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Universal Soldier
Universal soldier poster
Released on
July 10, 1992
Director
Writer

Richard Rothstein (story)
Christopher Leitch (story)

Dean Devlin (screenplay)
Cinematography
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Editing by
Michael J. Duthie
Studio (s)
IndieProd Company Productions

Studio Canal
Centropolis Film Productions

Carolco Pictures
Rating
R
Runtime
102 mins
Budget
$23,000,000 (estimated)
Gross
$101,200,000 (Worldwide)

Universal Soldier is a 1992 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam but are reanimated in a secret Army project along with a large group of other previously dead soldiers.

The film spawned an entire franchise of sequels, both official and unofficial.

Plot Summary

During the Vietnam War, Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), hoping to be sent home, comes upon blood-crazy Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), who is starting a one-man genocide program. When Luc tries to stop Scott's carnage, Scott fights back and they end up killing each other. But now the government gets involved, cryogenically freezing their corpses and using their bodies in a secret government project call "UniSols" --turning the dead men into android fighting machines. Luc and Scott are now metallic fighting members of a robot SWAT team. But Luc begin to have flashbacks to the final moments of his life in Vietnam, as does Scott, who recalls that one of his final thoughts was to kill Luc. Meanwhile, a snoopy reporter named Veronica Roberts (Ally Walker) stumbles upon the secret of the UniSols, and soon Luc is trying to save both himself and Veronica from the wrath of Scott, who is trying to kill them both.

Taglines

  • The ultimate weapons of the future have just declared war... on each other.
  • The future has a bad attitude.
  • Almost human...Almost perfect...Almost under control.
  • Robots runs amok
  • Genetically enhanced machines.

Cast

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme as Luc Deveraux / GR44
  • Dolph Lundgren as Andrew Scott / GR13
  • Ally Walker as Veronica Roberts
  • Ed O'Ross as Colonel Perry
  • Michael Jai White as Soldier
  • Tommy "Tiny" Lister as GR55
  • Eric Norris as GR86
  • Jerry Orbach as Dr. Christopher Gregor
  • Leon Rippy as Woodward
  • Ralf Möller as GR74
  • Robert Trebor as Motel-owner
  • Gene Davis as Lieutenant
  • Simon Rhee as GR61
  • Joanne Baron: Brenda
  • Kristopher Van Varenberg as Young Luc Deveraux (uncredited)
  • Rance Howard as John Devereux
  • Lilyan Chauvin as Mrs. Devereux

Trivia

  • Though they're all supposed to be American the Universal Soldiers are played by a Belgian (Van Damme) a Swede (Lundgren) and a German (Ralf Moeller).
  • The first screenplay was initially called "Crystal Knights".

Gallery

Videos

Universal Soldier (1992) - Theatrical Trailer02:24

Universal Soldier (1992) - Theatrical Trailer

Dolph Lundgren( Universal Soldier)01:56

Dolph Lundgren( Universal Soldier)

Theatrical Trailer Clip - Dolph Lundgren in Supermarket


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