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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:

Solo, el destructor 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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Runtime:

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

When Colonel Madden is firing the tripod mounter grenade launcher at Solo in the village, you can clearly see the 40mm grenade rounds on the belt are just an empty shell and have no warhead to them. See more »

Quotes

Improved Solo: [to Solo thinking he *was* dying] You ceased to function!
Solo: No, I bluffed!
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Connections

References Men of War (1994) 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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Frankly, I Tuned In To See Adrien Brody!
31 December 2003 | by dtbSee all my reviews

When I stumbled on SOLO on cable TV and realized Adrien Brody, one of my favorite actors, was third-billed in this Mario Van Peebles action flick, I decided to record it and check it out later for the heck of it. Turns out that was a good idea, since I got the most enjoyment out of this derivative SF/action/adventure when I simply gave up and fast-forwarded to Brody's scenes as Solo's endearingly scruffy creator Dr. Bill Stewart (sounds like the kind of bland name they'd give the hero in a 1950s creature feature -- told you SOLO was derivative! :-). Brody's one of the few performers in the film who actually says his lines with heart and conviction. When he was emoting opposite Van Peebles & Co., I wonder if Brody ever thought one day he'd be winning an Oscar for his starring turn in a Roman Polanski drama? :-) Adrien Brody fans, get the VCR ready; genre fans, try renting THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, FRANKENSTEIN, THE TERMINATOR, or any of the other movies that SOLO rips off! :-)


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