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Predator (1987)

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A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Dutch
Carl Weathers ... Dillon
Elpidia Carrillo ... Anna
Bill Duke ... Mac
Jesse Ventura ... Blain
Sonny Landham ... Billy
Richard Chaves ... Poncho
R.G. Armstrong ... General Phillips
Shane Black ... Hawkins
Kevin Peter Hall ... The Predator / Helicopter Pilot
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Storyline

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. Written by Laygz

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Soon the hunt will begin. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

12 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Hunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Jalisco, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,031,638, 14 June 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,735,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,235,548, 31 December 1987
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger's pose for the movie poster of "Predator" is almost an exact copy for the character's cover art on the video game cartridge and box art for the NES game "Contra". See more »

Goofs

Blaine and Mac both use the M134 mini-gun throughout the first scenes combat scenes, which fires over 6,000 rounds a minute of the NATO 7.62mm round, the total weight of each shell being 34 grams, or just over one ounce. The combined firing time that they fire is nearly two minutes, meaning, the 12,000 or so of expended rounds would weigh about 900 pounds--a complete impossibility without a towed truck of some kind, and could not possibly fit in the small backpack he was carrying. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Major General Phillips: You're looking good, Dutch.
Dutch: It's been a long time, General.
Major General Phillips: Come on inside.
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Crazy Credits

All the 7 main cast members re-appear in ascending order as their names are displayed to give a smile to the audience in appreciation. See more »

Alternate Versions

A limited edition DVD collector's box set of Predator including both Predator movies was released in the UK in June 2001. For this UK DVD releases, Fox used the same master as the heavily censored German version. Ironically, it was released uncut in Germany. The scene where Dutch throws a knife at the soldier and saying "Stick around" was removed. The scene where Dillon loses his arm was shortened. However, the UK video is completely uncut. See more »

Connections

Featured in I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1987 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

LONG TALL SALLY
Performed by Little Richard
Written by Little Richard (as R. Penniman), Enotris Johnson (as E. Johnson) and Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as R. Blackwell)
Courtesy of Specialty Records
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User Reviews

 
Pushing too many pencils! Best film ever!
30 August 2006 | by la_walkerSee all my reviews

If I had to recommend one film to a stranger, it would have to be Predator. It has some of the best acting, directing, effects and sound-track ever produced.

>This is Arnold's best acting roll in his career. But, we must not forget every other actor who produced spine-tingling performances! >The effects are simple, yet will last the test of time >The weaponry is huge! And will remain huge in my heart!

If you like 'war type' action you should love this. From the title screen the action begins, and does not end until the credits.

The sheer brute force of the story leaves one feeling truly satisfied, and even spiritually fulfilled by the end.

Without Predator my life would be incomplete. Stick around and watch this one people. If not, get to the chopper and announce your sins!

Thank you


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