The Marine 2

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The Marine 2
The marine 2.jpg
Directed by Roel Reiné
Produced by Christopher Borrelli
John Chapin Morgan
Written by Michael Lake
Starring Ted DiBiase
Temuera Morrison
Lara Cox
Robert Coleby
Michael Rooker
Music by Trevor Morris
Cinematography Joost van Starrenburg
Edited by Michael Trent
Production
  company
WWE Studios
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • December 29, 2009 (2009-12-29)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Marine 2 is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Roel Reiné, written by Christopher Borrelli and John Chapin Morgan, and produced by Michael Lake. The film stars Ted DiBiase, Temuera Morrison, Lara Cox, Robert Coleby and Michael Rooker. It is the sequel to The Marine, starring John Cena. This was Ted DiBiase's first film debut. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States on December 29, 2009.

The film was produced by the films division of WWE, called WWE Studios, and distributed in the United States by 20th Century Fox.[1]

Background[edit]

The Marine 2 is inspired by true events based on the 2001 Dos Palmas kidnappings.[citation needed]

Plot[edit]

Marine Scout Sniper Joe Linwood (Ted DiBiase) attempts to rescue his wife Robin and other guests from a hotel which has been taken over by a gang of bloodthirsty terrorists. The Linwoods are vacationing at the lavish Thailand resort when the terrorists invade during the hotel's grand opening. Joe escapes the initial onslaught and must find a way to save his wife and the other hostages.

Cast[edit]

  • Ted DiBiase as Joe Linwood
  • Temuera Morrison as Damo
  • Lara Cox as Robin Linwood Gano
  • Robert Coleby as Darren Conner
  • Michael Rooker as Church
  • Kelly B. Jones as Cynthia
  • Sahajak Boonthanakit as Shoal
  • Dom Hetrakul as Calob
  • Marina Ponomareva as Lexi
  • Levern Gibbs as Spotter
  • Tsyun Malherbe as Young Tourist
  • Able Wanamakok as Reporter on TV
  • Thienchai Jayasvasit as Thickest
  • Kawee Sirikanaerut as Bantoc
  • Pongsanart Vinsiri as Military Commander

Production[edit]

Randy Orton was considered for the role of Joe Linwood. Orton dropped out of the role because of his collarbone injury, and was replaced by Ted DiBiase, Jr. It is set and filmed at Bangkok and Phuket Thailand, in 47 days on November 5 and December 22, 2008.

Sequel[edit]

A sequel, The Marine 3: Homefront, was released on March 5, 2013. It stars WWE wrestler Mike "The Miz" Mizanin in the lead role.[2] However, Randy Orton was initially cast in the lead role, but due to his previous negative association with the Marine Corps he was replaced by Mizanin.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WWE.com - The Marine 2". WWE.com. 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ Luce, Patrick (2012-05-01). "WWE wrestler "The Miz" is the new Marine". monstersandcritics.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ Csonka, Larry (2012-04-03). "Randy Orton Loses Role in Marine: Homefront Due to Outrage From The Real Marines". Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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