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Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heidi Schanz ...
Dylan Cotner
Capt. Blackburn
General Radford
Sergeant Morrow
Karis Paige Bryant ...
2nd Technician
Woody Watson ...
RL Gate Guard
Betty Wilson
Maria Arita ...
Kitty Anderson


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Universal Soldier 2  »


Box Office


$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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1.85 : 1
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Ally Walker didn't reprise her role as Veronica Roberts, due to the scheduling conflicts (she was filming the series Profiler (1996)). See more »


(at around 48 mins) When the soldiers are setting up the bomb in the generator room. You can clearly see that the bomb is a C-4 bomb. Later, one of the soldiers accidentally shoots the bomb and it explodes. C-4 does not explode when shot. C-4 only explodes when the detonator is triggered. See more »


[watching the news, Squid watches as a news crew is blown up]
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Gotta love it
21 July 2003 | by 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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