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Rambo III (1988)

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

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Nissem (as Alon Abutbul)
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Khalid (as Yosef Shiloah)
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Matti Seri ...
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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Plot Keywords:

rambo | rescue | colonel | soviet | afghanistan | See more »

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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  »

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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 problems that the Russian forces faced with American Stinger missiles, as described in this movie, were very real, and accounted for hundreds of Russian helicopters during the real war. The missile was used again by Pakistan against better flown Indian aircraft and gunships in the 1999 Kargil War but only accounted for 1 kill out of several hundred launches. See more »

Goofs

Soon after Rambo attacks the Spetsnaz in a cave after escaping with Trautman, Colonel Zaysen asks for a status report in Russian. Spetsnaz is spelled incorrectly in the on-screen translation. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Trautman: Can you fly that helicopter?
Rambo: Let's find out!
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Referenced in Honeymoon Hotel (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

IT IS OUR DESTINY
Produced by Peter Wolf
Written by Peter and Ina Wolf
Performed by Bill Medley
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take it for what it is!
12 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rambo III is a action film as simple as that. a hero that does nearly impossible things and thats the attraction of a action hero he's not a real person it's a movie. movies like this just want to entertain you for 90mins. to 2hrs. and no matter how impossible or unrealistic things are you take it for what it is. that's the idea of wild action films they take you to another place, as a film lover i try not to have such high hopes for things, i want to see it with just a open mind . some things you will like and some you don't. rambo III is one i like. people talk about plot and what this film does and does not do . this film gives you just what you think it will.


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