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Commando (movie)

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Commando (first released on October 4, 1985) is a Hollywood action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The plot concerns Colonel John Matrix, an elite retired commando whose daughter, Jenny, was kidnapped as a hostage to make him perform a political assassination against a dictator he deposed. Instead, he escapes in transit and sets out to rescue his daughter within the time frame allotted before she is killed.

The film also stars Alyssa Milano,David Patrick Kelly,Vernon Wells, and Dan Hedaya. It was directed by Mark L. Lester; the script was co-written by Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman.

Commando was produced by 20th Century Fox. It took in $7,700,000 during its opening weekend, playing on 1,495 screens in the United States. It went on to gross $35 million in the United States and $57 million worldwide.

This film is notable for being the first regular action film starring Schwarzenegger that featured his distinctive sense of humor. Indeed Commando is perhaps the most beloved cult film Schwarzenegger has ever made, and there remains a considerable fan base. In particular, cinéastes have labelled the "Sully sequence" (from when Matrix arrives at the airport with Sully until when he "lets him go") a masterpiece of sustained tension nonetheless leavened with humor.

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