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Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

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The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control

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Mic Rodgers

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Richard Rothstein (characters), Christopher Leitch (characters) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Luc
Michael Jai White ... SETH
Heidi Schanz Heidi Schanz ... Erin
Xander Berkeley ... Dylan Cotner
Justin Lazard ... Capt. Blackburn
Kiana Tom ... Maggie
Daniel von Bargen ... General Radford
James Black ... Sergeant Morrow
Karis Paige Bryant Karis Paige Bryant ... Hillary
Bill Goldberg ... Romeo
Brent Anderson ... 2nd Technician
Brent Hinkley ... Squid
Woody Watson ... RL Gate Guard
Jacqueline Klein ... Betty Wilson
Maria Arita Maria Arita ... Kitty Anderson
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Storyline

Luc Devereaux, the only surviving member of the original Universal Soldier Team. He now works with Dylan Cotner, on a project to create and improve a new Universal Soldier. Their plan is for the Universal soldier or UNISOLS to be controlled by a computer they call SETH. When the government decides to terminate the project, which includes shutting down SETH. SETH, not wanting this to happen, takes steps to prevent this. He first kills Dylan. He then has himself transfered into a body. He then seeks out Luc Devereaux, who is the only person who knows the code that will stop his program from being deleted. So he sends out all the UNISOLS to get him. Luc must try and stay away until SETH program is deleted. But SETH has targeted his daughter as possible leverage. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Prepare to become obsolete

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nonstop strong violence, and for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Universal Soldier IV See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,605,167, 22 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,431,220, 26 September 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,912,120, 10 November 2000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last feature to be theatrically released starring Jean-Claude Van Damme until JCVD (2008). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 12 mins) During the final fight sequence between SETH and Luc, SETH grabs Luc by the neck with his right hand and holds him into the chair. Whilst holding him into the chair, the hand holding the neck switches to his left hand and then back his right hand again between shots. See more »

Quotes

[during a training exercise in the swamp, Luc and Maggie look back and see a UniSol waterskiing off the back of their boat]
Maggie: [clearly impressed] He's good.
Luc Deveraux: [clearly unimpressed] He's stupid.
[Luc cuts the line and the UniSol falls into the river]
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Alternate Versions

The norwegian video-version is rated 15 and is uncut. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Crush 'Em
Written by Dave Mustaine, Bud Prager and Marty Friedman
Performed by Megadeth
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

could have been better
5 August 1999 | by DropZone-2See all my reviews

i anticipated this movie like i wait for any new JCVD film. i love van damme and i think he has a lot of potential, give him a 100 million dollars film and a director like michael bay, and watch how he captures the screen and the whole holywood. Universal soldier II is a nice action film, but lacks a lot of basic A film characteristics. van damme shows some good fighting, but mic rodgers didnt shoot'em right. he needs to learn some stuff from john woo's & van damme's HARD TARGET, except of the scene when van damme fights S.E.T.H. this scene is the greatest scene in the film. it was also nice to see bil goldberg's humor as a big hard-ass unisol being kick-assed by van damme in various parts of the movie. i was sad as the plot took a turn when the main computer S.E.T.H took control over the facility and sent over the unisols to take over the world or whatever. i think it could have been better, if the scripters would have think twice. in conclusion, wait for video, but don't miss this film at all, after all, van damme is van damme.


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