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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

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John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

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George P. Cosmatos

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David Morrell (based on characters created by), Kevin Jarre (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Rambo
Richard Crenna ... Trautman
Charles Napier ... Murdock
Steven Berkoff ... Podovsky
Julia Nickson ... Co
Martin Kove ... Ericson
George Cheung ... Tay (as George Kee Cheung)
Andy Wood Andy Wood ... Banks
William Ghent William Ghent ... Vinh
Voyo Goric Voyo Goric ... Yushin (as Vojo Goric)
Dana Lee ... Kinh
Baoan Coleman Baoan Coleman ... Gunboat Captain
Steve Williams Steve Williams ... Lifer
Don Collins Don Collins ... P.O.W. #1
Christopher Grant Christopher Grant ... P.O.W. #2
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Storyline

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. Written by Vishal

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Taglines:

They sent him on a mission and set him up to fail. But they made one mistake. They forgot they were dealing with Rambo. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Vietnamese | Russian

Release Date:

22 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rambo See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,520,843, 27 May 1985

Gross USA:

$150,415,432

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,400,432
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Before Artisan Entertainment bought the rights to Carolco Pictures, Carolco's logo always used the music of Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) to open their movie credits. See more »

Goofs

The weapon that Rambo holds in the helicopter is a single shot LAW rocket, which has a trigger on the top of the tube. This is followed by a short close up of his finger pulling the conventional trigger of a rocket propelled grenade (RPG). The LAW is back in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prisoner guard: Let's keep those hammers working!
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Alternate Versions

Gaurav Arts, the film's distributor in India, had cut some of the most violent shots in the film in 1985 in order to receive an 'Adults Only' rating from India's censors board. Among the scenes trimmed were Rambo being tortured in the leech-infested water, Rambo being tortured through electrocution, Rambo's attack on both Podovsky and Vinh's men near the end etc. The cuts were finally restored in 1993 when the film was submitted to be re-rated by India's censors board. See more »

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Featured in Suiting Up: Rambo's Survival Hardware (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Peace in Our Life
Title Song
© 1985 Anabasis Music (BMI) and Elcajo Productions, Inc. (BMI)
Music by Frank Stallone, Peter Schless, Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Frank Stallone
Sung by Frank Stallone
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Quintessential pure bad-ass the best action film my number 1 personal favorite
1 January 2018 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) is the finest pure bad-ass the best action film of the 80's of all time for me. My number 1 personal favorite film in the action genre I think it is one of the best action movies of all time. I love this film to death and it is my childhood film. Sylvester Stallone returns as John Rambo, the former Green Beret who is given the opportunity for a Presidential pardon if he accepts a mission to confirm the existence of American POW's captured during the Vietnam War.

Rambo: First Blood Part II influenced many of action films. Commando come out the same year and it was very competitive with Rambo but this movie won because it was more box office successful. I love this film to death It is the sequel to First Blood (1982), and the second installment in the Rambo film series In my opinion it is Stallone's best film.

"Sir, do we get to win this time? "

Awesome and very great intense underrated sequel . it Is a very joy great action movie . Action adventure fun with some substance. Different than the first one , but great as an archetypical good versus bad movie. Very decent, good movie, very entertaining, fast paced wonderful action Hard-R fight scenes and some nice one-liners war movie. There's no shaky cam or CGI here but real explosions. Bad-ass action film I absolutely love it to death! James Cameron and Sylvester Stallone wrote the script that is why this movie was such a bad-ass action. Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Aliens proves to be one of the best action movies from James Cameron he wrote and directed them, that is why Rambo: First Blood Part II was such a success. Brilliantly directed by George P. Cosmatos who later directed Cobra (with Sylvester Stallone again) Leviathan (with Richard Crenna again) and Tombstone.

Of course, this wouldn't be an action movie without some action. There's plenty of it, and it's perfectly done. Great action, a slick pace and a barrage of great moments (a random soldier being shot by an exploding arrow being my personal favorite) may not make this high art, but it does create a fun time at the movies, which is what movies are meant to do. It also helps that it has a great score, which sets the tone very well. You have ton's of explosions real practical effects. You see a lot of heavy weapons and they are used well.

Rambo uses a knife and kills the bad guys, well, he's Rambo and his knife completes him. Rambo uses Hoyt Archery compound bow which has been well know as the "Torque Bow" because of the high explosive arrow tips. I have never seen in any action movie a bow and explosives arrows. Rambo uses a flying helicopter kills all the bad guys blows whole base and saves POW's captured prisoners.

In this movie you have Russians and Vietcongs as the bad guys. Rambo blows up an enemy boat by pulling an RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launcher blows them to hell. Great explosion I have ever seen. Rambo blows up Podovsky's Hind helicopter with another grenade launcher M72 LAW.

Excellent solid cast Sylvester Stallone does great excellent performance as legendary John Rambo Vietnam vet. I love the character to death. Richard Crenna R.I.P. as Col. Samuel Trautman was excellent I really miss him. Charles Napier R.I.P. as Marshall Murdock was fantastic bad guy. The acting is fantastic from Richard Crenna and Charles Napier the politics were important, such as a right-wing stance coming from Trautman and his nemesis, Murdock, contrasted by Rambo's obvious neutrality. Great music score from Jerry Goldsmith R.I.P.

10/10 Bad-ass action film I absolutely love it to death, it is my number 1 action film ! Puts most of action movies to shame. Today they aren't action movies like are this one. Today they are just lousy CGI bullsh** crap.


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