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Soldier (1998)

An engineered space soldier is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless refugees.

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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)  »

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Soldado Implacável  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,447,237 (USA) (25 October 1998)

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$14,567,883 (USA) (6 December 1998)
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Mekum wetting his pants when he sees Todd alive and well, and back to punish him, was not in the original script, it was improvised on set. The urine dripping out of Mekum's pants was actually pineapple juice. See more »

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When Todd takes out the last man in crawler 1 he throws 3 explosive grenades inside the crawler. We see several explosions from inside the crawler and it's seen burning, but not much later he is driving the (mostly) destroyed crawler. 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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References Captain Ron (1992) See more »

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Night Ride Across The Caucasus
Written by Loreena McKennitt
Performed by Loreena McKennitt
Courtesy of Quinlan Road Limited
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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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