Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

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  1. Edward Neumeier


  2. Robert A. Heinlein


  3. Paul Verhoeven


Top Billed Cast

  1. Casper Van Dien

    Casper Van Dien

    Johnny Rico

  2. Dina Meyer

    Dina Meyer

    Dizzy Flores

  3. Denise Richards

    Denise Richards

    Carmen Ibanez

  4. Jake Busey

    Jake Busey

    Private Ace Levy

  5. Neil Patrick Harris

    Neil Patrick Harris

    Colonel Carl Jenkins

  6. Clancy Brown

    Clancy Brown

    Career Sergeant Zim

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $105,000,000.00

Revenue $121,214,377.00

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Release Information

  • November 6, 1997
    R, Theatrical



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