Universal Soldier: The Return
Released on
August 20, 1999
Mic Rodgers

Richard Rothstein (characters)
Christopher Leitch (characters)
Dean Devlin (characters)
William Malone (screenplay)

John Fasano (screenplay)
Mike Benson
Editing by
Peck Prior
Studio (s)
Baumgarten-Prophet Entertainment

IndieProd Company Productions

Long Road Entertainment
83 mins
$24,000,000 (estimated)
$19,912,120 (Worldwide)

Universal Soldier: The Return is a 1999 American science fiction action film and the directorial debut of Mic Rodgers. It is a retconned film and the second theatrical film in the Universal Soldier film series, following two made-for-TV movies, Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms and Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business.

Plot Summary

After barely surviving his experiences as a part-human/part-robot "Universal Soldier", Luc Deveraux has opted to stay out of the front lines and work with a military project to refine and perfect the system. However, something goes wrong, and S.E.T.H., the android supercomputer leading the new breed of soldiers, suddenly develops a murderous mind of his own. Soon S.E.T.H. is leading his fellow war machines on a rampage, and Luc is the only one who can stop them.


  • Prepare to become obsolete


  • Jean-Claude Van Damme as Luc Deveraux / GR44
  • Michael Jai White as S.E.T.H.
  • Bill Goldberg as Romeo
  • Heidi Schanz as Erin Young
  • Xander Berkeley as Doctor Dylan Cotner
  • Justin Lazard as Captain Blackburn
  • Kiana Tom as Maggie
  • Daniel von Bargen as General Radford
  • James R. Black as Sergeant Morrow
  • Karis Paige Bryant as Hillary Deveraux
  • Brent Anderson as Technician #2
  • Lyle Kanouse as UniSol 2500 (voice)


  • The role of Romeo was originally intended for WWF wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
  • When S.E.T.H. cracks his kill-code, it flashes up on the screen, starting with "NCC1701", which is the registration code of the starship Enterprise.


Universal Soldier The Return Trailer
Universal Soldier The Return Trailer
All the BEST scenes from Universal Soldier The Return
All the BEST scenes from Universal Soldier The Return
Theatrical Trailer Highlight Reel

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