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The Expendables 3 is a 2014 American ensemble action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Sylvester Stallone. It is the third installment in The Expendables film series. The film features Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, and Robert Davi.

The Expendables 3
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Patrick Hughes
Produced by
  • Avi Lerner
  • Kevin King-Templeton
  • Danny Lerner
  • Les Weldon
  • John Thompson
Screenplay by
Story by Sylvester Stallone
Based on Characters
by David Callaham
Starring
Music by Brian Tyler
Cinematography Peter Menzies, Jr.
Edited by
  • Sean Albertson
  • Paul Harb
Production
companies
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04)
  • August 15, 2014 (2014-08-15)
Running time
126 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $90 million
Box office $214.6 million

The Expendables 3 (sometimes stylized as The Expendables III) is a 2014 American ensemble action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Sylvester Stallone. It is the third installment in The Expendables film series. The film features Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, and Robert Davi.

The story follows the mercenary group known as "The Expendables" as they come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), the Expendables' co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team. Released on August 15, 2014, it is the first film in the Expendables series not to be rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. It is instead rated PG-13, a decision that angered many fans. The film grossed $214.6 million in box offices sales.