Top 36 Predator Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Predator facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Predator film message.

S (2010), you can see a brief shot of a Homo Erectus skull meaning Predators have been hunting humans for at least 70,000 years.
S (2010), you can see a brief shot of a Homo Erectus skull meaning Predators have been hunting humans for at least 70,000 years.

Predator 2(1990): In the shot of the predator's trophy collection, you can see what looks like the skull of a xenomorph from the 'Alien' franchise.

Predator Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. After the final battle, the lead predator gives Harrigan a gun with the name "Raphael Adolini" inscribed on it. In Dark Horse short story "Predator 1718", Adolini was a pirate who joined forces with it to kill the men who betrayed him for treasure.

  2. While filming the alley way scenes in Predator 2 (1990), the crew found real dead bodies stashed in alley, and had human feces thrown at them by the residents due to the noise they were making at night time while filming.

  3. Featured an alien known as the River Ghost being hunted along with the humans. They were created to look like the original Predator costume design worn by Jean Claude Van Damme but was scrapped by the studio in 1987.

  4. The skull on the right belongs to Mac. You can tell from the hole and scorch marks on it caused by the Predator's plasma caster when he kills Mac.

  5. We never actually see Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch running. This is because during the creation of the film, he was infact too big to run, therefore forcing the producers to improvise.

Predator Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The name of the middle school is "Lawrence A. Gordon Middle School". Lawrence A. Gordon was a producer on the original Predator and Predator 2 movies, as well as the movie The Warriors which is the schools mascot.
    The name of the middle school is "Lawrence A. Gordon Middle School". Lawrence A. Gordon was a producer on the original Predator and Predator 2 movies, as well as the movie The Warriors which is the schools mascot.
  • 1 - The Xenomorph tail spear from 'Alien vs. Predator' (2004) appears on a display in 'The Predator' (2018).
    The Xenomorph tail spear from 'Alien vs. Predator' (2004) appears on a display in 'The Predator' (2018).
  • 1 - The morse code picked up by PS-12 at the beginning of the film spells out the words, "Whoever wins, we lose". This is also the movie's tagline.
    The morse code picked up by PS-12 at the beginning of the film spells out the words, "Whoever wins, we lose". This is also the movie's tagline.
  • 1 - For the first time yesterday - here are the little nods/homages to Predator (1987) that I noticed
    For the first time yesterday - here are the little nods/homages to Predator (1987) that I noticed
  • 1 - In the movie Predator [1987] there is a scene where one of Arnold's squad mates crushes a scorpion underneath his boot. Later, the Predator picks up the scorpion in his palm. His bio-mask thermals makes the scorpion look similar to a xenomorph facehugger.
    In the movie Predator [1987] there is a scene where one of Arnold's squad mates crushes a scorpion underneath his boot. Later, the Predator picks up the scorpion in his palm. His bio-mask thermals makes the scorpion look similar to a xenomorph facehugger.
  • 1 - When Rory Mckenna went on trick or treat with the predator mask, you can see a monitor with a litlle indie game called Don't Starve. Really cool that they added this game thats not so well known. There's also a monitor displaying the developer.
    When Rory Mckenna went on trick or treat with the predator mask, you can see a monitor with a litlle indie game called Don't Starve. Really cool that they added this game thats not so well known. There's also a monitor displaying the developer.
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Predator Hidden Details

The actor who played the extraterrestrial hunter can also be seen as the helicopter pilot at the end of the film.

1 - Nolands predator mask is made of different materials such as the remains of a Samurai helmet displaying the Predators have been hunting for over 1,000s of years
Nolands predator mask is made of different materials such as the remains of a Samurai helmet displaying the Predators have been hunting for over 1,000s of years

The Predator is shown to enjoy killing groups of armed people. The Predator also enjoys watching Lt. Mike Harrigan throughout the film. The opening scene features Lt. Harrigan single-handedly killing a group of armed gangsters as the Predator watches. The Predator respects him.

1 - Begins with Dutch explaining his team works alone. The movie ends with the credit to Dutch's team exclusively. RIP Blain
Begins with Dutch explaining his team works alone. The movie ends with the credit to Dutch's team exclusively. RIP Blain
1 - The Predators thermal vision picks up the heat from El Scorpio's freshly fired bullets
The Predators thermal vision picks up the heat from El Scorpio's freshly fired bullets
1 - Blain (Jesse Ventura) can be seen shutting a radio right before the soundtrack stops, meaning that they were actually listening to the music
Blain (Jesse Ventura) can be seen shutting a radio right before the soundtrack stops, meaning that they were actually listening to the music
1 - Hawkins can be seen reading a Sgt. Rock comic in the end credits. The commandos looks are based on the comic.
Hawkins can be seen reading a Sgt. Rock comic in the end credits. The commandos looks are based on the comic.

Laughs at Arnold at the end, because he secretly overheard Billy laughing earlier in the movie

Weyland idly plays Five Finger Fillet in a nod to Bishop the android in Aliens.

1 - A character that is never seen on screen except for as a corpse shares the same name as our favorite Sheriff from Stranger Things. Interestingly enough, the character that died just before this is named Hawkins.
A character that is never seen on screen except for as a corpse shares the same name as our favorite Sheriff from Stranger Things. Interestingly enough, the character that died just before this is named Hawkins.

Just before Billy discovers the flayed bodies of Jim Hopper and his men, the Predators growl can be heard amidst the natural jungle ambience

A sign in front of the school reads "WELCOME PARENTS AND STDS" referencing the fact that students/children are Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The Alpha Predator's ship closely resembles the SR-71 Blackbird, since it is the most "evolved" aircraft on Earth

1 - The Predator has eight minutes of screentime.
The Predator has eight minutes of screentime.
1 - Near the end of the film, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan boards the Predator's ship and glances at its trophy collection. It is seen here that it has a Xenomorph skull which relates to the Alien series and Alien vs. Predator.
Near the end of the film, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan boards the Predator's ship and glances at its trophy collection. It is seen here that it has a Xenomorph skull which relates to the Alien series and Alien vs. Predator.
1 - And Stranger Things (S2 2017). Jim Hopper and Jim Hopper. Both have narratives set in the same decade. Stranger Things based in 1984 and Predator based in 1987.
And Stranger Things (S2 2017). Jim Hopper and Jim Hopper. Both have narratives set in the same decade. Stranger Things based in 1984 and Predator based in 1987.

The iconic line that Arnold Schwarzenegger says in Predator (1987) is also used in Predator 2 (1990) and Alien vs Predator (2004)

The predator can be seen in every single shot of the film.

1 - They used STD'S to abbreviate students on the school sign.
They used STD'S to abbreviate students on the school sign.

The aluminum foil unicorn in The Predator (2018) shares similar look with the origami unicorn in Blade Runner (1982)

About an hour and 25 mins in, Riptor from Killer Instinct can be heard...

Predator poster
Predator poster

Predator Plot

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Predator. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director John McTiernan
Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke
IMDB score 7.8