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Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is the leader of a team of soldiers for hire (played by Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Steve Austin and Mickey Rourke). The mercenaries agree to get rid of a South American dictator (David Zayas), only to discover the job description isn't what they were led to believe.
Why Is The Expendables Rated R?
The Expendables is rated R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language.
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This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.
- Occasional gory/grotesque images.
- Explicit depictions of decapitation and dismemberment.
- Graphic portrayals of brutality and torture.
- Frequent gun, weapons and hand-to-hand violence , as well as explosions (some blood and detail shown).
- Infrequent use of coarse sexual language and references.
-Embracing and kissing.
- Approximately 18 instances of coarse language including the sexual expletive (in a non-sexual context), as well as scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Portrayals of tobacco use.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
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Details on home video releases of The Expendables...
THe Expendables releases to DVD and Blu-ray on November 23, 2010.