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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)
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Trivia
According to Paul W.S. Anderson, Kurt Russell worked out three or four hours a day for eighteen months to get himself into the "pumped-up" condition he displays in this film. Anderson says the making of "Soldier" was actually postponed to allow Russell to do this, because Russell thought it was so important to Sgt. Todd's character; Anderson made Event Horizon (1997) in the interim, while Russell made no other movies during that time.
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Keanu Reeves was originally set for the lead role.
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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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Goofs
When Todd is punching a gas tank, most of the impacts sound like a fist against a metal tank, but it collapses and rebounds like a stuffed bag. Close-up shots of his fists show a piece of metal.
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Seventeen soldiers should be left after the first 3-man team is eliminated, but Todd kills a total of 24 soldiers.
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When young Nathan plays on the rug, he has a puzzle that he doesn't receive until the Christmas party in a following scene.
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Quotes
Female Voice: [to audience of very young boys] A soldier does not speak until spoken to by a superior officer. A soldier shows no mercy. Mercy is weakness. Weakness is death. A soldier... [squealing pig led in for slaughter] 1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No | Share this Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink Hide options Rubrick: I think we have to assume that the missing men are down.
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Church: Todd was our best man.
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Church: My daddy always said, "When you want to insert a nail into a piece of wood, don't do anything fancy or glamorous. Just take the damn hammer and hit the son of a bitch until it's in."
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Faq
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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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
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Photos from cast
Connie Nielsen Sean Pertwee