Commando (1985)

Somewhere... somehow... someone's going to pay.

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John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former commandos, and a fully equipped private army. With the help of a feisty stewardess and an old friend, Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she's killed.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    as John Matrix
  • Alyssa Milano

    as Jenny Matrix
  • Rae Dawn Chong

    as Cindy
  • Vernon Wells

    as Bennett
  • James Olson

    as Major General Franklin Kirby
  • David Patrick Kelly

    as Sully
  • Dan Hedaya

    as Arius
  • Bill Duke

    as Cooke
  • Drew Snyder

    as Lawson
  • Sharon Wyatt

    as Leslie
  • Michael Delano

    as Forrestal
  • Bob Minor

    as Jackson
  • Michael Adams

    as Harris
  • Gary Carlos Cervantes

    as Diaz
  • Julie Hayek

    as Western Flight Attendant
  • Walter Scott

    as Cates
  • Ava Cadell

    as Girl in Bed at Motel
  • Branscombe Richmond

    as Vega
  • Bill Paxton

    as Intercept Officer
  • Thomas Rosales, Jr.

    as Guard Outside Toolshed (uncredited)
  • Dick Warlock

    as Mall Policeman (uncredited)
  • Nick Dimitri

    as Guard at Plane Dock (uncredited)
Editing Mark Goldblatt Editor
Production Joel Silver Producer
Art John Vallone Production Design
Production Jackie Burch Casting
Editing John F. Link Editor
Writing Steven E. de Souza Screenplay
Writing Steven E. de Souza Story
Sound James Horner Original Music Composer
Camera Matthew F. Leonetti Director of Photography
Art Robert Gould Set Decoration
Crew Fred J. Brown Special Sound Effects
Editing Glenn Farr Editor
Camera Michael St. Hilaire Camera Operator
Crew Henry Millar Special Effects Coordinator
Production John Panzarella Location Manager
Directing Mark L. Lester Director
Writing Jeph Loeb Story
Production Jeph Loeb Associate Producer
Writing Matthew Weisman Story
Production Matthew Weisman Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up William Turner Makeup Artist
Camera Bruce McBroom Still Photographer
Sound Margie O'Malley Foley
Crew Bennie E. Dobbins Stunt Coordinator
Sound Jim Fitzpatrick Dolby Consultant
Costume & Make-Up Joe McKinney Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joy Zapata Hairstylist
Art Cal DiValerio Construction Coordinator
Art Mark Lapotsky Greensman
Crew Douglas E. Madison Property Master
Art Daniel Maltese Set Designer
Sound Don J. Bassman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Evelyn Dutton Foley
Sound Richard Overton Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gail Steele Foley
Sound Jules Strasser Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Robert B. Harris Costume Supervisor
Sound Ken Runyon Music Editor
Crew Wayne Morris Transportation Captain
Crew Whitey Ellison Transportation Coordinator
Directing Marion Tumen Script Supervisor
Camera Joseph F. Valentine Steadicam Operator
Art William D. Derham Leadman
Sound Hank Salerno ADR & Dubbing
Production Larry Kostroff Unit Production Manager
Crew George Fisher Stunts