Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Taglines: What most people call hell, he calls home.

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.

Rambo: First Blood Part II (also known as Rambo II or First Blood II) is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone, who reprises his role as Vietnam veteran John Rambo. It is the sequel to the 1982 film First Blood, and the second installment in the Rambo film series.

Picking up where the first film left, the sequel is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue; it sees Rambo released from prison by federal order to document the possible existence of POWs in Vietnam, under the belief that he will find nothing, thus enabling the government to sweep the issue under the rug.

Rambo: First Blood Part II Movie Poster (1985)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson, Martin Kove, Andy Wood, Baoan Coleman
Screenplay by: David Morrell
Production Design by: Bill Kenney
Cinematography by: Jack Cardiff
Film Editing by: Larry Bock, Mark Goldblatt, Mark Helfrich, Gib Jaffe, Frank E. Jimenez
Costume Design by: Tom Bronson
Set Decoration by: William Ladd Skinner, Sig Tingloff
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: May 22, 1985