Making Of...
Making Of...

Commando Behind The Scenes

AKA:
Commando Picture
1985
...Including his old rival "Bennett".
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1985 Action / Adventure movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Vernon Wells et al.
Production started on April 22nd 1985 and principal photography wrapped on July 3rd 1985.
Because it was difficult to find a stunt double for Arnold, he did many of his own stunts, including jumping off the plane's landing gear for real on takeoff at over 70mph! During the making of the movie, he was injured a few times, but it never involved more than a few days to recuperate.
Contributed by: Travis Milloy
Vernon Wells was a last minute replacement for the character of Bennett and he was given the other actor's wardrobe which didn't fit him properly. Upon meeting one another, Arnie wasn't sure if Vernon was scary enough to play the villain and expressed his concerns to Joel Silver. Vernon learned of Arnie's reluctance, so in their first scene together Vernon surprised Arnie by lunging towards him with a knife towards his throat. It absolutely terrified Arnie and the take is used in the film. After the scene was shot, Arnie walked over to the producer and said, "Keep that crazy mother away from me!"
Contributed by: Travis Milloy
In the final fight, Arnie stabs a pipe through Vernon's body. A special rig was built for Vernon to wear so steam could go through tubes around his body and out the end of the pipe. The rig was improperly placed and Vernon was severely burned during one of the takes.
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Deleted Scenes
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Alternate Versions
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