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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 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,431,220, 26 September 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,912,120, 10 November 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Was released theatrically despite the previous sequels having been made-for-television - a rarity for sequels. Many film franchises have gotten out of direct-to-video, or made-for-television, through remakes, but few franchises get out of made-for-television status otherwise. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 11 mins) During the "control room" battle, the regeneration chamber computer flashes "HEALING COMPLETE" during the shot showing the code has been broken - but later, the healing is not yet complete. See more »

Quotes

[watching the news, Squid watches as a news crew is blown up]
Squid: [laughing] I'll bet that hurt!
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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

References Killer Condom (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Remain Calm
Written by Brian Barry, Chris Ignatiou, Glen Diani and Eddie Stratton
Performed by One Minute Silence
Courtesy of V2 Records/Big Cat Records
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User Reviews

So bad...its good!
22 August 2000 | by the amorphousmachineSee all my reviews

This is a shocking 'B' grade action movie with lots of bad acting and dialogue. Van Damme does his usual best which aint much, Jai White is good as Seth but the scene stealer is the cheesy but lovable Bill Goldberg. This film is so ridiculously bad that it ends up being funny and quite enjoyable.

If you like cheesy low budget action flicks that doesn't take itself too seriously then this is worth a laugh or two! As a fan of the genre and the fact that i realise this isn't meant to be taken seriously, *** out of *****!


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