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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

Taglines:

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

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 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

[Trying to jump off building into garbage truck]
Romeo: Capture Deveraux, minimal damage.
[Jumps]
Romeo: [Truck moves]
Romeo: Oh SHIT!
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 1 second to obtain an 18 certificate. Video and DVD versions were cut by 12 secs to remove a back break and an ear clap. See more »

Connections

Followed by Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) See more »

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Written and Performed by The Clay People
Courtesy of M3/Slipdisc Records
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User Reviews

Gotta love it
21 July 2003 | by PallinnSee all my reviews

This movie is just so bad it's good! The acting may look a bit "forced" at times (ok, perhaps "painfully horrible" would be a better expression) but really folks... did you honestly expect an award winning performance from Van Damme or Goldberg? I don't know about you all, but I rented this movie to see Van Damme trade punches with the 290 pound Goldberg and Michael Jai White while uttering dozens of slightly pathetic/slightly amusing one liners at every conceivable opportunity, and I got just what I asked for =)

If you don't like it... tough.

Go rent "The Piano" or "Lawn Dogs" if you want real movies, but if you just want Van Damme brawling with big guys plus some shots of pretty girls, this is just what the doctor ordered.

One of my favourites.


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