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Rambo 3 (1988)

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"Who are you? Your worst nightmare!"

  • Oct 25, 2009
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John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is doing some soul searching in Thailand and does some stick fighting on the side to keep in the game.  Word has it that John's old mentor Col. Trautman (Richard Crenna) is being held hostage by those dastardly Spentaz soviet troops somewhere out in the wilds of Afghanistan.  But John is at peace with himself and tired of all the blood, maiming and killing.  Will he go out and rescue his only friend?  Why are those no good Russkies hold an old man hostage?  Can he keep it real and put in some work?

A paint-by-the-numbers and mundane action film.  Rambo is helping the Islamic freedom fighters topple the EVIL and corrupt Soviet led government.  Check him out repair a gunshot wound with a hot knife and shotgun shells.  Watch him single handedly take on the entire invasion force of crack special troops and be yawning all the way.  A lot of explosions, dead bodies and Stallone's grunting.  Recommended only for fans of the series.

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review by . November 18, 2010
This 1988 excellent action film has just the opposite view of fighting in Afghanistan than the US has today, 22 years later. These were the days when the Russians were fighting in Afghanistan. John Rambo, retired Army Special Forces expert, with long curly hair and many body scars, is in Thailand fighting in a sports ring. He is hit more than a dozen times without being able to land a hit of his own. We see that he is able to stand strong body blows that would have felled a lesser man, a foreshadowing …
review by . April 26, 2011
What a difference 22 years makes!!!
This 1988 excellent action film has just the opposite view of fighting in Afghanistan than the US has today, 22 years later. These were the days when the Russians were fighting in Afghanistan. John Rambo, retired Army Special Forces expert, with long curly hair and many body scars, is in Thailand fighting in a sports ring. He is hit more than a dozen times without being able to land a hit of his own. We see that he is able to stand strong body blows that would have felled a lesser man, a foreshadowing …
review by . May 05, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
In FIRST BLOOD, Rambo was fighting for his personal freedom against a ruthless cop. In RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD II, Rambo redeemed himself and his country by returning to Vietnam to rescue imprisoned American POW's. The Vietcong in the film were backed and financed by Communist Russia, foreshadowing events to come in RAMBO III. In this movie, Rambo's mentor Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna) is taken prisoner in Afganistan while assisting the Afganian rebels against the invading Soviet forces. Rambo comes …
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And the hits just keep on coming. Sylvester Stallone, who can't seem to draw flies unless he's playing Rocky Balboa or John Rambo, went back to the Rambo well (or septic system, as it were) to show his well-known solidarity with the Afghan freedom fighters who battled the Soviet army in the 1980s. This time it's personal: his handler, Richard Crenna, is captured by the Evil Empire and so it's up to Rambo to leave his work in a monastery in Southeast Asia (oh, puh-leeze) in order to rescue him from the Ruskies. Ever wonder why the Russians had such a miserable time in Afghanistan? It was because Rambo took them on single-handed and kicked their hammer-and-sickle heinies all the way back to Moscow. Cartoonish action, taken ever so seriously by Stallone, who was working desperately to scrape away the unsightly wax buildup from his reputation.--Marshall Fine
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Director: Peter MacDonald
Release Date: May 25, 1988
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 102 minutes
Studio: Live / Artisan
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