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Sex & Nudity

  • There's a towel-clad girl in a pirate camp, but nothing explicitly shown, can only see her back.
  • A woman is shown inside a camp of Vietnamese soldiers. She is shown alone in a room with a soldier, kissing him. Cleavage, but NO nudity, and sex is clearly implied.
  • Vietnamese prostitute is a distraction in the enemy camp.
  • Rambo is stripped naked and tortured by being lowered into a pit. Non-sexual, but his buttocks are visible.
  • During the interrogation scene Rambo is stripped and bound, and he sweats heavily. The scene may be considered erotic by some viewers.

Violence & Gore

  • This movie has a bad reputation for this but most scenes of violence are just your basic war movie stuff ie soldiers & combatants shooting at each other during battles, firefights, ambushes etc, nothing disturbing or extreme. Blood levels are very low despite a high body count. The tone is more like a cartoon or comic book war movie, than a gritty, realistically violent film.
  • Lots of soldiers are killed throughout with bullet holes being briefly seen, some of them bloody. Some blood spray is also seen.
  • Rambo shoots lots of vehicles and buildings with an explosive arrow
  • Rambo is tortured by electrocution, he shakes and yells in pain, and a Russian cuts a scar down his eye, and Rambo winces in pain. This scene is intense but not distressing.
  • A person is killed by machine gun fire, and the pool of water turns partially red with blood.
  • Rambo shoots a soldier with an explosive arrow; the soldier is blown up with some non-graphic bits of flesh being seen very briefly. Not graphic at all, and quite comical.
  • Rambo shoots several pirates with a shotgun; bloody holes briefly visible, although they are relatively undetailed.
  • Rambo shoots a boat and later a helicopter with an RPG.
  • Rambo stabs a man who is strangling him. You do see blood drip onto his hands though.


  • 1 use of the F- word
  • 2 uses of the S- word
  • A few uses of other words like "Bastard" and "Ass"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The soldiers are seen smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol at times

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The battle scenes and the scene of the man's body exploding are mildly intense. As is the torture scene. There's also a scene where the Russian sergeant tells his bodygurad to cut out a POW's eye, but doesn't. May be suspenseful for first-time audiences.
  • Rambo leads a platoon of VC soldiers into a field which he then sets on fire, trapping them and burning them alive.


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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Murdock is seen smoking a cigar in a few scenes

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