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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Certain subterranean scenes were filmed in Texas, in the tunnels dug for the U.S.'s Superconducting Supercollider project. After the project was canceled in 1993, the tunnels were used as storage by Ellis County. See more »

Goofs

(at around 43 mins) When the S.E.T.H. brain is implanted into the Super-UniSol, he gives a speech to the rest of the UniSols. During this speech he directs his soldiers to "gather raw materials, so what we may expand our numbers geometrically". Geometrically should have probably been "exponentially". See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Romeo: [after being foiled by Luc Deveraux] I hate that guy!
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Followed by Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Felt So Much
Written by Diana Williamson (as Diana M. Williamson) and Allan Soberman
Performed by Diana Williamson
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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User Reviews

Lots of action and a funnier than usual Van Damme
24 August 1999 | by ray-121See all my reviews

Jean-Claude van Damme belongs to that kind of popular hero you just can't dislike. The sequel to Universal Soldier is not exactly what you'd call a brilliant film, but it does deliver the goods it promises. Whether if these goods please your taste is another problem, but if you like films with lots of fights, explosions, heavy metal, Bill Goldberg and some gun hardware this could be a good one to watch with your friends on a rainy Saturday night.Nothing special, but there are definitely worse movies around... without Van Damme. A little above average...


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