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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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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$14,567,883 (USA) (4 December 1998)
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Freeze frame the 'Trinity Moons' data readout display in the closing scene and you will find several references to "The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy". The 'Top Archive Specifications' comes up with ZZ9.Plurl.ZA (the sector in which Earth is reported to be) which comes up in Zaphod mode. On the right under 'Search Results' you can see 'Slartibartfast' complete with an 'HHG' reference number. See more »

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When Todd is punching a gas tank, most of the impacts sound like a fist against a metal tank, but it collapses and rebounds like a stuffed bag. Close-up shots of his fists show a piece of metal. 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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Immigrant Song
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A good movie in two parts
8 February 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The first two sequences of this movie set up the two conflicts: the -thematic- conflict between the soldier Todd and his suppressed humanity, and the -physical- conflict between Todd and his bio-engineered replacement. Both sequences are quite gripping in different ways.

Peoples' screenplay falters somewhat by resolving the first of these arcs half-way through the movie, which means the second half is little more than a straightforward action romp.

Nonetheless, kudos to the makers for creating an genre action piece with heart and even a bit of soul and especially to Kurt Russell who conveys much with very little.

Not a great film, but one worth seeing.


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