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
Director Peter MacDonald stated in the DVD commentary that for the scenes involving Rambo and Colonel Trautman inside the Monks' Temple, the temple itself was a real temple in Thailand undergoing renovation at the time of filming. Also, many of the Monk extras were in fact real Monks from that very temple who were paid to appear as extras for those scenes (along with additional extras who were merely dressed as Monks for the scene). MacDonald also went on to say how delighted he was to "give money to people who really needed it, as opposed to people who had too much of it". See more »
Soon after Rambo attacks the Spetsnaz in a cave after escaping with Trautman, Colonel Zaysen asks for a status report in Russian. Spetsnaz is spelled incorrectly in the on-screen translation. See more »
[Rambo and Colonel Trautman stand alone, surrounded by a large number of heavily armed Soviet troops]
You got any ideas?
[over the chopper's radio]
Drop your weapons!
Surrounding them's out.
Hell of a time for humor, John.
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I think this film was judged too much on subject matter and not as an excellently shot action film. Each action sequence is done with immense skill and quality. Sure the script is dodgy, USA v USSR so what!
Its time to turn your brain off and enjoy!
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