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The Losers is an upcoming action film, and an adaptation of Vertigo and DC Comics' comic book series of the same name. Directed by Sylvain White, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana and Chris Evans. The Losers opened in America on April 23, 2010.

Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar are members of an elite United States Special Forces team sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. They attempt to abort the mission when they see children are being used as drug mules. The team, find themselves the target of a betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. With an air strike minutes away the team breach the compound and rescue the children. The team allow the children to be airlifted to safety aboard a waiting helicopter but it is destroyed by a missile intended for them. Presumed dead and without passports or money the team are stuck in Bolivia. The group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with rather sly moves. Together they track and follow the ruthless and heavily armed and guarded Max to foil his plans of transforming the world as we know it into a new high-tech global battleground. Aisha agrees to smuggle the men back into the United States if they agree to hunt down and kill Max in what she describes as essentially a suicide mission. An operation to intercept and capture Max in Miami is planned. The mission goes well but instead of Max they only retrieve a hard drive containing valuables Max needs to make his next arms deal. Even with this they can't find him because they do not have the code needed to get into the drive.

Max intends to purchase the latest high tech weapon, an environmentally friendly bomb with the power of a nuclear weapon but with no contamination or fall-out. He intends to use it to start a war for the benefit of the United States of America. Back at the losers base, Jensen is looking up his nieces next soccer competition, and Pooch is watching his pregnant wife shop for groceries. Roque walks in and wonders what the guys are doing. Jensen comments that their target from back when they were in Bolivia has 4 million dollars missing. He finds out that it is not really missing but it actually went to a trust fund to his only child which is Aisha. Meanwhile in the next room Aisha and Clay are laying in bed. She tries to get information on the mission back in Bolivia, but before she finds out if Clay really killed her father or not the gang bust in on them telling Clay who she really is. Aisha ends up shooting Jensen in the arm and getting away.

The group is betrayed by Roque, who had been working with Max since the Miami mission. Aisha ends up coming in and saving everyone from being executed, but lets Clay know that their fight is not over yet Ultimately Max escapes, but without money, muscle, or any equipment at all, and is actually effectively mugged on a bus. Max calls the Loser to taunt them, saying they are back to where he started but Clay replies that at least now they know what he looks like.

The movie finishes with the Losers (now including Aisha) doing what appears to be one last mission. Pooch scales the wall of a building which turns out be a hospital as he reunites with his wife and new son.

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CastChris Evans, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Genre:  Action, Adventure
Release Date:  April 23, 2010
Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Dark Castle Entertainment
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A cool, slick and ultra stylish action comedy that works better than it should and plays better than you would expect. Sylvian White's "The Losers" is a quick witted, sharp, fast paced and extremely enjoyable action-comedy that infuses the best of both genres to create a stylish and a very cool  movie.
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