“Rambo: First Blood 2”  ( born Rambo: First Blood Part II ; on the 2009 DVD, “First Blood Part II”  ) is an American action movie directed by George Cosmatos with starring Sylvester Stallone . After the release in 1985, the picture served as the basis for novelization in the eponymous book by the American writer David Morrell - the author of the original story for the first part.
|Rambo: First Blood 2|
|Rambo: First Blood Part II|
|Producer||Buzz Fateshans |
|In the main|
|Richard Krenna |
|Film company||Carolco pictures |
|Budget||$ 44 million|
|Fees||300 400 432 $ |
|Tongue||english , vietnamese|
|Previous movie||Rambo: First Blood|
|Next movie||Rambo 3|
Prisoner John Rambo works on a stone quarry, serving a sentence for a pogrom in an American town . The overseer approaches him and orders to go to the checkpoint. There he is met by a former commander - Colonel Samuel Trautman. Instead of serving the remaining five years of his sentence, Trautman offers Rambo a deal with justice - a temporary reinstatement in the armed forces in exchange for participating in a secret operation and a presidential decree on amnesty with the removal of all convictions if it is successfully executed. After some thought, John agrees.
He, accompanied by military police , is brought by helicopter to a US military base somewhere in Thailand . There he meets with Trautman and meets with Marshall Murdoch - a high-ranking official from Washington (an employee of an unnamed committee of the US Congress )  and, at the same time, the head of the operation. Murdoch tells Rambo about the Viet Cong concentration camp for American prisoners of war, from where John escaped in 1971 . According to preliminary intelligence, the camp should be empty. The task of Rambo is to penetrate the camp and with the help of photo documents to confirm or deny information about the presence of prisoners in it, not allowing himself to be detected and not entering into battle with the enemy. About Murdoch reports that during the war in 1966 he served as an officer in the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Regiment of the 3rd Marine Division in Kontum . Murdoch assures John that the chances of success are higher than the probability of failure of the operation, and that to ensure its success, an entire command and computing center with a large number of electronics and maintenance personnel will be deployed on the base, which will work only to provide Rambo with relevant information. Murdoch asks his assistants to give him “something cold” to “save him from this damned heat”, at which time John notices that in the machine with sparkling water there is only one can of “ Cola ”, personally reserved for Murdoch, which does not imply a long stay he alludes to the fact that the entire operation and the “latest equipment” brought there are a bluff to cover up the waste of budget funds. Murdoch especially focuses John’s attention that under no circumstances should he fight with the enemy and try to free the prisoners if they are found (for this purpose, according to the plan of the operation, a special assault group with the Delta detachment and Colonel Trautman should be sent to chapter). Standing at the door of the aircraft on the runway before departure, Rambo tells Trautman that the 2nd battalion at that time was not based in Kontum, but in Khesani , because he does not believe a single word from Murdoch, and that Trautman is his former commander - the only one he trusts.
John flies in a transport plane to the landing site. At the time of the jump, his equipment clings to the side of the aircraft and he is forced to cut the fastening straps with a knife. As a result, he successfully lands, having lost almost all of his equipment at the time of uncoupling, with the exception of his combat knife and bow with several arrows.
In the jungle, Rambo finds his liaison, a liaison is a woman, a Vietnamese Ko Bao. Together they hire a pirate boat and sail along the river to shorten the path. They get to the camp in the evening. Rambo enters the camp and finds prisoners, leading one of them, along the way, killing several patrol officers with his silent arrows.
In the morning in the Vietnamese camp, the alarm rises and all the soldiers set off in pursuit. Part of the way, the heroes swim along the river, however, the river pirates are not going to deliver them to their final destination, but plan to sell them to the Vietnamese profitably, for this they keep them at gunpoint to hand over the heroes to the team of the Vietnamese patrol boat that appeared on the horizon, but Rambo, taking advantage of the negligence of the pirates, kills them all and at the same time deals with the enemy patrol boat. John, along with his companions, goes to the appointed point of evacuation. The Americans are sending a transport helicopter, in which Colonel Trautman also flies. The evacuation team notices Rambo, as well as one prisoner, from the air and radiates to the base. The base staff rejoices, but Murdoch, hearing about the prisoner’s rescue, unexpectedly for all those present, orders the cancellation of the operation, since he is not interested in saving the prisoners: the instructions he received do not imply such a development of events, according to the plan of the “top”, the whole operation was carried out for reporting and calm public opinion about the fate of twenty-five thousand  American prisoners of war and missing persons, and did not provide for real rescuing them (for which management and needed only photos of in Moznosti empty camps for prisoners of war, not their living inhabitants). The helicopter returns to the base, and Rambo, together with the prisoner, are surrounded by the Vietnamese and he has no choice but to surrender. His hands are tied to a beam and placed waist-deep in a fetid sewage pit.
A helicopter with Soviet paratroopers flies to a Vietnamese base. They are commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Podovsky. In the evening, Podovsky interrogates Rambo, tortures him, and when it becomes clear that Rambo is not affected by physical abuse, he threatens to torture another prisoner of war, then he puts a trump card in front of Rambo, providing him with a radio interception of the communication of the evacuation group and the American headquarters. Realizing that Murdoch had betrayed him, Rambo agrees to make radio contact with his own, but only in order to promise Murdoch revenge. After that, he makes an escape, while Ko gets into the base and helps Rambo escape. They flee from the base, chased by a helicopter and Soviet paratroopers.
The next day, John is ambushed. He shoots all enemies, but Co., who managed to fall in love with John, dies. Rambo takes her mascot and buries her in the jungle. Fueled by hatred and revenge, it destroys the Soviet paratroopers in the jungle. The commotion is rising.
Rambo, meanwhile, was fleeing to a nearby village, simultaneously blowing up the Viet Cong cars and burning soldiers in a thicket of dry bamboo. Near the John Falls, a Soviet helicopter overtakes. When the helicopter sank almost to the surface of the water, Rambo emerges and climbs into the helicopter, simultaneously throwing the Soviet crew out of it and flying to the Viet Cong base. With the help of helicopter armament (weapon blocks with unguided rockets and machine guns), Rambo shoots all enemy soldiers at the base and rescues the prisoners. They are flying home.
Suddenly they were overtaken by a heavy Soviet helicopter piloted by Lt. Col. Podovsky. An air battle ensues, seriously wounded appear among the prisoners, but they themselves manage to kill the onboard gunner of the helicopter chasing them. With the help of military cunning, Rambo manages to blow up an enemy helicopter.
Finally, Rambo along with the prisoners reaches the base. In a fit of anger, he bursts into the base and shoots all computers from a machine gun. John attacks Murdoch and, breaking off his miserable excuses, warns: “You know that our prisoners are still there. Find these people. Otherwise, I will find you. " In the end, they try to award John the second Medal of Honor , but he refuses and offers Trautman to award prisoners of war, since, in his opinion, "they suffered it." The colonel also offers John to remain in the army, but he does not want to: after all, his dead friends and "part of" himself remained here.
|Sylvester Stallone||John rambo|
|Richard Krenna||Colonel Samuel Trautman|
|Charles Napier||Marshall Murdoch|
|Stephen Birkoff||lieutenant colonel Podovsky|
|Julia Nixon||Ko-Bao, Rambo's liaison|
|Martin Cove||Sergeant Erickson|
|George Chun||lieutenant thai|
|Voyo Gorich||sergeant Yushin, subordinate of Podovsky|
- Editors: Mark Goldblatt and Mark Helfrich
- Director of Photography: Jack Cardiff
- Jerry Goldsmith's Music
- Based on the characters of David Morrell
- Executive Producers: Mario Kassar and Andrew Vine
- The Story of Kevin Jarre
- Screenplay: Sylvester Stallone and James Cameron
- Producer: Buzz Faithschans
- Stage Director: George Cosmatos
Awards and nominations
- The film was nominated for an Oscar ( 1986 ) in the category " Best Editing Sound Effects " (Fred J. Brown).
- The film received the Golden Raspberry Award as the worst film of the year. Sylvester Stallone received Golden Raspberry for the worst male role and James Cameron for the worst scenario. The song "Peace in Our Life" by Frank Stallone also received this award. Also nominated in the category: worst female supporting role and worst new star (Julia Nixon) and worst director (George P. Cosmatos).
Differences from the book
- In the book, Podovsky in the rank of only a lieutenant, as Rambo defines.
- In the book, Ko Bao's liaison is not so young, although Rambo gives her a look of about twenty: she talks about her twelve-year-old son, whom she had not seen for eight years; he lives in the USA.
- In the book, Murdoch’s headquarters intercepted all the time the connection between the Russians and the Vietnamese: there, in particular, they relayed numerous losses from Rambo’s hands. The film shows that after the captured Rambo gets in touch, nothing is heard about him at the base until the moment of his release of prisoners of war.
- After Rambo was captured, Murdoch gives the order to turn off the headquarters, to load the equipment on transport. After a while, he cancels the order. This is not reflected in the film.
- The book describes that the Vietnamese sergeant Tay is the very person who left scars on Rambo's chest and back during the war. The film only mentions that the soldiers apparently recognized him.
- In the book, Podovsky does not die from a helicopter explosion, although such a scene is also present. Rambo throws him into the pit with stench, in which he himself was kept bound. He probably chokes.
- In the book, Murdoch comes to the prison with a proposal along with Trautman. In the film, for the first time, Rambo meets the latter only at a military base.
- In the book, the strength of the current gave Rambo ferocity, and the strength to break the wire and grab Podovsky by the throat: the escape began with this. In the film, during the interrogation by the Russians, he is released from fetters in order to communicate on the radio.
- In the book, Rambo says that Murdoch mixed up the part number and all this lies. Later, Trautman, in the argument that he was not at all in the war, says this to Murdoch and he does not answer: it probably is. In the film, talking about his military unit during the war, Murdoch forgets to mention that they all died, which Rambo tells Trautman at the plane.
- In the book, Murdoch orders Erickson to take a helicopter and destroy the transport with Rambo and the prisoners, but Trautman is already holding it. In the film, this scene is not reflected.
- In the book, Coe kills Yushin by chasing her and Rambo in a helicopter, not Ty, as shown in the film.
- In the book, Rambo is not just placed in the fetid pit on the chest, as in the film, but dipped with his head.
The film was released by Thorn EMI HBO Video at the end of 1985 on VHS in the USA, Canada only in the NTSC system, in the UK by Guild Home Video , in the English-speaking regions and in other countries in NTSC and PAL systems. Later, the film was released on LaserDisc. In the USSR since 1986 and in Russia in the 1990s, the film was distributed on "pirated" video cassettes and laser discs with the author's one-voice voice-over translations by Leonid Volodarsky , Vasily Gorchakov , Andrei Gavrilov (early) and others less often in the NTSC system and in particular in the system PAL In the CIS, in the 1990s, it was also distributed with other author's single-voice voice-over translations, including Grigory Libergal , Sergey Kuznetsov and others on VHS and LaserDisc. In Russia since the mid-1990s. was released by the Russian company “Laser Video” with the author's one-voice voice-over translations of Vasily Gorchakov and Grigory Libergal, reissued in 2000 with a polyphonic voice-over.
In the USA in the early 2000s, the film was released on DVD by Artisan Entertainment with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, and in special publications with DTS 5.1 sound. The add-ons contained a trailer. In the CIS, the film was produced in translation by Yuri Zhivov , only the NTSC version on VHS in PAL system and on DVD with Dolby Surround 5.1 sound, with English subtitles in NTSC system (the menu is only English). Later, the film was released with various polyphonic voice-over translations, sometimes with Russian subtitles on DVD in different systems.
In the CIS in the mid-2000s. the film was released on DVD with the correct translation of "Goblin . " The film with a vociferous voice-over was distributed on collectible DVDs with the trilogy of Rambo films, complete with Cobra, and later with other Stallone films, including Rocky.
The film is also released on Blu-ray and HD DVD.
The music for the film was written by composer Jerry Goldsmith. In the final credits of the film, the song “Peace in Our Life” by Frank Stallone sounded. The soundtrack to the film was released on records and audio cassettes in 1985. In the USSR, the soundtrack was released on records by Melody, and also distributed on pirated audio cassettes. Since the 1990s, the soundtrack has been released on audio cassettes and CDs.
- Rambo: First Blood Part II . Box Office Mojo . Date of treatment August 15, 2016. Archived July 29, 2012.
- Search for films in the state register . " Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation ." Date of treatment September 25, 2016. Archived January 5, 2016.
- DVD “FIRST BLOOD PART II” (inaccessible link) . Universal Pictures . Date of treatment January 2, 2016. Archived March 5, 2016.
- What the phrase he said indicates: “My committee cares” (“My committee cares”).
- This figure was named Murdoch during the introduction of Rambo in the current situation.