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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  22 May 1985 (USA)
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John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tay (as George Kee Cheung)
Andy Wood ...
William Ghent ...
Captain Vinh
Voyo Goric ...
Sergeant Yushin (as Vojo Goric)
Baoan Coleman ...
Steve Williams ...
Don Collins ...
P.O.W. #1
Christopher Grant ...
P.O.W. #2


John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. Written by Vishal

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1980s | rambo | vietnam | mission | prison | See All (141) »


What most people call hell, he calls home. See more »


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Release Date:

22 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rambo II  »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)


$150,415,432 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Dolph Lundgren was initially signed as the Russian Lt. Col. Podovsky (played by Steven Berkoff) when Sylvester Stallone realized that it was the same man who was going to be in Rocky IV (1985) so they paid off the contract. See more »


This is after the helicopter drops the bomb causing Rambo to jump into the water. The helicopter is near the water and the Russian soldier is shooting in the water. He stops shooting and Rambo grabs him and gets on the helicopters landing gear. Rambo leans back against the helicopter and you can tell very easily that it is not Sylvester Stallone, but a stunt double. See more »


[first lines]
Prisoner guard: Let's keep those hammers working!
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Spin-off Rambo (1987) See more »


Peace in Our Life
Title Song
© 1985 Anabasis Music (BMI) and Elcajo Productions, Inc. (BMI)
Music by Frank Stallone, Peter Schless, Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Frank Stallone
Sung by Frank Stallone
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Personally, the best out of the Rambo series!
9 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rambo: First Blood Part II, is, like the title says, the best out of the series! In this movie, we revisit the Vietnam veteran Rambo, who has been offered to be released from prison as long as he would gather intelligence on captured P.O.W's in a Vietnam camp. Later on, Rambo decides to take matters into his own hands and was betrayed by an American high official. Along with a beautiful Taiwan contact, Rambo fights the brutal Russians that sides with the Vietnamese and the Vietnamese themselves. This flick is packed with explosions and intense adrenaline-pumping action,you won't be disappointed! I strongly urge you to watch this film!

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