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Predator Details


Dutch ([[Performer~P110501~Arnold Schwarzenegger~arnoldschwarzenegger]]) has a code of honor which he will not violate, even when his life depends on it. Paradoxically, his code of honor gives him the backbone to survive as a military special forces operative when he is sent on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent in to assist some nefarious U.S. government plan in a Latin American country. Once there, he encounters an old army buddy ([[Performer~P75121~Carl Weathers~carlweathers]]) who has gotten too deep in the CIA's good graces for Dutch's comfort. When he and his team go into the jungle to rescue the others, they get involved in a pitched battle with local guerillas, but they are more than capable of besting these vicious fighters. However, not long after that, they encounter signs that the equally capable men they were sent to rescue were all killed unawares and in an unusually gruesome fashion. Given their training, it should have been impossible for anyone to best all of these commando warriors. Soon, the men from Dutch's own team get picked off one by one, as they grow aware that they are up against something uncanny, not of this world, something that is hunting them for sport. Why? Because their skills make them worthy opponents for the perfectly camouflaged Predator. This carefully paced action movie was given poor reviews by many movie critics, but was sufficiently satisfying for its (largely male) audiences that a successful sequel ([[Feature~V39014~Predator 2~predator2]]) was released in 1990. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:June 12, 1987


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joel Hynek Best Visual Effects 1987 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stan Winston Best Visual Effects 1987 Nominee


Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
Carl Weathers
as Dillon
Elpidia Carrillo
as Anna
Bill Duke
as Mac
Jesse Ventura
as Sgt. Blain
Kevin Peter Hall
as Predator
Sonny Landham
as Billy
Richard Chaves
as Poncho
R.G. Armstrong
as Gen. Phillips
Shane Black
as Hawkins


John McTiernan
Joel Silver
Lawrence Gordon
Jim Thomas
John Thomas
Donald M. McAlpine
Leon Sanchez
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Helfrich
John Vallone
Production Designer
Jorge Sainz
Art Director
Frank Richwood
Art Director
John Vallone
Associate Producer
Beau Marks
Associate Producer
Jim Thomas
Executive Producer
Enrique Estevez
Set Designer
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
Manuel Topete
Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Greenberg
Special Effects
Laurencio Cordero
Special Effects
Joel Hynek
Special Effects
Beau Marks
First Assistant Director
K.C. Colwell
First Assistant Director
Craig R. Baxley
Beau Marks
Production Manager
Jackie Burch
Joel Hynek
Special Effects Supervisor
Stan Winston
Creature Design
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
Craig R. Baxley
Stunts Coordinator
Scott Eddo
Craig R. Baxley
Second Unit Director
Laurencio Cordero
Special Effects Supervisor