Commando (1985)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 27 mins

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Colonel John Matrix is a retired Special Forces commando now living in the country with his daughter Jenny and are trying to live normal lives and live under new identities. John learns from his former commanding officer General Kirby that members of his unit have been gunned down one-by-one and someone from John's past is out to get him and leaves two soldiers to protect him and Jenny. But Jenny is kidnapped by Arius, a exiled Latin dictator and learns Bennett, one of his men, who he kicked out of his unit is working with Arius. Arius wants John to assassinate the president of Arius's country, if John succeeds in assassinating the president he'll return Jenny unharmed, but if John refuses or if he fails to assassinate the president, he will kill Jenny. Managing to get off the airplane, with only 11 hours before the airplane lands in Airus's country, John helped by a woman named Cindy sets out to find where Airus and Bennett are holding Jenny captive, and confronting Airus's associates in hoping they will tell him where Jenny is, and he will stop at nothing as he sets out to save Jenny... Even if he has to start a one man war.
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Did you know? A sequel was written by Steven E. de Souza in 1986, and revised by Frank Darabont, with an eye to having John McTiernan direct. The script was based on the book 'Nothing Lasts Forever' (1979) by Roderick Thorp, but Schwarzenegger wasn't interested in reprising the role. The script was then reworked with a new central character, eventually played by Bruce Willis, and became Die Hard (1988). Read More
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Feature
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English
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Dolby
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24 fps
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1.85:1 (Flat)
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Trivia:
The shopping mall (Sherman Oaks Galleria) used is the same one that was used in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), which also starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since both films wrapped, the mall has been remodeled.

A sequel was written by Steven E. de Souza in 1986, and revised by Frank Darabont, with an eye to having John McTiernan direct. The script was based on the book 'Nothing Lasts Forever' (1979) by Roderick Thorp, but Schwarzenegger wasn't interested in reprising the role. The script was then reworked with a new central character, eventually played by Bruce Willis, and became Die Hard (1988).

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vernon Wells have remained close friends ever since the making of this film.

Alyssa Milano said that Arnold Schwarzenegger was very protective of her on set. And that "He even helped with my algebra homework."