* DuelingMovies: This film was an attempt to capitalize on the growing popularity of the OneManArmy genre (started by Stallone's ''RamboFirstbloodPartII''), 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.
* 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!
* 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.
* 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]].
* 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:
** Originally, the lead role was written for [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]].
** 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 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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