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Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)

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Terrorists kidnap the Russian Prime Minister's 2 kids, take Chernobyl nuclear power plant and threaten to blow up a reactor. 4 Universal Soldiers go in but are no match to a Next Gen. UniSol. Luc/JCVD goes in but faces 2 NGUs.

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John Hyams

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Richard Rothstein (based on characters created by), Christopher Leitch (based on characters created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Luc Deveraux
Dolph Lundgren ... Andrew Scott
Andrei Arlovski ... NGU (as Andrei 'The Pitbull' Arlovski)
Mike Pyle Mike Pyle ... Captain Kevin Burke
Corey Johnson ... Colonel John Coby
Garry Cooper ... Dr. Porter
Emily Joyce ... Dr. Sandra Flemming
Zachary Baharov ... General Topov (as Zahary Baharov)
Aki Avni ... General Boris
Kerry Shale ... Dr. Colin
Yonko Dimitrov Yonko Dimitrov ... Dimitri
Violeta Markovska Violeta Markovska ... Ivana
Stanislav Pishtalov Stanislav Pishtalov ... P.M. Musayev
Marianne Stanicheva ... Olga (as Mariana Stanisheva)
John Laskowski ... Captain
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Storyline

With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an elite fighter genetically altered into a programmable killing machine. With this "UniSol" (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski) leading the way, they seize the crippled Chernobyl nuclear reactor, threatening to unleash a lethal radioactive cloud. The only one who can stop them is Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a UniSol who's been decommissioned for years. Reactivated and retrained, Deveraux must make a full-out assault on the heavily armed fortress. But inside, he'll discover not one but two of these virtually indestructible warriors. Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), Deveraux's vicious UniSol enemy from the original Universal Soldier, has been secretly reanimated and upgraded. Now, these elite fighters are locked, loaded and programmed to kill; and the fate of millions hinges on this high-action showdown. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Taglines:

Reanimated. Rearmed. The Ultimate Rematch. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Bulgarian

Release Date:

January 2010 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Universal Soldier 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter John Fasano and his son John Cody Fasano designed the special military costumes worn by the old and new model Unisols in US:TNG See more »

Goofs

(at around 32 mins) The headsets the universal soldiers wear are shown to be drilled into their skulls. Later during a fist fight a headset is shown to be knocked out from a punch. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Colin: [after Scott kills Commander Topov] Okay. Very good. That's a good boy. We have to go now. You have to finish your job. Then we'll go.
[Scott doesn't respond]
Dr. Colin: Hmm? The children.
Andrew Scott: [Staring at his reflection in a blood-stained mirror] Can I ask you a question?
Dr. Colin: [laughs coldly] No, you cannot.
Andrew Scott: You often contemplate... the complexity of life?
Dr. Colin: [laughs] Hey, it's not for you to ask questions, understand?
[Scott stands up and turns to face Colin, who looks slightly worried]
Dr. Colin: Andrew...
Andrew Scott: Yes or no?
[...]
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Followed by Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) See more »

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" If you have a fire, the best way to put it out is with a bucket of Gasoline "
17 March 2010 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

World wide terrorism is fast becoming the stereotypical plot for new age films. They could be about corrupt inner governments, renegade police or as in this case, rebellious disenchanted rogue soldiers. The film is entitled " Universal Soldier: Regeneration. " This is part three and as with the original premises, dead soldiers who died in armed combat, were stored in cryogenic coffins, revived, repaired and returned to duty. In this third sequel, Russian terrorists have the added help of NGU's or New Generation Universal Soldiers which are improved, re-generated, deadlier soldiers. Dolph Lundgren returns as Andrew Scott and Andrei Arlovski, have kidnapped the children of the Russian Premier. In addition, radical soldiers, have also seized control over the Cernobal nuclear power plant. Together it poses a world wide threat when the rebels promise to detonate a huge bomb there, which will release a massive dangerous radioactive cloud across the world. In response, the governments activate some elite soldiers of their own including their former Universal soldier, Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) who has under gone DE-programing, to combat the threat. The film is an improvement over the original in both drama and excellent acting. Ludgren and Van Dammn should be complimented on re-visiting former roles. With sufficient action, excitement and a generous supply of physical confrontation, the movie does a good job of keeping an audience entertained. ****


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