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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) »


No man, no law, no war can stop him. See more »


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Release Date:

22 May 1985 (USA)  »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)


$150,415,432 (USA)

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Despite being an action film, no one dies until the 34-minute mark, over a third of the film's runtime. See more »


During the helicopter battle, the minigun appears mounted on the side of Rambo's chopper in a fixed forward position in some shots, is being aimed and fired by a POW in internal cut shots, and then returns to the fixed forward position in the exterior shots. Also, in some of the fixed forward position shots, the minigun appears to be either not rotating and/or to be a 3-barrelled M197 rather than the 6-barrelled M134 Minigun used in other shots. See more »


[first lines]
Prisoner guard: Let's keep those hammers working!
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) 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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One of the best action films ever made
7 July 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Viewed as an action film, Rambo First Blood Part II is hard to beat. It just never lets up, and it has Stallone at the top of his game. Its comic strip stuff, and is much less credible than First Blood. I don't care about that though, you want a serious film then watch The Deer Hunter or Platoon, but if you want to see a superbly made action film watch this. After the events of First Blood, John Rambo is in prison but gets released to be sent back to Vietnam to take pictures of a pow camp to get proof that there is still American pow's there. But he is double-crossed by his superiors when he tries to take some pow's out with him, he wasn't meant to do that, he was ordered to only take photos, so he's left behind to be captured , imprisoned and tortured by those oh so nasty RUSSIANS! Sly really had it in for the reds in 1985 after this film, he sent Rocky out to Russia to beat up that other nasty Russian Ivan Drago! It must have been what the people wanted as this and Rocky IV were two of the biggest smashes of the year. Steven Berkhoff plays the Russian bad guy in practically a carbon copy of his role in the James Bond film Octopussy, he does it well though, he was one of Hollywoods favourite bad guys of the mid 80's, you might remember him in Beverly Hills Cop, which was a film initially intended for........Sylvester Stallone! This movie has just been giving the DVD special edition treatment, buy it, and get yourself one of the greatest action flms ever made.

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