Rambo: First Blood Part II


1m 1985

Brief Synopsis

Rambo is pulled from a federal prison to lead a mission into Vietnam to rescue surviving POW's from the Vietnam War.

Film Details

Also Known As
Rambo 2, Rambo II: La mission
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1985
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1m

Synopsis

Rambo is pulled from a federal prison to lead a mission into Vietnam to rescue surviving POW's from the Vietnam War.

Crew

Teri Abastado

Accounting Assistant

Anuar Badin

Production Manager

Roy Barnes

Assistant Art Director

Donah Bassett

Negative Cutter

Frank Batt

Aerial Unit

Moe Blay

Driver

Larry Bock

Editor

Simone Boisseree

Stunts

Bruce Botnick

Music Arranger

Bradley J Bovee

Stunts

Tom Bronson

Costumes

Frederick J Brown

Supervising Sound Editor

Shelley Brown

Assistant Editor

Franco Bruni

Camera Operator

Dennis Butterworth

Greensman

Mariano Garcia Cabrera

Gaffer

John J Cahill

Driver

James Cameron

Screenplay

John Campbell

Aerial Unit

Violet Cane

Production Secretary

Jack Cardiff

Other

Jack Cardiff

Director Of Photography

Jack Cardiff

Camera Operator

Jon Carpenter

Driver

Bertha Chiu

Hair Stylist

Phil Chong

Stunts

Mario Cisneros

Aerial Unit

Juan Clemente

Location Manager

Kay Cole

Hair Stylist

Yukio Collins

Stunts

Donald Collis

Driver

Terry Collis

Transportation Coordinator

Aldo Colonzi

Key Grip

Bruno Colonzi

Best Boy Grip

Franco Columbu

Coach

Gary Compton

Security

Daniel Costa

Stunts

Vic Cuccia

Driver

Charlie Davidson

Production Associate

Jim Davidson

Production Accountant

Mark De Alessandro

Stunts

Melvin D Dellar

Associate Producer

Margie Denecke

Foley Artist

Bob Dewitt

Driver

Joe Dugan

Driver

Bruce Eidahl

Aerial Unit

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Editor

Leonard Engleman

Makeup

Federico Farfan

Special Effects

Richard (diamond) Farnsworth

Stunt Coordinator

Buzz Feitshans

Producer

Erick J. Feitshans

Production Assistant

George Fisher

Stunts

Thomas L. Fisher

Special Effects Coordinator

Hugh Forn

Aerial Unit

David Friedman

Photography

Tom Gehrke

Helicopter Pilot

Mark Goldblatt

Editor

Jerry Goldsmith

Music

David W Gray

Consultant

Kevin Griffith

Aerial Unit

Fred Griggs

Titles And Opticals

Jesus Guerrero

Casting

Kenneth Hall

Music Editor

Steve Harding

Aerial Unit

Harry Hauss

Helicopter Pilot

Mark Helfrich

Editor

Howard Hester

Construction Coordinator

Joseph Hieu

Stunts

Denise Horta

Sound Editor

Russell Hoverson

Driver

Jeff Imada

Stunts

Gib Jaffe

Editor

Loren Janes

Stunt Coordinator

Kevin Jarre

Story By

Robert Jauregui

Stunts

Frank E Jimenez

Editor

Jeanne Joe

Assistant

John Michael Johnson

Stunts

Mario Kassar

Executive Producer

Steve Kelso

Stunts

Bill Kenney

Production Designer

Steven Kilfoy

Production Assistant

Jay B King

Special Effects

Patrick Kinney

Assistant Director

Rick Kline

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Enrique Estevez Labastida

Set Decorator

Linda Lawrence

Assistant

Eric W C Lee

Stunts

Luciano Leoni

Gaffer

Richard Liebegott

Production Coordinator

Jimmy Lile, Arkansas Knifesmith

Other

Norah Lozano

Production Accountant

Fred Lucky

Illustrator

Peter Macdonald

Segment Director

Peter Macdonald

Aerial Director Of Photography

Tony Maffatone

Technical Advisor

Robert Mickey

Aerial Unit

Donald O Mitchell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Harry Mok

Stunts

Martin Cardenas Moreno

Props

David Morrell

Characters As Source Material

Arthur Morton

Original Music

Tony Munafo

Security

Dan Munson

Stunts

Kevin O'connell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Elvira Oropeza

Makeup

Sergio Ortega

Assistant Editor

Dennis Parrish

Props

Edwin Perez

Accounting Assistant

Salvador Serrano Perez

Dolly Grip

Susan Persily

Assistant

Michelle Pleis

Assistant Sound Editor

Fiorangelo Plocco

Best Boy

Will Purcell

Special Effects

Robert Raring

Color Timer

Kendall Reed

Driver

Danny Retz

Assistant Editor

Ross Reynolds

Helicopter Pilot

Nigel Rick

Production Assistant

Vernon Rieta

Stunts

Mario Cisneros Rivera

Assistant Director

Fred Rollin

Production Manager

Fred Rollin

Assistant Director

Hilarie Roope

Assistant Editor

Donna Rosenstein

Casting Associate

Frank Rousseau

Other

Bill Ryusaki

Stunts

Agustin Ituarte Salazar

Art Director

Massimiliano Sano

Assistant Camera

Peter H Schless

Music

Ben R Scott

Stunts

Jeanne Scott

Script Supervisor

John Wendell Clay Scott

Stunts

Michele Sharp

Sound Editor

William Ladd Skinner

Set Decorator

Ron South

Assistant Editor

Frank Stallone

Music Lyrics

Frank Stallone

Song Performer

Frank Stallone

Music

Sylvester Stallone

Screenplay

Steve Stephenson

Aerial Unit

Michael Stevenson

Driver

Concepcion Taboada

Production Secretary

Sig Tinglof

Set Decorator

Andrew Vajna

Executive Producer

Ceci Vajna

Assistant

Salvador Vazquez

Grip

Marichu Walker

Accounting Assistant

Barry Wall

Aerial Unit

Ward Welton

Painter

Cliff Wenger

Special Effects

Pamela Westmore

Makeup Artist

Karl Wickman

Helicopter Pilot

Danny Wong

Stunts

Rhonda Young

Casting

Rob Young

Sound Mixer

Anna Zappia

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Rambo 2, Rambo II: La mission
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1985
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1m

Award Nominations

Best Sound Effects Sound Editing

1985

Articles

Richard Crenna, 1927-2002


Actor Richard Crenna, the versatile, highly respected character actor of television and film, died on December 17 of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles. He was 75.

Born on November 30, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, Crenna was the son of a pharmacist father and a mother who managed a number of small hotels in the Los Angles area the family owned, where Crenna was raised. At the tender age of 11, he was encouraged by a teacher to audition for a radio show, "Boy Scout Jamboree" at the nearby KFI-AM radio studio. Little did he realize that it would be the start of a very long and prosperous career.

Crenna found steady radio work for the next several years, culminating in 1948 with his breakthrough role of the goofy, squeaky-voiced Walter Denton in the hit radio series Our Miss Brooks. Crenna carried the momentum of his success to television when he spent four more seasons as Walter on Our Miss Brooks (1952-1956). Almost immediately after the run of that show, Crenna scored another hit series as Luke McCoy in the rustic comedy The Real McCoys (1957-1963) co-starring Walter Brennan.

Although he had been acting in films since the early '50s Crenna roles didn't come to critical notice until the mid '60s, appearing in Robert Wise's acclaimed The Sand Pebbles (1966) as the stalwart gunboat captain co-starring Steve McQueen; Terence Young's intense thriller, Wait Until Dark (1967), as a criminal who terrorizes a blind Audrey Hepburn; and another Robert Wise film, the Gertrude Lawrence biopic Star! (1968) playing the high profile role of Richard Aldrich opposite Julie Andrews.

Crenna's profile slowed down in the '70s, despite a brief return to television comedy in Norman Lear's political satire All's Fair (1976-1977) with Bernadette Peters. That show may not have lasted long, but Crenna bounced back with a resurgence in the '80s with a string of hit character parts: Lawrence Kasden's stylish film noir Body Heat (1981), as Kathleen Turner's ill-fated husband; Ted Kotchoff's hit Rambo: First Blood (1982), as Colonel Samuel Trautman, Sylvester Stallone's former Commander; Gary Marshall's excellent coming-of-age tale The Flamingo Kid (1984), one of his best performances (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination) as a smooth, charismatic gin-rummy champ who takes Matt Dillon under his tutelage; and many other quality roles in theatrical and made for television movies.

At the time of his death, Crenna was a member of the Screen Actors Guild board of directors and had a recurring role in the hit CBS dramatic series Judging Amy. In addition to Penni, his wife of 47 years, Crenna is survived by a son, Richard, two daughters, Seana and Maria, and three granddaughters.

by Michael T. Toole
Richard Crenna, 1927-2002

Richard Crenna, 1927-2002

Actor Richard Crenna, the versatile, highly respected character actor of television and film, died on December 17 of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles. He was 75. Born on November 30, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, Crenna was the son of a pharmacist father and a mother who managed a number of small hotels in the Los Angles area the family owned, where Crenna was raised. At the tender age of 11, he was encouraged by a teacher to audition for a radio show, "Boy Scout Jamboree" at the nearby KFI-AM radio studio. Little did he realize that it would be the start of a very long and prosperous career. Crenna found steady radio work for the next several years, culminating in 1948 with his breakthrough role of the goofy, squeaky-voiced Walter Denton in the hit radio series Our Miss Brooks. Crenna carried the momentum of his success to television when he spent four more seasons as Walter on Our Miss Brooks (1952-1956). Almost immediately after the run of that show, Crenna scored another hit series as Luke McCoy in the rustic comedy The Real McCoys (1957-1963) co-starring Walter Brennan. Although he had been acting in films since the early '50s Crenna roles didn't come to critical notice until the mid '60s, appearing in Robert Wise's acclaimed The Sand Pebbles (1966) as the stalwart gunboat captain co-starring Steve McQueen; Terence Young's intense thriller, Wait Until Dark (1967), as a criminal who terrorizes a blind Audrey Hepburn; and another Robert Wise film, the Gertrude Lawrence biopic Star! (1968) playing the high profile role of Richard Aldrich opposite Julie Andrews. Crenna's profile slowed down in the '70s, despite a brief return to television comedy in Norman Lear's political satire All's Fair (1976-1977) with Bernadette Peters. That show may not have lasted long, but Crenna bounced back with a resurgence in the '80s with a string of hit character parts: Lawrence Kasden's stylish film noir Body Heat (1981), as Kathleen Turner's ill-fated husband; Ted Kotchoff's hit Rambo: First Blood (1982), as Colonel Samuel Trautman, Sylvester Stallone's former Commander; Gary Marshall's excellent coming-of-age tale The Flamingo Kid (1984), one of his best performances (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination) as a smooth, charismatic gin-rummy champ who takes Matt Dillon under his tutelage; and many other quality roles in theatrical and made for television movies. At the time of his death, Crenna was a member of the Screen Actors Guild board of directors and had a recurring role in the hit CBS dramatic series Judging Amy. In addition to Penni, his wife of 47 years, Crenna is survived by a son, Richard, two daughters, Seana and Maria, and three granddaughters. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States Summer May 22, 1985

Re-released in United States on Video May 9, 1995

Formerly distributed by International Video Entertainment (IVE).

Released in USA on video.

Re-released in United States on Video May 9, 1995

Released in United States Summer May 22, 1985