Commando (1985)
Front Cover Actor
Arnold Schwarzenegger Col. John Matrix
Rae Dawn Chong Cindy
Dan Hedaya Arius
Vernon Wells Bennett
James Olson Major General Franklin Kirby
David Patrick Kelly Sully
Alyssa Milano Jenny Matrix
Bill Duke Cooke
Drew Snyder Lawson, Man Putting Out Garbage
Sharon Wyatt Leslie
Bill Paxton Intercept Officer
Edward Reyes Val Verde Heavy
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director Mark L. Lester
Producer Joel Silver; Stephanie Brody
Writer Joseph Loeb III; Matthew Weisman; Jeph Loeb
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 30 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
A massively underrated action thriller that kept Arnold Schwarzenegger occupied between mid-'80s blockbusters, Commando may be one of the last shoot-out films ever to have real characters in it. Not, of course, that they're anything other than stereotypes, but they're painted with such detailed, positive strokes that it's impossible not to relate to them. Arnie plays a retired military special-ops officer whose daughter (played with an expert balance of cute/feisty by Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped by the baddest of bad guys, who'll only hand her back as and when he's assassinated a tiresome banana-republic president on their behalf. Needless to say, Arnie is deeply annoyed by this, rescues the moppet single-handed amid more bullets and explosions than you can shake a stuntman's pay cheque at, and... well, why spoil the fun by revealing any more? Co-star Rae Dawn Chong gets some nice one-liners as the innocent bystander who gets caught up in the mayhem. --Roger Thomas
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1346
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/16/04
Purchase Price $7.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 086162104244
Chapters
Release Date 12/18/01
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen