Rambo III

Rambo III

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Director: Peter MacDonald

Cast: Peter MacDonald, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge


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The third entry in the ultra-macho Rambo action movie series finds muscle-bound warrior John Rambo (co-writer and star Sylvester Stallone) refusing a request from his former Vietnam superior, Green Beret Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna). Trautman is to lead a mission to aid the mujahedeen rebels fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo


The third entry in the ultra-macho Rambo action movie series finds muscle-bound warrior John Rambo (co-writer and star Sylvester Stallone) refusing a request from his former Vietnam superior, Green Beret Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna). Trautman is to lead a mission to aid the mujahedeen rebels fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns his friend down. When the mission goes awry and Trautman is subsequently captured and tortured within a prison fortress, Rambo launches a rescue effort of his own, armed with his trademark bow and exploding arrows. Along the way, he allies himself with the freedom fighters and runs afoul of the villainous Russian commander Zaysen (Marc de Jonge). At the time of its release, Rambo III -- released in the same month in 1988 that Russian troops began withdrawing from Afghanistan -- was the most expensive film ever made, at $63 million.

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Lions Gate
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[Wide Screen]
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Groundbreaking military special operations features including:; Survival Mode: enhance your Rambo experience with a suite of special ops playback upgrades; -Early Warning System (EWS): Get advance notification of upcoming Survival Mode viewing enhancements; -MetaBrief: Access instant intelligence dossiers at critical moments in the film; -MetaScope: Scope out people, places and events as they occur in the movie; -MetaSight: Acquire enemies and objectives via laser-guided targeting; -MetaPoint: Track action with a picture-in-picture radar sweep of topography and terrain; -MetaMap: Dial in a 3-D on-screen satellite positioning map; 16:9 widescreen version/2.35:1 aspect ratio; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone John Rambo
Richard Crenna Col. Trautman
Marc de Jonge Colonel Zaysen
Kurtwood Smith Griggs
Spiros Focas Masoud
Sasson Gabai Moussa
Doudi Shoua Hamid
Randy Raney Gen. Kourov
Marcus Gilbert Tomask
Alon Abutbul Nissem
Mahmoud Assadollahi Rahim
Joseph Shiloach Khalid
Harold Diamond Stick Fighter
Mati Seri Gun Dealer
Hany Said El Deen Gun Dealer
Shaby Ben-Aroya Uri
Marciano Shoshi Afghan Girl
Maggie Cartier Actor
Dalia Hovers Actor
Joy Todd Actor
Sadiq Tawfiq Helicopter Person
Julian Patrice Helicopter Person
Tal Kastoriano Helicopter Person
Benny Bruchim Helicopter Person
Tikva Aziz Helicopter Person
Milo Rafi Helicopter Person

Technical Credits
Peter MacDonald Director
Andy Armstrong Asst. Director
Vic Armstrong Stunts
Pier Luigi Basile Art Director
O. Nicholas Brown Editor
Alan Cassie Art Director
Ernest Day Asst. Director
Giannetto De Rossi Makeup
Mel Dellar Production Manager
Buzz Feitshans Producer
Benjamin Fernandez Art Director
Thomas Fisher Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
Michael Fuller Production Manager
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Adrian H. Gorton Art Director
James R. Symons Editor
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Bill Kenney Production Designer
Harry Kleiner Screenwriter
Richard La Motte Costumes/Costume Designer
Sheldon Lettich Screenwriter
David Lipkind Production Manager
Andrew London Editor
William Mesa Special Effects Supervisor
Tony Munafo Associate Producer
Terry Needham Asst. Director
Giorgio Postiglione Set Decoration/Design
Austen Spriggs Production Designer
Sylvester Stallone Screenwriter
John Stanier Cinematographer
Joy Todd Casting
Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
Edward Warschilka Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Rambo III
2. Stick Fighting
3. My War Is Over
4. Come Full Circle
5. No Chance of Escape
6. I'm No Tourist
7. Interrogation
8. Glimpse of Destruction
9. Holy Warriors
10. Friendly Game
11. Aerial Assault
12. This Is Not Your War
13. Minefield
14. Bombs Placed
15. Inside the Fortress
16. Battle Begins
17. Sewage Ducts
18. No Mercy
19. Heal the Wounds
20. Search for Ranbo
21. Saving Trautman
22. Going Down
23. Wreckage
24. Taking Cover
25. Your Worst Nightmare
26. Hand to Hand
27. Surrender Now!
28. Cavalry Arrives
29. Final Confrontation
30. End Credits


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Rambo III 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was watching this movie and thinking to myself why am I watching it. I should have not installed the TV in my rest room. Well, I was watching it and it seemed a very real war movie. Especially when Rambo shoots everybody on signt and screams, I almost fell down the toilet. As always Rambo surprised me with unlimited ammunition and health. I checked my a.. and it did not have any bows and arrows or rifles. It seems like Rambo gets his weapons whenever they showed his upper torso because they di not want to show him putting his hads into his ass to get ammunition or weapons. I was laughing my ass off and even release the biggest torpedo ever, if you know what I mean when Crenna character was tortured by Russian general. Itw as amusing to me. Rambo saves the day by throwing something and then they get into chopper and fly away. Rambo smiles for camera and Crenna shows us his finger before credits roll saying that this movie is dedicated to crazy Afghan terrorists who love Rambo and hate sushi. The end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An American agent arms the taliban (who are actually Israeli comedians) and teaches them all they need to know about shooting down planes and other sorts of sabotage. One of the best political movies I've ever seen regarding American foreign policy
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is about a guy name rambo, he goes to afganistan to help muhafackageens to blow russians, even though this movie showed afgan resistance as a good guys, you can't help but to cheer for our soviet comrades. remember when soviet soldier was dragging one of the muhafackgeens by his shirt color in fortress prison, he wasn't abusing him, it was time for lunch, afganee detainee misunderstood and soviet soldier made sure that he will eat his lunch, it was very touchy, i even shed some tears. rambo like an idiot he is comes to soviet army fortress and starts blowing staff up. what kind of sh.t is that. is that polite i ask you. what if somebody would come to your house and will start blowing things up, would you like it. soviets are innocent i tell you, stallone tried very hard to make them bad guys, but you know the truth will always come to the surface, even if it takes decades. we should of let our Soviet comrades to finish their job in afganistan, but rambo with his bow and arrows completely destroyed all russian choppers and blowed russian commanders, so soviets had to withdrawn from afganistan, thank you rambo, idiot. oh, i forgot about the kid, future muhafackageen, i would use him as human shield, soviet commander is pretty likeble individual, can drink vodka when its really hot, you the man. this movie taught us one lesson, don't trust blue toys and don't pick them up. it also taught us that even if you fired a few shots in hollywood you can still win a war and defeat the entire army, two thumbs up, well i'm not sure if one of them will be up for a while.