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Paul Verhoeven

Starship Troopers

Director Paul Verhoeven Composer Basil Poledouris Cast Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Neil Patrick Harris
Edition 2024
129' - 1997 - Action, Adventure - Dialogue: English
In a totalitarian future America, young model citizens are being groomed for life-and-death battles with insect monsters. For Paul Verhoeven, it's the perfect excuse to lash out at the patriotic and warmongering excesses of his new homeland. A violent, self-aware political satire, Starship Troopers was entirely misunderstood back in the day.
Based on a dubious science fiction novel by Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers is a briliantly filmed war spectacle for jaded adolescents, and at the same time a radical critique of it. You could say that this is Paul Verhoeven's first subversive super-production from Hollywood to his credit. In a crypto-fascist state where everyone looks blissfully happy, the youth (boys and girls with the plastic look of the well-endowed dolls from Melrose Place and Beverly Hills, 90210) are prepared to fight the disgusting enemy: giant insects that threaten the survival of the planet. This culminates in unimaginable carnage, an orgy of destruction and mutilation with no end in sight, and in which Uncle Sam's patriotism and jingoism is raised to grotesque heights.

Tickets & screenings: from 19 September 2024.

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Paul Verhoeven


Basil Poledouris


Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Neil Patrick Harris


Edward Neumeier

Director of Photography

Jost Vacano


Mark Goldblatt, Caroline Ross


Jon Davison, Alan Marshall

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Starship Troopers" (Robert A. Heinlein)