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Rambo (2008)

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In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diaz (as Rey Gallegos)
Maung Maung Khin ...
Missionary #4 (Jeff)
Thomas Peterson ...
Missionary #2 (Dentist)
Tony Skarberg ...
Missionary #3 (Videographer)
Missionary #5 (Preacher) (as James Wearing Smith)
Kasikorn Niyompattana ...
Shaliew 'Lek' Bamrungbun ...


Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat.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 / Drew Lahat

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Heroes never die.... They just reload.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,203,876 (USA) (25 January 2008)


$42,724,402 (USA) (21 March 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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First sequel in the series to be released 20 years after it's predecessor, all previous sequels were 3 years apart. See more »


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Just look at the tagline: "Heroes never die........they just reload."
25 January 2008 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

Just watch it, words don't justify it! People didn't believe Sly still had it, but they were so wrong. After the the great performance at Rocky Balboa I expected another great performance for him. But this was even better than I imagined. You don't have to be an Stallone fan to enjoy this movie. If you like action movies, this one is for you. A word of caution though, this isn't for the light hearted, there are some serious violence in this movie. I am gonna say this is one of the best action movies I have seen in a long time. But you don't have to take my word for it, just watch it. It's better than the previous Rambo films. Expcept for about 15 minutes in the middle, the whole film is action packed. You can't possibly be bored. If you hate action movie or if you have something against violence, this isn't for you. But if you are not, than sit back and enjoy the legend that is Rambo for one last time.

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