Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed.
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, literally destroys Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. Written by
When Rambo is fighting the Spetnaz in the underground caves, he shoots one of his explosive arrows, however, two different explosions go off instead of one. See more »
"Drop your weapons! Now! You have no chance of escape! Come forward! I wish to take you back alive! This is your last warning! The choice is yours!"
"What do you say John?"
[loading his gun]
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sure, this movie does not challenge one's intellect. But that is not what it was made for neither. This is an action rollercoaster at its best. Stallone has never looked better than in Rambo III. Although I'm a big Sly and Rambo fan I don't hope to see Rambo IV. I think the main reason for the big success of the Rambo flicks was the political situation. In part one there was the dilemma of the soldiers returning from Vietnam, in the second installment the cold war between US and USSR, such as in the third one. Rambo III did less well at the box office because of the political detention between East and West, the cold war headed towards the end. So I don't think Rambo IV should be made. Furthermore Stallone might still be in good shape considering his age (54), but I think meanwhile he has become far too old to portray a fighting machine.
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