Los Angeles Times - 07/10/1992
"...[The stunts] are expertly put together and visually compelling....It looks great..."
Luc is a genetically enhanced supersoldier pitted against his former comrades in arms as he tries to remember his past. Andrew is also a universal soldier who, driven by a hatred born decades before in Vietnam, wages a deadly pursuit against traitorous Luc. But something goes wrong and these war machines begin to revert to their past selves and slip away from their creators.
Thanks to the wonders of genetic engineering, a group of soldiers killed during the Vietnam War are resurrected by the Defense Department 23 years later and turned into a team of indestructible, anti-terrorist fighting machines. But things begin to go haywire when two of the soldiers, Luc and Scott, regain their memory. Realizing that he is a pawn in an unsavory government conspiracy, Luc defects from the unit, while Scott, a shell-shocked nutcase, remembers that he has a grudge against Luc left over from their 'Nam days and goes after him with a vengeance.
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Additional production company: Universal Soldier, Inc.
Color by Technicolor. Filmed in Panavision; locations included: Ashfork, Cottonwood, Prescott, Grand Canyon and Kingman, Arizona; in Hoover Dam and Boulder City, Nevada; and in Los Angeles, California.
Began shooting August 12, 1991; completed shooting October 30, 1991. Released in the USA July 10, 1992. Released on video December 9, 1992.
Additional music credits: "Vietnamese Cue" composed and performed by Carol Kim; "Life's Too Confusin' Anyway," "The Worst Always Happens," "Breakin' Up, Breakin' Down," "Goin' Out on the Town Tonight," "It's Almost Time to Put the Bottle Down," "Waking Up and Walking Out the Door" by Wendy Kramer and Shannon Harry. Original soundtrack on Varese Sarabande.
Additional technical credits: special makeup effects Michael Burnett and Larry R. Hamlin.
The film carries the dedication "In memory of Clarence Holzter."