• Universal Soldier (1992)

Universal Soldier

Release Date: July 6th, 1992

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 1998

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, Ralf Moeller

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: IndieProd, Centropolis Film Productions, Carolco Pictures Inc.

Distributors: TriStar Pictures

Keywords: 1960s, 1990s, Pursuit, Transformation, Soldier, Rivalry, Tense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Boston Globe

    German director Roland Emmerich's action sequences are terrific and funny. [10 July 1992, p.37]

  • 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]

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I suppose there is a market for this sort of thing among bubblebrained adolescents of all ages, but it takes a good chase scene indeed to rouse me from the lethargy induced by dozens and dozens of essentially similar sequences. show more

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