Commando (1985) (part 2 of 6)

After a few seconds of them horsing around in a swimming pool, our montage ends as Jenny finishes making them sandwiches. John enters the kitchen and finds a sweet note from Jenny, and thankfully, this is as sentimental as the film gets.

Caption contributed by Ed

“Trust me; you’re a much cooler dad than Tony Danza.”

They sit down to lunch, and after a joke about Boy George, we get what no Jean-Claude van Damme movie ever gave us: a legit reason why our all-American hero has an accent as thick as his arms*. Sure, it’s just a simple mention that he’s originally from East Germany, but it still beats the hell out of nothing.

[*They usually resort to the default response “He’s Cajun”, even though I’m pretty sure nobody from New Orleans has ever sounded like Jean-Claude van Damme. Not since the days of using the pelts of small woodland creatures as currency, at least.]

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Commando (1985)

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