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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

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John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.

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John Hyams

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John Hyams (screenplay), Doug Magnuson (screenplay) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Luc Deveraux
Dolph Lundgren ... Andrew Scott
Scott Adkins ... John
Mariah Bonner ... Sarah
Andrei Arlovski ... Magnus
Tony Jarreau Tony Jarreau ... Bouncer
Craig Walker ... Earl
Andrew Sikking Andrew Sikking ... Larry
James DuMont ... Dr. Brady
David Jensen ... Dr. Su
Audrey P. Scott ... Emma
Rus Blackwell ... Agent Gorman
Dane Rhodes ... Ron Castellano
Susan Mansur Susan Mansur ... Madame
Kris Van Damme ... Miles (as Kristopher Van Varenberg)
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Storyline

John awakens from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible: Luc Deveraux. While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol named Magnus. Meanwhile, Deveraux and surviving UniSol Andrew Scott are preparing to battle anarchy and build a new order ruled by Unisols without government oversight. They are weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Luc has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, taking in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote-controlled sleeper agents. His mission is to liberate these Unisols from the implanted memories and the lies the government has inserted in them. As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rogue army of genetically enhanced warriors, he discovers more about himself ... Written by Anonymous

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Under their own command


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Universal Soldier IV See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,181, 2 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,402,307
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the reunion of Scott Adkins, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren after The Expendables 2 (2012). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h) Just before Magnus slams into a civilian car, he turns the steering wheel left and leans into the turn. However on the following shot the wheels are turned straight ahead and Magnus is sitting upright. See more »

Quotes

Luc Deveraux: [accepting his defeat at the hands of John] There is no end. Always another, John.
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Alternate Versions

The uncut NC-17 version is only on Blu-ray and includes bloodier scenes of violence and alternate cuts of sex/nudity. See more »


Soundtracks

Bender
Written by Jason Gallagher (ASCAP)
Performed by Leroy Justice
'Bender' is featured on the Leroy Justice album, 'Revolution's Son'
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Universal Soldier Day of Reckoning was brutal to say the least. Dark from start to end
5 August 2013 | by randlez74See all my reviews

Well Universal Soldier Day of Reckoning was brutal to say the least. Dark from start to end. Fight scenes were played out well, it didn't feel rushed to get the fight over like a lot of movies seem to do, it took its time and gave you the feeling like you were just standing there watching the thing happen, thanks to a wide pulled back viewing angle and steady cam. Even tho they were super human this made the combat feel realistic and solid in a visceral and disturbing way, As someone who hasn't seen a Universal Soldier movie since i was a kid i found the plot a little slow yet slightly confusing like i was missing some important information which actually kept me interested enough to care about what was going on even tho it ended up the only way it could have. No one goes into a movie like this expecting to have there mind blown away by the story anyway so it cant be faulted here. I believe this movie is a success because it does what it was trying to do so well.

Acting - 7 Story - 5 Pacing - 7 Action - 9 Overall Feel - 7


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