About

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".

7.2
829
Directed by

Paul Verhoeven

Written by

Edward Neumeier (Screenplay)
Robert A. Heinlein (Novel)
Giacomo G. Ghiazza (Storyboard)

Runtime

129 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The only good bug is a dead bug.

Cast

Keywords

military army space battle soldier intelligence satire moon dystopia spacecraft space marine asteroid buenos aires drill instructor bugs giant insect

Photos

Lists

#739 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#49 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Visual Effects Phil Tippett