Trivia: Commando

  • Dueling Movies: This film was an attempt to capitalize on the growing popularity of the One-Man Army genre (started by Stallone's Rambo Firstblood Part II), and simultaneously a vehicle to market Arnie as a hero after his Star-Making Role as a villain in The Terminator.
  • Foreign Remake: D-Day, 2008 Russian remake of the film.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Private Hudson is a radar operator, Alyssa Milano as the kid, Luther as Sully, the dad from Clueless as Arius, and Bennett was Wez.
    • One of the writers of this was none other than Jeph Loeb!
  • Name's the Same / Recycled Title: There's also the later Capcom game called Ōkami, and Capcom adopted the name from the games. Commando is also the name of a long running British Comic Book series set in World War 2.
  • Mean Character Nice Actor: Of all people, Bennett the psycho villain was played by an actor who is a very nice person off camera, as Arnie himself recalls.
  • Visible Boom Mic: Seen in the reflection of a car window when Bennett's vehicle drives away after dropping off Matrix at the airportnote , along with the reflection of the boom operator in a lavender shirt.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Originally, the lead role was written for 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 Predator and Die Hard fame.
    • A sequel was planned, but Arnie didn't want to do it, so the concept was recycled into Die Hard.