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Solo (1996)

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Mario Van Peebles stars as an android killing weapon designed by the military and utilized to enter into a Latin American war to destroy the rebels - natives fighting simply to maintain ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Solo
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General Clyde Haynes
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Colonel Frank Madden / Improved Solo
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Sgt. Lorenzo
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Rio (as Damián Bechir)
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Agela
Abraham Verduzco ...
Miguel
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Vasquez
William Wallace ...
Thompson
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Dr. Bill Stewart, Solo's Designer
Brent Schaeffer ...
Communications Officer
Lucas Dudley ...
Helmsman
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Flight Deck Officer
Rafael Velasco ...
Justos
Abel Woolrich ...
Lazaro
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Storyline

Mario Van Peebles stars as an android killing weapon designed by the military and utilized to enter into a Latin American war to destroy the rebels - natives fighting simply to maintain their freedom. Contrary to his programming, he develops an affinity for the villagers and decides to help them fight back. This lets his creators bring him back and ultimately leads to one of them being given more powerful circuitry to defeat him. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Part man. Part machine. Total weapon. Prepare to go Solo!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for combat action violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cyber Soldier  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,228,668 (USA) (23 August 1996)

Gross:

$4,932,915 (USA) (13 September 1996)
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Goofs

The hole in Solo's side dissapears when in a hut, just to appear later again. This continues throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Madden: [to Solo who is holding the Colonel horizontally above his head] How's it gonna feel if you kill me?
Solo: Good question, let's find out.
[then drops the Colonel on his knee, breaking his spine with a crunch]
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Connections

References Red Scorpion (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can See The Stars
Music & Lyrics by Christopher Franke
Performed by David Glickman
Produced by Scott Monahan
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Frankly, I Tuned In To See Adrien Brody!
31 December 2003 | by (Whitehall, PA) – See all my reviews

When I stumbled on SOLO on cable TV and realized Adrien Brody, one of my favorite actors, was third-billed in this Mario Van Peebles action flick, I decided to record it and check it out later for the heck of it. Turns out that was a good idea, since I got the most enjoyment out of this derivative SF/action/adventure when I simply gave up and fast-forwarded to Brody's scenes as Solo's endearingly scruffy creator Dr. Bill Stewart (sounds like the kind of bland name they'd give the hero in a 1950s creature feature -- told you SOLO was derivative! :-). Brody's one of the few performers in the film who actually says his lines with heart and conviction. When he was emoting opposite Van Peebles & Co., I wonder if Brody ever thought one day he'd be winning an Oscar for his starring turn in a Roman Polanski drama? :-) Adrien Brody fans, get the VCR ready; genre fans, try renting THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, FRANKENSTEIN, THE TERMINATOR, or any of the other movies that SOLO rips off! :-)


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