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The Core Details

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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 Dr. Serge Levesque (Tchéky Karyo, maverick researcher "Brazz" Brazzleton (Delroy Lindo), geeky computer genius Rat (DJ Qualls), and two no-nonsense military types, Commander Richard 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, Rovi

  • Release date:March 28, 2003

Cast

Aaron Eckhart
as Dr. Josh Keyes
Hilary Swank
as Major Rebecca "Beck" Childs
Delroy Lindo
as Dr. Ed "Braz" Brazzelton
Stanley Tucci
as Dr. Conrad Zimsky
D.J. Qualls
as Rat
Richard Jenkins
as General Purcell
Tchéky Karyo
as Dr. Serge Levesque
Bruce Greenwood
as Commander Richard Iverson
Alfre Woodard
as NASA Chief Talma Stickley
Roberto Roberto
as Rome Café Patron
Rosa DiBrigida
as Rome Café Patron
Justin Callan
as Little Boy
Laurie Murdoch
as Project Destiny Engineer
Lenie Scoffie
as Paris Café Lady
Marcello Laurentis
as Rome Café Patron
Anthony Harrison
as FBI Agent
Marke Driesschen
as News Anchor
Matt Winston
as Luke Barry
Monique Martel
as Paris Café Lady
Nickolas Baric
as Security Policeman, Tribunal
Nicole Leroux
as Mom
Ray Galletti
as Paul
Rekha Sharma
as Danni
Bart Anderson
as Dad
Nathaniel de Veaux
as U.S.S. Constellation Captain
Jennifer Spence
as Zimsky's Assistant
Hrothgar Matthews
as Chief Engineer, Mission Control
John Shaw
as FBI Agent, Rat's Apartment
Chris Humphreys
as GBTV Reporter, Trafalgar Square
Christopher Shyer
as Dave Perry
Claire Riley
as News Anchor
Costa Spanos
as Project Destiny Engineer
Dion Johnstone
as Flight Engineer Timmins
Eileen Pedde
as Lynne
Fred Ewanuick
as Endeavor Flight Engineer
Fred Keating
as Court Martial Presiding Officer
Glenn Morshower
as FBI Agent
Gregg Bennett
as Technician, Virgil Base

Crew

Jon Amiel
Director
David Foster
Producer
Sean Bailey
Producer
Bob Hurrie
Producer
Cooper Layne
Producer
Cooper Layne
Screenwriter
Sean Bailey
Screenwriter
Eric Bernt
Screenwriter
Don Baker
Cinematographer
John Lindley
Cinematographer
Phil Meheux
Cinematographer
Christopher L. Warren
Cinematographer
Timothy E. Angulo
Cinematographer
Michael O. Sajbel
Cinematographer
Christopher Young
Composer (Music Score)
Terry Rawlings
Editor
Gilles Aird
Art Director
Jesse Silver
Art Director
Andrew Neskoromny
Supervising Art Director
Sandi Tanaka
Art Director
Stefano M. Ortolani
Art Director
Kevin Kavanaugh
Art Director
Gary Myers
Art Director
David B. Householter
Co-producer
Lin MacDonald
Set Designer
Nadine Petit Clerc
Set Designer
Tim Walston
Sound/Sound Designer
Darren Brisker
Sound/Sound Designer
Chiara Perin
Special Effects
Garrison Jackemuk
Special Effects
Fred Mugford
Special Effects
Chris Roda
Special Effects
Franklin Londin
Special Effects
Daniele Colajacomo
Special Effects
Buck Deachman
First Assistant Director
Jeff Mosuk
First Assistant Director
Jim Brebner
First Assistant Director
Silver Butler
First Assistant Director
Kryssta Mills
First Assistant Director
Luigi Spoletini
First Assistant Director
Alessio Spinelli
First Assistant Director
Julian Brain
First Assistant Director
James Bitonti
First Assistant Director
Kevin Fair
First Assistant Director
Andrew Robinson
First Assistant Director
Michael R. Joyce
Supervisor/Manager
Henry Cline
Camera Operator
Susan Brouse
Casting
Shaila Rubin
Casting
Fabio Felici
Sound Mixer
Darren Brisker
Sound Mixer
Lynne Carrow
Casting
Tony Dawe
Sound Mixer
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Jennifer Munoz
Casting
Tricia Wood
Casting
Simon Poudrette
Sound Mixer
Alan Purwin
Pilot
Kevin MacCarthy
Storyboard Artist
Scott Pringle
Special Effects Technician
Renato Agostini
Special Effects Coordinator
Liam Wardlow
Special Effects Technician
Robert Menapace
Motion Control Camera
Pacific Title
Digital Effects
Michael Mooney
Costumes Supervisor
Jeryd Pojawa
Model Effects
Diane Sabatini
Production Supervisor
Tammy Fearing
ADR Editor
Doug Currie
Scenic Artist
Marty November
Visual Effects Editor
Michael Williams
Unit Production Manager
John Alvarez
Draftsman
Greg Bellavance
Special Effects Technician
Tim Grover
Post Production Supervisor
Tim Grover
Visual Effects Editor
Richard Helmer
Pyrotechnic Special Effects
Vic Radulich
Dialogue Editor
Jay Nierenberg
Sound Effects Editor
John Leveque
Supervising Sound Editor
Bob Baron
ADR Mixer
Lisa Greenspan
Production Coordinator
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
Linda Leduc
Costume/Wardrobe
Randy K. Singer
Foley Mixer
Chris Navarro
ADR Recordist
David B. Householter
Unit Production Manager
Carol Flaisher
Production Supervisor
Rick Shuster
Pilot
Scott Lukowski
Model Effects
Brian Terwilliger
Production Supervisor
Jeffrey Lampert
Production Supervisor
Jean-Pierre Avice
Production Supervisor
Denise Davis
Visual Effects Producer
Ginny Sakamoto
Draftsman
Kurt E. Soderling
Aerial Photography
Ken Fischer
Sound Effects Editor
Ari Flaisher
Location Manager
Robert Grasmere
Second Unit Director
Eric Ewalt
Model Effects
Maida Morgan
Location Manager
Pierre Rivard
Special Effects Coordinator
Craig Van Gundy
Location Manager
Margo Baxley
Costumes Supervisor
David Heron
Special Effects Foreman
Jayme Smith
Special Effects Technician
Steve Mann
Sound Effects Editor
Stephen Coutu
Scenic Artist
Scott Ateah
Stunts Coordinator
Elaine Fleming
Production Coordinator
Andrew Li
Draftsman
Roberta Petrini
Hair Styles
Roberta Petrini
Makeup
Victorine Tamafo
Unit Production Manager
Mark Ross-Sullivan
Model Effects
Isabelle Gautier
Location Manager
Isabelle Gautier
Unit Production Manager
Steve Dellerson
Unit Production Manager
Roberto De Angelis
Steadicam Operator
Mel Claus
Production Coordinator
Peter A. Ramsey
Storyboard Artist
Sanna Seppanen
Key Hairstylist
Sue Field
Script Supervisor
Andy Koyama
Re-Recording Mixer
Toby Lindala
Second Unit Makeup
Mathew Dunne
Unit Production Manager
Christopher Flick
Foley Editor
Erik Henry
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jay Hirsch
Special Effects Foreman
Brett Moore
Model Effects
Bernard Weiser
Dialogue Editor
Susan Kurtz
Dialogue Editor
Loree Wershler
Graphic Design
Deborah Larsen
Key Make-up
Lubor Cencak
Scenic Artist
Debbie Schwab
Production Supervisor
Janice Frome
Location Manager
Vito Colazzo
Unit Production Manager
Ivana Primorac
Hair Styles
Ivana Primorac
Makeup Supervisor
Michael Dreyer
Unit Production Manager
Rick Canelli
ADR Recordist
Michelle Lemieux
Second Unit Makeup
The Picture Mill
Title Design
Ellen Lent
Location Manager
Leslie Huntley
Visual Effects Producer
Sarah Monat
Foley Artist
Simonetta Mariano
Costume/Wardrobe
Wayne Coe
Storyboard Artist
Eric Vrba
Special Effects Technician
Enzo Sisti
Production Supervisor
Ken Friss
Script Supervisor
Bob Bottieri
Scenic Artist
Brigitte Levesque
Location Manager
Glenn Neufeld
Visual Effects Supervisor
Alan Rifkin
Special Effects Technician
Ken Swenson
Model Effects
Katherine Dorrer
Production Coordinator
Stella D'Onofrio
Script Supervisor
Carol Keith
Production Coordinator
Mary Eilts
Unit Production Manager
Chris Carpenter
Re-Recording Mixer
Thomas Milano
Music Editor
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