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RamboRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_0_0
Created byRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_1_0 David MorrellRambo (franchise)_cell_0_1_1
Original workRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_2_0 First Blood (1972)Rambo (franchise)_cell_0_2_1
YearsRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_3_0 1982–presentRambo (franchise)_cell_0_3_1
Print publicationsRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_4_0
Novel(s)Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_5_0 List of novelsRambo (franchise)_cell_0_5_1
ComicsRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_6_0 List of comicsRambo (franchise)_cell_0_6_1
Films and televisionRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_7_0
Film(s)Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_8_0 Rambo (franchise)_cell_0_8_1
Animated seriesRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_9_0 Rambo (franchise)_cell_0_9_1
GamesRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_10_0
Video game(s)Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_11_0 Rambo (franchise)_cell_0_11_1
AudioRambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_12_0
Soundtrack(s)Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_0_13_0 Rambo (franchise)_cell_0_13_1

Rambo is an American media franchise centered on a series of action films. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_0

There have been five films released so far in the series: First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988), Rambo (2008) and Rambo: Last Blood (2019). Rambo (franchise)_sentence_1

The films follow John Rambo, a US Army veteran played by Sylvester Stallone, whose experience fighting in the Vietnam War traumatized him but also gave him superior military skills, which he has used to fight corrupt police officers, enemy troops and drug cartels. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_2

The first film in the series, First Blood, is an adaptation of the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_3

The film series has grossed $819 million in total, with the most successful film, Rambo: First Blood Part II, grossing $300 million. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_4

Stallone co-wrote the screenplays of all five films, and directed Rambo. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_5

In addition to films, the franchise also spawned an animated television series, Rambo: The Force of Freedom, as well as comic books, novels, video games and a Bollywood remake. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_6

Films Rambo (franchise)_section_0

Rambo (franchise)_table_general_1

FilmRambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_0_0 U.S. release dateRambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_0_1 Director(s)Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_0_2 Screenwriter(s)Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_0_3 Story byRambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_0_4 Producer(s)Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_0_5
First BloodRambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_1_0 October 22, 1982 (1982-10-22)Rambo (franchise)_cell_1_1_1 Ted KotcheffRambo (franchise)_cell_1_1_2 Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim and Sylvester StalloneRambo (franchise)_cell_1_1_3 Buzz FeitshansRambo (franchise)_cell_1_1_5
Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_2_0 May 22, 1985 (1985-05-22)Rambo (franchise)_cell_1_2_1 George P. CosmatosRambo (franchise)_cell_1_2_2 Sylvester Stallone and James CameronRambo (franchise)_cell_1_2_3 Kevin JarreRambo (franchise)_cell_1_2_4
Rambo IIIRambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_3_0 May 25, 1988 (1988-05-25)Rambo (franchise)_cell_1_3_1 Peter MacDonaldRambo (franchise)_cell_1_3_2 Sylvester Stallone and Sheldon LettichRambo (franchise)_cell_1_3_3
RamboRambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_4_0 January 25, 2008 (2008-01-25)Rambo (franchise)_cell_1_4_1 Sylvester StalloneRambo (franchise)_cell_1_4_2 Art Monterastelli and Sylvester StalloneRambo (franchise)_cell_1_4_3 Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton and John ThompsonRambo (franchise)_cell_1_4_5
Rambo: Last BloodRambo (franchise)_header_cell_1_5_0 September 20, 2019Rambo (franchise)_cell_1_5_1 Adrian GrunbergRambo (franchise)_cell_1_5_2 Matthew Cirulnick and Sylvester StalloneRambo (franchise)_cell_1_5_3 Dan Gordon and Sylvester StalloneRambo (franchise)_cell_1_5_4 Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Yariv Lerner and Les WeldonRambo (franchise)_cell_1_5_5

First Blood (1982) Rambo (franchise)_section_1

Main article: First Blood Rambo (franchise)_sentence_7

Upon returning to the United States, Vietnam veteran John Rambo has difficulty adjusting to civilian life and wanders the country as a drifter for almost a decade. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_8

In December 1981, Rambo travels to a small town in rural Washington (filmed in Hope, British Columbia, Canada), in search of a fellow U.S. Army Green Beret buddy. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_9

He learns that his friend died from cancer the previous summer due to exposure to Agent Orange. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_10

He attempts to find a diner in town, and maybe a temporary job. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_11

The overconfident town sheriff Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy) does not welcome Rambo, judging the military hero negatively because of his long hair and scruffy look. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_12

Rambo disobeys the sheriff's order to stay away from town, as he has done nothing wrong and believes such banishment to be a violation of his freedom of movement, and most of all he is hungry. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_13

Rambo returns to town soon afterwards and is promptly charged with vagrancy and subject to harassment from the deputies. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_14

The harassment triggers flashbacks of Rambo's memories of his torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese when he was a prisoner of war. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_15

Rambo fights his way out of the sheriff's department with his bare hands and makes his way into the wilderness. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_16

A manhunt ensues, with the sheriff and his deputies all badly wounded. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_17

Rambo chooses not to kill any of them, but unintentionally kills a police officer in self-defense by throwing a rock at a helicopter, causing the pilot to lose control and an officer to fall out. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_18

The State Police and National Guard are called in. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_19

Colonel Samuel Trautman (Richard Crenna), Rambo's former commanding officer, arrives. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_20

He suggests giving Rambo a chance to escape; if Rambo is allowed to slip away, he'll be given time to calm down and he can be arrested without incident. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_21

Teasle allows Trautman to contact Rambo through a stolen police radio, but Rambo refuses to surrender, stating that "They (the deputies) drew first blood not me" and then hangs up. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_22

The authorities reject Trautman's recommendation for a wait-and-see attitude and continue the manhunt, and Rambo's subsequent rampage culminates in him returning to town with guns and bombs from a commandeered Army truck. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_23

This results in the destruction of the sheriff's office and more of the town's main street. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_24

Rambo stands poised to eliminate the sheriff, but Trautman finally confronts Rambo face-to-face, and ultimately convinces his former soldier to surrender to the authorities. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_25

Between the first and second films, Rambo is convicted and remanded to a civilian maximum-security prison where hard labor is the norm. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_26

Despite being a convict, the rigid routine and discipline of prison life provides Rambo with some measure of much-needed stability, as it reminds him of his past in the military and its own rigid hierarchy. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_27

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) Rambo (franchise)_section_2

Main article: Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo (franchise)_sentence_28

The film opens with Colonel Samuel Trautman (Richard Crenna) offering Rambo his freedom if Rambo will return to Vietnam to search for American prisoners of war remaining in Vietnamese captivity. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_29

Marshall Murdock (Charles Napier), the official in charge of the mission, is portrayed as a corrupt political figure who doesn't want to expose the truth. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_30

Rambo is not to engage the enemy and instead is ordered to take photographs of a North Vietnamese camp, the same camp he himself had been held prisoner in, to prove to the American public there are no more POWs in Vietnam, although Murdock knows that there are. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_31

Rambo is flown into the country with the purpose of parachuting into the jungle, but a malfunction during his exit from the plane causes him to have to cut away much of his equipment. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_32

He then meets his in-country contact, anti-communist Vietnamese rebel Co Bao (Julia Nickson), who is serving as an intelligence agent. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_33

Rambo discovers that there are POWs being held in the camp where he was dropped and that POWs were rotated between camps. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_34

Rambo breaks one POW out of the camp and attempts to escape, only to be abandoned at the moment of a pick up by helicopter on a hilltop on the orders of Murdock, after which both he and the POW are recaptured by the Vietnamese soldiers. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_35

Rambo is immobilized in a pit of sewage and leeches, then tortured by Soviet soldiers, who are allied with the Vietnamese and training Vietnamese soldiers. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_36

Co enters the base under the guise of a prostitute for hire, where she aids Rambo in escaping. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_37

After Rambo expresses his deepest gratitude for his rescue, the two share a kiss, after Co implores him to take her back to America with him. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_38

As they prepare to move on, Co is shot by surprise gunfire. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_39

Enraged, Rambo then acts on his own initiative and starts a one-man war, hunting the Vietnamese and Soviet soldiers searching for him in the jungle and stealing a Soviet-captured helicopter. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_40

He flies the helicopter back to the camp, destroying it and killing the remaining Vietnamese and Soviet soldiers in the camp. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_41

He frees all the POWs and is pursued by a Soviet Mi-24 Hind helicopter. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_42

After destroying the Hind with an RPG, he returns to the US base in Thailand with all the POWs. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_43

Rambo is enraged at how the United States government has ignored the existence of surviving soldiers being held captive, and grabs an M-60 machine gun and proceeds into the headquarters building, destroying all of the electronic gear within. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_44

Rambo then threatens Murdock and tells him to be forthright with the American public regarding the truth of the POWs and to spare no expense in rescuing them all, or else he will return for Murdock. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_45

When Trautman says Rambo will be honored once again, he declines, saying the POWs deserve the accolades more. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_46

For his actions in Vietnam, Rambo is granted a presidential pardon and decides to remain in Thailand. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_47

Between the second and third films, Rambo takes up residence near a monastery where he engages in frequent meditation to find a sense of inner peace. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_48

Although Rambo believes his soldiering days are apparently over, he does not become a complete pacifist, as he often participates in violent stick-fighting matches and donates his winnings to the monks to help renovate the monastery. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_49

Rambo III (1988) Rambo (franchise)_section_3

Main article: Rambo III Rambo (franchise)_sentence_50

The film opens with Colonel Samuel Trautman (Richard Crenna) returning to Thailand to once again enlist Rambo's help. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_51

After witnessing Rambo's victory in a stick-fighting match, Trautman visits the temple Rambo is helping to build and asks him to join him on a mission to Afghanistan. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_52

This brings Rambo into the realm of the CIA's Special Activities Division which primarily hires Army Special Forces soldiers. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_53

The mission is meant to supply weapons, including FIM-92 Stinger missiles, to Afghan freedom fighters, the Mujahideen, who are fighting the Soviets. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_54

Despite having been shown photos of civilians suffering under Soviet rule, Rambo refuses and Trautman chooses to go on his own. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_55

While in Afghanistan, Trautman's troops are ambushed by Soviet troops while passing through the mountains at night. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_56

Trautman is imprisoned in a Soviet base and tortured for information by commanding officer Zaysen (Marc de Jonge) and his henchman Kourov (Randy Raney). Rambo (franchise)_sentence_57

Rambo learns of the incident from embassy field officer Robert Griggs (Kurtwood Smith) and immediately flies to Pakistan where he meets up with Mousa (Sasson Gabai), a weapons supplier who agrees to take him to a village deep in the Afghan desert, close to the Soviet base where Trautman is kept. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_58

The Mujahideen in the village are already hesitant to help Rambo in the first place, but are convinced not to help him when their village is attacked by Soviet helicopters after one of Mousa's shop assistants informed the Russians of Rambo's presence. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_59

Aided only by Mousa and a young boy named Hamid (Doudi Shoua), Rambo makes his way to the Soviet base and starts his attempts to free Trautman. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_60

The first attempt is unsuccessful and results in Hamid getting shot in the leg, and Rambo himself getting hit by wooden shrapnel. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_61

After escaping from the base, Rambo tends to Hamid's wounds and sends him and Mousa away to safety. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_62

The next day, Rambo returns to the base once again, just in time to rescue Trautman from being tortured with a flamethrower. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_63

After rescuing several other prisoners, Rambo steals a helicopter and escapes from the base. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_64

The helicopter crashes and Rambo and Trautman are forced to continue on foot. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_65

After a confrontation in a cave, where Rambo and Trautman kill several Russian soldiers including Kourov, they are confronted by an entire army of Russian tanks, headed by Zaysen. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_66

Just as they are about to be overwhelmed by the might of the Soviet Army, the Mujahideen warriors, together with Mousa and Hamid, ride onto the battlefield in a cavalry charge, overwhelming the Russians despite their numerical and technological superiority. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_67

In the ensuing battle, in which both Trautman and Rambo are wounded, Rambo manages to kill Zaysen by driving a tank into the helicopter in which Zaysen is flying. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_68

At the end of the battle Rambo and Trautman say goodbye to their Mujahideen friends and leave Afghanistan to go home. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_69

Between the third and fourth films, Rambo still lives in Thailand, making a meager living as a snake catcher and by providing boat rides. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_70

Rambo (2008) Rambo (franchise)_section_4

Main article: Rambo (2008 film) Rambo (franchise)_sentence_71

The film opens with news footage of the crisis in Burma. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_72

Burma (also known as Myanmar) is under the iron fist rule of Than Shwe and takes harsher stances against the nation's pro-democracy movement. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_73

Rebels are thrown into a mine-infested marsh and then gunned down by a Burmese army unit, overseen by Major Pa Tee Tint. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_74

Former U.S. soldier John Rambo still lives in Thailand, now residing in a village near the Burmese border and makes a living capturing snakes and selling them in a nearby village. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_75

A missionary, Michael Burnett (Paul Schulze), asks Rambo to take him and his associates down the Salween River to Burma on a humanitarian mission to help the Karen people. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_76

Rambo initially refuses but is convinced by another missionary in the group, Sarah Miller (Julie Benz), to take them. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_77

The boat is stopped by pirates who demand Sarah in exchange for passage. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_78

After taking advantage of the pirates' complacency, Rambo kills them all. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_79

Although his actions save the missionaries, it greatly disturbs them. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_80

Upon arrival, Michael says that they will travel by road and will not need Rambo's help for the return trip. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_81

The mission goes well until the Burmese army, led by Major Tint, attacks the village, killing most of the villagers and two missionaries, and capturing the rest. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_82

When the missionaries fail to come back after ten days, their pastor, Arthur Marsh (Ken Howard), comes to Rambo to ask for his help in guiding hired mercenaries to the village where the missionaries were last seen. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_83

Troubled by Sarah's potential fate, Rambo decides to accompany the soldiers. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_84

After seeing the destroyed village filled with mutilated humans and animals, the mercenaries spot some soldiers forcing several surviving villagers to run through a minefield. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_85

The mercenaries are hesitant to rescue the villagers, but not Rambo, who shoots the soldiers with a bow and arrow. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_86

Rambo reminds his colleagues of the rescue mission and encourages the team to move on. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_87

Hijacking a truck, they create a plan to save the hostages at the P.O.W. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_88

camp, doing so within fifteen minutes to avoid alerting the army. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_89

Rambo helps Sarah and the others to escape. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_90

The Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) unit finds their hostages missing and organizes a massive manhunt. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_91

Everyone except for Rambo, Sarah, and "School Boy" (Matthew Marsden), the mercenary team's sniper, is captured. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_92

Just as the group is to be executed, Rambo hijacks a truck-mounted .50-caliber machine gun and engages the Burmese army. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_93

A group of Karen rebels joins the fight to help Rambo and the mercenaries defeat the Burmese unit. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_94

Seeing that the battle is lost, Major Tint decides to flee, only to run into Rambo's machete, which Rambo then uses to disembowel the Major. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_95

Encouraged by Sarah's words, Rambo returns to the United States. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_96

The last scene shows him walking along a rural highway, past a horse farm and a rusted mailbox with the name "R. Rambo" on it. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_97

He makes his way down the gravel driveway as the credits roll. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_98

Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Rambo (franchise)_section_5

Main article: Rambo: Last Blood Rambo (franchise)_sentence_99

Eleven years after the events in Burma, Vietnam War veteran John Rambo lives in Bowie, Arizona at his deceased father's horse ranch, which he manages with his old friend, Maria Beltran, and her granddaughter, Gabriela. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_100

Gabriela tells Rambo that a friend of hers, Gizelle, has found Gabriela's biological father, Miguel, in Mexico. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_101

Both Rambo and Maria tell her not to go to Mexico, but Gabriela secretly drives there to ask Miguel why he abandoned her and her mother years ago. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_102

Gizelle leads Gabriela to Miguel's apartment, where he coldly tells her that he never really cared for Gabriela or her mother. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_103

Gizelle takes a heartbroken Gabriela to a nearby club, where Gabriela is drugged and kidnapped by the enforcers of a Mexican cartel. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_104

Meanwhile, Maria informs Rambo of Gabriela's disappearance in Mexico. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_105

Rambo rushes to Mexico and interrogates both Miguel and Gizelle about Gabriela's whereabouts. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_106

Gizelle reluctantly leads Rambo to the club where Gabriela was last seen and confronts El Flaco, the man who last spoke with Gabriela. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_107

A mysterious woman, Carmen Delgado, tails Rambo as El Flaco leads him to Gabriela's location. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_108

Rambo is immediately confronted, beaten and marked by the cartel, led by the brothers Hugo and Victor Martinez. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_109

They take his driver's license with the location of Rambo's ranch and a photo of Gabriela, whom Victor recognizes. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_110

The cartel vow to mistreat Gabriela further due to Rambo's actions. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_111

Carmen takes Rambo back to her home where she cares for him until he fully recovers after four days. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_112

While Rambo is cared for by Carmen, Gabriela is stripped and consistently dosed with heroin and sold to be raped repeatedly. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_113

Carmen says she is an independent journalist who has been investigating the Martinez brothers, who kidnapped and murdered her sister. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_114

Rambo later raids one of the brothels, killing several men until he finds a drugged Gabriela. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_115

While driving back home in his pickup, Rambo thanks Gabriela for giving him hope for ten years but she dies from the forced overdose. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_116

An enraged Rambo sends Maria away and rigs the ranch with traps for a confrontation, and later returns to Mexico to ask Carmen's help in finding Victor. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_117

Carmen initially refuses and tells Rambo that it will solve nothing, but is convinced after he appeals to her grief and frustration. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_118

Rambo raids Victor's home, killing several guards and decapitating Victor. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_119

In retaliation, Hugo leads a large train of 7 SUVs filled with mercenaries to Rambo's ranch, but each eventually falls victim to Rambo's rigged traps. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_120

Saving Hugo for the last, Rambo mutilates him and rips his heart out, killing him instantly. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_121

In the aftermath, a weakened Rambo sits on the porch of his father's house, vowing to continue fighting and keep the memories of his loved ones alive. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_122

During the credits, flashbacks to scenes from the first four movies in the franchise are shown, with Rambo finally saddling up his horse and riding off into the sunset. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_123

Future Rambo (franchise)_section_6

During Cannes 2019, Stallone said he would continue portraying Rambo if the fifth film succeeds. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_124

Grunberg, however, said that Rambo: Last Blood "closes the circle", hoping it would conclude the film series. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_125

In September 2019, Stallone confirmed that he has plans for a prequel to the series; although he would not reprise the title role, he would like to explore who Rambo was before the war: Rambo (franchise)_sentence_126

Stallone has expressed interest in having Rambo take refuge in an Indian reservation for the sixth Rambo film. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_127

In June 2020, Stallone briefly elaborated on the idea, stating, "If I ever did another one, I think he would go back to the Indian reservation that he grew up on because he has Indian family." Rambo (franchise)_sentence_128

Cast and crew Rambo (franchise)_section_7

Cast Rambo (franchise)_section_8

Main article: List of Rambo characters Rambo (franchise)_sentence_129

Crew Rambo (franchise)_section_9

Reception Rambo (franchise)_section_10

Box office performance Rambo (franchise)_section_11

Rambo (franchise)_table_general_2

FilmRambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_0_0 U.S. release dateRambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_0_1 BudgetRambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_0_2 Box office revenueRambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_0_3
United StatesRambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_1_0 InternationalRambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_1_1 WorldwideRambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_1_2
First BloodRambo (franchise)_cell_2_2_0 October 22, 1982Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_2_1 $15 millionRambo (franchise)_cell_2_2_2 $47,212,904Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_2_3 $78,000,000Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_2_4 $125,212,904Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_2_5
Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo (franchise)_cell_2_3_0 May 22, 1985Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_3_1 $25 millionRambo (franchise)_cell_2_3_2 $150,415,432Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_3_3 $149,985,000Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_3_4 $300,400,432Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_3_5
Rambo IIIRambo (franchise)_cell_2_4_0 May 25, 1988Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_4_1 $63 millionRambo (franchise)_cell_2_4_2 $53,715,611Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_4_3 $135,300,000Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_4_4 $189,015,611Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_4_5
RamboRambo (franchise)_cell_2_5_0 January 25, 2008Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_5_1 $50 millionRambo (franchise)_cell_2_5_2 $42,754,105Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_5_3 $70,490,185Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_5_4 $113,244,290Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_5_5
Rambo: Last BloodRambo (franchise)_cell_2_6_0 September 20, 2019Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_6_1 $50 millionRambo (franchise)_cell_2_6_2 $44,819,352Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_6_3 $46,671,001Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_6_4 $178,840,376Rambo (franchise)_cell_2_6_5
TotalRambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_7_0 $203 millionRambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_7_2 $338,906,479Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_7_3 $480,446,186Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_7_4 $906,713,613Rambo (franchise)_header_cell_2_7_5

Critical and public response Rambo (franchise)_section_12

Rambo (franchise)_table_general_3

FilmRambo (franchise)_header_cell_3_0_0 Rotten TomatoesRambo (franchise)_header_cell_3_0_1 MetacriticRambo (franchise)_header_cell_3_0_2 CinemaScoreRambo (franchise)_header_cell_3_0_3
First BloodRambo (franchise)_cell_3_1_0 85% (46 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_1_1 61 (15 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_1_2 N/ARambo (franchise)_cell_3_1_3
Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo (franchise)_cell_3_2_0 36% (42 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_2_1 47 (15 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_2_2 N/ARambo (franchise)_cell_3_2_3
Rambo IIIRambo (franchise)_cell_3_3_0 37% (35 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_3_1 36 (15 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_3_2 B+Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_3_3
RamboRambo (franchise)_cell_3_4_0 38% (152 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_4_1 46 (26 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_4_2 A−Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_4_3
Rambo: Last BloodRambo (franchise)_cell_3_5_0 26% (170 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_5_1 26 (31 reviews)Rambo (franchise)_cell_3_5_2 BRambo (franchise)_cell_3_5_3

Music Rambo (franchise)_section_13

Home media Rambo (franchise)_section_14

All five existing films in the Rambo franchise are available from Lionsgate by virtue of the studio's output deal with StudioCanal (the company that currently holds the underlying rights to the first three films) and Lionsgate itself co-producing the latter film (in partnership with The Weinstein Company). Rambo (franchise)_sentence_130

Paramount Pictures (via Trifecta Entertainment and Media) holds the television rights to the first three films, while Debmar-Mercury handles television distribution for the latter film on behalf of parent company Lionsgate. Rambo (franchise)_sentence_131

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TitleRambo (franchise)_header_cell_4_0_0 FormatRambo (franchise)_header_cell_4_0_1 Release dateRambo (franchise)_header_cell_4_0_2 FilmsRambo (franchise)_header_cell_4_0_3 ReferenceRambo (franchise)_header_cell_4_0_4
Rambo Collector's PackRambo (franchise)_cell_4_1_0 DVDRambo (franchise)_cell_4_1_1 July 24, 2001Rambo (franchise)_cell_4_1_2 First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo IIIRambo (franchise)_cell_4_1_3 TBARambo (franchise)_cell_4_1_4
Rambo: The Complete Collector's SetRambo (franchise)_cell_4_2_0 DVD, Blu-rayRambo (franchise)_cell_4_2_1 July 27, 2010Rambo (franchise)_cell_4_2_2 First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, RamboRambo (franchise)_cell_4_2_3 TBARambo (franchise)_cell_4_2_4
Ultimate Rambo CollectionRambo (franchise)_cell_4_3_0 Blu-rayRambo (franchise)_cell_4_3_1 October 28, 2013Rambo (franchise)_cell_4_3_2 First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, RamboRambo (franchise)_cell_4_3_3 TBARambo (franchise)_cell_4_3_4
Rambo Classic Trilogy CollectionRambo (franchise)_cell_4_4_0 DVDRambo (franchise)_cell_4_4_1 January 1, 2014Rambo (franchise)_cell_4_4_2 First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo IIIRambo (franchise)_cell_4_4_3 TBARambo (franchise)_cell_4_4_4
Rambo: Trilogy – The Ultimate EditionRambo (franchise)_cell_4_5_0 Blu-rayRambo (franchise)_cell_4_5_1 September 28, 2015Rambo (franchise)_cell_4_5_2 First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo IIIRambo (franchise)_cell_4_5_3 TBARambo (franchise)_cell_4_5_4
Rambo Complete CollectionRambo (franchise)_cell_4_6_0 DVDRambo (franchise)_cell_4_6_1 March 1, 2016Rambo (franchise)_cell_4_6_2 First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, RamboRambo (franchise)_cell_4_6_3 TBARambo (franchise)_cell_4_6_4
Rambo: TrilogyRambo (franchise)_cell_4_7_0 DVD, Blu-rayRambo (franchise)_cell_4_7_1 November 15, 2018Rambo (franchise)_cell_4_7_2 First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo IIIRambo (franchise)_cell_4_7_3 TBARambo (franchise)_cell_4_7_4
Rambo: 5-Film CollectionRambo (franchise)_cell_4_8_0 Blu-rayRambo (franchise)_cell_4_8_1 February 11, 2020Rambo (franchise)_cell_4_8_2 First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, Rambo, Rambo: Last BloodRambo (franchise)_cell_4_8_3 TBARambo (franchise)_cell_4_8_4

Other media Rambo (franchise)_section_15

See also Rambo (franchise)_section_16

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  • Syndicate Sadists, a Poliziotteschi film that predates First BloodRambo (franchise)_item_0_0
  • Wild Blood, a Turkish copy film of First BloodRambo (franchise)_item_0_1
  • Thunder Warrior, an Italian film influenced by First BloodRambo (franchise)_item_0_2
  • Missing in Action, an American film inspired in Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo (franchise)_item_0_3
  • Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, an American filmRambo (franchise)_item_0_4
  • Rampage, a Turkish copy film of Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo (franchise)_item_0_5
  • The Intruder, an Indonesian action film inspired by First BloodRambo (franchise)_item_0_6
  • Strike Commando, an Italian film influenced by Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo (franchise)_item_0_7
  • Braddock: Missing in Action III, an American filmRambo (franchise)_item_0_8
  • Strike Commando 2, an Italian film influenced by Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo (franchise)_item_0_9
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch, an American parody film of Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rambo IIIRambo (franchise)_item_0_10
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux, an American parody film of Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rambo III with colonel role reprised by Richard CrennaRambo (franchise)_item_0_11
  • When Eagles Strike, a Philippines film influenced by Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo (franchise)_item_0_12
  • Son of Rambow, a British comedy film inspired by First BloodRambo (franchise)_item_0_13
  • Second Blood, a Kuwaiti action film inspired by Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo (franchise)_item_0_14

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