Rambo 3

The film opens with Colonel Trautman (Crenna) visiting a monastery in Thailand to meet Rambo. He meets up with Rambo at a temple construction site after Rambo's prizefighting match. He asks Rambo to join him on a mission to Afghanistan to supply weapons including Stinger missiles to Afghan freedom fighters, the Mujahideen, who are fighting the Soviets. Trautman shows photos of civilians suffering under the Soviet rule. Rambo refuses the request.

While in Afghanistan, Trautman's troops are ambushed by Soviet troops while passing through mountains at night. Rambo learns of the incident and flies to Afghanistan with travel and weapons arranged by Trautman's secretary. He meets up with a weapons supplier who agrees to take him to a village deep in the desert, close to a Soviet base, where Trautman is kept.

From here on Rambo's fight begins as he, with the help of Afghan freedom fighters and a young boy called Nissem infiltrate the base and get Trautman out along with several other Afghan prisoners. After stealing a Soviet helicopter from the base, Rambo, Trautman and the prisoners escape in it, attacked by the Soviets along the way. Their chopper gets shot down in the ordeal and Rambo and Trautman escape by foot to avoid the Russian army who are hot on their tails. While hiding inside a cave, the duo fight against the Russian troopers, killing them off one by one and escape from the cave. Later on their way they are confronted by the Russians again. In a spectacular finale, just as Rambo and Trautman are about to be overwhelmed by the might of the Soviet Army, the Mujahideen Warriors swarm by the hundreds onto the battlefield in an awe-inspiring cavalry charge, overwhelming the Communists. John, after being shot through his leg, commandeers a Soviet tank and collides it into a helicopter piloted by the Russian base commander, which kills the latter instantly. Rambo survives and climbs out of the tank bruised and battered. He and Trautman bid adieu to the heroic Mujahideen leaders and drive off in a jeep.

David Morrell, author of First Blood, the novel the first Rambo film is based on, wrote a novelization.

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