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Solo (1996)

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Mario Van Peebles stars as an android killing weapon designed by the military and utilized to enter into a Latin American war to destroy the rebels - natives fighting simply to maintain ... See full summary »

Director:

Norberto Barba

Writers:

Robert Mason (novel), David L. Corley (screenplay) (as David Corley)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Van Peebles ... Solo
Barry Corbin ... General Clyde Haynes
William Sadler ... Colonel Frank Madden / Improved Solo
Jaime Gomez ... Sgt. Lorenzo
Demián Bichir ... Rio (as Damián Bechir)
Seidy Lopez ... Agela
Abraham Verduzco Abraham Verduzco ... Miguel
Joaquín Garrido ... Vasquez
William Wallace William Wallace ... Thompson
Adrien Brody ... Dr. Bill Stewart
Brent Schaeffer Brent Schaeffer ... Communications Officer
Lucas Dudley Lucas Dudley ... Helmsman
Christopher Michael ... Flight Deck Officer
Rafael Velasco Rafael Velasco ... Justos
Abel Woolrich Abel Woolrich ... Lazaro
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Storyline

Mario Van Peebles stars as an android killing weapon designed by the military and utilized to enter into a Latin American war to destroy the rebels - natives fighting simply to maintain their freedom. Contrary to his programming, he develops an affinity for the villagers and decides to help them fight back. This lets his creators bring him back and ultimately leads to one of them being given more powerful circuitry to defeat him. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Part man. Part machine. Total weapon. Prepare to go Solo!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for combat action violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Solo, el destructor See more »

Filming Locations:

Nayarit, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,228,668, 25 August 1996

Gross USA:

$5,107,669

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,107,669
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story included the subtitl so as not to be confused with this film. See more »

Goofs

The hole in Solo's side dissapears when in a hut, just to appear later again. This continues throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Madden: [speaking of the hut Solo's in] Blow it.
Rebel Leader: I've got men in there!
Colonel Madden: Not anymore.
[Boom!]
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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can See The Stars
Music & Lyrics by Christopher Franke
Performed by David Glickman
Produced by Scott Monahan
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Please don't spend money on this rubbish
26 July 2001 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

I saw this free on TV and I still feel robbed. Mario Van Pebbles takes on a role that suits him - one that requires him to be wooden and slow. The story is so predictable and boring that 2 minutes in you now how it's going to go. The special effects are poor and the fight scenes have no real excitement.

I suppose if you're drunk then it's enjoyable, but really it is a waste of time and will leave you wondering what else you could have watched instead.


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