30 Greatest Movie Fistfights
9. Commando (1985)
The Fighters: John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) vs. Bennett (Vernon Wells)
The Fight: A sweat-soaked showdown in a shady boiler room begins with a pistol drawn, descending into macho blade-waving and then - for no apparent reason beyond classic brawlers’ butterfingers - a hearty round of knuckle sarnies.
Dirtiest Move: Matrix slamming Bennett into a power grid isn’t exactly Queensberry rules, but after stapling his foe to a steam vent, it’s Arnie’s classically cringey kiss-off line that truly feels the muckiest here.
How It Could’ve Been Solved With Words: “Let off some steam, Bennett!” might’ve sounded much more reasonable had it been suggested, say, just before they started using each other’s skulls for drum practice.