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
Original director Russell Mulcahy was replaced after two weeks of filming by Peter MacDonald due to creative differences. Three cinematographers (directors of photography) also left. See more »
Rambo attaches a blue light to an arrow. He shoots a Spetnaz soldier it. Rambo remains lit blue for about a second after the arrow is shot. When the Spetnaz soldier is shot with the arrow, nothing is lit blue. After a second or two, the entire scene is lit up blue. It is obviously an external lighting source being used. See more »
[after barely escaping the explosion of a fuel bomb dropped by a helicopter]
That was close John. How are you?
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I think this film was judged too much on subject matter and not as an excellently shot action film. Each action sequence is done with immense skill and quality. Sure the script is dodgy, USA v USSR so what!
Its time to turn your brain off and enjoy!
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