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Universal Soldier (1992)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  10 July 1992 (USA)
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Luc and Scott were killed in Vietnam, but the army has a secret project for reanimating dead people as near-perfect soldiers.

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Woodward
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Garth
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GR76 (as Ralph Moeller)
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Lieutenant
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Charles
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Michael Winther ...
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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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Rated R for strong graphic violence, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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10 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crystal Knights  »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

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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2.35 : 1
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The helicopter shown when the UniSols deploy at the Hoover Dam is a Sikorsky S-58T. See more »

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Position/size of gag around Veronica's mouth during showdown. See more »

Quotes

Scott: [while draggin Luc towards Veronica] I gave you an order soldier, now let me see you waste that gook traitor... Now where are we gonna shoot her? In the stomach? Naa... In the chest? Noooo... I think we should shoot her... in the head!
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Scott: It's empty.
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Scott: It's empty!
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Admit it – you enjoyed it.
18 October 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay, okay: it's as macho as hell, questionably acted, pretty brutal and not particularly imaginative. But it has faith in itself. Please don't think I mean to give this B-movie any real grandeur, but it does know how to get the blood pumping. If the action sequences are nothing new (cribbed from Arnie and Mad Max flicks), it pushes them home with a relentless logic, and the production values are fine.

There is an element of self-parody, thanks largely to Lundgren's engagingly OTT psychotic turn (he's the best of the bunch) and the film-makers have enough nouse to make JVCD rely on his ability to kick the life out of everyone.

Plot means nothing, the film is nasty, the semi-moral/sentimental tone that descends towards the end is pretty offensive and it's derivative.

But admit it - you enjoyed it. Hell, I thought it was a laugh.


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