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The third entry in the ultra-macho 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 dollars. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:August 14, 1988


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


Peter MacDonald
Buzz Feitshans
Mario Kassar
Andrew G. Vajna
Sylvester Stallone
Sheldon Lettich
Harry Kleiner
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Edward Warschilka
Andrew London
Austen Spriggs
Production Designer
Adrian H. Gorton
Art Director
Pier Luigi Basile
Art Director
Tony Munafo
Associate Producer
Mario Kassar
Executive Producer
Andrew G. Vajna
Executive Producer
Giorgio Postiglione
Set Designer
Richard La Motte
Costume Designer
William B. Kaplan
Sound/Sound Designer
Terry Needham
First Assistant Director
Ernest Day
First Assistant Director
Vic Armstrong
David Lipkind
Production Manager
Mel Dellar
Production Manager
Joy Todd
Vic Armstrong
Stunts Coordinator
Giannetto De Rossi