Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms (1998)


Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms is a 1998 American made-for-television science fiction film directed by Jeff Woolnough and starring Matt Battaglia, Chandra West, Jeff Wincott, Andrew Jackson, and starring Gary Busey.

It is a sequel to the 1992 film Universal Soldier. Despite featuring the same characters as the original, the film features none of the original cast or crew.

It was followed in the same year by Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business.

They were actually made as a miniseries meant for a potential TV series.

In 1999, a theatrical sequel, once again starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Universal Soldier: The Return was produced, which essentially ignored the plotline of the direct-to-video sequels entirely.

It is the second film in the Universal Soldier Franchise.


Following the events of the original Universal Soldier, the budget of the programme has been cut by the government. However, under the orders of a CIA director, a gang of mercenaries take control of the new line of Universal Soldiers to use them in the diamond smuggling business.

Luc Deveraux (now played by Matt Battaglia), survivor of the first incident with the Universal Soldiers, continues to cause problems, the enemy takes his newly found brother and news reporter Veronica Roberts prisoners.


  • Matt Battaglia – Private Luc Deveraux.
  • Jeff Wincott – Eric Devereaux.
  • Andrew Jackson – Andrew Scott.
  • Eric Bryson – Peterson.
  • Kevin Rushton – Martinez.
  • Desmond Campbell – Cooper.
  • Michael Copeman – Lt. Col. Jack Cameron.
  • Gary Busey – Dr. Otto Mazur.
  • Burt Reynolds – CIA Deputy Director.
  • Richard McMillan – Dr. Walker.
  • Chandra West – Veronica Roberts.
  • Aron Tager – John Devereaux.
  • Barbara Gordon – Danielle Devereaux.
  • Carla Collins – Anchorwoman.
  • James Kee – Jasper.
  • Frank McAnulty – Purser.
  • Jared Wall – Luc at 9.
  • Neville Edwards – Porter.
  • Sophie Bennett – Annie.
  • Layton Morrison – Bodyguard.
  • Loren Peterson – Bodyguard.
  • Kym Kristalie.
  • Doug Murray – Young Dr. Gregor.
  • James Binkley – Sentry.
  • Randy Butcher – Sentry.
  • Michael Dyson – Sentry.
  • Jeffrey R. Smith – Control Operator.
  • Roy T. Anderson – Head Sentry.
  • Reg Dreger – Farmer.
  • Julian Richings – Bix.
  • James Kim – Sung Bodyguard.
  • Simon Kim – Sung Bodyguard.

Universal Soldier Series

You can find a full index and overview of the Universal Soldier franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Jeff Woolnough.
  • Producer(s): Kevin Gillis, Jojn Laing, and Robert Wertheimer.
  • Writer(s): Peter M. Lenkov.
  • Music: Ivan Doroschuk.
  • Cinematography: Russ Goozee.
  • Editor(s): Mike Lee.
  • Production: Catlyst Entertainment Production.
  • Distributor(s): Showtime Networks.
  • Release Date: 27 September 1998.
  • Running Time: 92 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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