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Rambo

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Rambo


John Rambo has retreated to northern Thailand, where he's running a longboat on the Salween River. On the nearby Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border, the world's longest-running civil war, the Burmese-Karen conflict, rages into its 60th year. But Rambo has long given up fighting, even as medics, mercenaries, rebels and peace workers pass by on their way to the war-torn region. That all changes when a group of human rights missionaries search out the "American river guide" John Rambo. They explain that the Burmese military has laid landmines along the road, making it too dangerous for overland travel. They ask Rambo to guide them up the Salween and drop them off, so they can deliver medical supplies and food to the Karen tribe. After initially refusing to cross into Burma, Rambo takes them. Less than two weeks later, pastor Arthur Marsh finds Rambo and tells him the aid workers did not return and the embassies have not helped locate them. He tells Rambo he's mortgaged his home and raised money from his congregation to hire mercenaries to get the missionaries, who are being held captive by the Burmese army. Although the United States military trained him to be a lethal super soldier in Vietnam, decades later Rambo's reluctance for violence and conflict are palpable, his scars faded, yet visible. However, the lone warrior knows what he must do.
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MPAA rating:
R
for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images and language
Cast:
Tim Kang; Jake LaBotz; Julie Benz; Graham McTavish; Maung Maung Khim; Paul Schulze; Matthew Marsden; Ken Howard; Rey Gallegos; Sylvester Stallone
Directed by:
Sylvester Stallone
On the web:
 
Rambo Official Site
Genre:
Action, Adventure; Drama; Suspense, Thriller
Running time:
01:33
Release date:
2008
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