The Expendables


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

A top-secret operation is authorized to rescue an undercover agent from a dangerous Cuban jail, where she is being terrorized to divulge classified information. Six women, all violent felons being held in a maximum-security prison with no hope of ever being paroled, are presented with the opportunit

Film Details

Also Known As
Expendables
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Fotokem Film & Video; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; R C Baral & Company Inc.; Title House, Inc.; Todd-Ao; Usa Network

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A top-secret operation is authorized to rescue an undercover agent from a dangerous Cuban jail, where she is being terrorized to divulge classified information. Six women, all violent felons being held in a maximum-security prison with no hope of ever being paroled, are presented with the opportunity of obtaining their freedom in exchange for their participation in this mission. The women are released to the custody of Colonel Finley Deacon. and are put through regimented "boot camp" training before the rescue mission -- which involves trekking through the Cuban jungle to reach the jail.A small fishing boat transports Deacon and the inmates into Cuba. Upon arrival, they disguise themselves as Cuban prostitutes while Colonel Deacon and Vera Cortez disguise themselves as Cuban police who have arrested them. After reaching the prison where the American advisor is being held, the group attempts to get her out safely. Not, however, before a gunfight ensues, leaving the crew running for their lives. Once they reach what they perceive as relative safety, the women realize that the real danger is yet to come when Nicoline Chatoris reveals herself as an undercover CIA agent sent to contain the mission via termination. Nicoline manages to inflict a fatal shot into Deacon before she herself is gunned down by the Cuban police. The rest of the inmates successfully make it to safety with the American agent in tow. The remaining inmates are granted their freedom once they arrive back on American soil.

Crew

Tony Adler

Assistant Director

Alfonso Aguilar

Camera Operator

Alfonso Aguilar

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Aparicio

Wardrobe Supervisor

Vanessa Armanino

Office Assistant

Rick Ash

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Austin

Sound Editor

Lafaye Baker

Stunts

William Barillaro

Driver

Craig Baxley

Stunts

Frankie Blue

Song

Frankie Blue

Music

James Bruce

Assistant Editor

Julian Bucio

Stunt Coordinator

Willebaldo Budio

Stunts

Rex Carlson

Production Accountant

Jose Castro

Driver

Michael P Catanzarite

Dolly Grip

Pedrin's Catering

Caterer

Liisa Cohen

Stunts

Iram Collantes

Assistant Production Coordinator

Caron Colvett

Stunts

J Combs

Special Effects

Jose Luis Cordoba

Makeup

Judith Craig Marlin

Associate Producer

Mike Davis

Transportation Coordinator

Francisco Javier Delgado

Driver

Aimee Dominguez

Property Master

Joe Earle

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Omar Escalante

Medic

Jose Escoto Jimenez

Assistant Camera Operator

Julio Cesar Espinoza

Hair

Skip Farley

Driver

Joao Fernandes

Director Of Photography

Stefan Fernandez

Best Boy

Larry Fioritto

Special Effects Coordinator

Bob Frederickson

Color Timer

Peter Geiger

Screenwriter

Thomas D Gleason

Camera Assistant

Tom Gleason

Camera Assistant

Gerardo Gomez

Camera Assistant

Martin Gonzalez

Other

Scott Grusin

Music Editor

Jesus Gutierrez

Driver

Cesar Guzman

Driver

Enrique Guzman

Driver

Ann Hadsell

Adr Mixer

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Rosine Ace Hatem

Stunts

Susane Hefner

Stunts

Bruno Heller

Screenwriter

Pancho Hernandez

Assistant Location Manager

Tami Lynne Hodges

Set Production Assistant

David Huggins

Stunts

Jose Abel Jimenez Ochoa

Assistant Director

Virginia Katz

Editor

Thomas Keniston

Production Supervisor

Eugene Kerry

Key Grip

Roger King

Art Director

Juan Jose Leon

Set Production Assistant

Steve Lippross

Accounting Assistant

Paul Longstaffe

Dialogue Editor

Kenji Luster

Steadicam Operator

Heriburto Luzanilla

Driver

Pablo Maanon

Office Assistant

Karen Margiotta

Casting

Mary Margiotta

Casting

Mauricio Martinez

Stunts

Raul Martinez

Dolly Grip

Andrea Marvan

Office Assistant

Carla Matthews

Craft Service

Sonia Jo Mcdancer

Stunts

Kimberly Mcgregor

Production Supervisor

David Melhase

Adr Editor

Jana Sue Memel

Executive Producer

Patrick Mignano

Location Manager

John Mitchell

Boom Operator

Raul Montes

Camera Assistant

Cicero Morales

Gaffer

Mario Morales

Driver

Karyn Mower

Stunts

Miguel Munoz

Driver

Mario Nava

Set Production Assistant

Juan Olaldo

Stunts

Isabel Oliveri

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Rafael Olmedo

Driver

Ernie Orsatti

Stunt Coordinator

Ralph Osborn

Dialogue Editor

Jose Antonio Perez

On-Set Dresser

Saul Perez

Driver

Gabriela Ramirez

Set Decorator

Patricia Resnick

From Story

Patricia Resnick

Screenwriter

Tim Rigby

Stunts

Jorge Roman

Camera Assistant

Noamy Romo

Office Assistant

Renee Rosenfeld

Script Supervisor

Miguel A Ruiz

Camera

Virgil Sanchez

Special Effects

Estaban Sanchez Focil

Assistant Director

Anthony Santa Croce

Unit Production Manager

Anthony Santa Croce

Producer

Abel Schiro

Sound Mixer

Howie Sherman

Production Coordinator

Debbie Shine

Costume Designer

Fred Staley

Sound Effects Editor

Cheryl Starbuck

Script Supervisor

Adriana Valdez

Office Assistant

Linda Vallejo

Makeup

Andre Vasquez

Art Director

Hector Vasquez

Construction Coordinator

Phillip Vassels

Production Designer

Simon Victorio

Transportation Captain

Lissette Whitehead

Office Assistant

Marceline Ann Williams

Stunts

Nicholas Wolfert

Assistant Director

Jay Wylie

Transportation Captain

Bonnie Young

Negative Cutting

Film Details

Also Known As
Expendables
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Fotokem Film & Video; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; R C Baral & Company Inc.; Title House, Inc.; Todd-Ao; Usa Network

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States April 25, 2000

Began shooting late 1999.