1987 - 107 minutes - Color - Dolby - 1.85 : 1
US release date: June 12, 1987
Amercent Films, merican Entertainment Partners L.P.
Davis Entertainmen, Lawrence Gordon Productions
Silver Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $12,031,638 (USA) (1,623 Screens)


A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered in to assist CIA man, George Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world.


Dutch - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Dillon - Carl Weathers
Anna - Elpidia Carrillo
Mac - Bill Duke
Blain - Jesse Ventura
Billy - Sonny Landham
Poncho - Richard Chaves
General Phillips - R.G. Armstrong
Hawkins - Shane Black
The Predator / Helicopter Pilot - Kevin Peter Hall





Director - John McTiernan

Writing credits

Writer - Jim Thomas
Writer - John Thomas


Producer - John Davis
Producer - Lawrence Gordon
Associate producer - Beau E.L. Marks
Executive producer - Laurence P. Pereira
Producer - Joel Silver
Executive producer - Jim Thomas
Associate producer - John Vallone