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.

They cross to the center of the room to a folding table, covered with a

large TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP of the Central American highland jungle.

Philips leans over the table, circling a set of COORDINATES and a MARK

on the open map.


Eighteen hours ago I was informed that one of our choppers,

transporting three presidential cabinet members from this charming

little country, was shot down...

(point to the circled area)

... The pilots radioed from the ground that they were all alive. Their

position was fixed by the transponder beacon onboard the chopper.



Schaefer studies the map. He looks up at Philips.


That's over the border, General.


(dead serious)

That's the problem. Apparently they strayed off course.


We're certain they've been captured by the guerrillas.

Schaefer looks up, puffing lightly on the cigar.



What have you got in mind, General.


We figure we've got less than twenty-four hours to catch up with them.

After that, there's not much hope. We want a rescue operation mounted

tonight. That doesn't give you much time.

Another puff on the cigar.


What else it new? When do we leave?

Philips looks at his watch.


You lift off in three hours.


There's one other thing.


What's that, General?


Someone else will be going in with you.

Schaefer stubbs out his cigar in an ashtray.


You know we don't work with outsiders, General.


Who said anything about outsiders, Dutch?

Schaefer turns, SEEING the outline of a figure standing in the doorway

of the communications room, holding a sheaf of PAPERS.

Wearing pressed fatigues, DILLON, mid-thirties, black, walks into the


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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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