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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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Garth
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GR76 (as Ralph Moeller)
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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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$36,299,898 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Grand Canyon bus chase has re-edited years later as library footage into Fred Olen Ray's Critical Mass (2001) produced by Andrew Stevens' Phoenician Entertainment (a company that specialized in shooting low budget action films around stock footage). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 2 mins) In the diner, when Luc punches Hank (the cook), Brenda (the waitress) is inches away, laughing and distracted, but she manages to duck in perfect sync when the punch is coming, revealing that the fight is an obvious choreography. See more »

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Veronica: I figured you had to be French or something because of your accent.
Luc: What accent?
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Referenced in Sunny Side Up (1994) See more »

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Breakin' Up, Breakin' Down
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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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