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Rambo III (1988)

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Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rambo
... Col. Samuel Trautman
Marc de Jonge ... Colonel Zaysen
... Griggs
Spiros Focás ... Masoud (as Spiros Focas)
... Mousa
Doudi Shoua ... Hamid
Randy Raney ... Kourov
... Tomask
... Nissem (as Alon Abutbul)
Mahmoud Assadollahi ... Rahim
... Khalid (as Yosef Shiloah)
Harold Diamond ... Stick Fighter
... Gun Dealer (as Seri Mati)
Hany Said El Deen ... Gun Dealer
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Storyline

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 Todd Baldridge

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God would have mercy John Rambo won't! See more »


Certificate:

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Release Date:

25 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rambo 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,745,418, 30 May 1988

Gross USA:

$53,715,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,015,611
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| (1988) (heavily cut) (VHS)

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(4 channels)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is no female role in the main cast, and few women appear in the film. See more »

Goofs

During the stick fight scene, Rambo throws a kick at his opponent, misses, and his foot gets stuck in the wall. It cuts to another shot where both of Rambo's feet are on the ground, and then it cuts back and his foot is stuck in the wall again. See more »

Quotes

Mousa: [as Rambo prepares to play Afghan game 'buzkashi'] God must love crazy people.
Rambo: [getting on horse] Why?
Mousa: He make so many of them!
[laughs]
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Crazy Credits

The Film is dedicated to the Gallant People of Afghanistan See more »

Connections

Referenced in Beauties at War (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

HE AIN'T HEAVY... HE'S MY BROTHER
Written by Bob Russell & Bobby Scott
Harrison Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Jenny Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Bill Medley
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Courtesy of Voss Records
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Once again John Rambo fights the Russians. Explosive action combined with strong violence on a low intellectual level.
24 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

For myself, Rambo - First blood part 3 is one of the best action movies ever. In fact the story is a little bit poor, once again the typical one vs an army-story we know already from Rambo 2. Everyone, who does not think about a stupid story and the "Evil-Russians-topic" gets an explosive and very bloody action movie without long periods of boredom. In his original uncut version the movie is banned in Germany and this has good reasons. The film is absolutely nothing for kids. In my opinion the Littleton-massacre a few weeks ago was a direct consequence of films like Rambo. If you're old enough, watch it ! The final fight starts with the following dialog: "John,what're you thinking ?" Rambo:" F**k'em!"


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