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“Okay "good" is stretching it, but how about damn entertaining as all hell? Arnie plays a super beefcake dude from a former sooper dooper special forces team who has to rescue his
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“Arnold just shot his way past all of Arius's men who couldn't hit the broadside of a barn. Now it's time for Arnold to save his little girl but Arnold's old subordinate attacks
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“Pure unadulterated destruction with a nice taste of 80s in this action film with Arnold getting geared up and ready to raise hell after a scumbag bananna republic dictator that
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“The pinnacle of bad 80's action movies of big beefy men with big guns who stand in open air to shoot and shoot with badguys who can't hit the broadside of the barn. Arnie is John
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“Arnie takes on a literal army to save his cute as a button daughter from Dan Hedaya and his Freddie Mercury looking sidekick. Again, a great cast with Bill Duke, David Patrick
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“The final scene was the best part of this movie where he fights his nemesis who wears that mail chain vest.”
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Commando is a 1985 American action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film's use of humor in an action film context became a distinctive element in Schwarzenegger's later roles.

John Matrix is a retired special operations operator who once led an elite unit. He left the service to live in a secluded mountain home with his daughter Jenny. Unbeknownst to Matrix, the members of his former unit are being killed one by one. Even though Matrix's friend Major General Franklin Kirby gives Matrix armed guards, attackers manage to kidnap Matrix and Jenny. Matrix learns that Bennett, a former disgraced member of his unit who was presumed dead, is still alive. Bennett has kidnapped his daughter to try to force Matrix to commit a political assassination for a man called Arius (who calls himself "El Presidente") and his gang of other disgraced U.S. soldiers. Arius is a warlord formerly bested by Matrix during a fictional revolution; he now wishes to lead a military coup in his home country, Val Verde. Since Arius will have Jenny killed if Matrix refuses, Matrix reluctantly accepts the demand.

After Matrix is taken aboard an airplane heading to the foreign country, he kills the henchman guarding him and jumps into a swamp just as the plane is leaving the runway. Matrix then sets his stopwatch for the approximate time of the flight. Subsequently, he commandeers the car of Cindy, an off-duty flight attendant, and enlists her help by explaining the disaster that has befallen ...

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