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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

The program on the TV that the people in the village is The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951). 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

Improved Solo: [to Solo thinking he *was* dying] You ceased to function!
Solo: No, I bluffed!
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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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I just watched "Solo"
3 May 2007 | by bj_kuehlSee all my reviews

I just watched "Solo", and I don't think it's as bad as some reviewers have suggested. I'm not an action movie aficionado, but I found the movie an enjoyable, maybe mindless, hour-and-a-half. Mario van Peebles did his best to present himself as a cyborg with human tendencies. Barry Corbin is always enjoyable when in his Maurice Minnifield persona. Adrien Brody is wonderfully emotive as the scientist who cares about his creation. My only question, after watching the movie, is how Solo continues to survive without anyone to repair his power management chip.


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