IF THERE’S A MISSION THAT NO MAN COULD SURVIVE… THEN HE’S THE MAN FOR THE JOB.
When his daughter (Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped by mercenaries, retired Special Forces colonel John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) jumps back into action. The year after The Terminator, Schwarzenegger had a huge hit with what you might call his Rambo: First Blood Part II; just like Sylvester Stallone, he spends the last 20 minutes of the movie killing a lot of people while flexing his muscles. Mostly ridiculous, and dull villains; explosions and shoot-outs are more fun than the fights.
1985-U.S. 88 min. Color. Produced by Joel Silver. Directed by Mark L. Lester. Screenplay: Steven E. de Souza. Music: James Horner. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (John Matrix), Rae Dawn Chong (Cindy), Dan Hedaya (Arius), Vernon Wells, David Patrick Kelly, Alyssa Milano… Bill Paxton.
Trivia: Nick Nolte was reportedly considered for the lead role.