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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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Richard Rothstein (characters) &
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Release Date:
20 August 1999 (USA) See more »
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Prepare to become obsolete
Plot:
The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
(WGA)
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)
 
Stunts
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)
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
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
Ellyn S. Klein .... assistant production coordinator (as Ellyn Klein)
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)
 
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Additional Details

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

Trivia:
The role of Romeo was originally intended for WWF wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the final fight sequence between SETH and Luc, SETH grabs Luc by the neck with his right hand and holds him into the chair. Whilst holding him into the chair, the hand holding the neck switches to his left hand and then back his right hand again between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Maggie:[about Romeo] I don't care if he's dead. If he grabs me again, I'll kill him.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Tracey Fragments (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Don't Want To Be Alone AnymoreSee more »

FAQ

Why does Luc seem to still have superhuman strength despite he is "human" again?
Is this movie "canonical" in the Universal Soldier series?
Did this movie flop at the box office?
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The Return Could Have Been Better, 28 March 2000
Author: TEXICAN-2 from Benbrook, Texas

Van Damme returns to one of his best action roles, with a very weak storyline, and very irritating, stereo-typed characters.

When the action is going, IT'S GOING. Van Damme's aging, but, still has the moves. He's also a widower with a young daughter.

First plot problem, his daughter has access to the "Top Secret Project" building for the Universal Soldier program, and uses it like a daycare center. No other workers had their kids there, so what made her so special, except to put her closer to the action.

Second plot problem, the female reporter. She arrives for and interview, is excorted inside the factility, and when all hell breaks loose, she and her cameraman remain instead of being escorted out. Another excuss to put a character close to the danger.

Third plot problem, the irritating and unreal attitude the reporter has. Instead of showing the least amount of fear over the killing and mayhem going on around her, she's doing her "I-a-reporter-with-a-scoop" dialogue. I was hoping that Romeo or another soldier would take her out.

Fourth plot problem, Kiana Tom, Van Damme's butt-kicking sidekick at the beginning of the movie, is left on the sidelines for most of the movie. Her character replacing the reporter would have enhanced the whole story and added to the action.

If you can overlook the plot problems, the show is at least bearable.

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