Predator (1987)

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When Dutch and his group of commandos head out to a Central American jungle to rescue some downed airmen from guerillas, they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, this intelligent alien hunter blends in with the forest, and takes down its prey one at a time; taking their dead bodies as trophies until it’s down to just it and Dutch.

‘Predator’ Movie Summary

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Predator Theatrical PosterPredator begins when local gorillas hold an American official hostage in the Val Verde jungle, Dutch Schaefer and his team, along with former US Army Colonel, George Dillon, set out to rescue him. Once there, Team Murica finds a wrecked choppa and the bodies of three Special Forces men skinned alive—maybe they were dead first…who know at this point.

After the team takes out the gorillas, Dutch confronts Dillon about the mission. Dillon reveals the dead military unit disappeared weeks earlier in a failed rescue. They capture a female gorilla named Anna, and with their mission done, they prepare to leave.

What the group doesn’t know is that an alien from outer space is on a vacation in the jungle too, and it’s looking to hunt anything with the capability to defend itself…and that means Team Murica.

Anna manages to run from the group, and as Hawkins takes chase, the alien ambushes and kills him. It then drags Hawkins’ body off as its trophy. While the team looks for Hawkins, the alien shoots and kills Blain. Mac spots the alien, which is cloaked, and he and the team shoot in it’s general direction….wasting valuable ammo in the process, but they did manage to wound the thing.

Later, when the alien steals Blain’s body as its prize, the group realizes the alien swings from tree to tree like Tarzan. So, they make some terrarium traps during a quickie 80s montage.

The hunt continues, and the alien manages to kill Mac, Dillon, Billy, and Poncho. Dutch escapes with only a flesh wound.

Since the alien only targets armed people, Dutch orders Anna to “Get to da choppa!” Dutch stays to kill the alien, which he eventually does in one on one combat. He and Anna leave on da choppa together for a happy ending.

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20th Century Fox released Predator on June 12, 1987. John McTiernan directed the film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Kevin Peter Hall.

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Angie Parker
5 years ago

This episode was hilarious- I couldn’t stop laughing out loud! A little embarrassing when you’re in the supermarket with your headphones on though. Well done guys.

5 years ago
Reply to  Angie Parker

Thanks, Angie. Some are better than others. This one was fun to do. The Pee Wee’s Big Adventure Podcast is another fun one.

Angie Parker
5 years ago
Reply to  MHMChris

Just get to da choppa Chris…

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