History Trivia / Commando

18th Oct '16 7:19:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeletedScene: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger & Rae Dawn Chong shot a love scene, but this was so unconvincing it was dropped from the movie.



* NoStuntDouble: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger performed many of his own stunts, as producers found it difficult to find a stunt double for the bodybuilder. The actor suffered a dislocated shoulder and several stitches during the shoot.



* TechnologyMarchesOn
** Matrix's daughter would have been dead within ''seconds'' of him being spotted by Sully at the mall if this film was set in the late 1990s. Also Matrix could've called General Kirby on a cellphone once he got off the plane.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn
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StillbornFranchise: In 1986, a sequel was written by Steven E. de Souza, and revised by Creator/FrankDarabont, with an eye to having Creator/JohnMcTiernan direct. The plot of the abandoned sequel would had seen Matrix being hired by a big corporation to oversee their security to protect their executives from being kidnapped. To stop people breaking into their building and to make sure their computers are secure. So he sets it up and hires the most dangerous people to be guards in the building and then lo and behold - he discovers the people he's working for are in the illegal arms business and the big corporation is a simply a front. The end of the movie would see Jenny and Cindy, who is now a lawyer, trapped in the building and Matrix now has to defeat all the people he hired - all the meanest, toughest guards - as well as the security systems, the guard dogs, everything. Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger wasn't interested, and the sequel became ''Film/DieHard''.
* TechnologyMarchesOn:
Matrix's daughter would have been dead within ''seconds'' of him being spotted by Sully at the mall if this film was set in the late 1990s. Also Matrix could've called General Kirby on a cellphone once he got off the plane.plane.
* ThrowItIn: Rae Dawn Chong's reactions to the motel fight were filmed separately and were completely ad-libbed.



** Originally, the lead role was written for [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]].

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** Originally, Jeph Loeb originally wrote the lead role was written for script with the intention of having [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]].Simmons]] play Matrix, but Simmons passed on it early in the developmental stage. Loeb then rewrote the script with Creator/NickNolte in mind as an out-of-condition former Commando. The storyline was to concern a special forces agent working in the Middle East who becomes sick of the continuous death and destruction. He leaves Israel, returns to the United States and retires, but he is then forced out of retirement after the kidnapping of his daughter.



** This was originally offered to John [=McTiernan=] of ''Film/{{Predator}}'' and ''Film/DieHard'' fame.
** A sequel was planned, but Arnie didn't want to do it, so the concept was recycled into ''Film/DieHard''.

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** This was originally offered to John [=McTiernan=] Creator/JohnMcTiernan of ''Film/{{Predator}}'' and ''Film/DieHard'' fame.
** A sequel ** Mark L. Lester initially wanted Creator/RaulJulia for Arius, but producer Joel Silver insisted on casting Dan Hedaya.
* WrittenInInfirmity: The cut on Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's forehead in the beginning of the movie
was planned, but Arnie didn't want to do it, so the concept was recycled into ''Film/DieHard''.
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8th Sep '16 2:33:36 PM Gamermaster
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* NamesTheSame / RecycledTitle: There's also the later Capcom game called [[{{VideoGame/Okami}} Okami]], and Capcom adopted the name from the games. ''Commando'' is also the name of a long running British ComicBook series set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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* NamesTheSame / RecycledTitle: There's also the later Capcom game called [[{{VideoGame/Okami}} Okami]], and Capcom adopted the name from the games. ''Commando'' is also the name of a long running British ComicBook series set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
14th Aug '16 7:15:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bennett is Vernon Wells, a.k.a. [[PowerRangersTimeForce Ransik]] and [[MadMax Wez]].
12th Aug '16 3:28:24 AM astrakhan
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bennett is Vernon Wells, a.k.a. [[PowerRangersTimeForce Ransik]] and [[MadMax]].

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bennett is Vernon Wells, a.k.a. [[PowerRangersTimeForce Ransik]] and [[MadMax]].[[MadMax Wez]].
12th Aug '16 3:28:03 AM astrakhan
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bennett is Vernon Wells, a.k.a. [[PowerRangersTimeForce Ransik]] and [[MadMaxRoadWarrior Wez]].

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bennett is Vernon Wells, a.k.a. [[PowerRangersTimeForce Ransik]] and [[MadMaxRoadWarrior Wez]].[[MadMax]].
12th Aug '16 3:27:50 AM astrakhan
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bennett is Vernon Wells, a.k.a. [[PowerRangersTimeForce Ransik]] and [[MadMaxRoadWarrior Wez]].
7th Jun '16 7:18:33 PM Doug86
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* NamesTheSame / RecycledTitle: There's also the later Capcom game called [[{{VideoGame/Okami}} Okami]], and Capcom adopted the name from the games. ''Commando'' is also the name of a long running British ComicBook series set in WorldWar2.

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* NamesTheSame / RecycledTitle: There's also the later Capcom game called [[{{VideoGame/Okami}} Okami]], and Capcom adopted the name from the games. ''Commando'' is also the name of a long running British ComicBook series set in WorldWar2.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
27th Mar '16 8:46:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/{{Aliens}} Private Hudson]] is a radar operator, Alyssa Milano as the kid, [[Film/TheWarriors Luther]] as Sully, the dad from ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' as Arius, and Bennett was [[TheRoadWarrior Wez]].
** One of the writers of this was none other than Creator/JephLoeb!



* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub, who [[TheOtherDarrin was dubbed three times]]:
** [[Creator/TesshoGenda John Matrix]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kurama]], [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] and [[Manga/CityHunter Umibozu]] in the TV Asahi and the remastered versions for DVD and BD. and in the TBS version, [[Creator/YusakuYara he is]] [[Manga/DoctorSlump Senbei Norimaki in the 90s TV series]].
24th Jan '16 6:50:18 PM luisedgarf
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub, who [[TheOtherDarrin was dubbed three times]]:
** [[Creator/TesshoGenda John Matrix]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kurama]], [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] and [[Manga/CityHunter Umibozu]] in the TV Asahi and the remastered versions for DVD and BD. and in the TBS version, [[Creator/YusakuYara he is]] [[Manga/DoctorSlump Senbei Norimaki in the 90s TV series]].
25th May '15 12:37:04 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* DuelingMovies: This film was an attempt to capitalize on the growing popularity of the OneManArmy genre (started by Stallone's ''Film/RamboFirstbloodPartII''), and simultaneously a vehicle to market Arnie as a hero after his StarMakingRole as a villain in ''Film/TheTerminator''.

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* DuelingMovies: This film was an attempt to capitalize on the growing popularity of the OneManArmy genre (started by Stallone's ''Film/RamboFirstbloodPartII''), ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', which, like this film, was set during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar), and simultaneously a vehicle to market Arnie as a hero after his StarMakingRole as a villain in ''Film/TheTerminator''.
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