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Predator

  • Drama
  • Science and technology
  • 1987
  • John McTiernan
  • 102 mins
  • 18

Summary

Science-fiction action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A rescue mission deep in the Central American jungle turns into a fight for survival as a crack commando unit, led by Major "Dutch" Schaeffer, comes up against an unseen enemy - a predator able to resist the most up-to-date weaponry and kill with relentless efficiency.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

It may not seem much of a compliment, but this is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's most efficient movies, a stripped-down thriller that cheerfully sacrifices characterisation on the altar of exhilarating action and special effects. Schwarzenegger stars as the leader of an elite special forces team whose jungle mission is thrown into chaos when they are tracked by a lethal alien game hunter. As with Aliens, much of the fun comes from watching a bunch of macho soldiers crack under pressure. Director John McTiernan ensures the tension is kept at snapping point and he's helped no end by the sci-fi gimmick of a "cloaking" device that keeps the predator hidden from view. This smash hit propelled McTiernan onto the Hollywood A-list, a position he consolidated with 1988's Die Hard.

Credits

Cast

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Major Alan "Dutch" SchaefferArnold Schwarzenegger
DillonCarl Weathers
AnnaElpidia Carrillo
MacBill Duke
Sergeant BlainJesse Ventura
BillySonny Landham
PonchoRichard Chaves
General PhillipsR G Armstrong
HawkinsShane Black
PredatorKevin Peter Hall
PredatorPeter Cullen

Crew

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DirectorJohn McTiernan

Details

Theatrical distributor
Park Circus
Released on
2017-11-09
Languages
English | Russian | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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