Rambo III (1988) (part 4 of 4)

The next day, Zaysen heads out in his huge attack chopper, while troops search the caves for Rambo. There’s no sign of him, mainly because he’s Rambo, but also because he’s scaling the cliff, which the base somehow overlooks. It’s an arduous climb, but he makes it up and sneaks up on a guard, killing him (37) and restarting the bloodbath.

Rambo III (1988) (part 4 of 4)

Back in the prison area, Trautman is being menaced by a guard with a flamethrower, who cackles a bit too long, allowing Rambo to knife him from behind. Rambo frees Trautman and kills another guard, but for some reason misses killing the traitorous guy from the gun store, even though he’s just standing right there. Maybe the filmmakers felt he should only kill Russians in this movie.

Still, 39 and counting. Let’s move on. Rambo gives another guard a forearm to the throat, and I guess you could call a crushed trachea a kill, which gets us to 40. He frees some prisoners, and he and Trautman lead them out as the base swarms with Russian soldiers.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Rambo III (1988)

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