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Rambo's Vietnam commanding officer Colonel Trautman is held hostage in Afghanistan, and it's up to Rambo to rescue him.

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Nissem (as Alon Abutbul)
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Joseph Shiloach ...
Khalid (as Yosef Shiloah)
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Matti Seri ...
Gun Dealer (as Seri Mati)
Hany Said El Deen ...
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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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rambo | rescue | colonel | soviet | afghanistan | See more »

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The first was for himself. The second for his country. This time it's to save his friend. See more »


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Release Date:

25 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rambo 3  »

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Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$53,715,611 (USA)
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Trivia

Victor Banerjee passed on this film. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Zaysen: "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!"
Colonel Trautman: "What do you say John?"
Rambo: [loading his gun] "Fuck 'em!"
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THE BRIDGE
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Written by Tom Whitlock
Performed by Giorgio Moroder featuring Joe Pizullo
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Stallone's best action movie
30 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

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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