Predator (movie)

1987 American-Mexican co-production science fiction film directed by John McTiernan

Predator is a 1987 American science fiction horror/action movie. It was directed by John McTiernan. The movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, and Kevin Peter Hall. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox. The story follows a special forces team, led by 'Dutch' (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

Predator
Directed byJohn McTiernan
Produced byLawrence Gordon
John Davis
Written byJim Thomas
John Thomas
Shane Black(Uncredited)
StarringArnold Schwarzenegger
Carl Weathers
Bill Duke
Jesse Ventura
Kevin Peter Hall
Music byAlan Silvestri
CinematographyDonald McAlpine
Edited byMark Helfrich
John F. Link
Production
companies
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
June 12, 1987 (1987-06-12)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$15,000,000
Box office$98,267,558

They are on a mission to rescue hostages in Central America. The group does not know that they are being hunted by a technologically advanced alien, the Predator. Predator was written by Jim and John Thomas in 1985. Filming began in April 1986.

ProductionEdit

The movie cost about $15 million to make. It was released in the United States on June 12, 1987. Predator made $98,267,558 at the box office. At first, the reviews to Predator were negative. Much of this was because of a weak plot. Two sequels, Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010) were made. There have also been two movies with the Alien franchise. These are Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  United States 12 June 1987
  Argentina 18 June 1987
  Japan 27 June 1987
  Philippines 1 July 1987
  South Korea 17 July 1987
  Brazil 30 July 1987
  Hong Kong 30 July 1987
  Taiwan 8 August 1987
  France 19 August 1987
  Australia 20 August 1987
  Spain 20 August 1987
  Italy 22 August 1987
  Netherlands 27 August 1987
  West Germany 27 August 1987
  Austria 28 August 1987
  Portugal 11 September 1987
  Iceland 13 October 1987
  Finland 16 October 1987
  Vietnam 20 October 1987
  Sweden 23 October 1987
  Denmark 20 November 1987
  Peru 24 December 1987
  Uruguay 25 December 1987
  Norway 26 December 1987
  United Kingdom 1 January 1988
  Ireland 15 January 1988
  Turkey December 1988
  Hungary 31 May 1990
  Czechoslovakia 11 July 1991

CastEdit

Box officeEdit

Predator was #1 at the US box office in its opening weekend with a gross of $12 million. Only Beverly Hills Cop II made more money in 1987.[2] The movie earned a total of $98,267,558. Of this, $59,735,548 was from the US & Canadian box office. $38,532,010 was made overseas.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Prime Directive: An Exclusive Interview with Peter Cullen". The Digital Fix. 2006-08-18. Archived from the original on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
  2. "1987 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  3. "Predator (1987)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2008-01-30.

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