Rambo: First Blood, Part II

Rambo: First Blood, Part II

George Pan Cosmatos (1985)

91min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Titanic director James Cameron shares the scriptwriting duties with star Sylvester Stallone in this explosive action sequel directed by George Pan Cosmatos. The result is entertaining if implausible as Stallone flexes his muscles for some cartoon-like heroics, rescuing American prisoners in Vietnam but discovering that he's considered as expendable as the men he's trying to save. All this might be thought laughable, but it comes across as deadly serious and, therefore, rather scary. It must have been a bit of a come-down for Cameron following the release of the previous year's massive sleeper hit The Terminator, which he directed.

Summary

Incarcerated Special Forces veteran John Rambo is offered the chance for freedom by former commander Colonel Trautman if he takes up the offer to return to the jungles of Vietnam on a life-or-death mission to rescue American PoWs. During the course of the operation, he develops strong feelings for his guide, a female freedom fighter - but tragedy strikes, leaving him more determined than ever to exact a bloody and explosive revenge. Action adventure sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul, Steven Berkoff, George Kee Cheung, Andy Wood and Martin Kove.

Cast & Crew

John Rambo Sylvester Stallone
Col Trautman Richard Crenna
Marshall Murdock Charles Napier
Lt Podovsky Steven Berkoff
Co Bao Julia Nickson-Soul
Sgt Tay George Kee Cheung
Banks Andy Wood
Ericson Martin Kove
Capt Vinh William Ghent
Director George Pan Cosmatos
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama