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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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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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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

Improved Solo: You fought well for a flawed unit.
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Connections

References Red Scorpion (1988) 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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One of The Worst Movie Ever
24 June 2004 | by terenceallenSee all my reviews

Even the fact that I saw this movie at a free sneak review doesn't make up for the hour plus that I lost watching this horrible dreck of a movie. Mario van Peebles had a movie to remember in New Jack city, and he has a movie to forget in Solo. Where do I start? The plot is horrendous, the action is silly, the acting is campy, and the whole movie adds up to such a bad experience that it isn't even worth renting, much less buying or watching it on cable. Any cable station that shows this movie ought to give the viewers discounts on their cable bill. Definitely a contender for worst movie ever made. Definitely the worst movie of anyone who acted, wrote, produced, directed, or did FX for it.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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