6.4/10
132,766
222 user 103 critic

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Trailer
2:26 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

George P. Cosmatos

Writers:

David Morrell (based on characters created by), Kevin Jarre (story by) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
2,102 ( 133)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Rambo III (1988)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

Director: Peter MacDonald
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge
First Blood (1982)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna
Rambo (2008)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden
Cobra (1986)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni
Rocky II (1979)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Rocky III (1982)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Rocky IV (1985)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Cliffhanger (1993)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia
Tango & Cash (1989)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock
Rocky V (1990)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What most people call hell, he calls home. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Instagram

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,520,843, 27 May 1985

Gross USA:

$150,415,432

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,985,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

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
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During a conversation with Co, Rambo says '...I am expendable'. Twenty-five years after the release of this film, Sylvester Stallone directed and starred in The Expendables (2010). See more »

Goofs

After Rambo shoots an arrow in a Vietnamese soldier's head, to save CO, the arrow changes positions with different shots. On the first shot it is pointing upwards and on a close-up scene it is pointing downwards. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prisoner guard: Let's keep those hammers working!
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001) 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Exciting and moving Rambo episode in which he returns at Vietnam to rescue American prisoners
12 August 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Violent movie that launched Stallone career going on his successful Rambo episodes . Sylvester Stallone as brawny hero Rambo is a previous Green Beret who's forced to go Cambodia in search of American POWs . He frees the American MIAs but Vietcong soldiers sett off in pursuit and Rampo leads his pursuers into all kinds of booby snares , puts dangerous traps in the jungle woods and mountains . Rambo appears threatening , lurking and harassing to his enemies pursuers escaping the innumerable risks and dangers . Rambo is double-crossed but his former superior ,Richard Crenna, will attempt to help him .

From the beginning to the end the comic-book action-packed and extreme violence is continued and it's fast movement ; for that reason the picture is pretty amusing ; furthermore contains lots of explosions and some unintentionally comic dialog too . The outdoors are spectaculars , the landscapes have been filmed on location in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico (waterfall scene)and in Tecoanapa, Guerrero, Mexico . Stallone is enormous as the tough and rebel ex soldier and Richard Crenna is top notch as the former trainer officer. Appears notorious secondaries as Martin Kove , Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff and screen debut of Julia Nickson , David Soul's wife . Awesome and exceptional cinematography by the classic cameraman Jack Cardiff . Again a splendid and rousing musical score by the great maestro Jerry Goldsmith . The motion picture is preceded by the original ¨First blood¨ by Ted Kotcheff in which Rambo is falsely accused as vagrant and wrongfully imprisoned and he pull off the break-out . And followed by ¨Rambo III¨ with Kurtwood Smith and Spiros Focas and of course Richard Crenna , in which Rambo against the Russians who control a particular sector of Afghanistan and he goes behind Russian-dominated enemy lines too rescue his former coroner from jail . The trilogy was a completed by the recent ¨Rambo¨ , a definitive improvement, with Julie Benz and directed by the same Stallone in which Rambo fights enemies in Thailand ; nevertheless the best considered is the original . The film will appeal to action enthusiast and Stallone fans . It's a movie for adrenaline lovers and frenetic thrillers buffs. Rating : Good, entertaining but violent , two thumbs up . This improbable and silly motion picture is professionally directed by George Pan Cosmatos. Although the movie has some aspects a little tough to take , this exciting film still has its moments. This large-scale and lavishly produced pic attempts a bemusing atmosphere with spectacular results.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 222 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed