John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen.Written by
During filming, Sylvester Stallone had a close call with a spinning helicopter rotor blade. In fact, had he been struck, it would have certainly decapitated him. Stallone laughed off the near miss with the quip "at least I'd have saved a fortune on haircuts!" See more »
In all the gunship scenes, the door gunner is obviously firing a Belgian made MAG58 machine gun, a NATO standard weapon. It is not found on any Soviet helo. See more »
The 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 »
Rambo III is a action film as simple as that. a hero that does nearly impossible things and thats the attraction of a action hero he's not a real person it's a movie. movies like this just want to entertain you for 90mins. to 2hrs. and no matter how impossible or unrealistic things are you take it for what it is. that's the idea of wild action films they take you to another place, as a film lover i try not to have such high hopes for things, i want to see it with just a open mind . some things you will like and some you don't. rambo III is one i like. people talk about plot and what this film does and does not do . this film gives you just what you think it will.
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