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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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... Rambo
... Col. Samuel Trautman
... Marshall Murdock
... Lt. Col. Podovsky
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... Ericson
... Tay (as George Kee Cheung)
Andy Wood ... Banks
William Ghent ... Captain Vinh
Voyo Goric ... Sergeant Yushin (as Vojo Goric)
... Captain Kinh
Baoan Coleman ... Gunboat Captain
Steve Williams ... Lifer
Don Collins ... P.O.W. #1
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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What most people call hell, he calls home. See more »


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22 May 1985 (USA)  »

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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:

$149,985,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original title was First Blood II, but Sylvester Stallone decided he wanted the series to be named after the lead character, just like the Rocky series. So he re-titled it "Rambo: First Blood Part II" so he could name the third film Rambo III (1988) instead of First Blood III. See more »

Goofs

When Rambo boards the pirate boat and departs, the boat engine makes a "chug-chug" sound like a large single cylinder diesel engine. A closer look reveals two - 2 stroke outboard motors actually driving the boat. See more »

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[first lines]
Prisoner guard: Let's keep those hammers working!
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Referenced in A Tale of Two Titans (2004) See more »

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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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A GREAT action film; Stallone IS THE PERFECT RAMBO!!
20 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Sylvester Stallone returns to the silver screen in this second chapter of the Rambo trilogy. This time, he is released from prison under the condition that he return to the Viet Nam area to take pictures of suspected camps where American POW's are being held. He has to deal with having orders not to use deadly force and then having to dis-obey those very same orders or be killed. He has a new antagonist in the form of a Washington Bureaucrat named Murdoch who leads this fact finding mission. He soon realizes that no one can be trusted and even his former mentor Colonel Troutman (well portrayed by Richard Crenna) is in no position to assist him. What follows is battle after battle with Asian as well as Russian troops leading to an exciting climax where he confronts the REAL enemy. Add this one to your shelf of DVD's in the action section. This is a well directed and excellent film!


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