Weary of the horrors of war, the expert in guerrilla tactics, John Rambo, has settled in exotic Thailand since the suicide rescue mission in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985). However, John will return to action, when his grizzled mentor, Colonel Sam Trautman, gets trapped behind the enemy lines in Soviet-infested Afghanistan, after a botched attempt to aid the remaining rebel pockets. Now, there's no turning back--and as each minute counts--John must act fast before it's too late. Once more, the government will deny John's existence if the men of the ruthless Soviet Colonel, Zaysen, capture him. But, John shows no mercy, and, this time, he fights for his friend. Can Rambo save the only man who ever stood by him?Written by
At 102 minutes this is the longest film in the 'Rambo' series (especially considering the total screen time of production logos and end credits is almost 5% of that 102 minutes). See more »
After Rambo crashes the Russian helicopter, it explodes into a ball of flame.
A while later as the Russian commander is inspecting the remains
there is no engine, components or anything at all just an empty shell. These would not have blown away or burned to nothing in the initial explosion and fire, revealing it is just a mock up model for visual effects only. See more »
The end credits open with a message that says, "This Film is dedicated to the Gallant People of Afghanistan". See more »
A new British video version, released in June 2000, restores all the violence previously cut from UK versions, but is still missing a 2 second scene in which a horse fall was achieved using a tripwire. See more »