the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race
of giant alien insects. Little is known about
the bugs except that they are intent on the eradication
of all human life. But there was a time before
graduating school, Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) volunteers
for the Mobile Infantry to do his Federal Service. Far
from having patriotic motives, Johnny has joined the
infantry to win the heart of his girlfriend, Carmen
Ibanez (Denise Richards) who has signed up for the Fleet
Academy to become a starship pilot.
undergoes rigorous military training at boot camp along
with other young recruits including Dizzy Flores (Dina
Meyer), who has harboured a crush on Johnny from their
school days, and Ace Levy (Jake Busey) who earns Johnny's
respect and friendship. Johnny accepts the challenge
of boot camp and displays remarkable abilities that
eventually earn him the position of squad leader.
a tragic training accident occurs while on his watch,
Johnny realizes that he joined up for the wrong reasons.
He is about to resign when the Earth is attacked
by the Bugs, and the city of Buenos Aires -- Johnny's
home -- is wiped off the map. Horrified by the
death of his family and friends, Johnny's grief turns
to anger and he determines to stay in the Mobile Infantry
and fight to destroy the insect threat to human civilisation.
Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to
take the war to the Bugs.
are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival
of their species no matter what the cost...