IMDb > Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 46 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
Rambo: First Blood Part II -- Open-ended Trailer from Tristar


User Rating:
6.3/10   90,876 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 12% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
David Morrell (characters)
Kevin Jarre (story)
View company contact information for Rambo: First Blood Part II on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
22 May 1985 (USA) See more »
What most people call hell, he calls home. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best action films ever made See more (198 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sylvester Stallone ... Rambo

Richard Crenna ... Col. Samuel Trautman

Charles Napier ... Marshall Murdock

Steven Berkoff ... Lt. Col. Podovsky

Julia Nickson ... Co

Martin Kove ... Ericson
George Cheung ... Tay (as George Kee Cheung)
Andy Wood ... Banks
William Ghent ... Captain Vinh
Voyo Goric ... Sergeant Yushin (as Vojo Goric)

Dana Lee ... Captain Kinh
Baoan Coleman ... Gunboat Captain
Steve Williams ... Lifer
Don Collins ... P.O.W. #1
Christopher Grant ... P.O.W. #2
John Sterlini ... P.O.W. #3
Alain Hocquenghem ... P.O.W. #4
William Rothlein ... P.O.W. #5
Tony Munafo ... Prison Guard
Tom Gehrke ... Russian Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Cudney ... Chief Radio Operator (uncredited)

John Pankow ... POW #6 (uncredited)
John Sabol ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
George P. Cosmatos 
Writing credits
David Morrell (characters)

Kevin Jarre (story)

Sylvester Stallone (screenplay) and
James Cameron (screenplay)

Produced by
Mel Dellar .... associate producer
Buzz Feitshans .... producer
Mario Kassar .... executive producer
Andrew G. Vajna .... executive producer (as Andrew Vajna)
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Jack Cardiff (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
Mark Goldblatt 
Mark Helfrich 
Gib Jaffe 
Frank E. Jimenez 
Casting by
Rhonda Young 
Production Design by
Bill Kenney 
Set Decoration by
William Ladd Skinner  (as William Skinner)
Sig Tingloff 
Costume Design by
Tom Bronson 
Makeup Department
Bertha Chiu .... hair stylist: Mexico
Kay Cole .... hair stylist
Leonard Engelman .... makeup creator (as Leonard Engleman)
Elvira Oropeza .... makeup artist: Mexico
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup artist (as Pamela Westmore)
Production Management
Anuar Badin .... production manager: Mexico
Fred Rollin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Cisneros .... first assistant director: Mexico (as Mario Cisneros Rivera)
Patrick Kinney .... second assistant director
Fred Rollin .... first assistant director
Peter MacDonald .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Roy Barnes .... assistant art director
Dennis Butterworth .... greensman
Martín Cárdenas Moreno .... prop master: Mexico (as Martin Cardenas Moreno)
Enrique Estévez .... set decorator: Mexico (as Enrique Estevez Labastida)
Howard Hester .... construction coordinator
Agustín Ituarte .... art director: Mexico (as Augustin Ituarte Salazar)
Fred Lucky .... illustrator
Dennis J. Parrish .... prop master (as Dennis Parrish)
Ward Welton .... set painter
Moises Pineda .... production buyer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... supervising sound editor (as Frederick J. Brown)
Juno J. Ellis .... adr editor
David W. Gray .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as David Gray)
Denise Horta .... sound editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist (as Margie Denecke)
Michelle Pleis .... assistant sound editor
Michele Sharp .... sound editor
Rob Young .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Federico Farfán .... special effects man: Mexico (as Federico Farfan)
Thomas L. Fisher .... special effects coordinator (as Thomas Fisher)
Jay King .... special effects (as Jay Bee King)
William Purcell .... special effects
Cliff Wenger Jr. .... special effects
Simone Boisseree .... stunts (as Simone Michelle Boisseree)
Brad Bovee .... stunts (as Bradley Bovee)
Phil Chong .... stunts
Yukio Collins .... stunts
Danny Costa .... stunts (as Daniel Costa)
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunt coordinator (as Richard 'Diamond' Farnsworth)
George Fisher .... stunts (as George Jury Fisher)
Joseph Hieu .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts (as Jeffrey Imada)
Loren Janes .... stunt coordinator: helicopter unit
Robert Jauregui .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts (as John Michael Johnson)
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Eric Lee .... stunts
Harry Mok .... stunts
Dan Munson .... stunts
Vernon Rieta .... stunts (as Vernon Paul Rieta)
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (as Bill Ryusaki)
Ben Scott .... stunts (as Benjamin Raymond Scott)
John-Clay Scott .... stunts (as John Wendall Clay Scott)
Daniel Wong .... stunts (as Daniel Thompson Wong)
Anthony Cecere .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark De Alessandro .... stunt double: Sylvester Stallone (uncredited)
Jay King .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Bruni .... camera operator
John Cardiff .... camera operator
Aldo Colanzi .... key grip (as Aldo Colonzi)
Bruno Colanzi .... best boy grip (as Bruno Colonzi)
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Mariano García Cabrera .... gaffer: Mexico
Luciano Leoni .... chief gaffer
Peter MacDonald .... director of photography: helicopter unit
Fiorangelo Plocco .... best boy
Massimiliano Sano .... first assistant camera
Salvador 'Apache' Serrano .... dolly grip: Mexico (as Salvador Serrano Perez)
Salvador Vázquez .... chief grip: Mexico (as Salvador Vazquez)
Stan McClain .... camera operator: aerial unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jesús Guerrero .... casting: Mexico (as Jesus Guerrero)
Donna Rosenstein .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Shelley Brown .... assistant editor
Sergio Ortega .... assistant film editor: Mexico
Robert Raring .... color timer (as Bob Raring)
Florent Retz .... assistant editor (as Danny Retz)
Hilarie Roope .... assistant editor
Ron South .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music recording consultant
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Kenny Hall)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Moe Blay .... driver
John Cahill .... driver
Jon Carpenter .... driver captain
Donald Collis .... driver
Terry Collis .... transportation coordinator
Vic Cuccia .... driver
Bob Dewitt .... driver (as Bob DeWitt)
Joe Dugan .... driver
Russell H. Hoverson .... driver captain (as Russell Hoverson)
Kendall A. Reed .... driver (as Kendall Reed)
Michael Stevenson .... driver
Other crew
Teri Abastado .... accounting assistant
Frank Batt .... crew: helicopter unit
John Campbell .... crew: helicopter unit
Mario Cisneros .... crew: helicopter unit
Franco Columbu .... body building coach
Gary Compton .... security officer
Violet Crane .... production secretary
Charlie Davidson .... production controller
Jim Davidson .... production accountant
Bruce Eidahl .... mechanic: helicopter unit
Joe Ellithorpe .... archery consultant
Erick Feitshans .... production assistant
Hugh Forn .... crew: helicopter unit
Tom Gehrke .... pilot: helicopter unit
Kevin Griffith .... crew: helicopter unit
Steve Harding .... crew: helicopter unit
Harry Hauss .... pilot: helicopter unit
Jeanne Joe .... assistant to executive producer
Mario Kassar .... presenter
Steve Kilfoy .... production assistant
Linda Lawrence .... assistant to executive producer
Richard Liebegott .... production coordinator
Jimmy Lile .... knife designer
Norah Lozano .... production accountant: Mexico
Peter MacDonald .... director: helicopter unit
Tony Maffatone .... technical advisor
Robert Mickey .... mechanic: helicopter unit
Tony Munafo .... security officer
Edwin L. Perez .... accounting assistant (as Edwin Perez)
Susan Persily .... assistant: Mr. Stallone
Juan Clemente Prosper .... location manager (as Juan Clemente)
Ross Reynolds .... pilot: helicopter unit
Nigel Rick .... production assistant
Frank Rousseau .... weapons specialist
Jeanne Scott .... script supervisor
Steve Stephenson .... mechanic: helicopter unit
Ken Sylvia .... unit publicist
Concepcion Taboada .... production secretary: Mexico
Ceci Vajna .... assistant to executive producer
Marichu Walker .... accounting assistant
Barry Wall .... mechanic: helicopter unit
Karl A. Wickman .... pilot: helicopter unit
Anna Zappia .... production coordinator
Frans J. Afman .... financial services (uncredited)
Bill Cody .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cliff Wenger Jr. .... dedicatee
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Argentina:16 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 (video release) (uncut) (1998) | Finland:K-16 (video release) (cut) (1989) | Finland:K-18 (original rating) (cut) (1985) | France:U | Germany:Not Rated (uncut) | Germany:18 (re-rating) (uncut) (2011) | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #27558) | West Germany:16 (f) | West Germany:18 (video rating) (cut)

Did You Know?

First film to appear in 2,000+ US theaters.See more »
Continuity: Even though Rambo's ordeal clearly takes place over several days, with his being constantly on the run, his facial hair never seems to grow. He remains, despite all the tribulation, clean-shaven.See more »
[first lines]
Prisoner guard:Let's keep those hammers working!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)See more »
Peace in Our LifeSee more »


Is 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' based on a book?
What is 'Rambo: First Blood II' about?
How does the movie end?
See more »
37 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
One of the best action films ever made, 7 July 2002
Author: LuboLarsson from Scotland

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (198 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Has anybody else wondered... ewansp-2
Why a bow and arrow? plissken99
cartoon or video game? weknowthatguy
The opening credits.... paule-rooney
carolco logo eliejamesbarnes
what rank was rambo? JimLutherDavis
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Rambo Rambo III First Blood The Green Berets The Professional: Golgo 13
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.