After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed.
Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. After some inner contemplation, Rambo accepts the offer and takes Michael, Sarah, and the rest of the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid by the sadistic ... Written by
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The first film where Rambo does not acquire an enemy vehicle of some kind. In First Blood (1982), Rambo commandeers a deuce and a half cargo truck. In Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo assumes control of an enemies' UH-1 helicopter. Rambo III (1988) features Rambo requisitioning a Soviet Tank. While he mans the .50 heavy machine gun in Rambo, he does not pilot the vehicle. See more »
In the final gun battle sequence, Rambo uses the jeep mounted gun to fire on the driver, and splatters blood all over the bullet shield. When he gets off of the machine gun, the bullet shield is clean. See more »
OH the Haustacity. Yes...I will say it again, HAUSTASTIC!!!! Rambo at his best...I don't care, he may be old, but crap man. This movie is awesome.
Stallone definitely took a step towards the Mel Gibson approach in making it realistic. That is what a .50 caliber round does to a man. The genocide scenes are rough and graphic...definitely not for young audiences, but for everyone else. HAUSOME!!!
The story is solid. It doesn't take long at all to get to the action. This is a must see for any person looking for some great action.
Rated "R" for Ridiculous, rampaging, reoccurring Rambo
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