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Commando

  • Drama
  • 1985
  • Mark L Lester
  • 86 mins
  • 18

Summary

The daughter of retired special forces officer John Matrix is kidnapped by an old comrade-in-arms, now in league with a deposed former dictator. The tyrant plans to use the girl to force Matrix into assassinating the head of the country he once ruled, but is unprepared for the lengths to which the veteran soldier will go to rescue his child. Action adventure, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

After finding cult success as the cyborg assassin in The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was given the good-guy role with his next project. Although he still looks a little awkward with anything but the most rudimentary dialogue, he makes for a spectacularly destructive hero, playing a former special forces colonel called back into action when his daughter is kidnapped by an old adversary. Dan Hedaya is an engaging chief villain and there's a spirited turn from Rae Dawn Chong as Arnie's unwilling partner. No-frills director Mark L Lester packs the set pieces with an explosive punch.

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Credits

Cast

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Colonel John MatrixArnold Schwarzenegger
CindyRae Dawn Chong
General AriusDan Hedaya
BennettVernon Wells
General KirbyJames Olson
SullyDavid Patrick Kelly
JennyAlyssa Milano
CookeBill Duke
LawsonDrew Snyder
LeslieSharon Wyatt
Western flight attendantChelsea Field
Intercept officerBill Paxton

Crew

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DirectorMark L Lester

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and some nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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