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Soldier

Year:
Duration:
99 min
Genres:
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
5.9
Director:
Paul W.S. Anderson
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1998-10-23
Filming Locations: Burbank, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $75,000,000
Opening Weekend: $6,447,237 (USA) (25 October 1998)
Gross: $14,567,883 (USA) (6 December 1998)
Cast
Actor
Character
Connie Nielsen
Connie Nielsen
Soldier
Sean Pertwee
Sean Pertwee
Soldier
Kurt Russell
Todd 3465
Jason Scott Lee
Caine 607
Jason Isaacs
Colonel Mekum
Jared Thorne
Nathan
Taylor Thorne
Nathan
Mark Bringelson
Rubrick
Gary Busey
Church
K.K. Dodds
Sloan
James Black
Riley
Mark De Alessandro
Goines
Vladimir Orlov
Romero
Carsten Norgaard
Green
Duffy Gaver
Chelsey
Brenda Wehle
Hawkins
Michael Chiklis
Jimmy Pig
Elizabeth Dennehy
Jimmy Pig's Wife
Paul Dillon
Slade
Max Daniels
Red
Paul Sklar
Melton 249
Jesse D. Goins
Chester (as Jesse E. Goins)
Ashley Nolan
Judith (as Ashley Winston Nolan)
Ellen Crawford
Ilona
Don Pulford
Singh
Conni Marie Brazelton
Eva
Kyle Sullivan
Tommy
Corbin Bleu
Johnny
Danny Turner
Omar
Patrick Tyler
Bucky
Sara Paxton
Angie
Elizabeth Huett
Janice
Janelle Ginestra
Sarah
Sydney Berry
Ellen
Jesse Littlejohn
Will
Shawn Manley
Sean
Jimmy Baker
Todd - Age 8
Alex Mandelberg
11-Year-Old Straggler
Wyatt Russell
Todd - Age 11
Celina Muehlbauer
Little Crossfire Girl
M.G. Mills
Doctor
Laura Gray
Nurse #1
Chandra De Alessandro
Nurse #2 (as Chandra Jones)
Alexander Denk
Military Observer
Shawn Quinn
Aggressive Kid
Bill Anagnos
(uncredited)
Jeremy Bolt
Enemy Soldier (uncredited)
Tom Schultz
Driver#1 (uncredited)
Greg Stechman
Trainee 101 (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
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.
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The trailer featured a spectacular space battle involving 20-30 ships around a planet. The film contained no such scene, nor could it plausibly have done so except perhaps as a flashback. It was probably a marketing ploy.
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Writer David Webb Peoples has said that Soldier is a "side-quel" to Blade Runner (1982) (which he also wrote) because it takes place in the same universe and in fact the vehicles used by the Blade Runners - spinners - are also used in Soldier.
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Goofs
Gary Busey's character is called 'Captain', but the insignia pin on his collar signifies the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2.
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When Col. Mekum first enters the hanger, the aftermath of the chain fight (which hasn't occurred yet) is clearly visible.
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They wouldn't pressurize the hold of the P376 for mere scrap metal, yet Sergeant Todd survives a fairly long trip to Arcadia 234 in a hold with no oxygen.
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Quotes
Rubrick: [over radio] Crawler One, do you copy? Crawler Two, do you copy? Are any of you men out there? Can any of you men hear me?
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Church: My daddy was in maintenance and he had a saying, he used to say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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Sandra: How do you know they'll be back?
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Faq
Q
What is Soldier about?
A
Soldier is a violent science fiction action film starring Kurt Russell as Sargeant Todd, an cold hardened space marine, whom was chosen at birth to be a soldier, whom is dumped and left to die on Arcadia 234, a garbage planet, when he is knocked unconscious in a fight with Caine 607 (Jason Scott Lee), a genetically engineered new breed of soldier. On the planet, Todd is befriend and nursed back to health by the survivors of a crashed spaceship, that have set up a colony on the planet and Todd struggles to adjust to living a normal life, due to his conditioning and training as a soldier. But, when Colonel Meckham (Jason Issacs), Caine 607 and the genetic engineered soldier's commanding officer orders Caine 607 and the genetic engineered soldiers to eliminate the crash survivors, as part of an training routine. Todd uses his combat skills and decides to protect the crash survivors and takes on the genetic engineered soldiers in a one man war.
Q
What special Features are available on the Blu Ray Version?
A
Directors commentary and a trailer
Q
is this in the same universe as Blade Runner(1982)?
A
As an aside, writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson has stated that as far as he is concerned, his film Soldier is a 'sidequel' to Blade Runner, as it occurs in the same fictional milieu as Scott's film, although it is not actually a follow-up (Soldier was co-scripted by Blade Runner screenwriter David Peoples).Reference- One of the battle names tattooed on Todd's arm. Tannhauser Gate, is from the speech Rutger Hauer recites near the end of the movie
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Photos from cast
Connie Nielsen Sean Pertwee