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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

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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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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) »

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


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22 May 1985 (USA)  »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

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$150,415,432 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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When the Russians are electrocuting Rambo, the lights around the compound flicker. Rambo throws the Russian guy onto the fence and then turns the electricity on full blast, and leaves it on. The lights around the compound do not flicker at all. See more »

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[first lines]
Prisoner guard: Let's keep those hammers working!
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Spoofed in Roundhouse: Conflict (1992) See more »

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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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6 stars + Let's look at the 'whole' picture...

A lot of negative reviews I see, but what about the heart of the movie? Doesn't it make you remember the main point--Vietnam and the POW's still there? How they were treated when they came home?

So there are flaws in the movie, we know when Rambo fires the missle in the helicopter, the guys in back would have been toast, but that didn't matter. It's good against evil; and if you know anything about that time frame, you can see so much "truth" in characters like Murdock and what goes on in reality.

The action is excellent, non-stop, with heart, and instead of critical and harsh comments on acting, look at the Broad Picture here, or like Murdock...did you forget too?

A hell of an action film, well done stunt work (mostly done by Stallone) Well worth watching for many reasons.


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