|Commando – 1985|
|Screenplay by||Steven-E. de Souza|
|Directed by||Mark L. Lester|
|Story by||Steven-E. de-Souza
|Distributed by||20th Century-Fox|
Commando is a 1985 American action-film directed by Mark L. Lester, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong. The film was released in the United States on October 4, 1985.
The film was nominated for a Saturn-Award for Best Special-Effects but lost to Back to the Future. The film’s score was provided-by James Horner. A critical-success and commercial hit, Commando was the 7th highest-grossing R-rated movie of 1985 worldwide, and the 25th highest-grossing overall. Retired Delta Force operator Colonel John Matrix is informed by his former superior Major General Franklin Kirby that all the other members of his former unit have been killed by unknown mercenaries. The mercenaries, among them Bennett, an Australian ex-member of Matrix’s team fired for unknown reasons, attack Matrix’s secluded mountain home and kidnap Matrix’s young daughter Jenny.