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Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  20 August 1999 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,605,167 (USA) (20 August 1999)

Gross:

SGD 492,508 (Singapore) (5 November 1999)
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Trivia

Subsequent Universal Soldier films ignore the events of The Return and outright contradict it in a number of ways; while still an official entry, it is no longer considered part of the series canon. See more »

Goofs

When the S.E.T.H. brain is implanted into the Super-UniSol, he gives a speech to the rest of the UniSols. During this speech he directs his soldiers to "gather raw materials, so what we may expand our numbers geometrically". Geometrically should have probably been "exponentially". See more »

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Romeo: [after Erin Young caughts Romeo on fire] I'm just warming up, Deveraux.
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Followed by Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) See more »

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Written by Jizmak the Gusha (as Brad Roberts), Dave Musel, Dave Brockie (as David Brockie),
Beefcake The Mighty (as Michael Bishop), Balsac the Jaws of Death (as Michael Derks) and Peter Lee
Performed by Gwar
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21 July 2003 | by (Klaustur, Iceland) – See all my reviews

This movie is just so bad it's good! The acting may look a bit "forced" at times (ok, perhaps "painfully horrible" would be a better expression) but really folks... did you honestly expect an award winning performance from Van Damme or Goldberg? I don't know about you all, but I rented this movie to see Van Damme trade punches with the 290 pound Goldberg and Michael Jai White while uttering dozens of slightly pathetic/slightly amusing one liners at every conceivable opportunity, and I got just what I asked for =)

If you don't like it... tough.

Go rent "The Piano" or "Lawn Dogs" if you want real movies, but if you just want Van Damme brawling with big guys plus some shots of pretty girls, this is just what the doctor ordered.

One of my favourites.


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