Rambo 3 1988 R CC

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Rambo's Vietnam commanding officer Colonel Trautman is held hostage in Afghanistan and its up to Rambo to rescue him.

Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

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Rambo 3

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Genres Military & War, Thriller, Adventure, Action
Director Peter MacDonald
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna
Supporting actors Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith, Spiros Focás, Sasson Gabai, Doudi Shoua, Randy Raney, Marcus Gilbert, Alon Aboutboul, Mahmoud Assadollahi, Joseph Shiloach, Harold Diamond, Matti Seri, Hany Said El Deen, Shaby Ben-Aroya, Marciano Shoshi, Sadiq Tawfiq, Julian Patrice, Tal Kastoriano
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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One of the good action movies.
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Instead, he reduces Rambo to nothing more than a killing machine.
Daniel R. Sanderman
Don't get me wrong, I like bad movies.
James R. White

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By G. Garner on January 2, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Rambo 3 is usually regarded as the weakest in the series. However, I love this film, simply because Stallone plays a borderline superhero better than anyone else. How many other men can combine such a powerful physical presense with so much force of character? While the real-life Stallone is certainly not as virtuous as Rambo, he is known to have incredible willpower and determination. These qualities dominate his portrayal of John Rambo.You look into this man's eyes and you simply cannot imagine him being small or petty. He is reminiscent of Harry Callahan in that regard. Whatever his limitations may be, his integrity and courage are beyond question. In addition, Stallone is so devoted to the discipline of bodybuilding that he has actually managed to create a distinctive look for this film. (As he has done on many other occassions for various movies.) Stallone is so powerfully built in Rambo 3 that he actually seems like an extension of the rugged Middle Eastern desert environment. But, back in the 80's, his approach was always Spartan.....he kept himself on such a strict diet, and was, by his own admission, so overtrained, that he could easily have been even more developed, had he wished.But that Spartan approach suited the roles he played to absolute perfection. His range may be limited, as we saw in his 'comedy' films, but when he sticks to his forte, playing great heroes, Stallone is the greatest ever.

However, Rambo 3 has other good qualities besides Stallone. There are several great action sequences. The opening stick fight is brutal and effective. The helicopter attack on the Afghan village is horrific and violent. Crenna's character seems to summon a warmth from Rambo that we do not often see. They work well together.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gino Taglialucci on December 29, 2011
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First of all this movie is not pro-Taliban or pro-Al Qaeda
many people on here hate on this movie because Rambo joins the "Taliban"... This is very laughable because those people were Mujahadeens if you didnt know there are 3 different ethnic groups in Afghanistan Tajiks(Who were in the movie) Hazaras(Mongoloid people) and Pashtoons(Talibans) these people in here assume that just because u are an afghan trying to defend ur country against the russians you are a "terrorist" or "taliban" its also funny because this movie was set in the 1980's Taliban wasnt even formed until the 1990's. JUST SHOWS HOW STUPID SOME PEOPLE ARE. AND HOW IGNORANT! SHAME ON YOU!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Firli on August 14, 2002
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John Rambo is once again caught up in the world of War and death as he comes out of 'retirement' to rescue his long time friend Colonel Trautmen from the Russians in Afghanistan.
This explosive action movie brings back Sylvester Stallone as the grunting, no-smiles, super buff, near indestructible, one-man army guy, John Rambo. With a vast array of weaponry (some I'm sure he pulls out of nowhere), helicopter gunships, tanks, his trustee Rambo bowie knife, and funny one liners, he will win this war, even if he has to kill everyone to prove it. This is great for a high-action, no brainer night of fun with the mates. RECOMMENDED!!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Waheed on December 14, 2001
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It seems America needs the help of John Rambo one more time as he treks out to the rugged mountains of Afghanistan to save his friend. This movie is packed with action straight from the beginning until the end!
Starting off in the Orient where Rambo seeks to find inner peace by living with Buddhist monks and making some extra money by stick fighting locals. All is well until old pal, Col. Trautman and his CIA friend show up to persuade John to help them funnel arms to the Afghan freedom fighters, (who at the time were fighting the Red army). Rambo quickly declines the offer (Even after seeing some persuading pictures of maimed Afghan children) claiming his war is over.
Dissapointed, Col. Trautman leaves on a solo mission with a convoy of Afghan and American fighters to end up being caught by a ruthless Russian commander who tortures him, and Afghan men and women prisoners day and night.
Rambo learns of the news and now is forced to back to the war he didn't want to fight to save his friend. Along the way, he makes Afghan friends and saves the day by almost single handedly taking out a whole Russian battalion including Spetnaz commandos.
The story is straight out of a comic book, but this movie was made to please one market. Die-Hard Action fans like me who just love to see a one man army take on overwhelming odds, kick enormous butt, and live to tell about it.
On a Sidenote:
In the end of the movie, a message gives thanks to: "The Gallant People of Afghanistan." Which is the least the makers of this film could do since during the whole movie, Rambo is depicted as the man who turned the tide. Anyone who doesn't know yet, the Afghan/Russian war was solely fought with Afghan blood, but with our gold.
In ways Afghans and Rambo are alike.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Miller on February 17, 2008
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I thought Rambo II was better than Rambo I, and I didn't think the writers/directers, etc. could top Rambo II. Rambo III is different because the war is in Afghanistan against the Russians instead of Vietnam. Still, it was terrific. John Rambo's character is even more mature, yet still hasn't come "full circle" as his former commanding officer tells him. This one has lots of action, enough fighting to keep guys interested and enough relational themes to keep gals happy -- not to mention that Sly actually looks even better in Rambo III than in Rambo II. I didn't think that was possible. Ladies, if you like Stallone and haven't seen this one, your life is about to get better! Order it today! Keep a drool bag handy.
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