Movies & TV Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for movie and tv enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

In the movie Predator, near the end, after they try to trap the Predator in that net, and it shoots its way out, a lot of them die. One guy is badly injured, so Arnold and that girl help him walk. When the woman tries to pick up a gun, Arnold tells her not to because the predator didn't kill her before because she was unarmed, then Arnold calls the Predator a "no sport". How is only fighting armed people being a poor sport? Did Arnold ad lib this and fail badly?

share|improve this question
up vote 17 down vote accepted

It means exactly the opposite of your take on it. I think Arnold said "No Sport" to indicate that if she was unarmed, she would be too easy to kill; not sporting. If she was armed by picking up the gun, the Predator would consider her to be true sport, in a fairer fight.

Here's a sound clip of a quote from Blade Runner that conveys the same message more clearly:
Roy Batty: "Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent."

share|improve this answer
+1 You're correct, he says " sport." – user977 Mar 15 '12 at 4:06
Really? I always thought Arnie said "That was sport"? – Stefan Jul 24 '12 at 12:35
Search the Quotes page - look for [Anna reaches for a gun] – wbogacz Jul 24 '12 at 12:43

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.