Category: Rambo IV

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Rambo Franchise Trivia!

Sam Hutchinson at ScreenRant posted Rambo: 10 Things Fans Never Knew About The Franchise.  My guess is most readers here will know most of these facts.  Here are my three favorites with my thoughts.

The Only Rambo To Receive An Oscar Nomination.
(Rambo: First Blood Part II was nominated for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing.  That’s right, Rambo is an Oscar-nominated film franchise.  – Craig)

Rambo Was Banned In Myanmar.
(Rambo was set in Burma / Myanmar and due to the spotlight the movie brought to the treatment of many in the country, the film was banned. Hopefully some reforms came about due in at least a small part to Rambo. – Craig)

Broken Nose.
(Sly accidentally broke Alf Humphrey’s nose during First Blood filming, which is why his character is seen wearing a bandaid after Rambo’s jailhouse escape. – Craig)

To get all the facts and details click over to Rambo: 10 Things Fans Never Knew About The Franchise.

How About Behind-the-Scenes Facts from the “Rambo” Movies?

Ben Sherlock, at ScreenRant, posted They Drew First Blood: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Rambo Movies.   Before you click over, here are three of my favorite facts and my comments on each…

The Fifth Movie Had A Ton Of Unused Scripts.
…A script called Rambo 5: Savage Hunt was a horror movie in which Rambo led a Special Forces team into the Arctic Circle to track down a flesh-eating mutant creature.

…Another script called Rambo 5: Last Stand pitted Rambo against a band of meth dealers who were terrorizing a small town. There were also a few drafts about Rambo saving a kidnapped girl from a Mexican cartel before the final script was written.

(The Rambo 5: Savage Hunt script was based on James Byron Huggins’ Hunter novel.  While this would have made an interesting Rambo movie, it might have been too much of a genre change.  I hope that someday Sly will turn Hunter into the film it deserves.  Rambo 5: Last Stand sounds a lot like Arnold’s Last Stand movie. – Craig)

Dolph Lundgren Was Initially Cast As The Villain In First Blood Part II. The role of Russian Lieutenant Colonel Sergei Podovsky, the only villain in Rambo: First Blood Part II with any lines in English, was originally offered to Dolph Lundgren. Lundgren even accepted the part and signed a contract.

(I did not know this. – Craig)

…Burmese Freedom Fighters even adopted some dialogue from the movie to use as battle cries. In particular, they were known to say, “Live for nothing, or die for something.” When he heard about this, Sylvester Stallone said, “That, to me, is one of the proudest moments I’ve ever had in film.”

(And we thought people only quoted Rocky for inspiration!  – Craig)

Entertainment Weekly: Rambo Returns

The August 4, 2006 issue of Entertainment Weekly features a full page article by Mandi Bierly titled “Rambo Returns.” Here are some excerpts:

  • “… production on “Rambo IV” (final title to be determined) is finally expected to commence on Oct.1 in Thailand.”
  • “… finding Rambo a fresh foe was actually a serious problem…”
  • Sly jokes, “Politics have changed so much. Who do we fight? The Finns? You can’t do that. The Dutch?  Wooden shoes are not going to look cool.”
  • So how did Sly arrive at a solution? “I called Soldier of Fortune magazine and said, ‘What is the most
    critical man-doing-inhumanity-to-man situation right now in the world? Where is it?'” The answer was Burma.
  • The “first draft” script was written by Sly “with Art Monterastelli (“The Hunted”)” and “finds Rambo living a monastic lifestyle in Bangkok
  • “When a group of volunteers bringing supplies into Burma disappears, a relative of one of the missing missionaries begs Rambo to find them. He heads off with a team of young guns…

“For full details, pick up the magazine! – Craig

“RAMBO IV”: CONFIRMED!

It’s official. Sylvester Stallone will return as John Rambo in “Rambo IV.”

Production is set to begin once filming on “Rocky Balboa” wraps. Although the script hasn’t yet been finalized, the story will have Rambo return to action when a young girl is kidnapped. Producer, Ben Nedivi of Millennium Films, said that “Rambo IV” will “recapture the rawness of “First Blood.”

The first three Rambo films grossed over $600 million worldwide.

– Craig