• Starship Troopers (1997)

Starship Troopers

Release Date: November 7th, 1997

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 1998

R |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

In the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects. Little is known about the Bugs except that they are intent on the eradication of all human life. But there was a time before the war... A Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to take the war to the Bugs. They are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost...

Cast: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Seth Gilliam, Patrick Muldoon

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Genres: Science Fiction , Action

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Big Bug Pictures

Distributors: Trimark Pictures

Keywords: Survival, Friendship, Friend, Rivalry, Engaging, Revenge, Quest, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The film's special effects are astonishing, but the most notable and unexpected thing is its tone. show more

  • 88
    San Francisco Examiner

    Jingoistic politics are not proper or prudent in the pluralistic human society of the 1990s. It's much easier to assuage these baser urges by facing a real nonhuman enemy that just wants to kill you. War is gore. You or them. That message is the real strength of "Starship Troopers," although many may find it morally flawed. No matter, this is powerful entertainment that appeals to our most basic instincts. show more

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    This twisted space opera serves up carcasses in six-digit figures but is foremost a sendup for the ages. show more

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Awards

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