Rambo: First Blood Part II
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Rambo: First Blood Part II

96 min
Action | Adventure | Thriller | War
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George P. Cosmatos
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1985-05-22
Filming Locations: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Budget: $44,000,000
Opening Weekend: $25,520,843 (USA) (27 May 1985)
Gross: $150,415,432 (USA) (27 October 1985)
Sylvester Stallone
Richard Crenna
Col. Samuel Trautman
Charles Napier
Marshall Murdock
Steven Berkoff
Lt. Col. Podovsky
Julia Nickson
Martin Kove
George Cheung
Tay (as George Kee Cheung)
Andy Wood
William Ghent
Captain Vinh
Dana Lee
Captain Kinh
Baoan Coleman
Gunboat Captain
Steve Williams
Don Collins
P.O.W. #1
Christopher Grant
P.O.W. #2
John Sterlini
P.O.W. #3
Alain Hocquenghem
P.O.W. #4
William Rothlein
P.O.W. #5
Tony Munafo
Prison Guard
Tom Gehrke
Russian Pilot
Mason Cardiff
Russian Soldier (uncredited)
Roger Cudney
Chief Radio Operator (uncredited)
John Pankow
POW #6 (uncredited)
John Sabol
Radio Operator (uncredited)
Did you know?
Before Artisan bought the rights to Carolco Pictures, Carolco's logo always used the music of Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) to open their movie credits.
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The total body count of the film is 67, 57 of whom are killed by Rambo himself.
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Lieutenant Colonol Padovsky is the only villain to have any lines in English
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During the helicopter battle, the minigun appears mounted on the side of Rambo's chopper in a fixed forward position in some shots, is being aimed and fired by a POW in internal cut shots, and then returns to the fixed forward position in the exterior shots. Also, in some of the fixed forward position shots, the minigun appears to be either not rotating and/or to be a 3-barrelled M197 rather than the 6-barrelled M134 Minigun used in other shots.
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When Rambo jumps off the chopper to rescue the POW's in the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) camp, he pulls off the mounted machine gun which has about 30 bullets hanging on the chain. However, he fires more than 30 bullets in the scene. Later when Rambo jumps off the chopper at the base, he pulls off the gun from its mount again with only 30 bullets left. When he fires at the technology though, he uses at least a hundred.
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When Rambo is firing the supposed M60 into the equipment at the airforce base, the camera pans to the 7.62mm casings falling to the ground. If you look closely you can see that the casings have been modified to fire blank rounds. You will see what appears to be a small tube like object sticking out of the casings.
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John Rambo: Sir, do we get to win this time?
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Co Bao: Why did they pick you? Because you like to fight?
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Murdock: Colonel are you sure Rambo's still in balance with the war? We can't afford having him involved in this mission and then crack in the pressure of that hell.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Rambo: First Blood Part II can be found here.
Why does Murdock betray Rambo?
First of all Murdock intentionally sent Rambo to a camp that he believed was empty, his ultimate goal was for Rambo to take pictures of an empty camp so that he could have documented proof that there were no POWs left in Vietnam and therefore Congress and the POWs families would back off about having to find them. Furthermore if it were discovered that the Vietnamese were still holding POWs Congress would immediately order ground assault and this could push the United States into another war with Vietnam. Essentially Murdock just wanted to be able to tell Congress that he tried to find POWs but they were too late and that all of the POWs were dead. If it turned out that Rambo returned with pictures that showed American POWs at the camp then Murdock more than likely was going to "lose" them or digitally alter them to remove the POWs. It would be his word against Rambo's word (at the time an ex-con) and people were more likely to believe Murdock over Rambo. However Rambo didn't take pictures, instead he took one of the POWs with him and Murdock knew there was no way he could ever keep the POW from telling the media that there were still men out there so Murdock therefore had to abandon Rambo and the POW.
What is 'Rambo: First Blood II' about?
By federal order, John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is released from prison and sent on a covert mission into the jungles of Vietnam in order to document by photograph whether any POWs are still being held there. Aided by Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao (Julia Nickson), Rambo turns what is supposed to be a recon mission into a rescue mission.
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Photos from cast
Voyo Goric