From birth, the government taught
him that emotion didn't exist, that compassion was worthless,
that his life was worth nothing next to the good of the squad.
And they taught him to kill better than anyone else in the world.
But now he's on the loose and learning that he has a soul--and
the first thing he feels is hate.
M.D.P Worldwide presents PIT
BULLS, starring Dolph Lundgren and produced by Moshe Diamant.
The film is based on the same hit comic book series that spawned
TIMECOP, the Jean-Claude Van Damme starrer, also produced by
Moshe Diamant and directed by Peter Hyams for Largo and Universal.
Out of the smoky, siren-filled
confusion of a major crime scene, a silvery skyscraper rises.
Its smooth, metallic sides reflect the mayhem on the ground but
reveal nothing within. Windowless and featureless, the building
seems impregnable. Inside are the headquarters and scientific
team of the largest supplier of U.S. defense hardware. Also inside:
the team of terrorists that have taken them hostage.
Suddenly, from out of the fog,
a cadre of troops whose eyes reflect nothing but the glow of
the spotlight -bathed building march into rigid formation. These
are the Pit Bulls, recruited from orphanages as infants and kept
in solitary confinement until adulthood, allowed human contact
only in the rigorous training operations that make them the most
elite group of soldiers in the American arsenal. Silent and emotionless,
yet fiercely intelligent, they stand ready to do one thing: sacrifice
their lives in the annihilation of the hostile force inside this
building. Coded orders bark from their helmet speakers and like
a falling house of cards, the men deploy, blazing through the
front of the building and disappearing into its inner reaches.
Emergency personnel outside await
some sign of the battle within. Minutes pass with no sign, until
the earth rumbles as if shaking from some internal catastrophe.
Suddenly the featureless building becomes riddled with cracks
as fire and smoke shoot out With agonizing slowness, the building
tilts and collapses, the deadly result of a suicide trap set
by the terrorists.
From a remote location hundreds
of miles away, the team of uniformed officers that gave the orders
watch grimly on video monitors as the operation goes as wrong
as it possibly could. Not only have they lost the team of scientists,
but they've failed to bring the terrorists to justice. No one
speaks of the Pit Bulls--from this moment on those men never
The team reviews the tapes of
the operation over and over again, looking for where it went
wrong, what they could have done differently. Exhausted after
hours of this, the men break as the tape continues to play footage
of the destroyed building. Suddenly one of the officers shouts
as he glances at the still-playing video. The other officers
spin around in time to see a dark shape emerge from the smoking
rubble. Incredibly, a survivor! The room becomes tense as the
officers realize the implications. A scan of the video figure
confirms their worst fears: the figure radiates the infrared
code from a surgically implanted chip that means only one thing:
Crawling out of the rubble in
intense agony, Pit Bull #132 staggers blindly away, looking for
the squad the doesn't exist anymore. Too disoriented by the blast
to execute his standing orders--to call a private number, give
his location, and wait-he stumbles into the street and the last
thing he hears is the screech of tires before his vision goes
When he wakes up, he sees the
inside of an apartment and a woman sitting close, watching him.
To us she would be beautiful. She's startled when his eyes open
and focus on her. A nurse, she's bound his broken leg and dressed
his wounds. Though a driving impulse in his brain tells him to
call in, he waits. That slight disobeying of orders is the first
chink in his emotional armor. As his bones knit in her apartment,
he feels something else growing inside him, a humanity he's never
felt before. Though she doesn't know quite what to make of this
strange man who seems so distant, she can feel his raw emotion
beneath the surface. Gradually, Pit Bull #132 becomes a human
being, able to love, and hate. And as he falls in love for the
first time, he realizes that he has a soul.
But for the glittering men in
the control room, this is the disaster they hoped would never
happen: a Pit Bull on the loose. As long as they could separate
his awesome killing power from his emotions they could control
him. But now he's an unknown quantity . To maintain the secrecy
of the operation, and to protect anyone around the renegade,
they must eliminate him immediately. All Pit Bull operations
are suspended, the orders read. All forces deploy immediately
to recapture #132.
Hearing the familiar march of
his former regiment coming for him, #132 prepares to fight like
he never has before. They took his soul once, but never again...
Dolph Lundgren stars as the renegade
soldier who must be caught at all costs. An international action
star, his previous credits include UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, ROCKY IV
and MEN OF WAR.
(fact sheet from MDP Worldwide)