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A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.

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Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Todd 3465
Jason Scott Lee ... Caine 607
Jason Isaacs ... Colonel Mekum
Connie Nielsen ... Sandra
Sean Pertwee ... Mace
Jared Thorne Jared Thorne ... Nathan
Taylor Thorne Taylor Thorne ... Nathan
Mark Bringelson ... Rubrick
Gary Busey ... Church
K.K. Dodds ... Sloan
James Black ... Riley
Mark De Alessandro ... Goines
Vladimir Orlov ... Romero
Carsten Norgaard ... Green
Duffy Gaver ... Chelsey
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Storyline

In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Left for dead on a remote planet for obsolete machines and people, a fallen hero has one last battle to fight

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soldier See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,447,237, 25 October 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,567,883, 6 December 1998
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the data for the Trinity Moons is shown on screen, the right side shows the following references to other SF movies or TV shows: Eminiar 7 (planet on Star Trek, the original series) Planet 10 (planet mentioned in Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension) Slartibartfast (character in Hitchhikier's Guide to the Galaxy) Anoat System (Star Wars and Clone Wars mention) Kessel Binary (Star Wars, referring to the Kessel run of Han Solo) See more »

Goofs

Seventeen soldiers should be left after the first 3-man team is eliminated, but Todd kills a total of 24 soldiers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Female Voice: [to audience of very young boys] A soldier does not speak until spoken to by a superior officer. A soldier shows no mercy. Mercy is weakness. Weakness is death. A soldier...
[squealing pig led in for slaughter]
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Alternate Versions

Although rated "Not under 18" by the FSK in Germany, this version still contains numerous cuts to reduce violence. The "Not under 16" version removes or shortens nearly every violent part. See more »

Connections

References Shopping (1994) See more »

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The Flowing Bowl
Traditional Arranged by Solas
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
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Avoids many clichés, very well directed, very well acted.
18 July 2003 | by AnndraSee all my reviews

Ok, basically this is a popcorn sci-fi movie, but from the outset its obvious that it has been directed with a great deal of intelligence. You can count about 10 clichés that the film is building up to, but it only delivers on about three of them, and a couple of them have a twist to them that lets you know once again that the director hasn't assumed that you are an idiot. Kurt Russell's acting is truely superb and brings a depth from the character that is suprising and rewarding. Recommended if you've just seen something really stupid, and want to rebuild your faith!


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