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Soldier (I) (1998)

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A soldier is dumped on a waste disposal planet and lives among a community of crash survivors on the planet and takes it upon himself to defend his new home when genetic engineered soldiers are ordered to eliminate the crash survivors.

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Storyline

In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Left for dead on a remote planet for obsolete machines and people, a fallen hero has one last battle to fight

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Rated R for strong violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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23 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Soldado Implacável  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,447,237 (USA) (23 October 1998)

Gross:

$14,567,883 (USA) (4 December 1998)
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In the Todd's service records appears a complete list of places and kills (confirmed and unconfirmed) caused by him: ·Battle at Tannhauser Gate: -Confirmed Kills: 29 -Unconfirmed Kills: 37 ·Montana Insurrection: -Confirmed Kills: 30 -Unconfirmed Kills: 36 ·Bolivian Coup of 2015: -Confirmed Kills: 48 -Unconfirmed Kills: 50 ·Battler of Shanghai 2015: -Confirmed Kills: 73 -Unconfirmed Kills: 88 ·Shoulder of Orion: -Confirmed Kills: 24 -Unconfirmed Kills: 31 ·Nibian Moon Campaign: -Confirmed Kills: 31 -Unconfirmed Kills: 65 ·Antares Maelstrom War: -Confirmed Kills: 48 -Unconfirmed Kills: 60 ·Perdition Flame's War: -Confirmed Kills: 58 -Unconfirmed Kills: 93 See more »

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When Todd rises from the water, ready to shoot, the ripples, lack of water falling from his body, and fire in the background show that the shot was played in reverse. See more »

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[first lines]
Female Voice: [to audience of very young boys] A soldier does not speak until spoken to by a superior officer. A soldier shows no mercy. Mercy is weakness. Weakness is death. A soldier...
[squealing pig led in for slaughter]
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Connections

References The Strongest Man in the World (1975) See more »

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The Flowing Bowl
Traditional Arranged by Solas
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
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They said it was bad I watched it and loved it
12 September 2000 | by (NY, USA) – See all my reviews

When I rented this movie to watch it, I knew that it was not going to be a mindbender movie. Instead I thought of it as a disbelief of reality where someone is going to get a serious beating. And you know what it worked. Kurt Russel did what I though was a remarkable role in showing the emotionless soldier that he was. I recommend this movie if your out with the boys and want to watch a good action film.


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