Commando is a 1985 American action film directed by Mark L. Lester and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Alyssa Milano, Vernon Wells, Bill Duke and Dan Hedaya. The film was released in the United States on October 4, 1985.
Retired 1st SFOD-D Colonel John Matrix is informed by his former superior Major General Franklin Kirby that all the other members of his former unit have been killed by unknown mercenaries. The mercenaries, among them Bennett, an Australian ex-member of Matrix's team discharged for excessive violence, attack Matrix's secluded mountain home and kidnap Matrix's young daughter Jenny. While trying to intercept them, Matrix is also overpowered and abducted by the mercenaries. He is taken before their commander, Arius, a South American former dictator who blackmails Matrix into carrying out a political assassination in his home country of Val Verde, where Arius wishes to lead a military coup. (Matrix previously led a United States-backed revolution that deposed Arius, who has chosen Matrix to assassinate the new president of Val Verde, for he trusts Matrix implicitly.) With Jenny's life on the line, Matrix reluctantly accepts the demand, but not before killing Diaz while refusing to cooperate with "his men".
|author||Jeph Loeb Steven E. de Souza|
|contentLocation||California Los Angeles|
|director||Mark L. Lester|
|editor||Glenn Farr John F. Link Mark Goldblatt|
|keywords||1st sfod-d abduct arrest capture car chase delta force flight attendant green beret kill military coup political assassination retire rocket launcher seclude shopping mall south american val verde young daughter|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|recordedAt||California Long Beach|