Release Date: May 26th, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 1999

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Retired Special Forces soldier John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) lives with daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano) in isolation, but his privacy is disturbed by former commander Franklin Kirby (James Olson), who warns him that his fellow soldiers are getting killed one by one. After Kirby leaves, Jenny is kidnapped by former Latin American dictator Arius (Dan Hedaya), who wants Matrix to restore him to power. Instead, Matrix sets out to take down the rogue leader and rescue his daughter.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells, David Patrick Kelly, Alyssa Milano, James Olson, Bill Duke

Director: Mark L. Lester

Genres: Action

Production Co: Silver Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Revenge, Daughter, Rescue, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Time Out

    Lots of machine-gunfire, explosions and disposable khaki-clad extras, as you'd expect. show more

  • 70

    In Commando, the fetching surprise is the glancing humor between the quixotic and larky Rae Dawn Chong and the straight-faced killing machine of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Chong lights up the film like a firefly, Schwarzenegger delivers a certain light touch of his own, the result is palatable action comics. show more

  • 63
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    There is something weirdly appealing about Commando and its self-deprecating celebration of violent excess. [16 Oct 1985, p.D5]

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