Soldier

Synopsis: In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home...
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Paul W.S. Anderson
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
12%
R
Year:
1998
99 min
18 Views

A soldier does not speak...

...until spoken to by a superior officer.

A soldier shows no mercy.

Mercy is weakness.

Weakness is death.

The Forces are his family.

He is most happy...

...when following orders.

A soldier lives to kill.

A soldier needs no friend or family.

War is his friend.

The Forces are his family.

Sir, Colonel Mekum has

his new batch unpacked.

I think he wants to show them off.

Well...

- They're pretty.

- What's so hot about them?

They're very much improved, Captain.

Colonel Mekum from HQ.

He's their commanding officer.

Sir.

"Lmproved." How?

In every way possible.

You see, your old ones,

they're selected at birth.

With my new ones,

we're talking recombination.

They're practically manufactured,

using DNA profiles...

...and some manipulation.

More endurance, quicker responses...

...better hand-eye...

...improved technical training.

It's a whole different standard.

My daddy was in maintenance...

...and he had a saying:

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

"Maintenance."

I'm afraid I don't get your point.

The veterans you see...

...standing before you here

have been through all kinds of heavy shit.

They've always got the job done.

Your new soldiers, these hotshots,

how much action have they seen?

And are they battle-tested?

How about a few tests,

just to get you on board?

Make you a believer.

Ninety-nine percent. That's...

...very good.

Seen enough, Captain?

What about endurance?

Caine 607, forward.

Sir!

Fifteen miles, 607, on the run.

You've got 60 minutes.

Go.

My man left exactly...

...20 minutes after yours.

Make a note of that.

Age is a factor. But the real factor

is the training program.

Especially the psychological.

The mind controls the body, after all.

And we're doing such wonderful things

with the mind.

Sir!

At ease, Soldier.

What is the price of all that speed?

Is your soldier tired?

"Tired?"

Todd ran the pace

he's been taught to run...

...and he's still strong.

Send him up the chain, Rube.

Soldier! Up the chain!

Sir!

607, on the double, up the chain.

Sir!

What about spirit?

I believe you mean AQ, Captain.

Aggressive qualities.

Much higher.

Much better.

What if they fought?

You mean up there?

Go ahead, Rube.

Tell Todd to take him.

No.

"No?"

Not fair.

No contest.

Send two more of your old ones up.

Romero, Goines, up the chain!

Get him, men!

Get down here.

Get down here!

Get your ass down here on the double!

Come on, double up! Down, down!

Sir!

Look at you.

Do you know how much it cost

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!

- What about the bodies?

- Waste disposal.

Fall in.

Sir!

Todd was our best man.

You still don't get it, do you?

Your men...

...are obsolete.

You'll write this up as a training accident...

...and you'll make sure these bodies

get dumped a long way from here.

We don't want any unnecessary questions.

Someone, please...

...let us know what's going on!

Hawkins!

Give us something! Anything!

Quiet, please!

Quiet!

How many of them are there?

There is one man...

...unarmed.

How could there only be one?

How could he get here?

He was unconscious when we found him.

We couldn't ask him anything.

Hang on. Jimmy's back!

There's nothing out there.

I couldn't see nobody.

Couldn't see no vehicles, no ship, nothing.

Plus the wind's up again real strong.

Everybody, calm down.

We have an injured man among us.

We all want to do the decent thing.

The decent thing is to help him.

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