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Story

Kurt Russell hits new heights in laconic action heroes with his portrayal of Sergeant Todd, born and bred to be a soldier in a futuristic army. Raised to kill mercilessly, living only for battle, he finds himself at the twilight of his career (and so-called life) when a regiment of genetically enhanced warriors threatens to make his brand of soldiering obsolete. Despite his extensive skills, he is no match for the best of breed of the new order, and he's left for dead on a planet that serves only as a junk heap. There he encounters a ragtag group of castaways, and in his own strange and silent way slowly begins to learn how to be less a killer and more a human. All is disrupted, though, when the genetic regiment arrives on the trash planet and decides to eradicate the local human "trespassers." Though Todd had been overmatched before, this time he has more than ever to fight for--a home, and friends. Soldier is one of those rare sci fi movies that relies more on plot and action than special effects (though the trash planet is effectively wrought). The pace of action in the last half of the film is relentless and exciting, and Russell's portrayal of the old warrior as he warms to human emotions relies more on expression than words--in fact, he barely utters more than a half-dozen lines. --Tod Nelson

DVD Features

  • Interactive Menus
  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scene Access

Cast

Kurt RussellTodd 3465
Jason Scott LeeCaine 607
Jason IsaacsColonel Mekum
Connie NielsenSandra
Sean PertweeMace
Gary BuseyChurch
Michael ChiklisJimmy Pig
Mark BringelsenRubrick
K.K. DoddsSloan
James BlackRiley
Mark De AlessandroGoines
Vladimir OrlovRomero
Carsten NorgaardGreen

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 99 mins
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1, Standard 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 23, 1998
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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