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Rambo (2008)

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“Rambo 4”

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Rambo is a American action film directed and co-written by Sylvester Stallone, based on the character John Rambo created by author David Morrell for his novel First Blood. A sequel to Rambo III (1988), it is the fourth installment in the Rambo franchise and co-stars Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake La Botz, Maung Maung Khin, and Ken Howard. The film is dedicated to the memory of Richard Crenna, who played Colonel Sam Trautman in the previous films, and who died of heart failure in 2003. In the film, leads a group of mercenaries into Burma to rescue Christian missionaries, who have been kidnapped by a local infantry unit.

The rights to the Rambo franchise were sold to Miramax in 1997 after Carolco Pictures went bankrupt. Miramax intended to produce a fourth film but Stallone was unmotivated to reprise the role. The rights were then sold to Nu Image and Millennium Films in 2005, who green-lit the film before the release of Rocky Balboa. Filming began in Thailand, Mexico, and the United States in January 2007, and ended in May 2007.

Amid the political protests of the Saffron Revolution in Burma, ruthless SPDC officer Major Pa Tee Tint leads Burmese junta army forces to pillage small villages in a campaign of fear. His soldiers sadistically slaughter innocents, abduct teenage boys to be drafted into his army and hold women hostage to be raped as sex slaves.

Meanwhile, 20 years after the events in Afghanistan, Vietnam War veteran John Rambo now lives in Thailand, making a meager living as a snake catcher and by providing boat rides. A missionary doctor from Colorado named Michael Burnett hires Rambo to use his boat to ferry their group up the Salween River into Burma on a humanitarian mission to provide medical aid to a village inhabited by the Karen people. Rambo initially refuses, then agrees when requested by Michael’s fiancé Sarah Miller.

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Writers: Art Monterastelli, Sylvester Stallone, David Morrell

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Reynaldo Gallegos, Jake La Botz, Tim Kang

Cast:

Sylvester StalloneJohn Rambo
Julie BenzSarah
Matthew MarsdenSchool Boy
Graham McTavishLewis
Reynaldo GallegosDiaz (as Rey Gallegos)
Jake La BotzReese
Tim KangEn-Joo
Maung Maung KhinTint
Paul SchulzeMichael Burnett
Cameron PearsonMissionary #4 (Jeff)
Thomas PetersonMissionary #2 (Dentist)
Tony SkarbergMissionary #3 (Videographer)
James WithMissionary #5 (Preacher)
Kasikorn NiyompattanaSnake Hunter #2
Shaliew ‘Lek’ BamrungbunSnake Hunter #1
Supakorn KitsuwonMyint (as Suparkorn ‘Tok’ Kijsuwan)
Aung Aay NoiLt. Aye
Ken HowardArthur Marsh
Aung ThengPirate Leader
Pornpop ‘Tor’ KampusiriSnake Village Owner
Wasawat PanyaratSnake Village MC
Kammul KawtepSnake Village Young Charmer
Sornram PatchimtasanakarnTha
Noa ‘Arunee Prijareonsuk’ JeiKaren Interpreter
Kjam SaenKaren Interpreter #2
Aun Lung SuBurmese Hut Guard #1
Pan DokngamBurmese Hut Guard #2
Han PikBurmese Hut Guard #3
Tip TiyaBurmese Gate Guard #2
Nee LungjaiBurmese Gate Guard
Yupin Mu PaeKaren Begging Mother
Moan AdisakBurmese Morning Guard #1
Somsak WongsaBurmese Dancer Trooper #1
Surachai MuangdeeBurmese Dancer Trooper #2
Mana Sen-MiBurmese Patrol Boat Captain
Toole Khan KhamBurmese Sergeant
Saiwan LungtaBurmese Trooper – Lt. Aye’s Hut
Watcharentr SedthoBurmese Young Boy
Rapimpa DibuKaren Young Naked Girl
May KungPirate Bar Hooker #1
George CheungTay (archive footage)
Richard CrennaCol. Samuel Trautman (archive footage)
Matthew WolfBBC Reporter

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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