! Trivia entries for the film ''Film/{{Commando}}'':
* DeletedScene: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger & Rae Dawn Chong shot a love scene, but this was so unconvincing it was dropped from the movie.
* DuelingMovies: This film was an attempt to capitalize on the growing popularity of the OneManArmy genre (started by Stallone's ''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''.
* ForeignRemake: ''D-Day'', 2008 Russian remake of the film.
* HeyItsThatPlace: The mansion where the final shootout between Matrix and [[BigBad Arius]] took place is the same mansion where the final shootout between Axel Foley and Victor Maitland took place in ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''.
* NamesTheSame / RecycledTitle: ''Commando'' is also the name of a long running British ComicBook series set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* 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.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Of all people, Bennett the psycho villain was played by an actor who is a very nice person off camera, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjkp-Qtq2Ss as Arnie himself recalls]].
* 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.
* ThrowItIn: Rae Dawn Chong's reactions to the motel fight were filmed separately and were completely ad-libbed.
* VisibleBoomMic: Seen in the reflection of a car window when Bennett's vehicle drives away after dropping off Matrix at the airport[[note]]In other words, after Arnold utters, "I'll be back."[[/note]], along with the reflection of the boom operator in a lavender shirt.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Jeph Loeb originally wrote the script with the intention of having [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene 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.
** The final fight between Matrix and Bennett was supposed to take place on an island that was in the middle of a naval exercise between the USMC and the USN (actually referenced by the radio chatter when Matrix steals the seaplane). Unfortunately, the film used up its special effects budget killing hundreds of mooks.
** This was originally offered to Creator/JohnMcTiernan of ''Film/{{Predator}}'' and ''Film/DieHard'' fame.
** 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 real.

!Trivia entries for the ''ComicBook/{{Commando}}'' comic book series:

* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Averted... kind of. Not only has D.C. Thomson & Co. started putting out oversized trade paperbacks of some of classic stories, but every month they usually have at least four stories that are reprints of stories that are at least a few decades old.

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