The missions of a Mobile Infantry squad as they participate in a war of survival against a ferocious alien insectoid invader.




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Series cast summary:
Nicholas Guest ...  Maj. Zander Barcalow 15 episodes, 1999-2000
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Cpl. Jeff Gossard / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2000
James Horan ...  Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LeCroix 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Alexander Polinsky ...  Robert Higgins / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Rino Romano ...  Johnnie Rico / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Elizabeth Daily ...  Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores 12 episodes, 1999-2000
David DeLuise ...  Sgt. Francis Brutto 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Jamie Hanes Jamie Hanes ...  Lt. Jean Razak 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Rider Strong ...  Carl Jenkins / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Dee Bradley Baker 11 episodes, 1999-2000
Tish Hicks ...  Lt. Carmen Ibanez 9 episodes, 1999-2000


In this adaption of Robert Heinlein's novel, we follow the adventures of a squad of troops as they fight in a war of survival against merciless alien invaders. Facing constant danger, they are the ones who have to do the thankless task of facing the enemy head on, and for the sake of humanity, they must prevail. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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Rated PG for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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This series was supposed to have 40 episodes, but due to resource problems, the project was eventually cancelled ending at Episode 37, the mission where the Roughnecks had to defend Oahu with Johnny Rico being the lieutenant. See more »


During the taking of the beach in the Tesca Campaign, the armbands the Roughnecks wear for Carl disappear and reappear from shot to shot. See more »


Sgt. Francis Brutto: [after escaping from a Kamikaze Rippler bug on Hydora] Looks like something's got a crush on you.
Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Not mutual!
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Referenced in Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy (2000) See more »

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Dear God, please make the horror stop.
28 May 2004 | by imdb-3742See all my reviews

Let's go on a little journey. I'll take you back to last year some time. One of my good friends works in Blockbuster so we were taking a look around to see what we could rent, for free, probably the best perk about working there. Hell, i don't even work there and he gets me free rentals.

But anyway, moving along, we scanned virtually each and every shelf in the store (Not small by any means) and in the Sci-Fi section we stumble upon Roughnecks. Having thoroughly enjoyed the first Starship Troopers movie, i convinced my friend that this would be worth a rent. So we grab some Pringles and dip, a few drinks from the coolers, a cheesy low budget horror movie and then proceed to pay for what we'd bought and head back to my place to watch our rentals.

What i expected from Roughnecks would be the same quality action from the first movie, in fact no, i expected more. Being entirely CGI i expected to see epic battles or exciting action. I'm sorry, but this movie failed to deliver.

I don't think there was a single redeeming feature about Roughnecks. The animation was, well, laughable, the modeling was awful, the voice acting was lacking, the story was simple and virtually non-existent and was probably the most boring thing i've ever had the misfortune to endure.

Now i know what you're expecting. You're expecting that i turned my TV off, ejected the disc and moved on. No. I actually gave Roughnecks the chance to prove me wrong. I actually sat through most of two episodes, nearly bored to literal tears, laughing at the poor animation and making jokes regarding the modeling being sub-par to that of Wolfenstein 3D.

Eventually we put the DVD back in it's case and threw in the low-budget horror we also rented. It was great and really brightened up my night from the painful experience that watching Roughnecks was.

So in short, if you've had a full frontal lobotomy, are deaf, dumb and blind, you'll probably appreciate Roughnecks, otherwise i fail to see a redeeming feature of Roughnecks. Even getting the rental for free was paying too much and i feel cheated. I want my goddamn time back.

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