R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.
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 Patch" (reference to Escape from New York (1981) and Escape from L.A. (1996)). Receipt of the "O'Neil Ring Award" (reference to Stargate (1994)) - Receipt of the "Cash Medal of Honor" (reference to Tango & Cash (1989)) Receipt of the "MacReady 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), and 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 II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
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...
When young Nathan plays on the rug, he has a puzzle that he doesn't receive until the Christmas party in a following scene.
Although rated "Not under 18" by the FSK in Germany, this version still contains numerous cuts to reduce violence. The "Not under 16" version removes or shortens nearly every violent part.
$6,447,237 (USA) (25 October 1998)
$14,567,883 (USA) (6 December 1998)
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