|Director of Photography:||Jost Vacano|
|Editors:||Mark Goldblatt and Caroline Ross|
|Production Designer:||Allan Cameron|
|Producers:||Alan Marshall and Jon Davison|
|Tristar; R; 129 minutes|
|Cast:||Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Seth Gilliam, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Ironside, Rue McClanahan, Marshall Bell, Eric Bruskotter, Matt Levin, Blake Lindsley, Anthony Michael Ruivivar, Brenda Strong and Dean Norris|
|Based on a book by Robert A. Heinlein|
They're young, they're beautiful, they fight giant bugs. Starship Troopers follows the life of Johnny Rico (Van Dien), a soldier in the Mobile Infantry during the “Bug War,” a battle between humans and a race of insects half a galaxy away. Men and women fight (and shower) side by side in the Mobile Infantry (unlike the book, which was written in the 50s). The movie also throws in a tragic love story. While Heinlein's book takes a thoughtful and intellectual look at life in a futuristic combat unit and explores the nature of citizenship, the movie concentrates on graphically violent scenes punctuated by inane commercial-like interludes.
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