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  • Commando is packed with action, adventure, and plenty of funny one-liners, all spread out across several action sequences that span different environments and includes lots of different weapons (pistols, machine guns, knives, bazookas, grenades, everything, you name it)

    • by Stephen Filippelli
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      Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells, James Olson, David Patrick Kelly, Alyssa Milano, Bill Duke, Michael Delano, and Drew Snyder.

      Directed by: Mark L. Lester.

      Ex-Colonel John Matrix (Schwarzenegger) once led an elite Special Forces unit in the army but he retired so that he could live his life in a secluded mountain fort with his daughter Jenny (Milano); Matrix also has the security of armed guards provided by his good friend, General Franklin Kirby. Meanwhile, his former co-workers are being assassinated one by one - one man is gunned down with mini-uzis, one is ran


      over, and another is blown up on a tugboat. Bennett (Wells), a rejected member of Matrix’s unit who was presumed dead, and manages to kidnap his daughter with the help of several attackers who take out all of Matrix’s security guards.

      John Matrix learns that Bennett is working for an exiled warlord dictator named Arius who was once bested by John Matrix and now employs a gang of disgraced soldiers just like Bennett. It turns out that Arius had John’s daughter kidnapped so that Matrix would be forced to comply with a political assassination that is planned. Given no ...


      • choice, Matrix agrees to cooperate in order to keep his daughter alive but manages to escape Arius’ men on an airplane before it takes off. Now free, Matrix plots to get his daughter back from Arius and steals a car belonging to an off duty flight attendant named Cindy (Chong) in the process, whom Matrix enlists to help him in his mission.

        When this came out, Arnold Schwarzenegger was fresh off his ‘Terminator’ role from a year earlier which sky-rocketed his career status, there’s even some references (or lines, rather) to that role in this film. “Commando” is packed

        with action, adventure, and plenty of funny one-liners, all spread out across several action sequences that span different environments and includes lots of different weapons (pistols, machine guns, knives, bazookas, grenades, everything, you name it). There is a distinctive use of humor in “Commando” that would eventually be found in later Schwarzenegger films like “The Running Man”, “True Lies”, “Eraser”, and so on. An interestingly funny thing about this movie is that a sequel was planned but Schwarzenegger backed out and the remaining script was eventually rewritten for 1988’s “Die Hard” starring Bruce Willis, which was also a hit.




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