Reported at the time of its making to be the most expensive film ever ($63 million, not including Sylvester Stallone's $20 million salary), RAMBO III wound up in the hands of RAMBO II second-unit director Peter MacDonald on 48 hours notice, following the firing of original director Russell Mulcahey. It begins in Thailand, where John Rambo (Stallone) is tracked down by his colonel, Trautman (Richard Crenna). Trautman invites him to join a
covert mission to deliver Stinger missiles to the mujahedeen
combating the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan. Mumbling that his "war is over," Rambo declines. When Trautman is caught by the Soviets, however, the warrior can't le...