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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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Rambo
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Trautman
Marc de Jonge ...
Zaysen
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Griggs
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Masoud (as Spiros Focas)
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Mousa
Doudi Shoua ...
Hamid
Randy Raney ...
Kourov
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Tomask
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Nissem (as Alon Abutbul)
Mahmoud Assadollahi ...
Rahim
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Khalid (as Yosef Shiloah)
Harold Diamond ...
Stick Fighter
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Gun Dealer (as Seri Mati)
Hany Said El Deen ...
Gun Dealer
Shaby Ben-Aroya ...
Uri
Marciano Shoshi ...
Afghan Girl
Sadiq Tawfik ...
Helicopter Person
Julian Patrice ...
Helicopter Person
Tal Kastoriano ...
Helicopter Person
Benny Bruchim ...
Helicopter Person
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Helicopter Person
Milo Rafi ...
Helicopter Person
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clark Acton ...
Afghani Freedom Fighter (uncredited)
R.T. Freeman ...
Afghan Warrior (uncredited)
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Arabic Shop Assistant (uncredited)
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Russian Gunner (uncredited)
Guy Nicholls ...
Soldier on Bridge (uncredited)

Directed by

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Peter MacDonald

Written by

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David Morrell ... (characters)
 
Sylvester Stallone ... (written by) and
Sheldon Lettich ... (written by)

Produced by

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Buzz Feitshans ... producer
Mario Kassar ... executive producer
Tony Munafo ... associate producer
Andrew G. Vajna ... executive producer (as Andrew Vajna)

Music by

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Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

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John Stanier ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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O. Nicholas Brown
Andrew London
James R. Symons
Edward Warschilka

Editorial Department

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Scott Arundale ... assistant editor
Noori Dehnahi ... post-production coordinator
Ron S. Herbes ... assistant editor
Eric Whitfield ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Joy Todd

Production Design by

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Bill Kenney

Art Direction by

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Pier Luigi Basile
Alan Cassie
Benjamín Fernández
Adrian Gorton

Set Decoration by

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Giorgio Postiglione

Costume Design by

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Richard La Motte

Makeup Department

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Giannetto De Rossi ... special makeup effects artist
Donna Barrett Gilbert ... key hair stylist
Jeff Goodwin ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Terry Collis ... production manager
Michael Fuller ... unit production manager: Thailand
Charles Murray ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Andy Armstrong ... second unit director
Ernest Day ... second unit director
Douglas Dean III ... second assistant director
Jeff Jensen ... second unit director
Nikolas Korda ... second assistant director / second assistant director: second unit
Dennis Maguire ... first assistant director
Michael Murray ... first assistant director: second unit
Terry Needham ... first assistant director
Eran Ron Shabtay ... third assistant director
Michael Stevenson ... assistant director: Israel

Art Department

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Stan Atkins ... welding gangboss
Howard Fannon ... props/weapons
Nikolai Galitzine ... Armoury assistant
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator
Michael Law ... supervising carpenter (as grip)
Frank Leasure ... propmaker
Fred Lucky ... storyboard illustrator
Sam Moore ... property master
David J. Negron Jr. ... storyboard artist
Greg Papalia ... set designer
Carlo Postiglione ... props
Ron Reedy ... props
Mark Rich ... property master
Panyawadee Sangchai ... props
John Sweeney ... assistant propmaster
Larry Verne ... construction coordinator
Renato Casaro ... poster designer (uncredited)
Peter Flynn ... propmaker (uncredited)
Robert Misetich ... paint foreman (uncredited)
John Naulin ... sculptor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Steve Bartlett ... sound
Fred J. Brown ... supervising sound editor (as Frederick J. Brown)
Shelley Brown ... assistant sound editor
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith ... adr editor
Evelyn Dutton ... foley artist
Linda Folk ... sound editor
William B. Kaplan ... sound mixer
Constance A. Kazmer ... adr editor
Robert J. Litt ... re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Lorane Mitchell ... sound editor
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Margie O'Malley ... foley artist (as Margie Denecke)
Lauren Palmer ... adr editor
Rodger Pardee ... sound editor
Michelle Pleis ... assistant sound editor
Christy Richmond ... assistant sound editor
Earl Sampson ... boom operator
Victoria Rose Sampson ... sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe ... sound editor
Michele Sharp ... sound editor
Michael R. Sloan ... post-production sound supervisor
Ross Taylor ... foley artist
Eli Yarkoni ... sound mixer
Yossi Yarkoni ... boom operator (as Yosi Yarkoni)
Jay Wilkinson ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Thomas L. Fisher ... special effects coordinator
Jay King ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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John Coats ... associate producer: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Tim Donahue ... art director: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Ellen Kitz ... associate producer: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Linda Landry-Nelson ... production coordinator: Introvision Systems, Inc.
William Mesa ... special visual effects supervisor: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Eugene P. Rizzardi ... model shop supervisor: Introvision Systems, Inc. (as Gene Rizzardi)
Elliot Rosenblatt ... associate producer: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Issy Shabtay ... stage coordinator: Introvision Systems, Inc.
David Stump ... visual effects cameraman: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Daniel Brown ... model shop foreman (uncredited)
Joel Fletcher ... effects sculptor: Introvision (uncredited)
Richard Kilroy ... model builder (uncredited)
Jon Macht ... visual effects editor: Introvision Systems, Inc. (uncredited)
Marcus Tate ... visual effects cameraman: introvision system camera (uncredited)

Stunts

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Vic Armstrong ... stunt coordinator
Koby Azarly ... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Kenny Bates ... stunts (as Ken Bates)
Ray Bonner ... stunts
Clay Boss ... stunts
Hank Calia ... stunts (as Henry Calia)
Ignacio Carreño ... stunts
Robert Copenhaver ... stunts
David D. Darling ... stunts (as Dave Darling)
Mark De Alessandro ... stunt double: Sylvester Stallone / utility stunts (as Mark DeAlessandro)
Steve DeFrance ... stunts (as Steve M. de France)
Shane Dixon ... stunts
Dan Doucette ... stunts
Tom Elliott ... stunts
Andy Epper ... stunts
Danny Epper ... stunts
Gary Epper ... stunts
Terry Funk ... stunts
Ralph Garrett ... stunts
Bill Getzwiller ... stunt horses: Arizona
J.B. Getzwiller ... stunts
Joey Hamlin ... stunts
Harry Hauss ... stunts (as Harold Hauss)
Freddie Hice ... stunts
Johnny Hock ... utility stunts (as John Hock)
Jeff Jensen ... utility stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts
Steven Lambert ... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Jeff Langton ... stunts
Dave Lowry ... stunts (as David Lowry)
Alan Marcus ... stunts
Sean A. McGaughy ... stunts (as Sean McGaughy)
Don Charles McGovern ... stunt double: slyvester stallone (as Don McGovern)
Gary McLarty ... stunts
Cliff McLaughlin ... stunts
Gene McLaughlin ... stunts
Ben Miller ... stunt horses: Arizona
Paul Dion Monte ... stunts (as Paul Monte)
Dennis Motes ... stunt horses: Arizona
Jeff O'Haco ... utility stunts
Bob Orrison ... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa ... stunt performer
Chad Randall ... stunts
Larry Randles ... stunts
Mic Rodgers ... stunts
Kerry Rossall ... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt ... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
Forrie J. Smith ... stunts (as Forrest J. Smith)
Monty Stuart ... stunts
Bob Terhune ... stunts
Renaud Veluzat ... stunts (as Paul Renaud Veluzat)
Mike Watson ... stunts
Karl A. Wickman ... stunts (as Karl Wickman)
Jeff Winn ... stunts
Rodd Wolff ... stunts
Dick Ziker ... stunts
Dickey Beer ... stunts (uncredited)
Glen Gamble ... horse master (uncredited)
Jay King ... stunts (uncredited)
Marco Paul ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Danny Ben Menahem ... gaffer
Itzik Ben-Aroya ... key grip: second unit
Bob Bridges ... clapper loader
Jacob Bukman ... key grip
Moshe Bukman ... grip
John Campbell ... camera operator: Thailand
Paul Cronin ... rigger: Thailand
Dave Friedman ... still photographer
Yoni Hamenachem ... still photographer
Gerard Jakubowicz ... second assistant camera
Louis H. Lavelly ... camera operator: Israel
Moshe Levin ... camera operator
Roland Neveu ... special still photographer: one sheet
Timothy Prince ... video engineer
Bob Rose ... key grip: Arizona
Tony Rowland ... key grip: Thailand (as Tony Rowlands)
Sidney Sidell ... assistant camera: Arizona
Rami Siman-Tov ... focus puller
Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth ... gaffer
Yuda Tatarko ... best boy electric
Michael T. Travers ... grip
Timothy E. Wade ... camera operator
Ron Kunecke ... musco light operator (uncredited)
Anthony Stanier ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carol Fisher-Mann ... seamstress
Pasiree Panya ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Nancy Beach ... orchestrator
Michael Dittrick ... music editor
Jerry Goldsmith ... conductor
Kenneth Hall ... music editor
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator
Mark Thomas ... musician: violin (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Ronit Ravich-Boss ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Tim Abbatoye ... second transportation captain
Ed Arter ... transportation coordinator
Gregory Dultz ... driver
Doron Mizrachi ... action vehicles: Israel
Tommy Tancharoen ... transportation coordinator
Brita McCollough ... Variety Caterers (uncredited)

Other crew

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Zafi Arieli ... production secretary
Charles Bella ... helicopter pilot: Gazelle
Delia Circelli ... production coordinator
Jim Davidson ... production controller
Mike De Luca ... security officer: Mr. Stallone
Harold Diamond ... stick fight coordinator
Tony Didio Jr. ... armorer
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Tom Gray ... unit publicist
Gary Harper ... weapons supplier
Yosef Hausdorf ... wrangler coordinator: Israel (as Joseph Hausdorff)
Harry Hauss ... helicopter pilot: Jet Ranger (as Harold Hauss)
Joseph A. Henre ... re-enactor
Ray Herbeck Jr. ... re-enactor coordinator
Sophia Lansky ... consultant / dialect coach
Tony Maffatone ... weapons consultant
Juan Maján ... wrangler coordinator: Israel (as Juan Majan)
Roy Matthews ... pilot: Puma, second unit
Juan Cruz Mesa ... wrangler coordinator: Israel
Yoav Peled ... pilot: Gazelle, second unit
Nick Phillips ... helicopter coordinator: second unit
Douglas A. Raine ... production assistant
Burton Sharp ... adr group coordinator
Jim Spahn ... boss wrangler: California
Syd Stembridge ... armorer
Andrew G. Vajna ... presenter (as Andrew Vajna)
Karl A. Wickman ... helicopter coordinator: Arizona (as Karl Wickman)
Jeff Winn ... key craft service
Carter Wong ... trainer: acrobatics/film fighting
Billy Yoak ... helicopter modificator
Clark Acton ... re-enactor (uncredited)
Frans J. Afman ... financial consultant (uncredited)
Michael Grasso ... firearms advisor (uncredited)
Brita McCollough ... caterer (uncredited)

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Nick Riganas

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Taglines God would have mercy John Rambo won't! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rambo: First Blood Part III (Malaysia, English title)
  • Rambo 3 (World-wide, English title)
  • Rambo 3 - Taistelija (Finland)
  • Rambo - taistelija 3 (Finland)
  • Rambo - krigaren 3 (Finland, Swedish title)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Box Office

Budget $63,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $16,745,418, 30 May 1988
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $189,015,611

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sylvester Stallone asked for a Gulfstream jet (cost: twelve million dollars) as part of his pay for the film. He got one. See more »
Goofs In First Blood (1982), Rambo has tons of scars on his back. In this movie, in the scene right before Rambo goes into the warehouse for the stick fight, there is a shot of his back and you can see that the scars are gone. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Marine (2006). See more »
Soundtracks HE AIN'T HEAVY... HE'S MY BROTHER See more »
Crazy Credits The Film is dedicated to the Gallant People of Afghanistan See more »
Quotes Hamid: What's that?
Rambo: It's blue light.
Hamid: What does it do?
Rambo: It turns blue.
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