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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Luc
... SETH
Heidi Schanz ... Erin
... Dylan Cotner
... Capt. Blackburn
... Maggie
... General Radford
... Sergeant Morrow
Karis Paige Bryant ... Hillary
... Romeo
... 2nd Technician
... Squid
Woody Watson ... RL Gate Guard
... Betty Wilson
Maria Arita ... Kitty Anderson
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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>

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

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20 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Universal Soldier 2  »

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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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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 48 mins) When the soldiers are setting up the bomb in the generator room. You can clearly see that the bomb is a C-4 bomb. Later, one of the soldiers accidentally shoots the bomb and it explodes. C-4 does not explode when shot. C-4 only explodes when the detonator is triggered. See more »

Quotes

Luc Deveraux: This is not your lucky day.
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Referenced in Film Club (2000) See more »

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Bled For Days
Written by Wayne Static (as Wayne Wells), Ken Jay, Tony Campos (as Antonio Campos) and Koichi Fukada
Performed by Static-X
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Not as bad as they say!!!
29 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

I like Van Dammes movies and Universal soldier was one of my favorites(along with Blood sport and Hard target). I looked forward to a sequel, but when I saw the reviews, "The worst film I've seen" it also earned it self a average of 3.0(29th of Feb 2000) on this sight. But I had to hire it out, and I was honestly surprised. DON'T watch it unless youv'e seen the first or it will make no sense. It doesn't explain the first story, it only says that Luc(Van Damme) was one of the first uni sols. It then doesn't tell you about the new project, and how Luc became involved, also it says about the main female characture in the first, who is now his wife and is dead, how did she die?

Although it doesn't make much sense it is a good action film with some great fight scenes especially ones with Goldburg, and the final showdown. So make your own decision and watch. entertaining 4/10


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