Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross
Roland Emmerich (Director), Richard Rothstein (Screenplay), Christopher Leitch (Screenplay), Dean Devlin (Screenplay)
Release: Jul. 10th, 1992
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
An American soldier who had been killed during the Vietnam War is revived 25 years later by the military as a semi-android, UniSols, a high-tech soldier of the future. After the failure of the initiative to erase all the soldier's memories, he begins to experience flashbacks that are forcing him to recall his past.
"Universal Soldier will receive a modern update from The Equalizer writer Richard Wenk. Universal Soldier is a 1992 cult action film pitting Jean-Claude Van Damme against Dolph Lundgren. The...
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I can understand why the military might want to use deceased soldiers as the guinea pigs for experiments designed to yield a more powerful commando, but you'd think that there would then be an explanation for why they're using dead soldiers from the Vietnam War despite taking place in the film's early-'90s present day.
And yes perhaps there is something to that, but as you may have gathered from the reviews in my Van Damme season thus far I actually like Van Damme and so don't really feel the need to take shots at him.