Universal Soldier: The ReturnAugust 20, 1999
The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 3.6/10 (13,017 voted)
Critic's Score: 24/100
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Heidi Schanz
Luc Devereaux, the only surviving member of the original Universal Soldier Team. He now works with Dylan Cotner, on a project to create and improve a new Universal Soldier. Their plan is for the Universal soldier or UNISOLS to be controlled by a computer they call SETH. When the government decides to terminate the project, which includes shutting down SETH. SETH, not wanting this to happen, takes steps to prevent this. He first kills Dylan. He then has himself transfered into a body. He then seeks out Luc Devereaux, who is the only person who knows the code that will stop his program from being deleted. So he sends out all the UNISOLS to get him. Luc must try and stay away until SETH program is deleted. But SETH has targeted his daughter as possible leverage.
Writers: Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Michael Jai White
Erin Young, KTXD
Dr. Dylan Cotner
Daniel von Bargen
Karis Paige Bryant
RL Gate Guard
Kitty Anderson, KTXO
Prepare to become obsolete
Release Date: 20 August 1999
Filming Locations: 3458 Old Buena Vista Rd, Waxahachie, Texas, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $224,000
(14 July 1999)
(10 November 2000)
Did You Know?
Certain subterranean scenes were filmed in Texas in the tunnels dug for the US' Superconducting Supercollider project. After the project was canceled in 1993, the tunnels were used as storage by Ellis County.
When the soldiers are setting up the bomb in the generator room. You can clearly see that the bomb is a c-4 bomb. Later in the scene one of the soldiers accidentally shoots the bomb and it explodes. C-4 does not explode when shot. C-4 only explodes when the detonator is triggered.
[during a training exercise in the swamp, Luc and Maggie look back and see a UniSol waterskiing off the back of their boat]
[Luc cuts the line and the UniSol falls into the river]
Gotta love it
This movie is just so bad it's good!
The acting may look a bit "forced" at times (ok, perhaps "painfully
horrible" would be a better expression)
but really folks… did you honestly expect an award winning performance
from Van Damme or Goldberg?
I don't know about you all, but I rented this movie to see Van Damme
punches with the 290 pound Goldberg and Michael Jai White while uttering
dozens of slightly pathetic/slightly amusing one liners at every
opportunity, and I got just what I asked for =)
If you don't like it… tough.
Go rent "The Piano" or "Lawn Dogs" if you want real movies, but if you
want Van Damme brawling with big guys plus some shots of pretty girls,
is just what the doctor ordered.
One of my favourites.