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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 ... 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

Gross USA:

$10,667,893

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,667,893
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was released theatrically despite the previous sequels having been made-for-television - a rarity for sequels. Many film franchises have gotten out of direct-to-video, or made-for-television, through remakes, but few franchises get out of made-for-television status otherwise. 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

S.E.T.H.: When I was a machine, I yearned to be a man. Now I'm better than both. The created has become the creator.
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Alternate Versions

The German version was cut for violence to secure a 'Not under 16' rating. This version was released on video, the video sleeve carries the note "Original Cinema version". The uncut version has been released to video shops and DVD and is rated 'Not under 18'. See more »

Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 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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Just another action flick
21 August 1999 | by pete-131See all my reviews

This movie wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. I'll say it's one of Van Damme's best films in years cause he hasn't done a good film in years. I won't call this a sequel either cause it had almost nothing to do with the first one, so u didn't have to see the first one to understand this one. This was just a basic action shot em up flick, very violent, a lot more action in this one than the first one, but US 1 seemed a little more interesting than this one. Goldberg was ok in this movie much better than I expected though, and Michael Jai White was actually very good, man he can fight, good moves. Luckily though I didn't waste my money on this movie cause me and my friend had passes so we got in free. Overall this movie was good to go see if u are a die hard Van Damme fan or Universal Soldier fan, however the ending stank, it was the worst part of the movie, other than that, it wasn't a bad flick.


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