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14 April 1986 (USA) See more »
On Colonel Trautman's request, John Rambo leads special unit The Force of Freedom against paramilitary terrorist organization S.A.V.A.G.E. (Specialist-Administrators of Vengeance, Anarchy and Global Extortion) all over the globe.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 13)

Neil Ross ... John Rambo (65 episodes, 1986)

James Avery ... Turbo (65 episodes, 1986)
Mona Marshall ... Kat (65 episodes, 1986)

Alan Oppenheimer ... Col. Samuel Trautman (65 episodes, 1986)

Michael Ansara ... General Warhawk / ... (62 episodes, 1986)

Peter Cullen ... Sergeant Havoc (60 episodes, 1986)
Lennie Weinrib ... Gripper / ... (53 episodes, 1986)

Robert Ito ... Black Dragon / ... (27 episodes, 1986)

Frank Welker ... Mad Dog (26 episodes, 1986)
Ed Gilbert ... Nomad (18 episodes, 1986)

Series Directed by
John Kimball (unknown episodes)
Charles A. Nichols (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Jack Bornoff (13 episodes, 1986)
Steve Hayes (11 episodes, 1986)
Matt Uitz (11 episodes, 1986)
Barbara Chain (10 episodes, 1986)
Rowby Goren (7 episodes, 1986)
Michael Chain (5 episodes, 1986)
Sheryl Scarborough (3 episodes, 1986)
Dan DiStefano (2 episodes, 1986)

David Morrell (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Cosmo Anzilotti .... producer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Colin Baker .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Willard Kitchen .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Michael Longden .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Stacy McLaughlin .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Walt Kubiak .... producer (unknown episodes)
Joe Ruby .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ken Spears .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Chip Yaras .... executive in charge of post-production (65 episodes, 1986)
Series Art Department
Kevin Altieri .... story director (65 episodes, 1986)
Rich Chidlaw .... story director (65 episodes, 1986)
Rick Hoberg .... story director (65 episodes, 1986)
Dick Sebast .... story director (65 episodes, 1986)

Brian Chin .... storyboard supervisor (unknown episodes, 1986)
John Dorman .... production design supervisor (unknown episodes, 1986)
Sharon McGinnis .... design coordinator (unknown episodes, 1986)
Dana Napolitano .... design coordinator (unknown episodes, 1986)
Iraj Paran .... graphics (unknown episodes, 1986)
Laura Rubenstein .... design coordinator (unknown episodes, 1986)
Tom Wogatzke .... graphics (unknown episodes, 1986)
Series Sound Department
Sam Black .... sound effects editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Peter Grives .... sound effects editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Thomas Syslo .... sound effects editor (65 episodes, 1986)
David John West .... sound effects editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Ralph White .... sound effects editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Martina Young .... sound effects editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Series Animation Department
Harold Duckett .... layout artist (65 episodes, 1986)

Alfredo Alcala .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Kathy Altieri .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Noreen Beasley .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Teresa Birch .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Ted Blackman .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Timothy Burgard .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Brian Chin .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Suzette Darling .... color key artist (unknown episodes, 1986)
Dennis Durrell .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1986)
James Gallego .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Alice Hamm .... models (unknown episodes, 1986)
James Hegedus .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1986)
Jim Hickey .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1986)
Tom Hickson .... models (unknown episodes, 1986)
Alan B. Huck .... models supervisor (unknown episodes, 1986)
Budd Lewis .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Istvan Majoros .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Duncan Marjoribanks .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Tom Minton .... background design supervisor (unknown episodes, 1986)
Bunny Munns .... color key artist (unknown episodes, 1986)
Nestor Redondo .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Paul Scarzo .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Eric Semones .... background artist / background supervisor (unknown episodes, 1986)
Steve Swaja .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Leo Swenson .... background designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Jim Woodring .... character design supervisor / character designer (unknown episodes, 1986)
Series Editorial Department
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative consultant (65 episodes, 1986)
Marc Wielage .... telecine colorist (65 episodes, 1986)
Series Music Department
Timothy J. Borquez .... music editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Frank Fitzpatrick .... music editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Shuki Levy .... composer: additional music / producer: additional music (65 episodes, 1986)
Denise O'Hara .... music editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Cathy Rose .... music editor (65 episodes, 1986)
Haim Saban .... composer: additional music / producer: additional music (65 episodes, 1986)
Series Other crew
Lynne Batchelor .... production assistant (65 episodes, 1986)
Melinda Diner .... assistant to executive producers (65 episodes, 1986)
Susan Feldstein .... production assistant (65 episodes, 1986)
Paul Gorniak .... production assistant (65 episodes, 1986)
Maria Guereca .... production assistant (65 episodes, 1986)
Diorena B. Rock .... production assistant (65 episodes, 1986)
Debby Ruby-Winsberg .... production assistant (65 episodes, 1986)
Lisa Schneider .... production assistant (65 episodes, 1986)
Jeanne Silveri .... assistant to executive producers (65 episodes, 1986)

Jack Bornoff .... assistant story editor (unknown episodes, 1986)
Michael Chain .... story editor (unknown episodes, 1986)
Jeffrey M. Cooke .... studio manager (unknown episodes, 1986)
Loretta High .... production coordinator (unknown episodes, 1986)
Gil Kane .... creative consultant (unknown episodes, 1986)
Jack Kirby .... creative consultant (unknown episodes, 1986)
Dick Sebast .... titles (unknown episodes, 1986)
Doug Wildey .... creative consultant (unknown episodes, 1986)
Michael Hack .... voice director (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rambo: The Force of Freedom" - USA (long title)
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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Iceland:LH | UK:PG (some episodes) | UK:U (some episodes) | USA:TV-Y7

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The series featured an extensive array of modern weaponry and aircraft including the AC-130 Spectre gunship, the OV-10 bronco, the Avro HS-748, a slightly modified MiG-21 as well as the Space ShuttleSee more »
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Excellent for its time, 16 July 2006
Author: lz-sabre

There was a long animated movie and a number of stand alone episodes. The latter were not really up to par with the movie but came close. The most impressive feature about the Rambo cartoon is the sheer loyalty towards existing and historic military hardware such as the Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship and the Battleship Yamamoto which are shown in full force. Its also surprising to see that the aircraft which made extensive appearances such as the OV-10 Bronco and Avro HS-748, although not mentioned by name, are reproduced with great authenticity. In the series, they come up with some innovative military designs.

Story lines were decent and the action, although far from realistic and the explosions far from impactive, were at the least, quite intensive. The animation was standard Ruby Spears quality. The only thing is that while 10000s of bullets were fired, no one actually got killed or even hurt.

I really don't know why morons like Jtalledo call this a GI Joe clone? There is really very little in common with GI Joe and this one was at least a little bit more mature. People like the mentioned who lampoon themselves cluelessly should really not waste our time here by talking garbage.

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