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When his friend Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan, John Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the brutal tyrant and his army who rule that region.

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Nissem (as Alon Abutbul)
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Khalid (as Yosef Shiloah)
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Gun Dealer (as Seri Mati)
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Storyline

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 Todd Baldridge

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God would have mercy John Rambo won't! See more »


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Release Date:

25 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rambo 3  »

Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$53,715,611 (USA)
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| (1988) (heavily cut) (VHS)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The other helicopter disguised as a Russian gunship was really an Aerospatiale/Eurocopter SA 341/2 Gazelle (also modified as the title helicopter in the movie Blue Thunder (1983)), of British/French design. The four fighter aircraft seen at a distance in the beginning are French-built Mirage-IIIs of the Pakistani Air Force. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Rambo gets to Peshawar (Pakistan), he gets into the shop and receives his equipment. When the other guy ask him "what's that?" (looking at the blue light) Rambo is activating the blue light with his right hand but when he's showing the blue light to the guy, the blue light is in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Moussa: You do not look like men Griggs sent before. You not look like you are with military.
Rambo: I'm not.
Moussa: What you are? Mercenary?
Rambo: No.
Moussa: You're not with military, not mercenary - what you are? Lost tourist?
Rambo: I'm no tourist.
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Crazy Credits

The Film is dedicated to the Gallant People of Afghanistan See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BRIDGE
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Written by Tom Whitlock
Performed by Giorgio Moroder featuring Joe Pizullo
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Great comic book action!
2 December 2001 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Above average Holywood type action movie that is very under rated because it is very mis-understood.This movie is not to be taken too seriously.If one understands comic book action,that person will dig this movie.The hardware and action sequences here are very top notch.The subject matter is also a good illustration of the Afghan situation at that time.The approach of the movie was on the unrealistic side due to a marketing mainstream "quick cash" decition by the producers of this movie.But compared to other movies of the same genre and category (Holywood Formula Military Action Drama),this one is on a higher level in quality.This one is the worst of all the Rambo movies but still,if you ,like the above mentioned genre,you will enjoy this one........


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