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Solo (1996)

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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23 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Соло  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

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

Dr. Bill Stewart, Solo's Designer: I should've stayed in college.
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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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6 April 2001 | by (Stockton-on-Tees) – See all my reviews

I didn't think much of Solo when I first watched it. But a couple of months later I watched it again and wow! did I miss something here! I loved it second time round.

This is Mario Van Peebles best performance in my opinion. He was ok in Highlander 3 and average in Gunmen, but this is his best performance.

A lot of people think this movie sucks. I can tell you that it doesn't suck, it's packed with action, cool stunts and awesome fight scenes.

Oh yeah and the evil cyborgs gun at the end of the movie looks so much like the ones from Fortress.

8/10


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