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Oldies: "Predator" (1987), a film by John McTiernan

Posted by Theia - Sunday, May 27th, 2012

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Released on June 12 of 1987 in the USA, «Predator» (also known as "Alien Hunter", "Hunter", "Primevil") is an Action/Horror/Science Fiction/Thriller film directed by John McTiernan, and written by Jim Thomas and John Thomas , starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura and Sonny Landham.

Storyline:
The film opens with a mysterious spacecraft entering Earth's atmosphere, then focuses on the coast of Guatemala, where a joint task force, led by Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is assigned to rescue a presidential cabinet minister kidnapped by guerrilla forces in Val Verde, Guatemala. Dutch's old military buddy, George Dillon (Carl Weathers), who is currently a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, steps in as a liaison. The team is then inserted by helicopter to their destination within the jungle.

As they progress, the team finds the wreckage of a downed helicopter and later the remains of several skinned bodies. They are identified to be an Army Special Forces team, whose presence in the country mystifies Dutch. They soon make their way to a heavily defended rebel encampment and take out its inhabitants in short order, except for a woman named Anna (Elpidia Carrillo) whom they take prisoner. Dutch is enraged to discover the rescue mission had been a [...]

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Predator
Predator

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Infrared vision

Sonny Landham as Billy in Predator (1987)
Sonny Landham as Billy in Predator (1987)

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch in Predator (1987)
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch in Predator (1987)

Sonny Landham as Billy in Predator (1987)
Sonny Landham as Billy in Predator (1987)

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch in Predator (1987)
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch in Predator (1987)

The Predator in camouflage
The Predator in camouflage

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Predator

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