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After being defeated and left for dead by his genetically engineered replacements, Sergeant Todd must save a peaceful community from destruction by the same soldiers.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 5.7/10 (23,682 voted)

Paul W.S. Anderson

Stars: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs

In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home…


Kurt Russell

Todd 3465

Jason Scott Lee

Caine 607

Jason Isaacs

Colonel Mekum

Connie Nielsen


Sean Pertwee


Jared Thorne


Taylor Thorne


Mark Bringelson


Gary Busey


K.K. Dodds


James Black


Mark De Alessandro


Vladimir Orlov


Carsten Norgaard


Duffy Gaver


Left for dead on a remote planet for obsolete machines and people, a fallen hero has one last battle to fight


Official Website:
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Release Date: 23 October 1998

Filming Locations: Laramie Street, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios – 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $75,000,000


Opening Weekend: $6,447,237
(25 October 1998)
(2507 Screens)

Gross: $14,567,883
(6 December 1998)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


A false press statement was released, saying that Kurt Russell broke his ankle during a stunt, when in fact he tripped over an ornamental cabbage during a break.


When young Nathan plays on the rug, he has a puzzle that he doesn't receive until the Christmas party in a following scene.


Colonel Mekum:
A growl? He heard a growl?

Well, he didn't say the word "growl." He said "a throat noise." But I asked him to imitate it and it sounded like… a growl to me.

User Review

What did you expect?

Rating: 10/10

Soldier isn't a great movie, and everyone that hated it has plenty of good
reasons. But I liked Soldier alot, partly because my expectations were so
low that what I saw surprised me.

First, the art direction is tight and well executed. As far as science
fiction backdrops go, Soldier was doing things with more design then 90% the
genre. The sets, costumes and props were all consistent and competently
executed; I didn't love all of their future military style, but I was
impressed with the effort. For me, this made the movie worth the time it
took to watch.

Second, I'm a Kurt Russell fan. I grew up watching this guy in some of the
most memorable movies of my youth … The Barefoot Executive and his John
Carpenter films. Soldier is essentially an action movie, and the role of
Sergeant Todd is an essential action hero. It's not an award winning role,
but Kurt musters up convincing emotion with VERY little dialog.

Third, the fight scenes and battles are well choreographed. This isn't iron
monkey, or even the matrix, but once again, it far exceeds the average level
of quality in the genre.

If you haven't seen it, and you like sci-fi action films, pick it up if you
pass at your rental depot of choice. Just don't expect the next