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Rambo (2008)

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In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Rambo
... Sarah
... School Boy
... Lewis
... Diaz (as Rey Gallegos)
Jake La Botz ... Reese
... En-Joo
Maung Maung Khin ... Tint
... Michael Burnett
... Missionary #4 (Jeff)
Thomas Peterson ... Missionary #2 (Dentist)
Tony Skarberg ... Missionary #3 (Videographer)
... Missionary #5 (Preacher) (as James Wearing Smith)
Kasikorn Niyompattana ... Snake Hunter #2
Shaliew 'Lek' Bamrungbun ... Snake Hunter #1
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Storyline

Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. After some inner contemplation, Rambo accepts the offer and takes Michael, Sarah, and the rest of the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid by the sadistic ... Written by stallonezone.com / Drew Lahat

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Live for nothing, or die for something. See more »

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Action | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,203,876, 27 January 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,754,105, 27 March 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,244,290
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2.35 : 1
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During its long development process, this film went through a few different story premises. One unproduced script featured Rambo living a quiet life with wife and child, until white supremacists kidnap his family. Another found Rambo trying to stop a hostage situation at the United Nations, where he is working as a diplomat, when terrorists (including Rambo's adopted son) take control of the UN headquarters in New York City. See more »

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Sarah is handing supplies out to the villagers. She comes up to a little girl, with a package in her right hand. It goes to another camera angle, and the package is in her left hand. It cuts to a different camera angle, and the package is back in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: What do we do?
School Boy: Nothing we can do.
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Referenced in Happy Hour: The Election (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wishing Well
Written and Performed by Jake La Botz
Published by Bug Music o/b/o Under the Well Music (BMI)
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Just look at the tagline: "Heroes never die........they just reload."
25 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Just watch it, words don't justify it! People didn't believe Sly still had it, but they were so wrong. After the the great performance at Rocky Balboa I expected another great performance for him. But this was even better than I imagined. You don't have to be an Stallone fan to enjoy this movie. If you like action movies, this one is for you. A word of caution though, this isn't for the light hearted, there are some serious violence in this movie. I am gonna say this is one of the best action movies I have seen in a long time. But you don't have to take my word for it, just watch it. It's better than the previous Rambo films. Expcept for about 15 minutes in the middle, the whole film is action packed. You can't possibly be bored. If you hate action movie or if you have something against violence, this isn't for you. But if you are not, than sit back and enjoy the legend that is Rambo for one last time.


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