Universal Soldier (1992 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Roland Emmerich|
|Music by||Christopher Franke|
|Cinematography||Karl Walter Lindenlaub|
|Edited by||Michael J. Duthie|
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures|
|Box office||$36.3 million|
Universal Soldier is a 1992 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich. It stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam but are reanimated in a secret Army project along with a large group of other previously dead soldiers.
In 1969, a U.S. Army Special Forces team receives orders to secure a village against North Vietnamese forces. Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) discovers members of his squad and various villagers dead, all with their ears removed. Deveraux finds his leader Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), who has gone insane, with a string of severed ears and holding a young boy and girl hostage. Devereaux, who is near the end of his tour of duty, tries to reason with Scott, who shoots the boy and orders Devereaux to shoot the girl to prove his loyalty. Deveraux refuses and tries to save the girl, but Scott kills her with a grenade. The two soldiers shoot each other to death. Deveraux and Scott’s corpses are recovered by a second squad and cryo-genically frozen, their deaths covered up as “missing in action”.