Predator is a 1987 science fiction action movie directed by John McTiernan and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, and Kevin Peter Hall. The story follows an elite special forces team on a mission to rescue hostages from guerilla territory in Central America. Unbeknownst to the group, they are being stalked and hunted by a technologically advanced form of extraterrestrial life, known as the Predator.