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Contents Articles Alyssa Milano 1 Old Enough 10 Commando (film) 11 The Canterville Ghost (1986 film) 17 Crash Course 19 Dance 'til Dawn 23 Speed Zone! 26 Little Sister (film) 28 Where the Day Takes You 31 The Webbers 34 Conflict of Interest (film) 35 Casualties of Love: The "Long Island Lolita" Story 37 Candles in the Dark 38 Confessions of a Sorority Girl 39 Double Dragon (film) 42 Deadly Sins (film) 46 Embrace of the Vampire 47 The Surrogate (1995 film) 49 Jimmy Zip 50 Poison Ivy II: Lily 51 Fear (film) 54 Glory Daze 58 To Brave Alaska 60 Public Enemies (1996 film) 61 Below Utopia 62 Hugo Pool 64 Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure 66 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure 67 Buying the Cow 71 Kiss the Bride (2002 film) 73 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 75 Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone 79 The Blue Hour 81 Wisegal 83 Pathology (film) 86 DC Showcase: The Spectre 89 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010 film) 91 Hall Pass (2011 film) 94 Who's the Boss? 96 Melrose Place (1992 TV series) 102 Charmed 107 Phoebe Halliwell 130 Romantically Challenged 145 Look in My Heart 149 Alyssa (album) 152 Locked Inside a Dream 155 Do You See Me? 157 References Article Sources and Contributors 159 Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors 163 Article Licenses License 165 Alyssa Milano 1 Alyssa Milano Alyssa Milano Alyssa Milano, 2008 Born Alyssa Jayne Milano December 19, 1972 Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Occupation Actress, singer, producer Years active 1984–present Spouse(s) Cinjun Tate (m. 1999–1999) David Bugliari (m. 2009–present) Official website  Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 18, 1972) is an American actress and former singer. Her acting career began after she appeared in the Broadway show Annie. Her childhood role as Samantha Micelli in the sitcom Who's the Boss? made her famous, and an eight-year stint as Phoebe Halliwell on the supernatural series Charmed brought her a new round of fame. She also starred on the ABC series Romantically Challenged as Rebecca Thomas. Milano has a female sports apparel line, Touch. Early life Milano is the daughter of Italian-American parents: Lin, a fashion designer and talent manager, and Thomas M.  Milano, a film music editor and boating enthusiast. Milano was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Staten Island, and  was raised Roman Catholic. She has a younger brother, Cory (born in 1982), who is also an actor. In a 2003 interview, Milano recalled having had a good childhood, having grown up in a "loving, true family."  Career Early career Milano began her career at age eight after winning a role in an open audition for a national tour of Annie. She was one of the four picked out of an audition with over 1500 girls.  She appeared in television commercials and off-Broadway productions. At age 11, she won her first major role in the television show, Who's the Boss?, alongside Tony Danza, Judith Light, Danny Pintauro, and Katherine Helmond. She starred as Samantha Micelli, the daughter of Danza's character. After Milano won the role, she and her father relocated from Staten Island to Hollywood. The rest of the family followed a year later, because her mother was initially unwilling to give up her home life "for a show that wasn't a guarantee."  Although born and raised in Brooklyn, Milano had trouble getting this accent, because she worked to lose it to land more roles in the theater, including in a stage adaption of Jane Eyre.  Alyssa Milano 2 On stage, she starred in Tender Offer, a one-act play written by Wendy Wasserstein, All Night Long by American  playwright John O'Keefe, and the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre. She returned to the theater in 1991, when she starred in and produced a Los Angeles production of Butterflies Are Free. In 1985, Milano was in the film Commando as Jenny Matrix, daughter of John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Appearing at age 12 in an R-rated action film, Milano admitted she was sometimes "freaked out" by the weapons on set.  A few years later this film was shown in Japan, prompting a producer to offer Milano a five-album record deal. By the late 1980s, Milano was established as a teen idol,  appearing in made-for-television teen films such as Crash Course and Dance 'til Dawn (both 1988). Both projects allowed her to work alongside close personal friend Brian Bloom. Bloom and his brother Scott worked with Milano in episodes of Who's the Boss. This working comradere would later expand in 1993 when Milano guest starred in Brian's series The Webbers. She produced a teen workout video in 1988 called Teen Steam and achieved some fame outside the USA with her music career, which lasted until the early 1990s. In 1991, Milano wanted to quit acting to pursue an academic career, but was unable to gain release from her contract.  When her role on Who's the Boss ended in 1992, Milano feared having trouble to obtaining other roles, aware of the fate of many grown-up child stars in that period. cancelled, being ready "to move on."   Nevertheless, she was excited when she found out the show was Milano tried to shed her "nice girl" image by appearing in several films targeted at adults, such as Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1993), Embrace of the Vampire (1994), Deadly Sins (1995), and Poison Ivy II: Lily (1996), where she starred opposite Johnathon Schaech and Xander Berkeley. The transition started in 1992, when Milano auditioned for female lead as a homeless teenager in the independent film Where the Day Takes You. Although the crew was reluctant to sign a former child star, she was given a small role as a prostitute in the production.  She was noticed by the media, that helped her land the controversial role of Amy Fisher in the high profile TV movie Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story.  In 1994, she was  considered to replace Shannen Doherty in Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1996, Milano appeared opposite Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon in the thriller Fear. Later roles Her performance in Fear led to a starring role in Hugo Pool (1997), her  first film released through cinemas since Commando. Despite the milestone, Milano was soon out of work and after a period of six months, she decided to return to television. She portrayed bad girl Jennifer Mancini on Melrose Place (1997–1998), Meg Winston in Spin City, and most notably as Phoebe Halliwell on the eight-year run of the popular hit tv series Charmed (1998–2006). Her role on Melrose Place was offered to the actress by Aaron Spelling himself. The stint garned her new fame and she was named the most successful and popular actress on the primetime soap, alongside Heather Locklear.  Milano Milano performing for the crew during a USO show aboard USS Nimitz on June 19, 2003. and close friend Holly Marie Combs became producers for Charmed during the show's fifth season. She played the role of Eva Savealot in MCI's 1-800-COLLECT commercials. In 2007, Milano filmed a pilot for ABC entitled Reinventing the Wheelers. The series was not picked up for the 2007–2008 season, but instead, Milano appeared in ten episodes of the show My Name Is Earl. This reunited her with Jaime Pressly, who guest-starred in  the two-part Season 5 premiere of Charmed, "A Witch's Tail". Alyssa Milano 3 Milano's commercial work includes appearing in the "Josie" music video by Blink-182, as well as 2007 television ads for Veet and Sheer Cover.  Milano was part of TBS's special coverage installment Hot Corner for the 2007 Major League Baseball playoffs. She reported at Fenway Park during the ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. She also reported at Chase Field during the NLCS between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. Milano starred in the 2008 film Pathology alongside Milo Ventimiglia and was then cast in a television sitcom, Single with Parents, which was pulled prior to production. On March 20, 2009, it was announced that Milano would provide a voice for the Ghostbusters: The Video Game.  In a 2010 interview, she told the press that she had 'a blast' working on the game, although she recalled it being 'odd' having to grunt in a room alone.  It was speculated that following the voice over in the video game, she was set to star in Ghostbusters III, although Milano claimed she was never approached.  On March 24, 2009, her book on her baseball fandom, Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic, was released. Milano has signed on to star in and produce My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, a romantic comedy in which she plays a woman with a relationship dilemma.  Milano starred in the sitcom Romantically Challenged as Rebecca Thomas, a recently divorced single mom attorney in Pittsburgh who has not dated "since Bill Clinton was president". The series premiered on ABC on April 19,  2010. On why she accepted the role, Milano commented: "I was so attracted to the writing. Our creative showrunner is Ricky Blitt from Family Guy and I was struck at how funny the female characters were written. Usually the female characters are written pretty straightforward, like the straight-man but with Ricky‘s writing, the women get to be equally as funny. That was what hooked me. James Burrows, who‘s our director, is another major part of what attracted me to the show. It just seemed like a really good package and something that I could commit to in the long-term." On May 16, 2010, the series was cancelled after four episodes had aired. wrote on her website:   On the show's cancellation, Milano "It would be so very, very, easy for me to be upset and bitter about [it]. But… I'm not upset or bitter. [..] I am well aware that I'm in a business that sometimes makes decisions that are inexplicable. Dealing with those decisions is almost just as much a part of the job as memorizing my dialogue. My only true sadness comes from not being able to see Ricky, Mr. Burrows, Josh, Kelly and Kyle's face every day." Philanthropy  Alyssa Milano 4 Milano was appointed Founding Ambassador for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, to which she donated $250,000. The Global Network is an alliance formed to advocate and mobilize resources in the fight to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Milano will work to raise awareness of NTDs by educating the mainstream media and general public of the plight faced by the one billion people who are afflicted by NTDs, and the importance in controlling and preventing this global health crisis. Milano is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the United States. She traveled to India, Kosovo, as well as Angola, to work with UNICEF field officers there. In the fall of 2004, she participated in UNICEF's "Trick or Treat" campaign as an official spokesperson. She raised approximately $50,000 for South African women and children with AIDS by selling own and school's photo work. In support of PETA, she appeared in an Alyssa Milano for Peta. advertisement for them, advocating vegetarianism, in a dress made entirely of vegetables.  In honor of her 37th birthday (December 19, 2009), Milano ran an online fundraising campaign for Charity:Water. Her original goal was to raise $25,000, but a donation from her husband put her over the $75,000 mark on December 18. The fundraiser was scheduled to run until December 26. Personal life Milano has dyslexia.  In an interview in 2004, Milano explained how she deals with the disorder: "I've stumbled over words while reading from teleprompters. Sir John Gielgud, whom I worked with on The Canterville Ghost years ago, gave me great advice. When I asked how he memorized his monologues, he said, 'I write them down.' I use that method to this day. It not only familiarizes me with the words, it makes them my own." Milano is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and writes a regular baseball blog on the Major League Baseball's website.  In 2007, Milano launched her signature "Touch" line of team apparel for female baseball fans, selling it through her blog and Major League Baseball's website.  It also became available in 2009 through a boutique store located in Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.  She has an interest in the Los Angeles Kings, a National Hockey League team, and is involved with a related clothing line. In 2008, she expanded that Alyssa Milano at MLB.com All-Star Party, Roseland Ballroom in NYC 2008-07-13 to NFL football, as a New York Giants fan. Since Milano is in the same hometown as NFL Network's Rich Eisen (Staten Island), she revealed some of her family's connections with the New York Giants.  Milano has eight tattoos on her body: one on each wrist and ankle, shoulder, neck, hip, and lower back. Milano is a vegetarian and appears in numerous PETA advertising campaigns for vegetarianism. Outside of acting, her hobbies include photography, humanitarian work, and spending time with her three dogs and eight horses. Milano has commented on her love for animals, and in a 2009 interview discussed one of her dogs, a German shepherd called Pinto, who had died at the age of 14; he had worked with the LAPD dogs and Milano had owned him for 10 years.    Milano dated actor Corey Haim from 1987 to 1990. She was engaged to Scott Wolf in 1993. She was married to singer–songwriter Cinjun Tate of Remy Zero in 1999; they were divorced later that year. She dated Charmed Alyssa Milano 5 co-star Brian Krause for a while during the third and fourth season of the show. She briefly dated Justin Timberlake  in 2002. After one year of dating, she and CAA agent David Bugliari were engaged December 18, 2008.  Milano and Bugliari married on August 15, 2009 in New Jersey, at the home of Bugliari's family.  Filmography Film Year Film Role Notes 1984 Old Enough Diane 1985 Commando Jenny Matrix Nominated–Young Artist Award–Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film–Comedy or Drama 1986 The Canterville Ghost Jennifer Canterville TV movie 1988 Crash Course Vanessa Crawford TV movie aka Driving Academy Shelley Sheridan Nominated–Young Artist Award–Best Young Actress in a Special, Pilot, Movie of the Week, or Miniseries 1989 Speed Zone! Lurleen aka Cannonball Fever 1992 Little Sister Diana Dance 'til Dawn Where the Day Takes You 1993 The Webbers Kimmy Fan TV movie Conflict of Interest Eve Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story Amy Fisher TV movie Candles in the Dark Sylvia Velliste TV movie 1994 Confessions of a Sorority Girl Rita Summers TV movie Double Dragon 1995 Deadly Sins Marian Delario/Power Corps Chief Cristina Embrace of the Vampire Charlotte Wells The Surrogate Amy Winslow TV movie Francesca Short film 1996 "Jimmy Zip" Poison Ivy II: Lily Lily Leonetti Fear Margo Masse Glory Daze Chelsea To Brave Alaska Denise Harris Public Enemies Amaryllis 1997 Below Utopia Hugo Pool Susanne TV movie also credited as producer Hugo Dugay 1998 Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure Frances Ella 'Fizzy' Fitz TV movie 2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Angel Nominated–Annie Award–Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production Tracey Van der Byl TV movie Diamond Hunters Alyssa Milano 6 2002 Buying the Cow Amy Kiss the Bride Amy Kayne 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Cyndi Star 2005 Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby 26 Sunstone Voice 2007 The Blue Hour Allegra 2008 Wisegal Patty Montanari Pathology TV movie also credited as producer Gwen Williamson 2010 "DC Showcase: The Spectre" My Girlfriend's Boyfriend 2011 Hall Pass Aimee Brenner Animated short: voice Jesse Young Currently in post-Production also credited as producer Grace filming TV series Year Title Role Seasons Notes 1984–92 Who's the Boss? Samantha Micelli 1–8 Young Artist Award–Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television Series (1986) Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress, Starring in a Television, Comedy or Drama Series (1986) Best Young Female Superstar in Television (1988) Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards–Favorite TV Actress (1988, 1989) Blimp Award–Favorite TV Actress (1990) 1997–98 Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 6 &7 Left after only 7 episodes in Season 7 to take a lead role on the WB show Charmed. 1998–2006 Charmed Phoebe Halliwell 1–8 She became a producer at the beginning of season 4. Nominated–Blimp Award–Favorite TV Actress (2005) Nominated–Teen Choice Awards–TV–Choice Actress (2006) 2007 Reinventing the Wheelers Annie TV pilot 2008 Single with Parents Lou TV pilot 2010 Romantically Challenged Rebecca Thomas 1 TV appearances Year Title Role Episode title Notes 1985 Jem Jessica Sharp "Frame Up" Season 1, Episode 4 1989 Living Dolls Samantha Micelli "It's My Party" ; "It's All Done with Mirrors" Season 1, 2 episodes 1990 Série rose "Softly from Paris" Season 4, episode 1 Hannah Valesic "Caught in the Act" Season 1, episode 15 Meg Winston "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Season 2, episode 11 "Rain on My Charades" Season 5, episode 17 The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV? 1995 The Outer Limits 1997–2001 Spin City Alyssa Milano 7 1998 Fantasy Island Gina Williams "Superfriends" Season 1, episode 2 2001 Family Guy Herself "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington" Season 3, episode 3 2004 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius April Gorlock "Win, Lose and Kaboom" Voice, season 2 2007–2008 My Name Is Earl Billie Cunningham 2010 Kyra Blaine Castle Recurring in Season 3, episodes 6–22. "A Rose for Everafter" Season 2, episode 12 Discography Studio albums Year Information Peak positions JPN 1989 Look in My Heart • • • First Studio Album Released: March 25, 1989 Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, CD 1989 Alyssa • • • 15 Second Studio Album Released: October 25, 1989 Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, CD 1991 Locked Inside a Dream • • • 19 Third Studio Album Released: May 21, 1991 Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, CD 1992 Do You See Me? • • • 68 47 Fourth Studio Album Released: September 18, 1992 Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, CD Compilations Year Information Peak positions JPN 1990 The Best in the World: Non-Stop Special Remix/Alyssa's Singles • • • Remix/Hits Album Released: February 21, 1990 Formats: Cassette, CD 1995 The Very Best of Alyssa Milano • • • Singles 9 Hits Album Released: 1995 (Promo Only) Formats: CD — Alyssa Milano 8 Year Single Album Peak positions U.S. U.S. AC JPN 1989 "What a Feeling" – – – "Look In My Heart" – – – "Straight to the Top" – – – – – – – – – The Best in the World – – – Single Only – – – Locked Inside a Dream – – – Single Only 11 6 – Do You See Me? – – – Locked Inside a Dream – – – "I Had a Dream" Look in My Heart Alyssa "Happiness" 1990 "The Best in the World" "I Love When We're Together"1 1991 "New Sensation" "Voices That Care" 1 1992 "Do You See Me?" 1993 "No Secret" 2 Footnotes: • 1 Non-album single • 2 Only released in France Other recordings • "Teen Steam" – Theme song from Alyssa Milano's Teen Steam Workout Video (1988). External links • Official website  • Alyssa Milano  on Twitter • Alyssa Milano  at the Internet Movie Database • Alyssa Milano  at TV.com References  http://www.alyssa.com/  "Alyssa Milano Biography (1974–)" (http://www.filmreference.com/film/43/Alyssa-Milano.html). Filmreference.com. . Retrieved 2003-01-23.  "WITCH ON HEELS" (http://www.webcitation.org/5kmtBD5Ow). Geocities.com. Archived from the original (http://www.oocities. com/Hollywood/4616/us0699.html) on 2009-10-25. . Retrieved 1999-05-14.  " Intimate Portrait: Alyssa Milano (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367888/)". Suju Vijayan, Julie Frankel, Alyssa Milano. Intimate Portrait. Lifetime. 2003.  " Revealed with Jules Asner: Alyssa Milano (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0685684/)". Jules Asner, Alyssa Milano. Revealed with Jules Asner. E!. July 1, 2002.  " The Bonnie Hunt Show (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1438132/)". Bonnie Hunt. The Bonnie Hunt Show. NBC. May 14, 2009.  ""STAGE: 'All Night Long'" by Frank Rich" (http://theater2.nytimes.com/mem/theater/treview. html?res=990CE1DB1E39F93AA15750C0A962948260). The New York Times. 1984-03-29. . Retrieved 2008-02-10.  "Doherty out, Milano in?", The Gazette (Cedar Rapids), January 29, 1994. p. 16  "Exclusive: Earl Charmed By Alyssa Milano" (http://www.tvguide.com/news/Exclusive-Earl-Charmed-8259.aspx).TVGuide.com. . Retrieved 2007-09-06.  "The Official Site of Major League Baseball: TBS Hot Corner" (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/hotcorner/index.jsp).MLB.com. . Retrieved 2008-10-28.  "Alyssa Milano to co-star in 'Ghostbusters' game" (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29801049/). MSNBC. . Retrieved 2009-03-21. Alyssa Milano  "Interview: Alyssa Milano Talks ‗Romantically Challenged‘, ‗Charmed‘, ‗Ghostbusters‘" (http://theflickcast.com/2010/04/19/ interview-alyssa-milano-talks-romantically-challenged-charmed-ghostbusters/). The Flick Cast. April 19, 2010. . Retrieved April 20, 2010.  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Retrieved 2009-08-15.  http://www.alyssa.com  http://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000192/  http://www.tv.com/person/1533/summary.html 9 Old Enough 10 Old Enough Old Enough (film) Old Enough VHS cover Directed by Marisa Silver Produced by Dina Silver Written by Marisa Silver Starring Sarah Boyd Rainbow Harvest Danny Aiello Alyssa Milano Neill Barry Roxanne Hart Susan Kingsley Distributed by Orion Classics Release date(s) August 24, 1984 Running time 91 min. Language English This article is about the film. For the single by Nickelback, see Old Enough (Nickelback song). For the single by The Raconteurs, see Old Enough (Raconteurs song) Old Enough is a 1984 teen-oriented movie. It stars Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Danny Aiello, Neill Barry, Roxanne Hart, Alyssa Milano and Susan Kingsley. Set in 1984 in New York, Old Enough is the story of a teenage girl from the "wrong side of the tracks" (played by Harvest), whose father (played by Aiello) is the owner of the run down apartment complex in which they live. Her friend is a rich, well-bred 11 year-old (played by Boyd). Milano, in her film debut, plays Boyd's sister. A low budget production, this movie went on to win various awards. Old Enough 11 Plot Old Enough is an earnest take on the coming of age story, set in New York City. Karen (Rainbow Harvest) is a street wise teen from a lower-middle class family who pursues a friendship with eleven-year-old Lonnie (Sarah Boyd). Lonnie is from a wealthy, upper-class family who live in the area. As the two become friends they expose each other to the very different lifestyles they live. In the process they learn lessons each culture has to offer. The situation becomes complicated when Karen's brother Johnny (Neill Barry) shows interest in Lonnie and Lonnie begins to develop a crush. Soon, a sensual new neighbor (Roxanne Hart) moves into Karen's family's apartment building, whom Johnny becomes slightly infatuated with. Circumstances arise that will test Karen and Lonnie's friendship.Johnny kisses Lonnie. External links • Old Enough  at the Internet Movie Database References  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087837/ Commando (film) Commando Theatrical release poster Directed by Mark L. Lester Produced by Joel Silver Written by Story: Steven E. de Souza Joseph Loeb III Matthew Weisman Screenplay: Steven E. de Souza Commando (film) 12 Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger Rae Dawn Chong Alyssa Milano Vernon Wells Bill Duke Dan Hedaya James Olson Michael Delano David Patrick Kelly Music by James Horner Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti Editing by Glenn Farr Mark Goldblatt John F. Link Studio Silver Pictures Distributed by 20th Century Fox Release date(s) October 4, 1985 Running time 90 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $10 million Gross revenue $57,491,000  Commando is a 1985 American action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano, David Patrick Kelly and Bill Duke. It was directed by Mark L. Lester and shot on location in and around Los Angeles, California. The film was nominated for a Saturn Award in 1986 for Best Special Effects but lost to James Cameron's Aliens (which also had its music scored by James Horner). Plot Retired Special Forces operative John Matrix (Schwarzenegger) is informed by Major General Franklin Kirby (Olson) that all the other members of his unit have been killed by unknown mercenaries. Despite being given protection, the mercenaries, whose ranks include Bennett (Wells), a former member of Matrix's team fired for excessive brutality and presumed killed in the preceding assassinations, attack Matrix's secluded mountain home Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Matrix, firing at villains with an M202A1 FLASH rocket launcher. and kill the guards, kidnapping his daughter Jenny (Milano) in the process. When Matrix gives chase, he is also captured. Bennett explains that Matrix is needed to carry out a political assassination for Arius (Hedaya) (who calls himself "El Presidente") and his army of former U.S. soldiers and mercenaries. Arius is a warlord and dictator who was previously overthrown by Matrix. He now wishes to lead a military coup in his home country, Val Verde, and reasons that Matrix' familiarity with the country's new leader will aid in an assassination attempt. As Arius has Jenny, Matrix reluctantly accepts the demand.  Commando (film) 13 After boarding an airplane to take him to Val Verde, Matrix instead kills his guard and jumps into a swamp just as the plane is taking off from the runway, then sets his watch timer for the approximate time of the flight. Subsequently, he commandeers an off-duty flight attendant's (Chong) car and eventually manages to enlist her help. After confronting (and killing) two of the mercenaries, Matrix learns where Arius' mansion is located (and where Jenny is presumably being held), he breaks into a surplus store and steals a one-man arsenal of both small arms and heavy weapons. With Cindy's complicit help, he escapes from the police who have arrested him for breaking and entering the surplus army store. After commandeering a seaplane from a nearby marina run by Arius, Matrix and Cindy land the plane off the coast of the island where Arius is located. Matrix instructs Cindy to contact General Kirby and then proceeds to Arius' villa, fighting and killing Arius' private army on the way. He subsequently confronts and kills Arius in a gunfight. Matrix finds Jenny in the basement, but he is shot in the arm by Bennett. Matrix then taunts Bennett into facing him in a knife fight, an invitation Bennett cannot resist. After a fierce struggle, Matrix gains the upper hand and Bennett, defeated, reaches for a machine pistol, but is impaled with a steel pipe by Matrix before he can fire. After Kirby arrives with a military detachment, he offers Matrix another term of service in the Force. Matrix, however, declines and he, Cindy, and Jenny fly off back home. Cast • Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Matrix , a former United States Army Colonel. • Rae Dawn Chong as Cindy, Matrix's unwilling companion. • Alyssa Milano as Jenny Matrix, John daughter. • Dan Hedaya as Arius, the former Dictator of Val Verde until being overthrown by a new President. • Vernon Wells as Bennett, a former Captain in Matrix's special forces team, now allied with Arius. • James Olson as General Kirby, Matrix's former superior. • David Patrick Kelly as Sully, a former Army soldier now working for Arius. • Bill Duke as Cooke, Arius's brutal hitman and a former Green Beret. • Drew Snyder as Lawson, a former member of Matrix's team. Reception The film maintains a 71% on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 31 reviews), indicating generally positive reviews. Production Screenwriter Jeph Loeb states that the film was originally conceived as a vehicle for Gene Simmons (who passed on it), and later scripted with Nick Nolte in mind to play the lead as an out-of-condition former commando struggling with the demands of his mission. Walter Hill was originally involved in the development process.  The original concept was for an Israeli special forces–Mossad agent, who is sick of the continual death and destruction in the Middle East. So he quits Israel and emigrates to the United States, where he is forced out of his self-imposed retirement after the kidnapping of his daughter. This was modified and further adapted when Schwarzenegger was cast; some of the original dialogue can be viewed in the deleted scenes when Matrix says he regrets his past actions.
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