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R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
During the Vietnam War, soldier Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) finds that his superior officer, Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), has turned violently deranged, and the two fight to the death. After their bodies are retrieved, they are placed into a secret program in which they are reanimated and trained to become unquestioning killing machines. While Devereaux and Scott initially have no memory of their former lives, glimpses of their pasts start to return, rekindling their intense conflict.

Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme , Dolph Lundgren , Ally Walker , Ed O'Ross , Jerry Orbach , Leon Rippy , Tico Wells , Ralph Moeller

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Universal Soldier (1992)

Release Date: July 6th, 1992|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    It's the kind of movie that crumbles into trash -- non-recyclable -- if you spend more than 10 minutes thinking about it. It's designed for dumb fun, and delivers some. [10 July 1992, p.D3] show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    At least Van Damme parodies himself just enough to avoid an all-out battle of the blands . At least director Roland Emmerich slyly allows supermarket Muzak to play during Lundgren's one big emoting scene. [10 July 1992, p.5D] show more

  • 20
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's a bad memory trip through the wasteland of movies past, swamped with bonehead dialogue, stock parts, cookie-cutter romance and gunked to the gills with generic techno-drool. [8 July 1992] show more

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