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Commando -- A retired elite commando has only a few hours to find and rescue his daughter from an exiled dictator.

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Release Date:
4 October 1985 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
If there's a mission that no man could survive...then *he's* the man for the job. See more »
Plot:
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This movie was touched by God! See more (440 total) »


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Runtime:
90 min | 92 min (director's cut) | Sweden:75 min (video version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R18+ (original rating) | Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (2001) | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 (TV rating) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (Director's Cut) (2015) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (2014) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2008) (self applied) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1989) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1985) (2001) | France:12 | Germany:18 (re-rating) (2010) (uncut) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) (2001) | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 (orginal rating) | Italy:T (re-rating) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | New Zealand:RP16 (original rating) | New Zealand:R (re-rating) (2009) | Norway:15 (2015) (re-rating) | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1987) (cut) | Norway:(Banned) (1985-2003) (cinema release) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:(Banned) | Sweden:15 (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #27763) | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut) (original rating)

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Matrix goes into battle with an Valmet M78 light machine gun, an Uzi submachine gun, a Remington Model 870 combat shotgun and a Desert Eagle semi-finalautomatic pistol. He also commandeers an M60E3 belt-fed machine gun and an M16A1 assault rifle.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: When Matrix pushes his car off of the cliff you can see a large rope attached to the back of the car.See more »
Quotes:
John Matrix:[pulling Sully out of the telephone booth] You son of a bitch!See more »
Soundtrack:
WE FIGHT FOR LOVESee more »

348 out of 389 people found the following review useful.
This movie was touched by God!, 10 March 2007
Author: YugoNinja from Slovenia

Did it ever happen in your life that you've seen such a beautiful movie, such a perfect piece of art, such an unbelievable example of man-made splendor, such a gorgeous masterpiece that it hurt your eyes? Well, I did. And it wasn't the Schindler's List or the Lord of the Rings. No, it was the BEST action movie ever made. The BEST interpretation of the Governator. The BEST explosions. The BEST one-liners. The BEST plot. And the BEST tag-line. This movie is like the Art of Japanese gardening. Simple and beautiful. Balanced. Proportioned. There's just the right amount of everything. And there is just about everything that should go into an action movie: car chases, explosions, drug-lords, sex, an invincible hero, sitting-duck-like enemies, humor, knife duels, fist fights, rocket launchers, blood, death, bullets, glass, pectorals, muscles, some more muscles, explosions and more explosions. You need more? It's got Arnold. Need more? It's got Arnold with a sense of humor. Still more? It's got Arnold with a sense of humor and a rocket launcher. Put these three elements together and try to guess what happens. Destruction. On a mass scale. I won't give away the plot, because it is too intricate and surprising. Basically it is Arnie on a mission to save his daughter. That's about it. But what is important is not the fact that Arnie will save his daughter, but HOW will he save his daughter. Oh, are you saying that The Matrix is the best action movie of all time? Does The Matrix have Arnold Schwarzenegger? NO. Does Commando have the Matrix? YES. JOHN MATRIX, in fact. Oh, so you are saying that Neo dodges bullets? John Matrix doesn't need to. He is bulletproof. He eats bullets for breakfast. Need more proof? I thought so... I gave this Caravaggio painted on celluloid a 10 only because IMDb doesn't go to 11. This movie is so eye-blindingly beautiful I can't find the words to properly end my commentary and render justice to this cinematic masterpiece. So I will just use the movie's tag-line: Somewhere... somehow... someone's going to pay!

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