Predator script
Predator (1987)
Synopsis: Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.

Although as rugged looking as the others, his bearing and grooming

indicate he's been away from the business of soldiering for sometime.

His quick intelligent eyes reveal his current profession.

DILLON:

Last time we danced, it was Lieutenant, Schaefer.

A grin breaks out across Schaefer's face.

SCHAEFER:

Dillon, you son of a bitch.

The two men step forward and simultaneous swing from the hip as it to

land a punch... but their hands SLAP together in a gesture of

friendship, their forearms bulging, testing each other's strength.

DILLON:

(warmly)

How you been, Dutch?

They continue the contest, Schaefer has the edge, forcing Dillon's arm

slowly downward.

SCHAEFER:

You've been pushing too many Pencils, Dillon. Had enough?

DILLON:

(grinning)

No way, old buddy.

SCHAEFER:

You never did know when to quit.

They look into each other's faces, each remembering something from the

past. A moment's hesitation and they quit the contest. They laugh,

Dillon slapping Schaefer on the shoulder.

DILLON:

That piece of work you guys pulled off at the Berlin embassy last week

was really something. Blew the entry points on three floors and

neutralized the opposition in eight seconds flat. Beautiful.

SCHAEFER:

Like the old days, Dillon.

DILLON:

Also heard that you passed on that little job in Libya.

Schaefer looks at Dillon, quietly considering him.

SCHAEFER:

Wasn't my style. We're a rescue unit, not assassins.

(smiles)

This must be good. Big shot from the CIA, leaves his desk to come back

to the bush. What's so important?

DILLON:

Those cabinet members are very important to our scope of operations in

this part of the world. They're about to get squeezed. We can't let

that happen. I needed someone who could get the job done, quick and

quiet... no screw-ups. I needed the best. The best. So, I pulled a few

strings at the State Department... and here we are.

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Jim Thomas

James E. "Jim" Thomas is a screenwriter based in California. With his brother John Thomas, he wrote and/or was substantially involved with the screenplays of several films - including Predator, The .. more…

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