Director: John McTiernan
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.
- Shane Black [Rick Hawkins]
- Richard Chaves [Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez]
- Bill Duke [Mac Eliot]
- Kevin Peter Hall [Predator / Helicopter Pilot]
- Sonny Landham [Billy Sole]
- Sven-Ole Thorsen [Soviet military adviser]
- Jesse Ventura [Blain Cooper]
- Carl Weathers [Al Dillon]
- The mandibles of the Predator were the idea of James Cameron
- John McTiernan didn't like Puerto Vallarta, because the brown leaves made it look less like a jungle.
- Bill Duke improvised the shaving. The crew scrambled on-set to make a razor that squirts blood.
- The original concept for this film originated as a joke. Someone said that the only person Rocky Balboa of the Rocky franchise had yet to fight, was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
- Body count: sixty-nine humans (most of them at the hands of Dutch Schaefer), one scorpion, one boar, and one Predator.
- Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally cast to play the Predator, the idea being that the physical action star would use his martial arts to make the Predator an agile, ninja-Raquel Hunter. He was dropped for being too short, at 5'9"(Arnold Schwarzenegger and his team are bodybuilders who are between 6'2" and 6'5"). Additionally, it was reported that Van Damme constantly complained about the monster suit being too hot, causing him to pass out. He also had allegedly voiced his reservations on numerous occasions regarding the fact he would not be appearing on camera without the suit. Additionally the original design for the Predator was felt to be too cumbersome and difficult to manage in the jungle and, even with a more imposing actor was felt to not provoke enough fear. Van Damme was removed from the film and replaced by Kevin Peter Hall.
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