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Release Date: July 10, 1992

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross, & Jerry Orbach.

Genre: Futuristic military saga

Audience: Teenagers & adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 120 minutes

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Director: Roland Emmerich

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Producer: Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch & Dean Devlin.

Writer: Mario Kassar

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Content:

(LLL, VVV, NN, M) 37 obscenities, 21 profanities & middle finger signal; man hurled onto thrashing machine with body parts ejected, necklace of human ears, woman cuts into man's flesh to remove tracking device, shootings, destruction of property, explosions, fights, car crashes, lighter held to skin, bodily injury, arson, throwing grenades in school bus, injecting men with syringes, kick boxing, & surgery performed on people while awake; cannibalistic overtones; rear male nudity (no genitalia); and, positive references to drug use.


Summary:

In UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, a top-secret government agency "hyper-accelerates" the bodies of dead servicemen to create unbeatable, sub-human military warriors. The movie is a futuristic gladiatorial bout which delights in one man hunting down another. It cruelly entices viewers to drink in its savage passion and savor the pain, misery and violence.


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In UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, a top-secret government agency "hyper-accelerates" the bodies of dead servicemen to create unbeatable warriors. The soldiers have no memory of their previous identity and are devoid of pain and emotion. If one is killed, he is repaired or replaced. They are the ultimate fighting machine until two of them revert to their past selves and slip from the grasp of their creators. The first to escape is Luke Deveroe (Jean-Claude Van Damme) with the help of TV reporter Veronica Roberts. They journey to Louisiana, in search of Luke's parents and the doctor who performed the "hyper-acceleration." Meanwhile, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER troops are in hot pursuit. Leading them is Sargent Andrew Scott, a crazed, man-of-arms. In a bloody showdown, Luke hurls Scott onto the teeth of a wheat thrashing machine, which ejects his body parts like chaff.
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER is a futuristic gladiatorial bout which delights in one man hunting another. It entices viewers to drink in its savage passion and savor pain, misery and violence. Towards the end, Scott makes a necklace out of human ears--a metaphor for the sadism and destruction worn by our so-called movie "heroes."


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