Commando (1985) Poster



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Remade as 

Den D (2008)

Edited into 

The Making of 'True Lies' (1994) (TV Movie)
Short videoclips


The Terminator (1984)
"I'll be back" said by Matrix

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Arnold Schwarzenegger/Ed Begley Jr./Ginger McLamb (1985) (TV Episode)
Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about his new movie
Mr. Belvedere: Strike (1985) (TV Episode)
Mr. Belvedere says he's going to see either "Wild Strawberries" or "Commando" at the movies.
Amazing Stories: The Sitter (1986) (TV Episode)
Lance says "Okay, Bennett. Let's party."
I Love You Mama, I Love You Papa (1986)
Ian says he watched Commando at the cinema.
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
"I did in Mr. Commando, weapons and all."
St. Elsewhere: Up and Down (1986) (TV Episode)
Griffin imitates Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice and says, "Remember when I said I'd kill you last? I lied."
Family Ties: Architect's Apprentice (1987) (TV Episode)
Jennifer says that she saw the movie.
Arena: The Confessions of Robert Crumb (1987) (TV Episode)
Poster in convention.
Contra (1987) (Video Game)
The main character Bill Rizer is modeled after Arnold Schwarzenegger and the game takes place in a jungle similar to this movie
The Golden Girls: Dorothy's Prized Pupil (1987) (TV Episode)
Movie playing in the theater where the girls find Mario.
L'été en pente douce (1987)
Poster on wall
I Don't Give a Damn (1987)
poster on wall
Russkies (1987)
there is a poster of Arnold as Matrix with the quote 'Let's party'
Blood Harvest (1987)
A character has a poster for this on her ceiling.
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Monstrosity (1987)
Scott and Mark give the theatrical movie poster to Frankie.
Demon Queen (1987) (Video)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Striker (1988)
It is referenced.
Supercarrier: Give Me Liberty (1988) (TV Episode)
The fictional country of Val Verde was created for Commando by its writer Steven E. de Souza, who is a producer on Supercarrier.
Lady Avenger (1988)
a line of dialogue is used
Short Circuit 2 (1988)
Number 5 quotes from the film
Speaking Parts (1989)
VHS box seen on shelf at Eddie's Video Store.
Final Cut (1989)
Video box seen in video store.
Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
A poster seen in Prem's room
Lionheart (1990)
Lionheart is gonna eat this bozo for breakfast
Die Hard 2 (1990)
The fictional country of Val Verde was created for Commando by its writer Steven E. de Souza, who is also a writer on Die Hard 2.
Rage (1990) (Short)
Poster on wall.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I like you. I think I'll kill you first."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: I like you, Tommy. That's why I'll kill you last.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I like you; I'm gonna kill you last!"
The Hideaway (1991)
poster seen in Møvs room
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenagers from Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
"I'll kill you last" in Arnold's voice
Last Action Hero (1993)
Mentioned as one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's films.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I'm gonna kill you last."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) (TV Episode)
JOEL (as John Matrix): "I lied."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I like you. I kill you last."
Rangeela (1995)
Munna has the film poster on his wall.
Eraser (1996)
Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
In New Reno when fighting a boxer, one of his lines is "I eat green berets for breakfast."
Spaced: Battles (1999) (TV Episode)
referenced during the weapons montage
Still Standing: Still Reading (2002) (TV Episode)
Bill says that the book they're reading in Judy's book club is just like Commando.
Adventure Inc.: Plague Ship of Val Verde (2003) (TV Episode)
The fictional country of Val Verde was created for Commando by its writer Steven E. de Souza, who is also a writer on Adventure Inc.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
When the Terminator says the line, "I Lied," it is very reminiscent of when Arnold Schwarzenegger said the same line to Sully in Commando.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Super Trivia (2003) (TV Episode)
referenced by Frylock during the bar trivia game
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
Listed in a program schedule.
Confession (2005)
in Luther's hidden DVD collection
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Apocalypto (2006)
"I let him go"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Jagshamesh! (2007) (TV Episode)
Yami: "Hey Pegasus, remember how I said I was going to kill you last?"
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Referenced in dialogue
Robot Chicken: Shoe (2007) (TV Episode)
Just before Ted Kennedy kills Arnold Schwarzenegger, he quotes a line from this movie
Total Fury (2007) (Short)
Music is used
Bachelors (2008) (Video)
One of the characters claims it's his favorite movie
Bad Movie Beatdown: Equilibrium (2009) (TV Episode)
Buck says this movie looks good in comparison to Equilibrium
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle (2009) (TV Episode)
Bugs - "Just like old times. What's it feel like to be a dying man? You're a dead man, Nerd!" Nerd - "Bullshit!"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.32 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "20 Years Later"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Cobra (2010) (TV Episode)
Film Brain refers to Cobra as Stallone's Commando
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke: "I promised I'd kill you last, I lied! "
Horror on the High Rise (2011) (Video)
a poster shown while Stephen Wyatt talks about the character of Pex being inspired by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger
80's Dan: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
"I eat Airwolves for breakfast, and right now I'm very hungry!"
Nostalgia Critic: Moulin Rouge (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among the Critic's guilty pleasures.
Californication: The Ride-Along (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Gone (2012)
When Jill says the line, "I Lied," it is very reminiscent of when Arnold Schwarzenegger said the same line to Sully in Commando.
Workaholics: Fat Cuz (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Schwarzenegger Games (2012) (TV Episode)
Nerd comments that the Commando game has nothing to do with the movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.185 (2012) (TV Episode)
Colin Farrell says he grew up watching Arnold Schwarzenegger movies such as this film
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ikari Warriors (2013) (TV Episode)
Clark from Ikari Warriors was compared to John Matrix.
Odd Thomas (2013)
Shootout in the mall
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Tony tells one of his captors, "That's why I'm gonna kill you first." This paraphrases John Matrix's line from "Commando": "I like you; I'll kill you last."
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) (Video Game)
The bad guy Colonel Ike Sloan wears a similar (much discussed seemingly chainlail) vest as the film's bad guy Bennett. A combat line spoken by protagonist Rex Colt when he kills a regular enemy soldier is "he's dead tired," a one-liner spoken by Arnold Schwarzenegger when conversing with an airline stewardess to not disturb a henchman he killed seconds earlier.
The Cinema Snob: Robot Jox (2013) (TV Episode)
"Now they're just reenacting Arnold and Bennett's fight from Commando."
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 500th Video - Blu-Ray Collection!! (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Thing from Another World: Climate of Fear #1-2 (2013) (TV Episode)
"I keep expecting him to one-liner every kill, like he was Commando."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape of this movie was shown in the Cinemassacre's Monster Madness promo.
Cooties (2014)
Mentioned by Wade.
Honest Trailers: Captain America: The First Avenger (2014) (TV Episode)
"Remember when I promised to kill you last? I lied."
Herbert (2014) (Video)
quoted and referenced
Broforce (2014) (Video Game)
Brommando is a parody of John Matrix, and there is a place called Val Verde
Film Speak: Episode #1.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
The film is discussed
Honest Trailers: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
"I'm going to kill you last"
Gotham: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Jim: I thought you liked the suit Barbra: I lied
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Barney: I thought you said you retired. Trech (Schwarzenegger's character): I lied.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sylvester Stallone/Eve Hewson/Rod Man (2014) (TV Episode)
Sylvester Stallone notes that Arnold Schwarzenegger did the film during their heated rivalry, after his own Rambo films
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
While We're Young (2014)
A VHS copy of the film is seen.
21 Totally Brilliant Brit Stars (2014) (TV Movie)
The movie poster is seen in the "La La La" video.
Cutting Compromise: Editing Nightbreed (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Kai (2014) (TV Episode)
The "I'll kill you last" line is quoted by Nesbitt.
I Thought I Told You to Shut Up!! (2015) (Short)
It's mentioned and a poster is on a wall in a photo.
Mortal Kombat X (2015) (Video Game)
Johnny Cage's DLC commando skin is inspire off from John Matrix's design from this film.
Honest Game Trailers: Clash of Clans (2015) (TV Episode)
"Remember Sully, when I promised to kill you last? I lied."
Paper Towns (2015)
Radar says the classic one liner "I lied" from Commando
Hell and Back (2015)
Of course I lied
Once Upon a Time: Dreamcatcher (2015) (TV Episode)
Henry has this movie on this phone
Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool shouts the name before the final battle, referencing this often noted 1980s one-man army film as he's about to do the same thing by taking out every single henchman in unstoppable mode. Actor Ryan Reynolds also said this film was a reference point for the film's inception.
The Cinema Snob: Death Wish II (2016) (TV Episode)
"Because Commando might be a really boring movie without (killing those who kill)."
The Cinema Snob: Ten Inch Mutant Ninja Turtles (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Snob.
Stranger Things: Chapter Six: The Monster (2016) (TV Episode)
The tool-packing montage.
The Goldbergs: Stefan King (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster seen on Adam's wall.
The Goldbergs: Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned, poster in cinema and Adam's bedroom. Adam disguises himself as John Matrix.
The Task: Pilot (2016) (TV Episode)
It is referenced.
One Hit Wonderland: "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco (2017) (TV Episode)
A picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Matrix is shown.
Mario's Betrayal (2017) (Short)
In "Mario's Betrayal", the lines "...remember when I said I wasn't going to kill you?" "I Lied!", are homages to the lines in "Commando", "Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?" "I lied."
Noe som skjedde på jobben (2017) (Short)
Seen on VHS shelf
Explosion Jones (2017) (TV Series)
Explosion's daughter, Jenny is a nod to the character of the same name played by Alyssa Milano in Commando.
Take the Tower: Episode #1.3 (2018) (TV Episode)
Kirsty's nephew says to one of Dolph's henchmen "I like you, I'll kill you last."
Commando Ninja (2018)
Follows the film's basic plot of an ex-commando rescuing his kidnapped daughter.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Day Time Ended (2018) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "I'll kill you last."
Proven Innocent: SEAL Team Deep Six (2019) (TV Episode)
Bodie says: "Sounds like Arnold from Commando".

Featured in 

At the Movies: Better Off Dead/The Journey of Natty Gann/Commando (1985) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the review. Thumbs down from Siskel; thumbs up from Ebert.
At the Movies: Is Hollywood Selling War to Kids? (1986) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Cited for its message: War is fun.
O Thanasis sti hora tou 'tha'... (1988) (Video)
Shown on television.
At the Movies: Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Unlikeliest Star (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of various Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, including this one.
Clean Slate (1994)
Plays on TV at the retirement home.
Lakshya (2004)
shown on TV
Sledstvie veli...: Besy (2007) (TV Episode)
Excrepts shown to illustrate examples of "videosalon" movies.
Commando: Let Off Some Steam (2007) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Commando: Pure Action (2007) (Video)
featurette about the making of the film
Top 10 Baddest Bad Guys (2007) (Short)
Bennett is the #6 pick.
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Brief clip
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Movie Based Games (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Taking of Pelham 123/Imagine That/Moon (2009) (TV Episode)
"Are We Gonna Make It?" segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Commando (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Junior (2010) (TV Episode)
"My body, my choice" is dubbed over the film.
Faux Raccord: Commando (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Toy Story 3/Cyrus/Jonah Hex (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay cliché: I eat something for breakfast
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Arnie puns
Nostalgia Critic: Scooby-Doo (2012) (TV Episode)
"Fuck you, asshole" is heard on the airplane
WatchMojo: Top 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
One Man Army of Pain is #10. Preferential Treatment is #3.
Renegade Cut: Tom Hanks Can't Stop Urinating (2013) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Action Hero One-Liners (2013) (TV Episode)
Steam is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Over the Top Villain Deaths (2013) (TV Episode)
The death of Bennett is #7.
Anime Abandon: Art of Fighting (2013) (TV Episode)
"Imagine if in Commando, Bennett tried to kill Matrix before he learns what he has to do to get his daughter back."
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies of the 1980s (2014) (TV Episode)
Commando is #10.
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 39 in the Countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Badasses (2014) (TV Episode)
Col. John Matrix gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fistfights (2015) (TV Episode)
John Matrix vs. Bennett gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Pre-Kill Quips in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The #3 pre-kill quip is "I lied."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes (2015) (TV Episode)
F. U. x 2 is #10. Gravity is #6. A Steamy Affair gets an honorable mention.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Team Youngblood #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"This should be Commando, right?" and John says, "no."
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Scenarios the Hero Couldn't Have Survived (2015) (TV Episode)
Many Henchmen, One Giant Explosion is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Mismatched Movie Fights (2015) (TV Episode)
Col. John Matrix vs. Bennett gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Biggest Continuity Errors in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Porsche Patch-Up is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Weapon Rooms in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Surplus Store is #10.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Big MuthaF*CKS in Video Games (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage from the film is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Ways Arnold Schwarzenegger Can Kill You (2016) (TV Episode)
Getting you good and steamed is #6. Lying to you is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movie Killing Spree Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
Matrix vs. the Island is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Heroes Who Kill More than the Villains Do (2016) (TV Episode)
Col. John Matrix is #5.
The Cars That Made Britain Great: Episode #1.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
excerpt shown
Previously Recorded: Gears of War 4 (2016) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown when Jack and Rich compare the Gears of War series to action films
The Goldbergs: Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam, Dave and Murray see the movie in a cinema.
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (2017) (TV Special)
A clip from the john matrix shown and the contestants are asked to quote Arnie's oneliner after he impales Bennett.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Reagan's Raiders #1 (2017) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Commando is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with TOO MANY Muscles (2017) (TV Episode)
Commando is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Over the Top Action Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Commando is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies with the Most Action (2018) (TV Episode)
Commando is #8.

Spoofed in 

Bad Taste (1987)
UHF (1989)
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Shoot-out is spoofed
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Mentioned in the "Bloodier than..." scene
The Simpsons: The Bart Wants What It Wants (2002) (TV Episode)
When eating the pie Wolfcastle spoofs the line - remember I said I would kill you last, I lied
Operation Dance Sensation (2003) (Video)
Copies Dialogue
Robot Chicken: Sweet J Presents (2006) (TV Episode)
"Remember when I said I'd kill you last? I lied" scene used in trailer
Wolves on a Wheelchair (2006) (Short)
The end credits song "It's All For Love" is a spoof of Commando's end credits song "We Fight For Love"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (Video Game)
A film in this title called 'Evacuator' spoofs elements of this film.
Vito Power (2008) (Short)
The final fight to the death spoofs the ending to this movie
South Park: Insheeption (2010) (TV Episode)
Freddy Krueger is confronted the same way as John Matrix when trying to be recruited back into service.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) (Video Game)
The famous "gear up" scene from Commando is spoofed at the beginning of the game.
Robot Chicken: Bitch Pudding Special (2014) (TV Episode)
"Remember when I said I'd shoot you last?"

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