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Universal Soldier: The Return -- When the Universal Soldiers supercomputer goes haywire, Luc Deveraux is the only one who can battlethe elite team of deadly, near-perfect warriors.
Universal Soldier: The Return -- 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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Prepare to become obsolete
The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Luc Deveraux

Michael Jai White ... S.E.T.H.
Heidi Schanz ... Erin Young, KTXD

Xander Berkeley ... Dr. Dylan Cotner

Justin Lazard ... Captain Blackburn

Kiana Tom ... Maggie

Daniel von Bargen ... General Radford

James Black ... Sergeant Morrow
Karis Paige Bryant ... Hillary Deveraux

Bill Goldberg ... Romeo / UniSol 2500

Brent Anderson ... Technician #2
Brent Hinkley ... Squid
Woody Watson ... RL Gate Guard
Jacqueline Klein ... Betty Wilson
Maria Arita ... Kitty Anderson, KTXO
Sam Williamson ... Hillary's Doctor
Dion Culberson ... Drag Queen

Pam Dougherty ... 60-Year-Old Woman

Heidi Franz ... Erin's Stripper
Barbara Petricini-Buxton ... Female News Anchor
Molly Moroney ... Pediatric Nurse

Josh Berry ... Radioman

Mark Dalton ... Lead RL Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robin Arcuri ... Waitress

Jim Henry ... UniSol / Security Guard

Lyle Kanouse ... UniSol 2500 (voice)
John Lee Lewis ... RL Med Tech
W. Glenn Malmskog ... SEAL Demolitions Man
Mark Nicholson ... Club Manager

Mic Rodgers ... Big Biker
Scott Roland ... UniSol
Colin Skelton ... Technician
Derek Southers ... UniSol
Marvin Frank Stone III ... Unisol Security Guard

Adam Russell Stuart ... General's Aide
Sylvester 'Bear' Terkay ... Hospital Security
Fabian Watkins ... Nightclub Patron
Paul Heckmann ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Bruce Stewart ... ER Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Mic Rodgers 
Writing credits
Richard Rothstein (characters) &
Christopher Leitch (characters) and
Dean Devlin (characters)

William Malone (written by) and
John Fasano (written by)

Produced by
Craig Baumgarten .... producer
Daniel Melnick .... executive producer
Adam Merims .... co-producer
Richard G. Murphy .... co-producer
Michael I. Rachmil .... executive producer
Allen Shapiro .... producer
Bennett R. Specter .... co-producer
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... producer
Original Music by
Don Davis 
Cinematography by
Mike Benson 
Film Editing by
Peck Prior 
Casting by
Rachel Abroms 
Jory Weitz 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
Art Direction by
John Frick 
Set Decoration by
Donnasu Sealy 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Bryan 
Makeup Department
Troy Breeding .... makeup artist
Melissa Forney .... first assistant hair stylist
Kalen Hoyle .... first assistant makeup artist
Philip Ivey .... key hair stylist
Shashana Kaplan .... makeup artist
Keith Sayer .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Michael I. Rachmil .... unit production manager (as Michael Rachmil)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Cho .... first assistant director
Rebecca Strickland .... second assistant director
Art Department
Byron K. Autrey .... carpenter
Byron K. Autrey .... property maker
Bradly E. Breitbarth .... property master
Adiena Clauson .... set dresser
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser
Archie Hankins .... carpenter
Kelley A. Hankins .... signwriter
Mark Hanks .... swing
Bill Luckey .... assistant property master
Roy Metcalf .... construction coordinator
John Parker .... set dresser
Darren Patnode .... on-set dresser
Thomas H. Paul .... set designer
Gen Quintanilla .... swing
Steve Sawhill .... lead man
Phyllis Detrich .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Nanci Elfrez .... painter (uncredited)
Jennifer Garlington .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Spanky Lofland .... carpenter (uncredited)
Randy Severs .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Dorian Cheah .... sound re-recording mixer
Pud Cusack .... production sound mixer (as Kathleen Cusack)
Pud Cusack .... sound mixer
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor (as Jed Dodge)
Lisle Engle .... sound effects editor
Mary Erstad .... foley mixer
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist (as David Fein)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Frank Gaeta .... sound effects editor
George Haddad .... sound effects editor
Greg Hedgepath .... supervising sound editor
Michael Hertlein .... adr editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Robert Jackson .... adr supervisor (as Robert C. Jackson)
C.W. Jones .... foley mixer
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
Yuri Reese .... additional sound mixer
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
William Smith .... additional sound mixer
Scott Streetman .... cable person
Lucy Sustar .... foley editor
Roland N. Thai .... sound effects editor (as Roland Thai)
Robert Getty .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Patrick Giraudi .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rick Bongiovanni .... effects crew: KNB Effects
Brett Cody .... effects coordinator
Joe Digaetano .... special effects coordinator (as Joey Digaetano)
Margaret Johnson .... special effects technician
Jerry King .... technician
Randy E. Moore .... special effects crew
Gary Pilkinton .... technician
Kathleen Tonkin .... technician
Robert Vazquez .... special effects foreman
Robert Brown .... special effects technician (uncredited)
John Cluff .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jim Henry .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Geoffrey C. Martin .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Alan McFarland .... special effects electronics: KNB (uncredited)
Patrick Tantalo .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Russell Tyrrell .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Andy Atkins .... Domino artist
Casey Dame .... CGI artist
Tony Deryan .... Domino artist
Buddy Gheen .... digital artist
Gary Hall .... visual effects coordinator
Bruce Harris .... Domino artist
O.T. Hight .... Domino artist
Heidy Hughes .... Domino artist
Paul Le Blanc .... CGI supervisor (as Paul R. LeBlanc)
Ralph Maiers .... visual effects supervisor
TJ Morgan .... Domino artist
Robert W. Morgenroth .... visual effects supervisor (as Rob Morgenroth)
Eric Pham .... Domino artist
Janet Quen .... Domino artist
Bart Rachmil .... visual effects editor
Mike Sabga .... digital artist
Gabriel Sanchez .... Domino artist
Dan Santori .... CGI artist
George Ulmer .... CGI artist
Christopher Grandel .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Rea Brooks .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunts
Christy Carlson .... stunts
Rosa Collins .... stunts
Laura Dash .... stunts
Lance Gilbert .... stunt double: Mr. Van Damme
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts
Scott Hubbell .... stunts
Matt Johnston .... utility stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts (as Henry M. Kingi Jr.)
Curtis Lupo .... stunts
Khristian Lupo .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Chad Randall .... utility stunts
Tim Rigby .... stunts
Larry Rippenkroeger .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Scott Roland .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts (as Debbie Lynn Ross)
Michael Runyard .... stunt coordinator
Jan Michael Shultz .... stunts
Jamie Taylor .... stunts
Keith Tellez .... stunts
Russell Towery .... stunts
Tim Trella .... stunts
Christopher J. Tuck .... stunts (as Chris Tuck)
Jeff Ward .... stunts
Tak Yuen .... stunts
Harold Burns .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
John Cann .... stunts (uncredited)
Jennifer Caputo .... high fall stunt (uncredited)
Jim Henry .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Hubbell .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Robert Keller .... stunts (uncredited)
Mic Rodgers .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sanders .... stuntman (uncredited)
Todd Senofonte .... stunt double: Van Damme (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Andrus .... key grip
Stephen Beasley .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Stephen F. Beasley)
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
Kevin Boyle .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Clarson .... chief lighting technician
Brown Cooper .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gary Jay .... camera operator: "b" camera
Key Kolb .... second grip
Jeff Lanes .... dimmer board operator
Jim McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Fred L. McLane .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Edward Morey III .... camera operator: "a" camera
Rob Nelson .... video operator: E=mc²
Van Redin .... still photographer
Roger Basquette .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Cheryl Clarson .... electrician (uncredited)
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Eric Montes .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Michael Off .... camera operator (uncredited)
Andy Stefanek .... electrician (uncredited)
Jason Taylor .... best boy rigging electrician (uncredited)
Troy Webb .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Gabrielle Berberich .... casting associate
Barbara Brinkley .... casting: Texas
Toni Cobb Brock .... local casting (as Toni Cobb)
Meg Looney .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rondi Hillstrom Davis .... wardrobe supervisor
Susan Mayes .... key set costumer
Leeann Radeka .... set costumer
Steve Constancio .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Rayford Berrymon .... assistant film editor
James Flynn .... assistant film editor
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Eddie Robayo .... apprentice film editor
Sandy S. Solowitz .... first assistant editor: avid
Music Department
Jason Alexander .... music supervisor
Sharon Boyle .... music consultant
Robert Garrett .... music editor
John Houlihan .... music consultant
Micki Stern .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
John Burkholtz .... transportation captain
Richard A. Davis .... transportation co-captain (as Richard Davis)
Jon Bergholz .... dispatcher (uncredited)
Other crew
Anne Attalla .... assistant: Mr. Shapiro
Robert Callan .... location manager
Gino Crognale .... puppeteer
Jim Dunlap .... first assistant accountant
Andrea Gabusi .... production coordinator
Chris Gilmer .... production assistant
Ellyn Klein Golub .... assistant production coordinator (as Ellyn Klein)
Jennifer S. Gottlieb .... production assistant (as Jennifer Gottlieb-Rosenbaum)
Theodore Haines .... puppeteer (as Ted Haines)
Shawn Hueston .... assistant location manager
J. Larsen Jay .... production secretary
Cindy Lindauer .... studio teacher
Jake McKinnon .... puppeteer
Sarah Morse .... production accountant (as Sarah M. Morse)
Angela Peterson .... assistant: Mr. Rachmil
Parrish Rainge .... production assistant
Ron Rauch .... production assistant
Melinda Taksen .... script supervisor
Raigen Thornton .... set medic
Rick Washburn .... weapons master
Pete Waterman .... production assistant
Nikki Woods .... production assistant
Karen Woodward .... assistant: Mr. Baumgarten
LouAnn Wu .... assistant: Mr. Rodgers
Sarah Nean Bruce .... production advisor (uncredited)
Eve Butterly .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Caryn Cheever .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Laura King .... unit medic (uncredited)
Peter Malota .... martial arts choreographer (uncredited)
Mike Sudrow .... weapons specialist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Universal Soldier IV" - USA (informal alternative title)
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Rated R for nonstop strong violence, and for language and nudity
83 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Certain subterranean scenes were filmed in Texas in the tunnels dug for the US' Superconducting Supercollider project. After the project was canceled in 1993, the tunnels were used as storage by Ellis County.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
S.E.T.H.:When I was a machine, I yearned to be a man. Now I'm better than both. The created has become the creator.See more »
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Why does Luc seem to still have superhuman strength despite he is "human" again?
Was Micheal Jai White in "Universal Soldier" (1992) too?
How could Luc have a daughter if he had been "dead" in the past?
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18 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Lots of kickboxing, 18 August 1999
Author: Steve Baker ( from Cairns Australia

Jean-Claude Van Damme has been in about a film a year for 15 years now, and has been the star performer in those films since 1985's No Retreat, No Surrender.

That's no mean achievement and shows that this action movie star has a market for his skills, as limited as they might be. The formula isn't Van Damme's alone but he's certainly the most prolific of the action movie stars.

Silvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzennegger, Steven Segal, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan are the best known of the action stars but with the exception of Chan, Van Damme is the one who seems to be still most actively in the business. And these sorts of films are much less popular than they used to be.

Jean-Claude is a terrible actor and his film world is simplistic. One can only assume that his fans wish that the real world was like his.

The scenario almost invariably includes lots of hand to hand fighting, silly women and often children who need defending. The plots are stupid and concocted only to allow Jean-Claude to fight a lot and to show his sensitive side as he protects the women and/or children.

The mushy bits, accompanied by appropriate music, aren't ever romantic, Jean Claude could never manage that, but they serve to depict this action man as being a reluctant hero. He only beats people up, firstly because he can, but secondly because he has to.

His best film so far, of the ones I've seen, was the John Woo directed Hard Target (1993) which had many stylish touches, often in slow motion, which accentuated the admirable Van Damme gracefulness.

I think the worst was Double Impact which unfortunately doubled the torture - there were two characters in the film played by the Muscles From Brussels.

And the famous, universal, Van Damme bum shot, the scene where we get to see Jean-Claude's tastefully lit posterior, happens early on in Universal Soldier 2. So if you like you can leave early.

Universal Soldier follows the formula. Actually I think that his fans will like this one. There's plenty of kick boxing.

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