August 26, 1988: Rambo III in UK cinemas

Rambo III (1988)

Rambo III, the third film in the Rambo series following First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II that depicts fictional events during the Soviet–Afghan War. Sylvester Stallone and Richard Crenna return to reprise their roles.

The first was for himself. The second for his country.

This time it’s to save his friend.

John Rambo sets out on a dangerous journey to Afghanistan in order to rescue his former military commander and his longtime best friend Col. Trautman from the hands of an extremely powerful and ruthless Soviet military general who is bent on killing both Trautman and Rambo, and to conquer Afghanistan for the Soviet armies.