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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning -- When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a next-generation "UniSol".
Universal Soldier: Regeneration -- When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier, Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme). Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier (Dolph Lundgren) and a next-generation "UniSol" (Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski).
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Release Date:
January 2010 (Brazil) See more »
Tagline:
Reanimated. Rearmed. The ultimate rematch. See more »
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With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Punch, smash, bam, scrunch, pow, bang, slam, boom! A B-Grade action movie with A-Grade direction. See more (108 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Luc Deveraux

Dolph Lundgren ... Andrew Scott
Andrei Arlovski ... NGU (as Andrei 'The Pitbull' Arlovski)
Mike Pyle ... Captain Kevin Burke

Corey Johnson ... Col. John Coby
Garry Cooper ... Dr. Porter

Emily Joyce ... Dr. Sandra Flemming

Zahary Baharov ... Commander Topov

Aki Avni ... General Boris
Kerry Shale ... Dr. Colin
Yonko Dimitrov ... Dimitri
Violeta Markovska ... Ivana
Stanislav Pishtalov ... P.M. Musayev
Marianne Stanicheva ... Olga
John Laskowski ... Captain

Kristopher Van Varenberg ... Miles

Franklin A. Vallette ... Technician

Shelly Varod ... Translator
Radina Kardjilova ... Waitress

Trayan Milenov-Troy ... Unisol 1

Jon Foo ... Unisol 2
Danko Jordanov ... Unisol 3
Dian Hristov ... Unisol 4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimir Vladimirov ... Man in restaurant
Dimiter Doichinov ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Dimitar Ilkov ... Training soldier (uncredited)

Velizar Peev ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
John Hyams 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Victor Ostrovsky (written by)

Richard Rothstein (characters) &
Christopher Leitch (characters) and
Dean Devlin (characters)

Produced by
Craig Baumgarten .... producer
Mark Damon .... executive producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
James Portolese .... associate producer
Israel Ringel .... line producer
Courtney Solomon .... executive producer
Tamara Stuparich de la Barra .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kris Hill 
Michael Krassner 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hyams (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jason Gallagher 
John Hyams 
 
Casting by
Illana Diamant 
Sue Jones 
Marianne Stanicheva 
 
Production Design by
Philip Harrison 
 
Art Direction by
Rossitsa Bakeva  (as Rossi Bakeva)
Valentina Mladenova  (as Valya Mladenova)
 
Costume Design by
Sonia Despotova 
Elitsa Taseva (co-costume designer)
 
Makeup Department
Eli Almani .... hair stylist: Mr. JCVD
Walter Cossu .... makeup artist: Mr. JCVD
Sofi Hvarleva .... make-up
Ivon Ivanova .... makeup artist
Nelly Teova .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Valentin Dimitrov .... production manager
Samantha Housman .... post-production supervisor
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Petya Evtimova .... first assistant director
Galina Kyuchukova .... second assistant director
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Atanasov .... carpenter
Maria Doicheva .... painter (as Maria Doycheva)
Miroslav Evtimov .... set dresser (as Miro Evtimov)
Bojidar Evtov .... set dresser
Martin Genchev .... stand-by props
Orlin Grozdanov .... property master
Petko Ivanov .... art department buyer
Rositsa Ivanova .... scenic artist
Alexei Karagyaur .... graphic designer (as Alexey Karaghiaur)
Peter Krumov .... set dresser
Rosen Marinkov .... stand-by props
Yossif Mladenov .... draftsman (as Yosif Mladenov)
Liuben Rangelov .... construction buyer (as Liuben Ranghelov)
Liuben Rangelov .... construction buyer
Ivan Ranghelov .... props assistant
Lyubo Samardjiev .... stand-by set dresser (as Liubomir Samardjiev)
Emil Shmidt .... art department buyer (as Emil Shmit)
Kristian Stoyanov .... stand-by set dresser
Krasimir Tsvetanov .... set dresser (as Krasi Tsvetanov)
Todor Tunov .... set dresser
Borislav Vasilev .... set dresser
Zdravko Vassilev .... set dresser (as Zdravko Vasilev)
Antonia Vladimirova .... art department coordinator
Maria Doicheva .... props painter (uncredited)
Maria Doicheva .... stand by painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Tim Crossley .... sound effects editor
Rusty Dunn .... sound designer
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Neil Fazzari .... dialogue editor
Neil Fazzari .... supervising sound editor
Eric Gitelson .... foley engineer
Kiril Kaloyanov .... boom operator
Vladimir Kaloyanov .... sound mixer
John Moros .... foley supervisor
John Moros .... location foley recordist
Abigail Savage .... sound designer
Jeff Seelye .... sound editor
Cory Coken .... additional adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Craig Byrom .... special effects foreman
Jovko Dogandjiski .... pyro effects
Nikolay Fartunkov .... pyro effects
Ivo Jivkov .... special effects coordinator
Ivo Jivkov .... special effects supervisor
Georgi Karadjov .... special effects
Peter Nikolov .... special effects
Stefan Razlojki .... armourer
Marin Takov .... armourer
 
Visual Effects by
Vipin Agrawal .... digital compositor
Manny Dubon .... iq artist
Rahul Madan .... visual effects artist
Joseph Oberle .... visual effects producer: Gotham Digital FX, Inc.
Joseph Oberle .... visual effects supervisor: Gotham Digital FX, Inc.
Vikas Rajput .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Asen Asenov .... stunts
Dermot Brogan .... stunt rigger
Georgi Dimitrov .... stunts
Ivailo Dimitrov .... stunts
Dimiter Doichinov .... stunts
Genadiy Ganchev .... stunts (as Genadii Ganchev)
Francois Grobbelaar .... stunt rigger
Zahari Grozdanov .... stunt double
Dian Hristov .... stunt double: Andrei Arlovski
Dian Hristov .... stunt double: Dolph Lundgren
Radoslav Ignatov .... stunts
Danko Jordanov .... stunts
Ivo Kehayov .... stunts
Kalin Kerin .... stunts
Georgi Manchev .... stunts
Stilyan Mavrov .... stunts
Trayan Milenov-Troy .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Radoslav Parvanov .... stunts
Velizar Peev .... stunt performer
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator
Elitsa Razheva .... stunt double
Krasimir Simeonov .... stunts
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunt rigger
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunts
Teodor Tsolov .... stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunts
Borislav Iliev .... stunt coordinator: Bulgaria (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ivan Aleksandrov .... key grip
Peter Anev .... best boy grip
Mitko Bonev .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mitko Bonev .... first assistant camera
Liudmil Donchev .... second assistant camera
Hristo Elandjiev .... electrician
Georgi Georgiev .... grip
Manol Ivanov .... grip
Ivailo Kostov .... electrician
Kenji Luster .... camera operator: "a" camera/Steadicam
Michael Mansouri .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Mansouri .... digital imaging technician
Merav Maroody .... still photographer
George Mihailov .... lighting best boy
Nikolai Mihailov .... electrician
Vihar Nikolov .... grip
Radoslav Petkov .... video assist
Itzik Revach .... camera technical assistant
Jacky Revah .... camera technical assistant
Plamen Soklev .... electrician
Emil Topuzov .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tzvetomir Tzvetkov .... grip
Mihail Yanakiev .... second assistant camera
Iliya Yonev .... grip
Yavor Zahariev .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Ivailo Nikolov .... layout supervisor
 
Casting Department
Katerina Goranova .... casting assistant
Alexander Kossev .... extras casting director: Bulgaria
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Fasano .... special costume design
John Cody Fasano .... special costume design
 
Editorial Department
Karlo Babakhanian .... iq assist
Joe Finley .... digital film colorist
Harry Muller .... color timer
Amber Taylor .... DI Producer
 
Transportation Department
Emil Alexiev .... truck driver
Asi Avrimov .... driver
Hristo Bonev .... truck driver
Boyan Borisov .... truck driver
Stoyan Borisov .... truck driver
Milen Bozhichkov .... driver: director of photography
George S. Dimitrov .... generator driver
Stefan Dinev .... truck driver
Georgy Georgiev .... truck driver
Georgi Grigorov .... truck driver
Ivelin Ivanov .... generator driver
Bojidar Kostov .... transportation
Yavor Mantarkov .... driver: cast
Nedko Mavrikov .... driver
Antonio Milenkov .... driver
Valentin Nestorov .... truck driver
Kalin Nikolov .... transportation coordinator
Knut Tischer .... truck driver
Zahari Todorov .... driver
Angel Vladimirov .... driver
Piotr Walczak .... facilities department
Valentin Yordanov .... truck driver
 
Other crew
Stefan Alamanov .... production assistant
Casey Angelova .... assistant: Israel Ringel
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
Lori Burchfield .... assistant to Mr. Baumgarten
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC
Scott Collette .... assistant to Tamara Stuparich De La Barra
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Kalina Krasteva .... assistant production coordinator
Plamen Milanov .... set coordinator
Wendy Kay Moore .... production finance
Jennifer Nguyen .... assistant: Mark Damon
Mariana Popova .... script supervisor
Maggie Stoyanova .... production coordinator
David E. Van Houten .... publicist
Stefania Velichkova .... script supervisor trainee
Vladimir Vladimirov .... location manager
Michelle Dunton .... clearance (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Universal Soldier: A New Beginning" - Malaysia (English title), USA (working title)
"Universal Soldier: A New Beginning" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence and some language
Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Released theatrically in Israel, Phlippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, India, Lebanon, Jordan, Italy, Japan, Pakistan; and Direct-To-Video (DVD & Blu-ray) in the rest of the world.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the terrorists stop the timer on the detonator, the LED readout displays 00.35.47.13. However, in the next shot showing video surveillance of the timer the readout shows 00.35.47.00.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Colin:[after Scott kills Commander Topov] Okay. Very good. That's a good boy. We have to go now. You have to finish your job. Then we'll go.
[Scott doesn't respond]
Dr. Colin:Hmm? The children.
Andrew Scott:[Staring at his reflection in a blood-stained mirror] Can I ask you a question?
Dr. Colin:[laughs coldly] No, you cannot.
Andrew Scott:You often contemplate... the complexity of life?
Dr. Colin:[laughs] Hey, it's not for you to ask questions, understand?
[Scott stands up and turns to face Colin, who looks slightly worried]
Dr. Colin:Andrew...
Andrew Scott:Yes or no?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Behind the Lines (2010) (V)See more »

FAQ

Does this movie ignore the events of Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)?
Wasn't Dolph Lundgren's character ground up by a combine at the end of the first movie?
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Punch, smash, bam, scrunch, pow, bang, slam, boom! A B-Grade action movie with A-Grade direction., 6 February 2010
Author: msia91 from Penang, Malaysia / Chicago, USA

After a decade-long hiatus since the abysmal "The Return", this third outing in the "Universal Soldier" cult franchise sees original stars Van Damme and Lundgren, returning to arguably their most memorable roles. Joining them are fighters Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski and Mike Pyle.

Now obviously the "Universal Soldier" series inevitably became dead as soon as "The Return" was released. That film was so cheesy it was unbearably bad, and it put Van Damme's career straight to the direct-to- video business (at least until "JCVD" two years ago). So should you have hopes for this movie? It was released in the United States of America, direct-to-video. That's a sign for a bad movie, no? But I live in Malaysia, and this movie (renamed "Universal Soldier: A New Beginning") was released theatrically here, giving me the chance to see one of the action heroes I grew up with, on the big screen. This is my first JCVD movie in the cinema, so I walked in expecting a cheese-fest.

My. God.

Did I really just see that movie? Was that really "Universal Soldier 3"? The film blew me and my expectations away. I mean, sure it's not gonna win any Oscars, but still, hot damn! The action is lean, mean and balls- to-the-wall brutal, prompting some faint-hearted people to look away at many points. The fight scenes were VERY well handled with actors doing 90% of their own fights/stunts. The mood of the film is very dark, brooding and moody (a complete 180 departure from the previous two); the same can be said of its John Carpenter-esquire electronic music score, which is PERFECT throughout the movie. From the moment the movie starts, the action never lets up until the very end.

The story is brief: The Russian Prime Minister's children get kidnapped by terrorists looking to extradite prisoners in exchange, to make things serious they plan to detonate a nuclear plant in Chernobyl. Their ace up their sleeve? an NGU (Next-Generation Unisol). The allies forcibly bring Luc Devereaux back into action to help thwart this threat when all hope is seemingly lost. (It helps to understand that this movie ignores all other Universal Soldier sequels, it directly follows the first one.)

Simple, no? Just like any B-movie would. But nowadays there are D-movies starring Steven Seagal, but this is a definite B-movie. Short, straight to the point, and extremely entertaining from start to finish. THIS is how you make action movies.

Van Damme looks old. And he's moody. And doesn't say a lot. The same can be said for Lundgren. However both of them improved A LOT in their acting range, which is above-average. However, Van Damme appears nearly halfway through the movie and Lundgren's overall appearance is no less than 20 minutes. But when both of them are on screen they dominate it. Before smashing through it, of course. The main villain, the NGU played by The Pitbull, is a lumbering tank on autopilot, not unlike The Terminator. That's a good thing. Pyle plays an American soldier who secretly goes to complete the rescue mission while Van Damme, Lundgren and Arlovski are punching about. He's perhaps the most likable character in the movie.

What I like about this film is its meat-and-bones approach. The actors don't say much, the story is simplistic, but the action is fast and comes at you like a speeding bullet. The main actors don't appear much, because it focuses more on the story and the action. This is good, it shows that you don't really need stars in EVERY action scene. This isn't action in the vein of Jerry Bruckheimer or Die Hard where the characters kill people with glorious music in the background and comic relief. You will find no music and no comic relief throughout the film (although there is a funny scene near the end of the movie). The used of CGI is absent in this movie (thank God for that refreshing trait). There is little shaky-cam in the movie, allowing you to see the mano-e-mano action in all its glory. All the stunts you see in the movie are REAL with a capital R. And who do we have to thank for this? Director John Hyams. He knows what he wants and boy does he delivers. His direction is taut, solid and focused throughout. And the way he directs a low-budget B-movie, imagine if he gets a bigger-budgeted project. His father is Peter Hyams, who worked with Van Damme on "Timecop" and "Sudden Death". Dad Peter works as cinematographer for this one, and he captures the bleakness of the film beautifully. It's much better than that "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt".

In short, I'm really surprised at how well-directed the film is, and I'm also surprised that I ended up really liking the movie. It's sad for it not to be released theatrically in the U.S., because it deserves that. JCVD and Lundgren still got it, but I'll be keeping an eye out for John Hyams. He looks like a very promising director.

Entertainment value: 10/10

Overall: 8/10

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