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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:
... Dutch
... Dillon
... Anna
... Mac
... Blain
... Billy
... Poncho
... Gen. Phillips
... Hawkins
... The Predator / Helicopter Pilot
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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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Nothing like it has ever been on earth before. See more »


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12 June 1987 (USA)  »

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Alien Hunter  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stan Winston was inspired by a painting of a Rastafarian warrior in the producer's office. See more »

Goofs

When the team sets up the tree trap, Dillon is seen in the background of one shot shirtless and helping out; in the next instance, he has his shirt on and is told by Dutch "Instead of complaining, maybe you should help". See more »

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[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 »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Entrails of a Virgin (2011) See more »

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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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A Timeless Sci-Fi Action Movie
23 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

After the crash of a helicopter of a minister in a Central America island, Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his team of special force are assigned to rescue him from the guerrillas. Soon they learn that they were sent to the island for another reason and there is an alien warrior hunting them down.

"Predator" is a timeless sci-fi action film with Arnold Schwarzenegger and a team of "badasses". The stor is engaging and suspenseful even when the viewer sees many times. Thirty years after the release, "Predator" has become a classic in the genre. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Predador" ("Predator")


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