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[[Wrestling/JohnCena John Triton]] is a veteran marine operative who is discharged from the Iraq War, despite his best wishes to remain. He returns to his wife, who after a great big welcome home, suggests they take a vacation. Their paths cross with Rome, a diamond thief, and his cronies who are on the run from a previous heist. They steal Triton's ride and, of course, his wife. Triton must save his wife as he chases Rome through the South Carolina environment.

Claimed by WWE Films to be its most successful film yet. A sequel was released on DVD starring Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr. in 2009. A third movie was released in 2013 starring Wrestling/TheMiz on DVD/Blue Ray. A fourth movie is planned with Miz returning and featuring the first Diva in the series, Wrestling/SummerRae.

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!!These films provide examples of:

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[[folder:Tropes Shared]]
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary
** The slab-side M16 [=SP1=] in the first movie was ''never'' used by the USMC. Also, the black uniform and jacket worn by Triton in the prologue is definitely not standard issue to the USMC, not even Force Recon, whom he is a part of. In addition, assuming that the film took place in 2006, when it was released, all of the marines in the base are seen wearing the M81 woodland pattern, no longer used by the USMC in 2004 and by the Army in 2005.
** [[http://3sshop.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/4/3/11430790/496660136_orig.jpg The urban camouflage]] seen in the second movie doesn't even look close to [[http://www.hyperstealth.com/MARPAT-Urban-Standard.jpg the actual MARPAT pattern]].
* BaldOfEvil: Morgan. Also the two drug dealers in the woods and Damo.
* BottomlessMagazines
* IHaveYourWife: Needless to say, it doesn't end well for the villains.
* OneManArmy: The protagonists.
* PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie: The first movie is type 2. The sequels are type 3.
* RatedMForManly
* SemperFi: Big time. The movies show you that kidnapping the wife[=/=]relatives of a Marine is ''NOT'' a good idea.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: The first film is silly. All of the sequels are serious.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Being a WWE film series, you can expect a few wrestling moves in the fight scenes. The most egregious of which is Triton chokeslamming a mook to his death; both the camera angle and the fact that the mook smashes through a wooden dock disguise the fact that Cena is [[TheUndertaker not as large as the wrestlers who usually do this move]].
** Oddly, Cena doesn't use this move while actually wrestling.
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[[folder:The Marine]]
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* BadassDriver: John ''Freakin''' Triton.
* BlackComedyRape: The reason Morgan hates rock candy? [[spoiler:A camp counselor tempted him with it, then raped him]].
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Lampshaded and averted. [[spoiler:He dies third.]]
* BoringInvincibleHero: It's JohnCena as the starring role. What more needs to be said?
* CarChase
* ConspicuousCG: The film featured some noticeable CGI effects, such as [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/File:MarineJericho941F-4.jpg the bullet]] that files towards the camera at one scene.
* CoolCar: The Dodge Viper police cruiser that Triton hijacks for the car chase.
* DarkActionGirl: Angela.
* GunsAkimbo: Bennett during the diamond heist.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Triton [[NeckSnap snaps Rome's neck]] with the [[ChainPain same chain]] he is attacking him with.
* ImplacableMan: John, a rare heroic version.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Rome attacks Triton with [[DropTheHammer a sledgehammer]] and [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw]] during their climactic fight. Triton defends himself from the latter with [[WrenchWhack a big wrench]].
* LargeHam: Robert Patrick is clearly having a ball playing Rome, and is clearly ''not'' taking the movie as seriously as Cena is.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: After Rome shoots Vescera, alligators appear to eat his body.
* NoodleIncident: Morgan and rock candy.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The opening sequence has Triton freeing some comrades from captivity; when it is seemed like they are surrounded by enemies with no way out, one of them asks Triton, "How do we get around them?", Triton drops, "We don't; [[BondOneLiner We go through them.]]" He fires his gun at the camera...and the movie fast-forwards to after the incident.
* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains: Triton's down-to-earth wife Kate wears a denim jacket, white tank top, and jeans. Bad Girl Angela wears a leather getup with a leopard top. And, if memory serves, heels. [[CombatStilettos In a swamp chase.]] [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2336135168/tt0419946 Compare]].
* StockFootage: That gunship you see in the intro? Yep, it's taken straight from ''Franchise/{{Rambo}} III''.
* UnratedEdition: Such a labeled DVD case exists. However, the differences between it and the rated one are near-undetectable.
* TheWarOnTerror: The opening sequence takes place in an Al-Qaeda base in Iraq.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Triton, who throws Angela against the windshield of an oncoming ''bus.'']]
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[[folder:The Marine 2]]
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* AxCrazy: Thickset, Damo's brother. He's essentially a [[Film/DieHard Karl]] {{expy}}.
* BigDamnHeroes: Church rescues Joe from being killed by [[spoiler:Thickset]].
* CoolVersusAwesome: Muay Thai vs. wrestling.
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DieHardOnAnX: ''Die Hard'' on a hotel.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Again, Damo.
* FriendlySniper: Joe.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The {{mooks}} scored only one hit on Joe.
* InspiredBy: Inspired by the 2001 Dos Palmas kidnappings.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Joe attempts this on [[spoiler:Blondie]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Blondie]] and [[spoiler:Shoal]]. Both [[OnlyInItForTheMoney only care about money]].
* NumberedSequel
* PrivateMilitaryCompany: One is hired by Shoal to deal with the rebels. [[spoiler:Predictably, the team gets backstabbed by one of them, and were killed off except Calob]].
* RebelLeader: Damo.
* RetiredBadass: Church. He's an ex-Army Ranger and a [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam vet]].
* SceneryPorn: Done several times, such as in the scene where Joe's plane flies across the hotel.
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:Shoal]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: Damo kills [[spoiler:Blondie when he revealed the hostages' location to Joe]].
-->'''Damo''': You talked, didn't you? You disappoint me. ''*boom*''
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Damo discusses this trope to Conner. He does this to [[spoiler:Shoal]].
-->'''Damo''': There'll come a time when you're more useful to us dead than alive.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: How the rebels view themselves as.
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[[folder:The Marine 3: Homefront]]
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* BadassBookworm: Pope... sort of.
* BloodierAndGorier: And how. This film is by far the bloodiest of the series.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Pope.
* BombThrowingAnarchists: The villains.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Pope becomes a terrorist [[spoiler:when his family went bankrupt, losing their house. It goes FromBadToWorse when his father was DrivenToSuicide and his sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer]].
* TheDragon: Jackson.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Pope allows himself to be killed in the climax, knowing that the car bomb he's planted cannot be defused]].
* IcyBlueEyes: Pope.
* JitterCam: Justified in the scene where the FBI agents get slaughtered because some of it is shot from the agents' camera feed.
* PoliceAreUseless: Or rather, FBI are useless. When the FBI decide to storm the hideout of the bad guys, Jake tells not to do it that way, since he's an expert in infiltration. They don't listen, some agents end up injured/killed.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Averted. Jake kills only one {{mook}} using the revolver given to him by Harkins.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Pope.
-->"{{Greed}}, people. It's a disease that is eating away at our nation from the top down. Personal responsibility. That's what builds a nation. No more, no less."
* WordSequel: Not only does it have three in the name, it's called "Homefront" as well.
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