Film Franchises

Rambo

4 movies over 25 years and 3 months ($769.24M)

Rambo
Jan 25, 2008
9 years 6 months 24 days ago
$154.61M (20.1%)

Rambo III
May 25, 1988
29 years 2 months 24 days ago
$189.02M (24.57%)

Rambo: First Blood Part II
May 22, 1985
32 years 2 months 27 days ago
$300.40M (39.05%)

First Blood
Oct 22, 1982
34 years 9 months 27 days ago
$125.21M (16.28%)

Rambo (2008)

Jan 25, 2008 - 9 years 6 months 24 days ago
$154.61M (20.1%)
Director
Sylvester Stallone
Writers
Art Monterastelli, Sylvester Stallone, David Morrell (character)
Actors
Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish
Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. After some inner contemplation, Rambo accepts the offer and takes Michael, Sarah, and the rest of the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid by the sadistic Major Pa Tee Tint and a slew of Burmese army men. A portion of the villagers and missionaries are tortured and viciously murdered, while Tint and his men hold the remainder captive. Concerned by their disappearance, the minister in charge of the mission gathers a group of mercenaries and pleas Rambo transport them with his boat, since he knows their last exact location. But Rambo can't stay behind: he joins the team where he belongs, to liberate the survivors from the clutches of Major Tint in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever

Rambo III (1988)

May 25, 1988 - 29 years 2 months 24 days ago
$189.02M (24.57%)
Director
Peter MacDonald
Writers
David Morrell (characters), Sylvester Stallone, Sheldon Lettich
Actors
Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith
John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen.

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

May 22, 1985 - 32 years 2 months 27 days ago
$300.40M (39.05%)
Director
George P. Cosmatos
Writers
David Morrell (characters), Kevin Jarre (story), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay), James Cameron (screenplay)
Actors
Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff
John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors.

First Blood (1982)

Oct 22, 1982 - 34 years 9 months 27 days ago
$125.21M (16.28%)
Director
Ted Kotcheff
Writers
David Morrell (novel), Michael Kozoll (screenplay), William Sackheim (screenplay), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
Actors
Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney
John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but what Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested, as he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo's commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff's department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand.
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