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Universal Soldier (1992)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colonel Perry
GR76 (as Ralph Moeller)
Motel Owner
GR55 (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Michael Winther ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The ultimate weapons of the future have just declared war... on each other. See more »

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


$23,000,000 (estimated)


$36,299,898 (USA)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (heavily cut) (TV)

Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


(at around 1h 14 mins) The street where Luc and Veronica are surrounded by police is named after the actor Andy Devine who was raised in Kingman, Arizona. See more »


(at around 42 mins) When Luc and Veronica make their escape from the motel, they drive through the office and interrupt the motel owner's mother reading a newspaper. Are we to believe she sat and happily read the paper during the previous sequence when the motel was shot to pieces by 4 heavily armed men? See more »


Veronica: All right look. Do you have a family, a friend? Is there a Misses Fourty-Four waiting for you some place?
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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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