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Starship Troopers (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  7 November 1997 (USA)
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Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

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In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity. Written by Christopher Van Pelt

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This Fall, Tristar Pictures takes you to the front lines of the next frontier. See more »

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Rated R for graphic sci-fi violence and gore, and for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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7 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,058,773 (USA) (7 November 1997)

Gross:

DEM 15,096,442 (Germany) (20 February 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Newsreel announcer: Young people from all over the globe are joining up to fight for the future.
Soldier #1: I'm doing my part.
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Newsreel announcer: They're doing their part. Are you? Join the Mobile Infantry and save the world. Service guarantees citizenship.
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A truly space epic!!!!!!
31 May 2002 | by (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of the best space epics I've ever seen. The characters are compelling and interesting, the story truly epic. I know this film has been criticized for its apology of violence, but those who say that, don't understand Verhoeven sense of humor. Dark, very dark. In the same manner displayed in Robocop (Ed Neumeyer was also the writer of that one, if I'm not mistaken). We do feel we are watching a true universe, which by the way is amazing. Look at the starships (massive), the battles (awesome), the bugs....man I do love this movie!!!! The music by maestro Poledouris is magnificent as always. Just hearing Klendathu's drop makes me shiver!!!! And finally kudos for Paul Verhoeven. Man you are a genius.


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