Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey
Paul Verhoeven (Director), Edward Neumeier (Screenplay)
Release: Nov. 7th, 1997
Runtime: 2 hours, 9 minutes
Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".
Different to the novel, the movie follows a handful of school leavers who embark on a life journey by joining the military in the fight against The Bugs (also known as Arachnids), a species of giant insect that live on the other side of the Milky Way.
From then on, the film turns into a play-by-play war movie as our heroes go through basic training and then get thrown into the fray again and again until the movie ends and enough of the cast have died gruesome deaths.