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Rambo 3 (1988)

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An thrilling adventure story that gives a diffrent message than the US gives today

  • Nov 18, 2010
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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 of what is to come. Then, he beats his opponent with several well placed blows.

His former colonel and a State Department official come to Thailand to ask him to join the colonel in a mission in Afghanistan to support the Mujahidin, later called Taliban, against the Russians. Rambo refuses. However, when the colonel goes alone and is captured, Rambo rushes to save him. The State Department tells him that if he goes and something goes wrong, the Department will deny that it sent him, because they do not want to fight in Afghanistan.

When he comes to Afghanistan, everyone tells him that the Afghans will ultimately win against the Russians, just as they beat the English, because no foreign nation can beat them. He and one Afghan go to the Russian fortress to save the colonel. An Afghan boy follows Rambo to help him. A lot of violence follows.

Will Rambo be able to save the colonel? How many times will he be wounded? Will the colonel survive his mistreatments and his wounds? Will the Afghan man and the boy survive? Will the Afghans come to Rambo's rescue? Will they care about him? Will the US learn from the Russian experience?

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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 . October 25, 2009
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 …
review by . May 05, 2002
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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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