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Solo (1996)

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Mario Van Peebles stars as an android killing weapon designed by the military and utilized to enter into a Latin American war to destroy the rebels - natives fighting simply to maintain ... See full summary »

Director:

Norberto Barba

Writers:

Robert Mason (novel), David L. Corley (screenplay) (as David Corley)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Van Peebles ... Solo
Barry Corbin ... General Clyde Haynes
William Sadler ... Colonel Frank Madden / Improved Solo
Jaime Gomez ... Sgt. Lorenzo
Demián Bichir ... Rio (as Damián Bechir)
Seidy Lopez ... Agela
Abraham Verduzco Abraham Verduzco ... Miguel
Joaquín Garrido ... Vasquez
William Wallace William Wallace ... Thompson
Adrien Brody ... Dr. Bill Stewart
Brent Schaeffer Brent Schaeffer ... Communications Officer
Lucas Dudley Lucas Dudley ... Helmsman
Christopher Michael ... Flight Deck Officer
Rafael Velasco Rafael Velasco ... Justos
Abel Woolrich Abel Woolrich ... Lazaro
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Storyline

Mario Van Peebles stars as an android killing weapon designed by the military and utilized to enter into a Latin American war to destroy the rebels - natives fighting simply to maintain their freedom. Contrary to his programming, he develops an affinity for the villagers and decides to help them fight back. This lets his creators bring him back and ultimately leads to one of them being given more powerful circuitry to defeat him. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Part man. Part machine. Total weapon. Prepare to go Solo!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for combat action violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Соло See more »

Filming Locations:

Nayarit, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,228,668, 25 August 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,932,915, 15 September 1996
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story included the subtitl so as not to be confused with this film. See more »

Goofs

The hole in Solo's side dissapears when in a hut, just to appear later again. This continues throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Madden: [to the rebel leader] First rule when dealing with the devil: don't.
[shoots him]
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Connections

References Red Scorpion (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can See The Stars
Music & Lyrics by Christopher Franke
Performed by David Glickman
Produced by Scott Monahan
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Solo II
27 March 2014 | by CandellSee all my reviews

We need Solo II!!! Van Peebles is still in pretty good shape! The military can return to the island where Solo has spent many years cultivating a civilization and his knowledge of human behavior, leading him to the conclusion that his deadly nature is necessary to preserve humanity. When the troops arrive, they find that he has developed something else...

With the hype and shooting and basically blowing things up, just as in the original, Solo can defeat his nemesis (the out-of-control, robotized Colonel) and return to the mainland. There, he can take on a new nemesis.

So, stop playing around and produce it already. I will even provide my services for free. It will be another silver screen block buster!


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