Rambo


1h 31m 2008

Brief Synopsis

John Rambo has retreated to northern Thailand, where he's running a longboat on the Salween River. On the nearby Thai-Burma border, the world's longest-running civil war, the Burmese-Karen conflict, rages into its 60th year. But Rambo, who lives a solitary, simple life in the mountains and jungles fishing and catching poisonous snakes to sell, has long given up fighting, even as medics, mercenaries, rebels and peace workers pass by on their way to the war-torn region. That all changes when a group of human rights missionaries search out the American river guide, John Rambo. When Sarah and Michael Bennett approach him, they explain that since last year's trek to the refugee camps, the Burmese military has laid landmines along the road, making it too dangerous for overland travel. They ask Rambo to guide them up the Salween and drop them off, so they can deliver medical supplies and food to the Karen tribe. After initially refusing to cross into Burma, Rambo takes them, dropping off Sarah, Michael and the aid workers. Less than two weeks later, pastor Arthur Marsh finds Rambo and tells him the aid workers did not return and the embassies have not helped locate them. He tells Rambo he's mortgaged his home and raised money from his congregation to hire mercenaries to get the missionaries, who are being held captive by the Burmese army. Although the United States military trained him to be a lethal super soldier in Vietnam, decades later Rambo's reluctance for violence and conflict are palpable, his scars faded, yet visible. However, the lone warrior knows what he must do.

Film Details

Also Known As
John Rambo, Rambo 4, Rambo IV, Rambo IV: Blood Ties, Rambo IV: End of Peace, Rambo IV: Holy War, Rambo IV: In the Serpent's Eye, Rambo IV: Pearl of the Cobra, Rambo To Hell and Back
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Sequel
Thriller
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Claude Forest
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Mexico; Thailand; United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

John Rambo has retreated to northern Thailand, where he's running a longboat on the Salween River. On the nearby Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border, the world's longest-running civil war, the Burmese-Karen conflict, rages into its 60th year. But Rambo, who lives a solitary, simple life in the mountains and jungles fishing and catching poisonous snakes to sell, has long given up fighting, even as medics, mercenaries, rebels and peace workers pass by on their way to the war-torn region. That all changes when a group of human rights missionaries search out the "American river guide" John Rambo. When Sarah and Michael Bennett approach him, they explain that since last year's trek to the refugee camps, the Burmese military has laid landmines along the road, making it too dangerous for overland travel. They ask Rambo to guide them up the Salween and drop them off, so they can deliver medical supplies and food to the Karen tribe. After initially refusing to cross into Burma, Rambo takes them, dropping off Sarah, Michael and the aid workers. Less than two weeks later, pastor Arthur Marsh finds Rambo and tells him the aid workers did not return and the embassies have not helped locate them. He tells Rambo he's mortgaged his home and raised money from his congregation to hire mercenaries to get the missionaries, who are being held captive by the Burmese army. Although the United States military trained him to be a lethal super soldier in Vietnam, decades later Rambo's reluctance for violence and conflict are palpable, his scars faded, yet visible. However, the lone warrior knows what he must do.

Crew

Victor Abbene

Chief Lighting Technician

Verner Abdul-djeber

Digital Effects Artist

Susan Paley Abramson

Casting Associate

Andrew Adam

Special Effects Technician

Somsak Adams

Grip

Nikolay Agopian

3-D Animator

Amornwit Aiam-iam

Driver

Svilen Ainadjiev

Digital Effects Artist

Sean Albertson

Editor

Sofia Aleksieva

Colorist

Poopan Amartsombat

Electrician

Piyanit Ampawat

Set Production Assistant

Ranong Ananta

Carpenter

Uthin Ananta

Carpenter

Surachai Anantha

Carpenter

Panon Anata

Painter

Alistair Anderson

Special Effects Technician

Ivaylo Andonov

Digital Effects Artist

Sipang Angsnapirom

Casting Assistant

Tongsuk Apiruksup

Accountant

Tongsuk Apiruksup

Accounting Assistant

Samboon Apiwatamorn

Craft Service

Selena Arizanovic

Music Coordinator

Suphakit Arnatano

Security

Manop Aromsuck

Driver

Montree Aroonreuk

Assistant Camera

Larry Arpin

Graphic Artist

Simeon Asenov

Visual Effects

Yavor Asenov

Digital Effects Artist

Luba Atanasova

Colorist

Diane Ault

Craft Service

Chad Baalbergen

Special Effects Technician

Prince Bagdasarian

Special Effects Coordinator

Clint Bailey

Production

Daren Bailey

Coordinator

James Bailey

Foley Artist

Karen Ballard

Photography

Pee Bangkae

Art Department

Rewat Bangmak

Carpenter

Pee Bankae

Driver

Wanchai Bansungkit

Location Assistant

Parsob Baothonglor

Driver

Pavel Bayraktarski

Visual Effects

Robert Bealmear

Coordinator

Charles Bemis

Assistant Camera

Roy Benson

Post-Production Supervisor

Kevin Bernhardt

Other

Kyle Billingsley

Foley Mixer

Amnard Binmaraham

Driver

Peter Block

Executive Producer

Grant Bolton

Prosthetic Makeup

Wanchai Bonnthai

Driver

Rungsak Boon-apai

Security

Kanha Boonamnouy

Driver

Weerasak Boonchert

Stunts

Sirisak Boondham

Lighting Technician

Pichert Boonleang

Stunts

Somsong Boonlert

Stunts

Pairin Boonma

Driver

Pongwit Boonrod

On-Set Dresser

Arkanay Boonsong

Stunts

Arkanay Boonsong

Assistant

Aut Boonsong

Plasterer

Buakai Boonsri

Caterer

Chakrit Boonthum

Driver

Tomg Boontongkao

Driver

Dang Boonyalak

Driver

Sujin Booppasawas

Stunts

Pichai Boorananon

Electrician

Sunthorn Boorattanang

Driver

Wuthon Bootrid

Welder

Maria Boyuklieva

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Bronkar

Colorist

Mark Brooks

On-Set Dresser

Max Brown

Special Effects Technician

Vinai Buachan

Loader

Nattinee Buapong

Assistant Production Coordinator

Toi Buatoom

Other

Michael Burrows

Visual Effects Editor

Corey Burton

Modelmaker

Scott Burton

Modelmaker

Barney Cabral

Supervising Sound Editor

Wes Caefer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mark Campbell

Stunt Performer

Franco Carbone

Production Designer

Carmen Carpenter

Finance Manager

Pat Cassin

Boom Operator

Kowit Chaimetha

Driver

Mongkoi Chaimongkol

Assistant

Itthipon Chainapong

Stunts

Jitrakorn Chaiosod

Greensman

Wilai Chaiputhorn

Driver

Rangsan Chairat

Caterer

Kaew Chaisa

Assistant

Kaew Chaisa

Office Runner

Sopon Chaithong

Driver

Uthai Chaiwarat

Rigging Electrician

Pattamawan Chaiwattananun

Props Buyer

Krissada Chaiwong

Driver

Nipol Chaiwong

Carpenter

Susan Chaiyapoom

Driver

Shorepaka Chaiyuchit

Stunts

Paitoon Chalemsap

Grip

Jakkrit Chanajan

Construction

Witaya Changklueng

Grip

Chinjan Chankapor

Painter

Rachapoom Chanmadee

Driver

Suthinee Chantakarn

Art Department Coordinator

Pawin Chantanimi

Coordinator

Narumon Chantonganun

Art Department

Greg Chapman

Sound Mixer

Kittana Charnsarikorn

Electrician

Narong Charoensuk

Camera Assistant

Susan Chaves

Casting Assistant

Pongwattana Na Chiangmai

Greensman

Emily Chiu

Wardrobe

Sirisuk Chobtumdee

Seamstress Supervisor

Sunya Choenjit

Stunts

Akrares Choenmanus

Driver

Prapan Chomta

Carpenter

Tara Chomta

Carpenter

Nikorn Chorpsuk

Stunts

Polchai Chuain

Prosthetic Makeup

Nirum Chuamuangpan

Carpenter

Orapin Chuenchom

Other

Sonthaya Chuenchoo

Assistant Camera

Wanchai Chuenchoolak

Props

Pravit Chuenchulux

Props

Somsak Chuenchulux

Props

Sanya Chuenjit

Assistant

Paradon Chueyoonan

Prosthetic Makeup

Attakong Chukron

Prosthetic Makeup

Pongthep Chumjai

Driver

Kanjana Chuthong

Caterer

Chatchon Chutichaiworakul

Driver

William Paul Clark

Assistant Director

Rachel Clements

Digital Effects Artist

Gary Cohen

Special Effects Technician

Ryan Conder

Special Effects

Chuck Cooke

Special Effects Technician

Garry Cooper

Special Effects Technician

Gilles Corbeil

Steadicam Operator

Alexandre Coscas

Assistant

Scott Coulter

Visual Effects Producer

Ian Creed

Production

Thuan Dachan

Carpenter

Thitipan Daenhcharoen

Electrician

Jirada Dairoekngam

Costumer

Chris David

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Boaz Davidson

Executive Producer

Michael Dawson

Visual Effects

Surin Dechkajorn

Carpenter

Somkuan Dechpan

Driver

Jim Delany

Visual Effects Producer

Carol Delossantos

Other

Yasen Denev

Visual Effects

Miroslav Dikov

Visual Effects

Danny Dimbort

Executive Producer

Konstantin Dimitrov

Digital Effects Artist

Denitsa Dimitrova

Digital Effects Artist

Paunka Dimitrova

3-D Animator

Ivelina Dobreva

Digital Effects Artist

Anton Donchev

Digital Effects Artist

Montatip Dongnoi

Prosthetic Makeup

Thanadda Donkitphai

Assistant Production Coordinator

Suntad Donvirat

Prosthetic Makeup

Areerat Doungkum

Costumer

Srireun Doungkum

Costumer

Roy Downy

Special Effects Technician

Stanislav Draganov

3-D Animator

Stanislav Dragiev

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bharispol Dtangpaibool

Assistant

Wisoot Duangkaewnoy

Propman

Varunee Duangkum

Wardrobe

Adinan Duen-ai

Craft Service

Rickley W Dumm

Sound Editor

Jarin Dumnin

Driver

Manit Dunagmaan

Grip

Richard Dwan

Sound Editor

Jared Eddo

Stunt Performer

Scott Eddo

Makeup Artist

Jack Edjourian

Modelmaker

Jack Edjourian

Video Assist/Playback

Randall Emmett

Executive Producer

Parjak Engchaun

Driver

Jon Feltheimer

Executive Producer

Eddie Fernandez

Stunt Performer

Jeremy Fitzgerald

Stunt Performer

Donald Flick

Sound Editor

Claude Forest

Production Insurance

Melanie Fruchtenicht

Assistant

Oliver Fruchtenicht

Assistant

Sittichai Fujan

Driver

George Furla

Executive Producer

Howard Galbraith

Lighting Technician

Michael Galbraith

Gaffer

Kremena Ganeva

Digital Effects Artist

Marshall Garlington

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Wattana Garum

Makeup Artist

Nikolai Gatchev

Visual Effects Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
John Rambo, Rambo 4, Rambo IV, Rambo IV: Blood Ties, Rambo IV: End of Peace, Rambo IV: Holy War, Rambo IV: In the Serpent's Eye, Rambo IV: Pearl of the Cobra, Rambo To Hell and Back
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Sequel
Thriller
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Claude Forest
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Mexico; Thailand; United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 25, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 27, 2008

Sequel to "First Blood" (USA/1982), directed by Ted Kotcheff, "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (USA/1985), directed by George Pan Cosmatos, and "Rambo III" (USA/1988), directed by Peter MacDonald. All three films starred Sylvester Stallone.

Miramax's Dimension Films paid the bankrupt Carolco Pictures $500,000 for the remake rights to the "Rambo" franchise.

Previously in development with Dimension Films.

Released in United States Winter January 25, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 27, 2008