm married to my work. Serge Leveque: So am I. Which makes my wife my mistress. That's why I'm still in love with her.
  • [when asked what it would take to get the ship ready within 3 months] Dr. Ed 'Braz' Brazzelton: [laughing] Fifteen billion dollars... I... General Thomas Percell: [with straight face] Will you take a check? Dr. Josh Keyes: Why don't you use a credit card? You get miles.
Movie Trivia:
  • After the crash of the space shuttle Columbia, trailers for the film were recalled to remove a brief scene of a space shuttle making an emergency landing, but the producers stated that the sequence wouldn't be removed from the actual film.
  • Rat's demands changed three times during the progression from trailers to final film. In the original trailer, he demands "I want 'Star Trek' tapes and Hot Pockets." In the recent trailer, he demands "I want 'Sponge Bob' tapes and Hot Pockets." In the final film, he settles for "I want 'Xena' tapes and Hot Pockets."
  • "Unobtainium" (sometimes spelled "Unobtanium") is a term used by science fiction fans (and some authors) for an extremely rare, not yet discovered, or physically impossible substance necessary for a given task.
  • On 16 March 2002, some scenes were filmed on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) while it was in Everett, Washington.
  • One of the scientific experts consulted for the making of the movie was Dr. David Stevenson of Caltech. After talking to the producers, he thought of a scientifically possible way to send an unmanned probe to the core. His idea was published in the prestigious science journal Nature on 15 May 2003.
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