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Soldier (1998)
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Soldier (1998) Sergeant Todd (Russell) is a veteran soldier for the an elite group of the armed forces of Earth. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors who lead out a peaceful existence on the planet. The peace is soon broken as the new breed of soldiers lands to eliminate the colony, which Sergeant Todd must defend.

Movie Tagline:
Left for dead on a remote planet for obsolete machines and people, a fallen hero has one last battle to fight

Title: Soldier
Release Date: October 23, 1998
Runtime: 99 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: UK, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Buried.com Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong violence and brief language.

Paul W.S. Anderson

Kurt Russell ...Todd 3465
Jason Scott Lee ...Caine 607
Jason Isaacs ...Colonel Mekum
Connie Nielsen ...Sandra
Sean Pertwee ...Mace
Jared Thorne ...Nathan
Taylor Thorne ...Nathan
Mark Bringleson ...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

» [more cast members]

Jeremy Bolt
Susan Ekins
Fred Fontana
R.J. Louis
James G. Robinson
Jerry Weintraub

David Webb Peoples

Joel McNeely

Soldier Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Power Trip"
"Night Ride Across The Caucasus"
"The Flowing Bowl"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Left for dead on a remote planet for obsolete machines and people, a fallen hero has one last battle to fight
Movie Quote(s):
  • Church: My daddy always said, "When you want to hammer a nail into a piece of wood, don't do anything fancy. Just get a hammer and pound the son of a bitch." Colonel Mekum: And what the hell is that crap supposed to mean in English, Captain?
  • Sandra: How do you know they'll be back? Todd: Because they're soldiers, Sir. Like me. Sandra: Why are they doing this? Todd: They're obeying orders, Sir. It's their duty. Sandra: Do you know how many there will be? Todd: Seventeen more, Sir. Sandra: Oh my God, you can't fight seventeen more on your own, you have to organize us. We're not cowards, we'll do as you tell us, we'll fight. Todd: No. Sandra: Why not? Todd: Soldiers deserve soldiers, Sir. Sandra: But one soldier, against seventeen. What are you going to do? Todd: I'm going to kill them all, Sir.
  • Sandra: Sgt. Todd... what's it like? What's it like being a soldier? What do you think about? [silence] Sandra: You must think about something? [silence] Sandra: What about feelings then? [silence] Sandra: You must *feel* something? [pause] Todd: Fear. Sandra: Fear? Todd: Fear and discipline. Sandra: Now? Todd: Always.
  • Church: My daddy was in maintenance and he had a saying, he used to say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
  • [after Caine 607 loses an eye to Todd during training] Colonel Mekum: Do you know how much it costs to breed you, you big moron? To train you? To feed you? What good is this man now? He's got no depth perception! All he can do is walk point and take the first hit!
Movie Trivia:
  • Kurt Russell sustained a broken ankle during the first week of filming, and got a week off. When he came back, all of the scenes where he was laying down were filmed. They followed that with the sitting-down scenes, then the standing-still scenes. Finally, the action scenes were shot. The last scene filmed was the "running" scene between Todd and Caine 607 near the beginning of the movie.
  • Shorter people (4' tall) were used in the scenes with the large military vehicles to make the machines look larger.
  • Among the garbage on the planet is the USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the F-117X Remora from Executive Decision (1996), a spinner from Blade Runner (1982), and a piece of the Lewis & Clark from Event Horizon (1997).
  • Todd's service record, displayed on a computer screen, includes the following: - The battles of Tannhauser Gate and Shoulder of Orion (references to Blade Runner (1982)) - Receipt of the "Plissken Medal" (reference to Escape from New York (1981) and its sequel Escape from L.A.). Receipt of the "O'Neil Ring Award" (reference to Stargate (1994)) - Receipt of the "Cash Medal of Honor" (reference to Tango and Cash (1989)) Receipt of the "Maccready Cross" (reference to The Thing (1982)) - Receipt of the "Capt Ron Trophy" (reference to Captain Ron (1992)) - Receipt of the "McCaffrey Fire Award" (reference to Backdraft (1991)) - Receipt of the "Dexter Riley Award" (reference to The Strongest Man in the World (1975), Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)) - Citations for the Nibian Moons Campaign, the Antares Maelstrom War and the War Of Perdition's Flames, locations referred to in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
  • Todd's weapons training record lists the "USMC Smartgun" and "M41A pulse rifle" (references to Aliens (1986)) and the "DOOM MKIV BFG" - a reference to the computer game Doom.
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