CommandoColonel Matrix is retired and living peaceably with his 10-year-old daughter when she is kidnapped by the henchmen of an exiled Latin American dictator, who wants Matrix to restore him to power. Instead, Matrix sets out to take down the rogue leader and rescue his daughter.
Critic Reviews of "Commando"
Chicago ReaderSeptember 18, 2007
Comic book stuff, helped out by the presence of Rae Dawn Chong as an airline stewardess whose sarcastic commentary adds some comic counterpoint to the deliberately overscaled action.
VarietySeptember 18, 2007
Chong lights up the film like a firefly, Schwarzenegger delivers a certain light touch of his own, [and] the result is palatable action comics.
Time OutJune 24, 2006
Lots of machine-gunfire, explosions and disposable khaki-clad extras, as you'd expect.
New York TimesMay 21, 2003
The big battle scenes are especially disappointing.
ScreenAnarchyMay 24, 2017
A cheesy and absurd kind of product, but it somehow works.
Common Sense MediaDecember 14, 2010
Brainless, explosion-happy action ('80s style).
Apollo GuideOctober 26, 2009
It might have been fun to watch when I was nine, but knowing what I know now, it is a horribly offensive film.
Groucho ReviewsMay 26, 2008
An audacious comic-book movie on steroids...cinematic junk food, but even a dieter deserves to cheat once in a while. [Blu-Ray]
Projection BoothJanuary 03, 2008
You're welcome, California!
Filmcritic.comOctober 07, 2007
one of the best arguments available for the action movie as pure entertainment
7M PicturesSeptember 24, 2007
serves as a template for many future action flicks
TV GuideSeptember 18, 2007
For action fans, one of the picks of the litter for the year.
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Arnold SchwarzeneggerBirth date: 30 July 1947, Thal, Styria, AustriaDescription: With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!?The amazing story of megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger is a true "rags to riches" tale of a penniless immigrant making it in the land of opportunity, the United States of America. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born July 30, 1947, in the town of Thal, Styria, Austria, to Aurelia (Jadrny) and Gustav Schwarzenegger, the local police chief. From a young age, he took a keen interest in physical fitness and bodybuilding, going on to compete in several minor contests in Europe. However, it was when he emigrated to the United States in 1968 at the tender age of 21 that his star began to rise.Up until the early 1970s, bodybuilding had been viewed as a rather oddball sport, or even a mis-understood "freak show" by the general public, however two entrepreneurial Canadian brothers Ben Weider and Joe Weider set about broadening the appeal of "pumping iron" and getting the sport respect, and what better poster boy could they have to lead the charge, then the incredible "Austrian Oak", Arnold Schwarzenegger. Over roughly the next decade, beginning in 1970, Schwarzenegger dominated the sport of competitive bodybuilding winning five Mr. Universe titles and seven Mr. Olympia titles and, with it, he made himself a major sports icon, he generated a new international audience for bodybuilding, gym memberships worldwide swelled by the tens of thousands and the Weider sports business empire flourished beyond belief and reached out to all corners of the globe. However, Schwarzenegger's horizons were bigger than just the landscape of bodybuilding and he debuted on screen as "Arnold Strong" in the low budget Hercules in New York (1970), then director Bob Rafelson cast Arnold in Stay Hungry (1976) alongside Jeff Bridges and Sally Field, for which Arnold won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture". The mesmerizing Pumping Iron (1977) covering the 1975 Mr Olympia contest in South Africa has since gone on to become one of the key sports documentaries of the 20th century, plus Arnold landed other acting roles in the comedy The Villain (1979) opposite Kirk Douglas, and he portrayed Mickey Hargitay in the well- received TV movie The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980).What Arnold really needed was a super hero / warrior style role in a lavish production that utilized his chiseled physique, and gave him room to show off his growing acting talents and quirky humor. Conan the Barbarian (1982) was just that role. Inspired by the Robert E. Howard short stories of the "Hyborean Age" and directed by gung ho director John Milius, and with a largely unknown cast, save Max von Sydow and James Earl Jones, "Conan" was a smash hit worldwide and an inferior, although still enjoyable sequel titled Conan the Destroyer (1984) quickly followed. If "Conan" was the kick start to Arnold's movie career, then his next role was to put the pedal to the floor and accelerate his star status into overdrive. Director James Cameron had until that time only previously directed one earlier feature film titled Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), which stank of rotten fish from start to finish. However, Cameron had penned a fast paced, science fiction themed film script that called for an actor to play an unstoppable, ruthless predator - The Terminator (1984). Made on a relatively modest budget, the high voltage action / science fiction thriller The Terminator (1984) was incredibly successful worldwide, and began one of the most profitable film franchises in history. The dead pan phrase "I'll be back" quickly became part of popular culture across the globe. Schwarzenegger was in vogue with action movie fans, and the next few years were to see Arnold reap box office gold in roles portraying tough, no-nonsense individuals who used their fists, guns and witty one-liners to get the job done. The testosterone laden Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987) and Red Heat (1988) were all box office hits and Arnold could seemingly could no wrong when it came to picking winning scripts. The tongue-in-cheek comedy Twins (1988) with co-star Danny DeVito was a smash and won Arnold new fans who saw a more comedic side to the muscle- bound actor once described by Australian author / TV host Clive James as "a condom stuffed with walnuts". The spectacular Total Recall (1990) and "feel good" Kindergarten Cop (1990) were both solid box office performers for Arnold, plus he was about to return to familiar territory with director James Cameron in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). The second time around for the futuristic robot, the production budget had grown from the initial film's $6.5 million to an alleged $100 million for the sequel, and it clearly showed as the stunning sequel bristled with amazing special effects, bone-crunching chases & stunt sequences, plus state of the art computer-generated imagery. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) was arguably the zenith of Arnold's film career to date and he was voted "International Star of the Decade" by the National Association of Theatre Owners.Remarkably, his next film Last Action Hero (1993) brought Arnold back to Earth with a hard thud as the self-satirizing, but confusing plot line of a young boy entering into a mythical Hollywood action film confused movie fans even more and they stayed away in droves making the film an initial financial disaster. Arnold turned back to good friend, director James Cameron and the chemistry was definitely still there as the "James Bond" style spy thriller True Lies (1994) co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tom Arnold was the surprise hit of 1994! Following the broad audience appeal of True Lies (1994), Schwarzenegger decided to lean towards more family-themed entertainment with Junior (1994) and Jingle All the Way (1996), but he still found time to satisfy his hard-core fan base with Eraser (1996), as the chilling "Mr. Freeze" in Batman & Robin (1997) and battling dark forces in the supernatural action of End of Days (1999). The science fiction / conspiracy tale The 6th Day (2000) played to only mediocre fan interest, and Collateral Damage (2002) had its theatrical release held over for nearly a year after the tragic events of Sept 11th 2001, but it still only received a lukewarm reception.It was time again to resurrect Arnold's most successful franchise and, in 2003, Schwarzenegger pulled on the biker leathers for the third time for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). Unfortunately, directorial duties passed from James Cameron to Jonathan Mostow and the deletion of the character of "Sarah Connor" aka Linda Hamilton and a change in the actor playing "John Connor" - Nick Stahl took over from Edward Furlong - making the third entry in the "Terminator" series the weakest to date.Schwarzenegger married TV journalist Maria Shriver in April, 1986 and the couple have four children.In October of 2003 Schwarzenegger, running as a Republican, was elected Governor of California in a special recall election of then governor Gray Davis. The "Governator," as Schwarzenegger came to be called, held the office until 2011. Upon leaving the Governor's mansion it was revealed that he had fathered a child with the family's live-in maid and Shriver filed for divorce.Schwarzenegger contributed cameo roles to The Rundown (2003), Around the World in 80 Days (2004) and The Kid & I (2005). Recently, he starred in The Expendables 2 (2012), The Last Stand (2013), Escape Plan (2013), The Expendables 3 (2014), and Terminator Genisys (2015).
Rae Dawn ChongBirth date: 28 February 1961, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaDescription: Rae Dawn Chong was born February 28, 1961 in Edmonton, Canada to Maxine Sneed and Tommy Chong. After a few film and television spots, Rae Dawn earned a Genie for her performance in Jean-Jacques Annaud's prehistoric-drama La guerre du feu (1981). She played the young, Ivaka prisoner, Ika. Other notables roles include Harpo's girlfriend "Squeek", aka, Mary Agnes in Steven Spielberg's five-time Academy Award-nominated film, The Color Purple (1985), and James Remar's beautiful and mysterious wife, Carola in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990).
Dan HedayaBirth date: 24 July 1940, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Dan Hedaya is a familiar face from his work in films and on TV, where he often plays a villain (although he had a good comic turn as the charmingly sleazy Nick Tortelli, Carla's ex-husband, in Cheers (1982) and its short-lived spin-off The Tortellis (1987)). He has also done much stage work, appearing opposite Alien: Resurrection (1997) star Sigourney Weaver in "The Conjuring an Event" at the American Place Theater. Other stage performances include Broadway roles such as "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and many New York Shakespeare Festival productions.
Vernon WellsBirth date: 31 December 1945, Rushworth, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Strong-featured Australian actor Vernon Wells was born December 1945 in Rushworth, rural Victoria, to Eva Maude (Jackson) and Michael Wells. He initially worked in a quarry, and then as a salesman. He was noticed by casting agents and started to appear in Australian TV commercials, print ads, local Australian TV shows such as "Homicide" and "Matlock Police".His first cinema appearance was a minor role in Felicity (1978), a low budget, erotic fantasy film. However, Wells was then fortunate to be cast as the homicidal biker "Wez", in the big budget Mad Max 2 (1981) filmed around Silverton near Broken Hill in outback New South Wales, Australia. It's the role for which he is probably best known to international audiences, as Wells portrays a psychotic, post apocalyptic gang leader who relentlessly pursues hero Mel Gibson, before meeting a spectacular death at the film's finale. Hollywood beckoned for Wells, and he spoofed his mad biker role in the popular teen comedy Weird Science (1985), before taking on another villainous role as the treacherous ex-soldier "Bennett", who foolishly double crosses Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando (1985). Once more, Wells meets a dramatic end, as he is impaled against a boiler at the film's conclusion, as big Arnold remarks "Let off some steam, Bennett".Wells continued to find regular work as a "villain" of one description or another, predominantly in B-grade thrillers or action films including Last Man Standing (1987), Circuitry Man (1990), Kick of Death (1997) and Starforce (2000). The talented Wells then landed a recurring role as futuristic criminal "Ransik" in the highly popular "Power Rangers" TV series, and subsequent series of films including _Power Rangers Time Force: Photo Finish (2001)_, _Power Rangers Time Force: The End of Time (2002)_ and _Power Rangers Time Force: Dawn of Destiny (2002)_.
James OlsonBirth date: 8 October 1930, Evanston, Illinois, USADescription: He was a Chicago-based stage actor by the time he began his film career in the forgettable action drama The Sharkfighters (1956). A reedy, sensitive-looking blond, James Olson showed an understated power in his performances that often received critical applause, but also a taciturn personality that kept audiences at bay. His performance as Joanne Woodward's suitor in Rachel, Rachel (1968) gained him the best reviews of his career and it seemed he had finally earned his stripes, but despite impressive parts in The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Ragtime (1981), not to mention the TV-movies The Family Nobody Wanted (1975) and "The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer (1977), he never made a name for himself. A durable talent, he remained a reliable presence for years with TV guest spots, but by the 1990s he had all but disappeared.
David Patrick KellyBirth date: 23 January 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Compact, feisty and fierce character actor David Patrick Kelly was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret Elizabeth (Murphy) and Robert Corby Kelly, Sr., an accountant. He burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the devious leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's controversial New York City gang film The Warriors (1979). Kelly's tight-lipped expressions and attitude that made him appear like a grenade with the pin pulled, got him plenty of roles playing defiant young men, often in trouble with authority. He locked horns with Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in Walter Hill's fast-paced 48 Hrs. (1982), was dropped over a cliff by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the violent Commando (1985), was a member of a trio of killers after Harry Dean Stanton in David Lynch's' Wild at Heart (1990), and played, T Bird, the leader of a gang of arsonist murderers in The Crow (1994). His range of roles in a wide variety of genres has earned him great respect in Hollywood as he is a wonderfully captivating actor. One of his most popular and influential performances came with the unsettling screeching cries of "Warriors, come out to plaaayyy", from his debut on-screen role!
Alyssa MilanoBirth date: 19 December 1972, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Alyssa Milano comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day her babysitter, who was an aspiring dancer, dragged Alyssa along to an open audition for the first national tour of "Annie". However, it was Alyssa and not the sitter who was chosen from 1500 other girls for the role. So at the tender age of seven, with her mother in tow, Alyssa joined the tour as July, one of the orphans. After 18 months on the road Alyssa, who had begun to garner a reputation as an energetic and charismatic young actress, left Annie to be featured in off-Broadway productions and television commercials. Then in 1983, at age 10, she landed her breakthrough role on the sitcom Who's the Boss? (1984) as Tony Danza's saccharine sweet daughter, "Samantha Micelli", a kid whose native Brooklyn accent rivaled her TV dad's. In order for Alyssa to accept the gig, the Milano family had to uproot and move 3,000 miles to Hollywood.
Bill DukeBirth date: 26 February 1943, Poughkeepsie, New York, USADescription: Duke Media Entertainment, led by actor, director, producer, writer and humanitarian, Bill Duke, is dedicated to bringing quality Edutainment to audiences around the globe. Formerly Yagya Productions, Duke Media has successfully produced critically acclaimed film and television content for more than 30 years. Additionally, Duke Media is in process of expanding the brand to involve itself in the development of new media technologies, i.e. cellphone apps, games, and virtual world experiences. Since the early 70s, Bill Duke along with industry veterans Michael Shultz and Gordon Parks, have long paved the way for African Americans in the industry.Mr. Duke excels in front of and behind the camera. His acting and directing credits are extensive and include stints on such ground breaking television series as Falcon Crest, Fame, Hill Street Blues, Knotts Landing, Dallas, and New York Undercover. His feature credits include Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Get Rich or Die Trying, Deep Cover, Hoodlum, Predator, Menace II Society and Not Easily Broken, to name a few. He has recently completed production on, Blexicans, a new television pilot that takes a comedic look at a mixed race family. His documentaries, Dark Girls and Light Girls, both NAACP Image Award nominees, aired on OWN and were two of the most successful documentaries on the network.Bill Duke's invaluable contributions to the industry have been recognized by both his peers and the entertainment community. Appointed by former President Bill Clinton to the National Endowment of Humanities, he was appointed to the Board of the California State Film Commission by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and he has been honored by the Directors Guild of America with a Lifetime Achievement Tribute.
Drew SnyderBirth date: 25 September 1946, Buffalo, New York, USADescription: Drew Snyder was born on September 25, 1946 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Commando (1985), Cruel Intentions (1999) and Universal Soldier (1992).
Sharon WyattBirth date: 13 February 1953, Lebanon, Tennessee, USADescription: Sharon Wyatt was born on February 13, 1953 in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Commando (1985), The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999) and Class of 1999 (1990).
Michael DeLanoBirth date: 26 November 1940, New York City, New York, USADescription: Michael DeLano was born on November 26, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Ocean's Eleven (2001) and Commando (1985).
Bob MinorBirth date: 1 January 1944, Birmingham, Alabama, USADescription: Big, brawny and imposing actor and stuntman Bob Minor was born on January 1st in 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama. The 6' 2" onetime champion bodybuilder (he's a former Mr. Los Angeles bodybuilding title holder) made his debut as a stuntman doubling for James Iglehart in Russ Meyer's delightfully outrageous Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970). Minor subsequently played "Barbados" in Meyer's Black Snake (1973). Minor's next significant big break was working as both an actor and stunt coordinator for Jack Hill on both Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974). Minor also acted for Jack Hill in The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974) and The Jezebels (1975) (aka "Switchblade Sisters"). Minor went on to become the first black member of the Stuntman's Association of Motion Pictures in 1973. Six years later, Minor became the second vice-president of the Stuntman's Association of Motion Pictures. Among the many films Minor has performed stunts in are National Treasure (2004), Holes (2003), Ocean's Eleven (2001), The Italian Job (2003), Volcano (1997), Witness (1985), The Beastmaster (1982), The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982), Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976), Let's Do It Again (1975), Rollerball (1975), Earthquake (1974), Cleopatra Jones (1973), Black Eye (1974), Detroit 9000 (1973) and Black Caesar (1973). Minor has doubled for such actors as Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, John Amos, Danny Glover, Bernie Mac, Sidney Poitier, Roger E. Mosley and Carl Weathers. He has also worked as both a second-unit director and stunt coordinator on many pictures and TV shows. Minor's most memorable acting roles are "Studs the chauffeur" in Coffy (1973), a black revolutionary in Foxy Brown (1974), a back-alley pimp in Scream Blacula Scream (1973), a rollerball team member in Rollerball (1975), "Wiley" in The Deep (1977), a stick-up man in The Driver (1978), Harold Sakata's brutal henchman in Death Dimension (1978) and a vicious hitman in Action Jackson (1988). Minor's TV show guest spots include a Klingon on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), ER (1994), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), L.A. Law (1986), Jake and the Fatman (1987), Alien Nation (1989), Matlock (1986), The Fall Guy (1981), Quincy M.E. (1976), Starsky and Hutch (1975), Wonder Woman (1975), Eight Is Enough (1977), The Fall Guy (1981), The Greatest American Hero (1981) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). Minor was the stunt coordinator for the hit TV show Magnum, P.I. (1980) for six years and directed second unit on the show, as well. The film Bob Minor is proudest of is Glory (1989), in which he employed 70 some people to perform stunts in the picture.
Michael AdamsBirth date: 22 March 1950, New Mexico, USADescription: Michael Adams was born on March 22, 1950 in New Mexico, USA. He is known for his work on Catch Me If You Can (2002), Magnolia (1999) and 50 First Dates (2004). He died on April 18, 2010 in Newhall, California, USA.
Gary Carlos CervantesBirth date: 24 January 1953, Maywood, California, USADescription: Gary Carlos Cervantes was born on January 24, 1953 in Maywood, California, USA as Gary Anthony Cervantes. He is an actor, known for A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994), Commando (1985) and Bound by Honor (1993).
Lenny JulianoBirth date: 24 January 1953, Maywood, California, USADescription: Lenny Juliano is an actor and writer, known for Commando (1985), Lethal Weapon (1987) and Cheerleader Massacre (2003).
Charles MeshackBirth date: 27 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USADescription: Charles Meshack was born on January 27, 1945 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Commando (1985), Child's Play 2 (1990) and Action Jackson (1988). He died on October 5, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chelsea FieldBirth date: 27 May 1957, Glendale, California, USADescription: Chelsea Field was born on May 27, 1957 in Glendale, California, USA as Kimberly A. Botfield. She is an actress, known for The Last Boy Scout (1991), Masters of the Universe (1987) and Commando (1985). She has been married to Scott Bakula since 2009. They have two children.
Julie HayekBirth date: 4 October 1960, La Cañada Flintridge, California, USADescription: Julie Hayek was born on October 4, 1960 in La Cañada Flintridge, California, USA as Julie Lynne Hayek. She is an actress, known for Commando (1985), Murder Me, Murder You (1983) and The Banker (1989).
Hank CaliaBirth date: 4 October 1960, La Cañada Flintridge, California, USADescription: Hank Calia is known for his work on Glory (1989), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) and Rambo III (1988).
Walter ScottBirth date: 20 July 1940, Blythe, California, USADescription: Walter Scott was born on July 20, 1940 in Blythe, California, USA as Walker Edward Scott. He is known for his work on Back to the Future (1985), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Back to the Future Part II (1989).
Greg Wayne ElamBirth date: 20 July 1940, Blythe, California, USADescription: Greg Wayne Elam is known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Back to the Future Part II (1989).
George FisherBirth date: 3 June 1937Description: George Fisher was born on June 3, 1937. He is known for his work on Titanic (1997), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Commando (1985).
Phil AdamsBirth date: 14 April 1935, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Phil Adams was born on April 14, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Phillip Charles Granucci. He is known for his work on The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) and Doom (2005).
Ava CadellBirth date: 15 June 1956, Budapest, HungaryDescription: Dr. Ava's personal brand is "Sexual Empowerment". She is a media therapist, author of ten books, global speaker and founder of Lovelogy University.Dr. Ava, has appeared on hundreds of shows including The Doctors (2008), LA Shrinks (2013), Kendra on Top (2012), Cathouse: The Series (2005), and a variety of programs for MTV, VH1, Discovery, Lifetime, TLC, "E" and A&E.Dr. Ava has earned a doctorate in human behavior from Newport University (CA) and a doctorate of education in human sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. She is also a certified hypnotherapist, certified AASECT sex counselor, continuing education provider for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and California Board of Nursing.Through her private practice in L.A., she counsels some of Hollywood's elite on personal issues that range from anger management, fear of intimacy, communication problems, performance anxiety, infidelity, love and sex addiction, lack of desire, power struggles to parental concerns. A highly sought after speaker, Dr. Ava has traveled to four continents motivating Fortune 500 business people, religious organizations, medical institutes, women's groups and college students to embrace the power of love and create magical relationships.
Mikul RobinsBirth date: 15 June 1956, Budapest, HungaryDescription: Mikul began his showbiz career in high school as producer, director, writer, cameraman and on-air talent for the school's on-campus cable TV station. Then became a DJ on local L.A. radio. He studied with Stella Adler and got his first principal role in Weird Science working with John Hughes. He played Det. Garner in the Witchcraft movie series. A fan of B horror movies: he's been in many, very often appearing with scream queen Stephanie Beaton. He has acted in countless productions of stage, television, film and video as well as working behind the scenes as cameraman/cinematographer/still photographer and other miscellaneous crew and is a working, published photographer (Mikul Photography) and maker of music videos.
Branscombe RichmondBirth date: 8 August 1955, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Highly recognizable Native American actor, stuntman and singer who is equally capable of portraying cold-hearted villains on the one hand and warm-hearted, open "good guys" on the other, as evidenced by his huge grin and hearty laugh.The solidly built 6' 3" Richmond has regularly played the bad guy on-screen. He's been on the receiving end of the fists of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando (1985), gotten pummeled by Carl Weathers in Action Jackson (1988) and tangled with Steven Seagal in Hard to Kill (1990).Richmond is the son of movie stuntman Leo C. Richmond and first broke into film and TV in the early 1970s with minor roles in shows such as The Bionic Woman (1976), The Rockford Files (1974) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). From there he quickly picked up work in numerous made-for-TV movies and was kept busy throughout the 1980s and 1990s with appearances in such A-grade productions as Licence to Kill (1989), Best Seller (1987) and Batman Returns (1992). He even found himself in the children's film Curly Sue (1991). In early 1991 Richmond scored the key role of "Bobby Six Killer" in the bounty hunter-themed TV series Renegade (1992) starring alongside Lorenzo Lamas and Kathleen Kinmont. The series was quite successful and ran from 1992 to 1997, turning out over 100 episodes! Additionally, Richmond has starred in plenty of B-movie action films and has become quite a cult figure of the genre.Since the late 1990s, Richmond has remained busy on several fronts. He's continued acting in Hollywood, is the official spokesman for Indian Motorcycles and is the lead singer for the band "Branscombe Richmond and the Renegade Posse". He's also notched up numerous awards, including being voted "Native American Entertainer of the Year" and "Mr Showman" of the year by the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Matt LandersBirth date: 21 October 1952, Utica, New York, USADescription: Matt Landers, a graduate of Notre Dame High School, worked his first professional season as an actor at the Surflight Summer Theater in Beach Haven, New Jersey, in 1969. He studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music and appeared as Jesus in "Godspell" in his first Equity performance at the Wilbur Theater in Boston. Matt made his Broadway debut as the first replacement in the role of Sonny in "Grease" at the Royale Theater and was nominated for a New York Drama Desk Award for his performance in Studs Terkel's American Playhouse: Working (1982). In Hollywood Matt has starred in numerous television shows and, most notably, as Pinkerton in The George Carlin Show (1994). On the big screen he has featured roles in 48 Hrs. (1982), Die Hard (1988), Down Periscope (1996) and starred as Ray in the Academy Award-winning Best Live Action Short, Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (1987). The father of two daughters, Lily Kivlen and Fiona Kathleen, he resides in New York.
Peter DuPontBirth date: 21 October 1952, Utica, New York, USADescription: Peter DuPont is an actor, known for Lethal Weapon (1987), Commando (1985) and Unlawful Entry (1992).
Tom SimmonsBirth date: 21 October 1952, Utica, New York, USADescription: Tom Simmons is an actor, known for The Truman Show (1998), Commando (1985) and A Murder of Crows (1998).
Bill PaxtonBirth date: 17 May 1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his film debut in the Corman film Crazy Mama (1975), directed by Jonathan Demme. Moving to New York, Paxton studied acting under Stella Adler at New York University. After landing a small role in Stripes (1981), he found steady work in low-budget films and television. He also directed, wrote and produced award-winning short films including Fish Heads (1980), which aired on Saturday Night Live (1975). His first appearance in a James Cameron film was a small role in The Terminator (1984), followed by his very memorable performance as Private Hudson in Aliens (1986) and as the nomadic vampire Severen in Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark (1987). Bill also appeared in John Hughes' Weird Science (1985), as Wyatt Donnelly's sadistic older brother Chet. Although he continued to work steadily in film and television, his big break did not come until his lead role in the critically acclaimed film-noir One False Move (1992). This quickly led to strong supporting roles as Wyatt Earp's naive younger brother Morgan in Tombstone (1993) and as Fred Haise, one of the three astronauts, in Apollo 13 (1995), as well as in James Cameron's offering True Lies (1994).Bill died on February 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, from complications following heart surgery. He was 61.
Richard D. ReichBirth date: 17 May 1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Richard D. Reich is an actor, known for Commando (1985), Lennon (2015) and Dallas (1978).
John ReyesBirth date: 17 May 1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: John Reyes is an actor, known for Commando (1985).
Billy CardenasBirth date: 17 May 1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Billy Cardenas is known for his work on Commando (1985), Boulevard Nights (1979) and The Big Fix (1978).
Eddie ReyesBirth date: 17 May 1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Eddie Reyes is a composer and actor, known for Commando (1985), The Painting (2001) and Myron's Movie (2004).
Vivian DailyBirth date: 17 May 1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Vivian Daily is an actress, known for Commando (1985).
Thomas Rosales Jr.Birth date: 3 February 1948, El Paso, Texas, USADescription: Thomas Rosales Jr. was born on February 3, 1948 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), No Country for Old Men (2007) and Iron Man (2008). He is married to Joyce Johnston. They have two children. He was previously married to Charlene Jones.
Ronald C. McCartyBirth date: 3 February 1948, El Paso, Texas, USADescription: Ronald C. McCarty is known for his work on Commando (1985), The Master Gunfighter (1975) and Brotherhood of the Gun (1991).
Directors of "Commando"
Mark L. LesterBirth date: 26 November 1946, Cleveland, Ohio, USADescription: Director, writer and producer Mark L. Lester has created high-action films throughout his career, including some of the world's biggest box office ...
Creators of "Commando"
Jeph LoebBirth date: 29 January 1958, Stamford, Connecticut, USADescription: Jeph Loeb was born on January 29, 1958 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Joseph Loeb III. He is a producer and writer, known for Commando (1985), Ag...
Matthew WeismanDescription: Matthew Weisman is known for his work on Commando (1985), Teen Wolf (1985) and Teen Wolf Too (1987).