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Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: March 2nd, 1999

R|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Todd (Kurt Russell) has been trained since birth, through brutal conditioning, to be an emotionless killing machine. After 40 years, Todd and his comrades are deemed obsolete when Col. Mekum (Jason Isaacs) promotes a new breed of genetically flawless soldiers. Discarded on the trash-covered planet of Arcadia 234, Todd is rescued by colonists Mace (Sean Pertwee) and Sandra (Connie Nielsen) -- but he's soon forced to face his stronger replacements when the military seeks to wipe out the colony.

Cast: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Connie Nielsen, Sean Pertwee, Michael Chiklis, Gary Busey, Jason Isaacs, Jared Thorne

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Genres: Science fiction, Action, Adventure

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Morgan Creek Productions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Not only was I touched by the characters and engrossed by their story during the 120 minutes they were on screen, but I could have easily spent another hour or two with them. show more

  • The movie grows on you, lingers in the mind and may pick up a cult. Take away Heat and Dust, Howards End and The Remains of the Day, and it's as satisfying as any movie the filmmaking team's ever made. [18 Sep 1998, Pg.03.E]

  • The film's appeal is in the details. This is one of [Merchant-Ivory's] best films. show more

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