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.
David Webb Peoples started writing the screenplay to Soldier while Blade Runner was being filmed. As the screenwriter of both films, he has long maintained that they are set in the same universe. Director Paul Anderson agrees, and says that if Kurt Russell's character were to go to Earth, he would have encountered Harrison Ford's Deckard.
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...
In the initial attack, the three-man fire team consists of three soldiers carrying a flamethrower, a minigun, and an automatic rifle. But Todd kills two soldiers carrying flamethrowers.
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 25 October 1998
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