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Rambo III (1988)

Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan so Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the invading Russian forces.

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Marc de Jonge ...
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Masoud (as Spiros Focas)
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Nissem (as Alon Abutbul)
Mahmoud Assadollahi ...
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Khalid (as Yosef Shiloah)
Harold Diamond ...
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

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Release Date:

25 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rambo 3  »

Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,745,418 (USA) (30 May 1988)

Gross:

$53,715,611 (USA)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1988) (heavily cut) (VHS)

Sound Mix:

(4 channels)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In this movie, in keeping with proper, albeit subtle, continuity, we see Rambo's scars from First Blood (1982) (the scar on his right arm, caused by the fall through the trees) and Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) (the small scar right above his left cheek, caused by the heated knife scraped by his eye). 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

Mousa: You do not look like men Griggs sent before. You not look like you are with military.
Rambo: I'm not.
Mousa: What you are? Mercenary?
Rambo: No.
Mousa: 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

Referenced in Death Force (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

HE AIN'T HEAVY... HE'S MY BROTHER
Written by Bob Russell & Bobby Scott
Harrison Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Jenny Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Bill Medley
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Courtesy of Voss Records
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Judge it on the action not the subject matter

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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