The Rundown

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The Rundown ★★½ 2003 (PG-13)

Amusing buddy/action comedy works because of the Rock's selfdeprecating charm (and physical abilities) and Scott's insolent exuberance. Bounty hunter Beck (Johnson) takes one last job—that of retrieving the wastrel son of his boss. Travis (Scott) is an archeology student who's in the Amazon seeking a priceless golden artifact, which is also sought by his exgirlfriend Marianna (Dawson), who wants to use the treasure to free her people from the inhuman working conditions imposed by manic mine owner Hatcher (Walken, who's obviously having a good time playing another crazy bad guy). The action (and there's lots of it) is briskly paced, and Hawaii's rain forests and the San Gabriel Mountains provide appropriate substitutes for the Amazon. Watch for the scene with the Rock and some amorous monkeys. 104m/C VHS, DVD, UMD, HD DVD . US Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Seann William Scott, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Walken, Ewen Bremner, Jon(athan) Gries, William Lucking, Ernie Reyes Jr., Stuart Wilson; Cameos: Arnold Schwarzenegger; D: Peter Berg; W: R.J. Stewart, James Vanderbilt; C: Tobias Schliessler; M: Harry Gregson-Williams.