Released in 1985,
Commando launched Schwarzenegger into his role of blow 'em
up action star. Not only did the movie receive
good reviews by critics, but it also was a box office
hit. The movie starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as
John Matrix, Rae Dawn Chong as Cindy, and Alyssa Milano
as John's teenage daughter.
In the me movie,
retired Colonel John
Matrix is informed by his former General that he is the
only remaining member of his unit. All other
members had been killed by mercenaries. The
mercenaries attach John's home and kidnap his daughter.
Their plan is to force John into assassinating somebody
for a South American dictator, named Arius, that John
help depose when he was in action.
During the flight to South America, John
kills his body guard, jumps from the plane, and goes
about the business of finding his daughter within the 11
hours it would taken the plane to land. John ends
up enlisting the help of a flight attendant named Cindy
to help him catch Sully, one of Arius' men.
Eventually they fly to South America, where John blows
up every last militia man in Arius' village, and
eventually Arius himself. John finds his daughter
in danger as one of John's old unit mates has her
cornered, but John finishes him off as well, and
everyone, including the flight attendant, fly back home
together and presumably live happily ever after.