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John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.

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John awakens from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible: Luc Deveraux. While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol named Magnus. Meanwhile, Deveraux and surviving UniSol Andrew Scott are preparing to battle anarchy and build a new order ruled by Unisols without government oversight. They are weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Luc has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, taking in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote-controlled sleeper agents. His mission is to liberate these Unisols from the implanted memories and the lies the government has inserted in them. As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rogue army of genetically enhanced warriors, he discovers more about himself ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brutal bloody violence throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Universal Soldier IV  »

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Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,181 (USA) (30 November 2012)

Gross:

$5,247 (USA) (14 December 2012)
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Trivia

Jean-Claude Van Damme finally approved the script of the final fight which he loses and is killed by Scott Adkins the day before principal photography started. In the words of director John Hyams "there was a lot of negotiation around how that all played out" and how he was "passing the torch". See more »

Goofs

During the final fight, the machete becomes embedded in the wall. Luc pulls it free, but it is not in his hands when he kicks John in the face. In the following shot he is holding it again. See more »

Quotes

Luc Deveraux: [accepting his defeat at the hands of John] There is no end. Always another, John.
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Connections

Follows Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009) See more »

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Utter sh(insert the letter you're thinking of)t
26 October 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The first Universal Soldiers movie was a straight up 80-style fun action movie with a bit of humor, the sequels to it were however crap. Going in to this I had some hope for this movie as both Van Damme and Lundgren where returning to the franchise.

My hopes were soon dashed by a beginning that looked like a crappy horror movie (think paranormal activityesque). What followed was more or less a splatter horror movie with guns and without the jump scares. And to make things worse Van Damme and Lundgren are hardly in it. Don't waste your time on this one, if you're feeling nostalgic you're better of giving the first one a re-watch.


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