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Solo (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  23 August 1996 (USA)
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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!


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

23 August 1996 (USA)  »

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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

When Colonel Madden is firing the tripod mounter grenade launcher at Solo in the village, you can clearly see the 40mm grenade rounds on the belt are just an empty shell and have no warhead to them. See more »

Quotes

Improved Solo: [to Solo thinking he *was* dying] You ceased to function!
Solo: No, I bluffed!
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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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"Solo"... the ultimate one-man army!
27 April 2006 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

Here's a movie that knows its place and doesn't kid itself in trying to think it's anything intelligent or well-written. "Solo" simply wants to be a fun action movie, and it succeeds. Looking a lot like 2005's "Stealth," only with lesser special effects, "Solo" (made almost a decade before "Stealth") is a one-man army movie to the extreme. It stars Mario Van Peebles (remember him?) as Solo, an android built by the army that goes renegade and helps a group of farmers save their village. But the army wants their billion dollar project back, and will stop at nothing to get it! I enjoyed "Solo" on the grounds that you don't have to think very hard, and yet it still entertains. Mario Van Peebles does a fine job as the android, and I also noticed Adrien Brody as his programmer. "Solo" was bashed mainly because it was years behind its time. Had it been released the same year as "Rambo," it may have found a wider audience. But if you like action and don't want things like plot or character development to get in the way, see "Solo." It's a good action movie, and a fun 90 minutes.


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