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"What the...?"
―The pilot (from Predator)

An unnamed pilot for the United States Army flew the helicopter that rescued Anna and Dutch from the jungle of Val Verde after the latter defeated the Jungle Hunter in unarmed combat.

Biography

Helicopter rescue

The pilot was ordered by Major General Phillips to pick up Dutch and his team from the back-up extraction point in the jungles of Val Verde; upon landing, the crew found only guerrilla prisoner Anna Gonsalves present. After returning to base, Anna informed Phillips of what had happened to the team and insisted that they return for Dutch.

The following day, the pilot returned to the jungle with Anna and Phillips, and his helicopter was almost brought down by the detonation of the Jungle Hunter's Self-Destruct Device. As the smoke cleared over the leveled jungle, the pilot and Phillips spotted Dutch amongst the ashes, and set down to pick him up before returning to base.

Equipment

The pilot flew a Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, better known as the Huey, and was no doubt skilled in its maintenance and operation.

Behind the scenes

The unnamed pilot is portrayed by Kevin Peter Hall, the actor who also portrayed the Predator in the film. He was given the part when he jokingly complained to director John McTiernan that despite his substantial screen time as the creature, no one would get to see his face.[3]

Appearances

References

  1. The pilot's actor's (Kevin Peter Hall) height was 7ft 2 (218.4 cm), so that is also how tall the pilot would have been.
  2. Jim Thomas, John Thomas (writers), John McTiernan (director). Predator (1987), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
  3. John McTiernan, John Davis, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Shane Black, Stan WinstonIf It Bleeds, We Can Kill It: The Making of Predator (2004), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
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