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Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control

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Luc Devereaux, the only surviving member of the original Universal Soldier Team. He now works with Dylan Cotner, on a project to create and improve a new Universal Soldier. Their plan is for the Universal soldier or UNISOLS to be controlled by a computer they call SETH. When the government decides to terminate the project, which includes shutting down SETH. SETH, not wanting this to happen, takes steps to prevent this. He first kills Dylan. He then has himself transfered into a body. He then seeks out Luc Devereaux, who is the only person who knows the code that will stop his program from being deleted. So he sends out all the UNISOLS to get him. Luc must try and stay away until SETH program is deleted. But SETH has targeted his daughter as possible leverage. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for nonstop strong violence, and for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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20 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,605,167, 22 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,431,220, 26 September 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,912,120, 10 November 2000
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Was released theatrically despite the previous sequels having been made-for-television - a rarity for sequels. Many film franchises have gotten out of direct-to-video, or made-for-television, through remakes, but few franchises get out of made-for-television status otherwise. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins) After Romeo climbs off the car when Luc kicks him out of the hospital window, a specific pattern of damage is visible on his back (melting of his uniform). He then enters the hospital and rips off his armor and shirt. (at around 1h 16 mins) Later, in Luc and Romeo's final confrontation, Romeo is wearing the same uniform (indicated by the damage on the back) still neatly buttoned/buckled up. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Romeo: [after being foiled by Luc Deveraux] I hate that guy!
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Written and Performed by Anthrax
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Under license from Notman
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Late night TV movie
5 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

There are really only 3 reasons to watch this: Michael Jai White has some quality screen time; Kiana Tom is quite gorgeous except for her dismal second incarnation, and this film has the most hilariously gratuitous T & A sequence since Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder hid out in the poledancing club in Stir Crazy.

Actually I quite like Van Damme - he makes martial arts look attainable. You can go to your classes and think "I'll never be as good as Jet Li, the guy's superhuman. But I might just get as good as Van Damme someday."


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