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Rambo III (1988)

Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan so Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the invading Russian forces.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marc de Jonge ...
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Spiros Focás ...
Masoud (as Spiros Focas)
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Doudi Shoua ...
Randy Raney ...
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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 ...
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Gun Dealer (as Seri Mati)
Hany Said El Deen ...
Gun Dealer
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Storyline

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. Written by Todd Baldridge

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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God would have mercy John Rambo won't! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rambo 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,745,418, 30 May 1988

Gross USA:

$53,715,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,015,611
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1988) (heavily cut) (VHS)

Sound Mix:

(4 channels)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A scene was filmed, but cut from the scene which Griggs informs Rambo about Trautman's capture which Griggs tells Rambo that he is really sorry about Trautman and Griggs rants, when Rambo asks if he won't do anything about it. See more »

Goofs

Just before the first chopper attack on the Mujahadeen village, when the helicopters take off from the Soviet fort, we clearly see the number "45" painted on the side of the MI-24 Hind copter, but a few shots later (particularly the POV shot from the wing of the Hind) as the copters are nearing the village, we see the number on the side of the copter has changed to "42" instead. See more »

Quotes

[Rambo and Colonel Trautman stand alone, surrounded by a large number of heavily armed Soviet troops]
Colonel Trautman: You got any ideas?
Zaysen: [over the chopper's radio] Drop your weapons!
Rambo: Surrounding them's out.
Colonel Trautman: Hell of a time for humor, John.
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Crazy Credits

The Film is dedicated to the Gallant People of Afghanistan See more »

Connections

Referenced in Beauties at War (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

IT IS OUR DESTINY
Produced by Péter Wolf (as Peter Wolf)
Written by Péter Wolf (as Peter) and Ina Wolf
Performed by Bill Medley
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Ignore the idiotic critics
3 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I don't really understand what the disappointment is all about? This movie falls under the genre of action and thats what it delivers from top to bottom. Were people perhaps expecting a drama? And people can also tell me how often do you get to see the Russians and spetsnaz special forces in realistic action? Sure they were vilified, mowed down easily by Rambo, mostly missed him but as the evil villains, they were highly effective in that role. Don't get me wrong, I've nothing but admiration for the Russian military. The main villain (Russian commander) was also a freaking brilliant actor. The movie did'nt use real Russian helicopter gunships, (they used French ones modified instead) but they were still effective. All in all, this is an utterly brilliant and unique film and I give it 10 stars. Best in the Rambo series.


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