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
The film is considered to be the Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Down Under (1987) of the Rambo series. Rambo goes to Afghanistan to rescue Col. Trautman as well as aiding the Mujahedeen rebels fight back against the Soviet invaders holding Trautman captive. See more »
In the scene in the cave where Rambo is pushing out the remainder of the explosive arrow from his side after being wounded by one of the Russian Soldiers, you can clearly see the square fake patch of wounded bloody skin covering his real skin when he pulls out the remainder of the explosive arrow. See more »
The Film is dedicated to the Gallant People of Afghanistan See more »
Released shortly after the Hungerford massacre in the UK, the BBFC removed just over 1 minute of violence from the cinema version and a total of 3 minutes of both violence and weapon scenes from the 1989 video version. Among the cuts made to the film were heavy edits to the opening stick fight, butts and kicks during fight scenes, electrical torture scenes, and heavy reductions to closeups of knives and bullet wounds. The uncut version has turned up many times on pay TV (Sky and Bravo). See more »
The irony of American war policy – help them and later attack them
What I can't stand in Hollywood movies is the doctrine called black&white qualification and generalization – or simply "good and bad guys" and "good and bad nations". Those are worst logical mistakes that are always used by government and its media when they want to prepare public for some new war. But the irony is that GOOD nations after a couple of years suddenly become BAD nations and vice versa. So, Americans first helped Afghans against evil Russians (they also trained Osama Bin Laden), they helped and practically created Viet Cong against the Japanese invaders, they helped Saddam Hussein and encouraged him in war against Iran AND THEN? Now they are helping Albanians separatist in Kosovo and I wouldn't be surprised if the situation changes in that case, too.
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