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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

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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
Brent Schaeffer ...
Communications Officer
Lucas Dudley ...
Helmsman
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Flight Deck Officer
Rafael Velasco ...
Justos
Abel Woolrich ...
Lazaro
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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 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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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) (25 August 1996)

Gross:

$4,932,915 (USA) (15 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

General Clyde Haynes: [talking about the two Solo Droids] Two Billion Dollars down the crapper!
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Connections

References Men of War (1994) 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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Decent action flick; little more
12 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Solo is an action movie about a Terminator-like android that is constructed and trained for the military. When a flaw is discovered, he is issued to be deprogrammed. Rather than face death, he chooses to flee into the jungles of Central America, where he takes refuge in a village. The military chases him into there, leading into a big action feast.

Mario Van Peebles does a decent performance the android. His movements and gestures look mechanical enough to get the job done. Actual scientific realism is abandoned in order to make a good action hero. And it works out; the action scenes aren't that spectacular, but they aren't all too bad either. The acting from the other characters is pretty bad, but I was not expecting anything too good. The special effects were decent as well.

Solo is decent as an action flick, but very forgettable. It lacks the substance that most movies possess. But if you just want to pass a couple hours without much thinking, this will get the job done.


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