Predator (movie)

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

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).

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.

Production[change | change source]

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 Dates[change | change source]

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
Republic of Ireland Ireland 15 January 1988
 Turkey December 1988
 Hungary 31 May 1990
 Czechoslovakia 11 July 1991

Cast[change | change source]

Box office[change | change source]

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]

References[change | change source]

  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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