R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.
Sister Souljah's first single and video, 1991's "The Final Solution: Slavery's Back in Effect," samples the dialogue from the first scene liberally.
As drought-ridden Los Angeles swelters in agonizing heat, drug lords wage bloody warfare in the streets. Yet another open conflict... Oh, fuck this, get me out of here!
When Harrigan fights The Predator on the rooftop. The Predator activates his wrist bomb which Harrigan stops from blowing up by cutting off The Predator's hand. Surely, The Predator's wrist bomb would have still detonated when Harrigan cut off The Predator's hand. In "Alien Vs. Predator", when the Predator activated his wrist bomb and removed it, the wrist bomb detonated and blew up the pyramid.
Harrigan didn't just cut off the Predator's hand, he also cut through the bomb device itself, which effectively disarmed the bomb. In the overhead shot of the predator falling, sparks are seen bursting from the bomb segment which has remained strapped upon the severed hand.
When the Elder Predator throws Harrigan the flintlock pistol he says "Take it". Harrigan reads the inscription "1715" ... the subtitles on the DVD regard the Predator as 'mumbles incoherently' but the Predator, being from a society based on trophies and the hunt, just witnessed Harrigan make a kill and not take a trophy. He is calling Harrigan a "heathen"
The Australian Special Edition DVD released in 2005 is rated MA, but is uncut like the previous R rated version. It is not to be confused with the cut M rated version available on video.
$8,784,943 (USA) (25 November 1990)
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