Director: George P. Cosmatos
Writers: David Morrell (based on characters created by), Kevin Jarre (story by)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier
Runtime: 1h 36min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Released: 22 May 1985
Synopsis: John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW’s still held in Vietnam. Rambo’s assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo’s superiors.
John Rambo who is now in prison after the ruckus he caused in the previous movie, is approached by his former superior, Colonel Trautman. It seems that the government’s looking for American MIA’s in Vietnam, that are still being held there. Now the man in charge of the mission, Murdock, tells Rambo that his job is to go in, confirm their presence by taking photographs. Rambo senses that Murdock is not what he seems. Rambo goes in takes the photographs, but also takes one of the prisoners with him. When Murdock learns of this, he orders the chopper that’s suppose to pick him up to pull out. Rambo is then captured. Obviously Murdock’s desire was not to find anyone. Trautman warns him that Rambo’s going to come after him. And that’s what Rambo’s going to do but first he is going after the Vietnamese and Russians, who brutalized him.