The Core - The Core (2003)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Aaron Eckhardt
Aaron Eckhart Dr. Josh Keyes
Ray Galletti Paul
Bruce Greenwood Colonel Robert Iverson
Anthony Harrison FBI Agent
Richard Jenkins General Purcell
Tcheky Karyo
Tchéky Karyo Sergei Putechin
Delroy Lindo Dr. Ed "Braz" Brazelton
Glenn Morshower FBI Agent
Eileen Pedde Lynne
D.J. Qualls Rat
Tom Schilte Acker
Tom Scholte Acker
Rekha Sharma Danni (as Rékha Sharma)
Christopher Shyer Dave Perry
Hilary Swank Major Rebecca "Beck" Childs
Hillary Swank
Stanley Tucci Dr. Conrad Zimsky
Alfre Woodard NASA Chief Talma Stickley
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; Sci-Fi; Thriller
Director Jon Amiel
Producer Sean Bailey; David Foster
Writer Cooper Layne; John Rogers
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 136 mins
Country UK
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.4
An unlikely band of scientists and soldiers join forces to save the world from certain destruction in this action-drama. As the world is struck with a variety of inexplicable phenomena — attacks by enormous swarms of birds in London, the explosion of the Colosseum in Rome, a potentially deadly malfunction which forces the Space Shuttle into a Los Angeles riverbed, and the simultaneous deaths of 32 people with pacemakers in Boston — a team of top scientific minds from around the globe is assembled to determine what has thrown the world into such a frenzy. Dr. John Keyes (Aaron Eckhart) makes the startling discovery that the Earth's electromagnetic forces have begun to collapse, thanks to a sudden lack of movement of the molten ore at the center of the Earth. If the planet is to be saved, the core of the Earth needs a jump start, and Keyes assembles a team to burrow to the center of the planet and bomb the insides back into action. Joining Keyes on this dangerous, last-chance mission are the brilliant but arrogant Conrad Zimsky (Stanley Tucci), French arms expert Serge Leveque (Tchéky Karyo, maverick researcher "Brazz" Brazzleton (Delroy Lindo), geeky computer genius Rat (DJ Qualls), and two no-nonsense military types, Commander Robert Iverson (Bruce Greenwood) and Major Rebecca Childs (Hilary Swank). However, as the crew digs deeper into the Earth, the more they discover what they haven't been told about their mission and what's really been causing the worldwide chaos. The Core was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 2002, but the movie didn't reach theaters until the spring of 2003 as special-effects experts perfected the film's more spectacular scenes. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 36
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 097363346746
Chapters 20
Release Date 12/29/2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen