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Universal Soldier (1992)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 10 July 1992 (USA)
Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

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Garth
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GR76 (as Ralph Moeller)
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Charles
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Storyline

An elite team of soldiers has been used against terrorists where they use astounding physical capabilities to overcome them. Victoria, a reporter, follows them and discovers a part of their secret. When one of the team kills her cameraman she tries to escape. Luc, one of the soldiers begins to have flashbacks and turns sides and helps her as the remainder of the team follows to protect their secrets. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Genetically enhanced machines. See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crystal Knights  »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,057,084 (USA) (12 July 1992)

Gross:

$36,299,898 (USA)
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| (heavily cut) (TV)

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(digital 35 mm prints)| (analog 35 mm prints) (4 channels)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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(at around 8 mins) Only feature film as of 2012 depicting an Aero Spacelines Mini Guppy (Registration N422AU, serial 15937) transport aircraft. The Mini Guppy used in the film was used by Erickson Air Crane until its retirement in 1995 at the Tillamook Naval Air Station Museum in Tillamook, Oregon. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) When Sergeant Andrew Scott shoots the Vietnamese boy at the beginning of the film, the boy is wearing a green shirt. But when we see him from the back as Scott shoots him, his shirt is blue. See more »

Quotes

Scott: Are we having fun yet?
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Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) See more »

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The Worst Always Happens
Written by Wendy Kramer and Harry Shannon
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Universally watchable
22 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two dead American soldiers from Vietnam resurface years later as nuclear machines that help take down terrorists. However when a nosy reporter starts snooping around she rekindles the memories of the soldiers, one wants to go home and the other wants to kill the other. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren together in one film doesn't exactly bring up expectations of quality. However Universal Soldier manages to be far more entertaining than one would've guessed and not even in guilty pleasure way. The action is rather spectacular and while Van Damme and Lundgren are rather well suited to their parts. The secondary characters such as Jerry Orbach,Ed O'Ross and Ally Walker only provide our hero and villain with targets to shoot at but for mindless enjoyment, you can certainly do worse.

* *1/2 out 4-(Pretty good)


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