History Trivia / Rambo

13th May '16 12:54:56 AM BalrogKick
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** One of the original plot ideas for the fourth film involved Rambo going to Afghanistan and taking on the Taliban.
27th Mar '16 6:10:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** One of the deputies in FirstBlood went on to [[Series/CSIMiami head a forensics team in Miami.]]
** Ericson in RFBII [[TheKarateKid runs a karate dojo in Recita and teaches his students "Mercy is for the weak"]].
** The hot blonde missionary in ''Rambo'' was a [[Series/{{Angel}} vampire]], the [[Series/{{Dexter}} wife of a serial killer]], and a [[{{Series/Defiance}} town mayor in a future semi-terraformed Earth]].
** Lewis, one of the mercs in ''Rambo'' was [[Series/RedDwarf "Nicey" Akerman]].
** [[Film/{{Octopussy}} Orlov]] was demoted to a lieutenant colonel and assumed a new identity.
11th Dec '15 7:30:14 AM Pren
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sylvester Stallone was working on a script for a fifth Rambo movie, which would have featured the titular hero going into Mexico to rescue a teenage girl who had been kidnapped by the northern drug cartels. But after the success of ''Film/TheExpendables'' the project was scrapped so that Stallone could focus on the sequels for that franchise.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Sylvester Stallone was working on a script for a fifth Rambo movie, which would have featured the titular hero going into Mexico to rescue a teenage girl who had been kidnapped by the northern drug cartels. cartels, with the ominous title "Last Blood." But after the success of ''Film/TheExpendables'' the project was scrapped so that Stallone could focus on the sequels for that franchise.franchise.
** Stallone also wavered a bit on whether he would be part of the TV series about Rambo mentoring his son, before ultimately opting out.
19th Apr '15 11:14:19 PM nombretomado
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Parts II & III especially, due to their late ColdWar setting. Even the fourth movie is showing signs of this, with Myanmar slowly but surely opening up politically.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Parts II & III especially, due to their late ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar setting. Even the fourth movie is showing signs of this, with Myanmar slowly but surely opening up politically.
18th Apr '15 6:35:55 PM nombretomado
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** One of the deputies in FirstBlood went on to [[CSIMiami head a forensics team in Miami.]]

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** One of the deputies in FirstBlood went on to [[CSIMiami [[Series/CSIMiami head a forensics team in Miami.]]
21st Feb '15 11:14:48 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* ActorSharedBackground: Richard Crenna playing military character relates to Crenna having served in the military in real life during World War II.
6th Dec '14 8:53:58 AM StarSword
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sylvester Stallone was working on a script for a fifth Rambo movie, which would have featured the titular hero going into Mexico to rescue a teenage girl who had been kidnapped by the northern drug cartels. But after the success of ''TheExpendables'' the project was scrapped so that Stallone could focus on the sequels for that franchise.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Parts II & III especially, due to their late ColdWar setting. Even the fourth movie is showing signs of this, with Myanmar slowly but surely opening up politically.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sylvester Stallone was working on a script for a fifth Rambo movie, which would have featured the titular hero going into Mexico to rescue a teenage girl who had been kidnapped by the northern drug cartels. But after the success of ''TheExpendables'' ''Film/TheExpendables'' the project was scrapped so that Stallone could focus on the sequels for that franchise.


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!!Other trivia:
30th Nov '14 6:32:53 PM EngoWasHisName-o
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23rd Oct '14 8:50:50 AM Morgenthaler
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Works in this franchise with their own Trivia pages:

* ''Trivia/FirstBlood''
* ''Trivia/RamboFirstBloodPartII''
* ''Trivia/RamboIII''
* ''Trivia/RamboIV''



* BannedInChina:
** The third movie was [[BannedInChina banned in the USSR]] (the ban was lifted very quickly because of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp). The fourth is, unsurprisingly, banned in Burma.
** Also unsurprisingly, the fourth movie is very popular among the Karen Rebels in Burma. The film's catch phrase "Live for nothing or die for something" has actually become a rallying cry for the rebels.

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* BannedInChina:
** The third movie was [[BannedInChina banned
!!The Franchise in the USSR]] (the ban was lifted very quickly because of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp). The fourth is, unsurprisingly, banned in Burma.
** Also unsurprisingly, the fourth movie is very popular among the Karen Rebels in Burma. The film's catch phrase "Live for nothing or die for something" has actually become a rallying cry for the rebels.
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Maung Maung Khin, who played the bloodthirsty Burmese Major Pa Tee Tint in ''Rambo 4'', was actually worried that his family would be murdered if he took the part.
* NamesTheSame: Part II has Marshall Murdock. The film was made at the same time a [[Series/TheATeam famous tv-show also about the Vietnam war]] was running that also had a character named Murdock; the writers probably named Marshall Murdock after him. In addition, Charles Napier, who played the Marshall in Rambo, even appeared on ''The A-Team'' twice.
* PropRecycling: The Hind gunships (sans the fake front fuselages), as well as the KLMK jackets and the TanksButNoTanks Soviet equipment from the third movie were all reused from ''Film/RedDawn1984''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/DustinHoffman was the first choice for John Rambo with MikeNichols directing. He turned down the role because he felt the script was too violent. Actually, just about every Hollywood A-lister was considered for the role at one time or another (it was in DevelopmentHell for years). And '''Kirk Douglas''' was attached to direct at one point.
** Kirk Douglas was actually cast as Colonel Trautman for a little while, but he walked off the set and Richard Crenna was called in to replace him due to disagreements with the director and producers over the film's ending. The DVD extras of ''First Blood'' contain marketing stills of Kirk Douglas wearing Trautman's signature uniform.
** Sylvester Stallone was working on a script for a fifth Rambo movie, which would have featured the titular hero going into Mexico to rescue a teenage girl who had been kidnapped by the northern drug cartels. But after the success of ''TheExpendables'' the project was scrapped so that Stallone could focus on the sequels for that franchise.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Maung Maung Khin, who played the bloodthirsty Burmese Major Pa Tee Tint in ''Rambo 4'', was actually worried that his family would be murdered if he took the part.
* NamesTheSame: Part II has Marshall Murdock. The film was made at the same time a [[Series/TheATeam famous tv-show also about the Vietnam war]] was running that also had a character named Murdock; the writers probably named Marshall Murdock after him. In addition, Charles Napier, who played the Marshall in Rambo, even appeared on ''The A-Team'' twice.
* PropRecycling: The Hind gunships (sans the fake front fuselages), as well as the KLMK jackets and the TanksButNoTanks Soviet equipment from the third movie were all reused from ''Film/RedDawn1984''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/DustinHoffman was the first choice for John Rambo with MikeNichols directing. He turned down the role because he felt the script was too violent. Actually, just about every Hollywood A-lister was considered for the role at one time or another (it was in DevelopmentHell for years). And '''Kirk Douglas''' was attached to direct at one point.
** Kirk Douglas was actually cast as Colonel Trautman for a little while, but he walked off the set and Richard Crenna was called in to replace him due to disagreements with the director and producers over the film's ending. The DVD extras of ''First Blood'' contain marketing stills of Kirk Douglas wearing Trautman's signature uniform.
**
WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sylvester Stallone was working on a script for a fifth Rambo movie, which would have featured the titular hero going into Mexico to rescue a teenage girl who had been kidnapped by the northern drug cartels. But after the success of ''TheExpendables'' the project was scrapped so that Stallone could focus on the sequels for that franchise.
16th Jul '14 1:25:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* BannedInChina: The third movie was [[BannedInChina banned in the USSR]] (the ban was lifted very quickly because of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp). The fourth is, unsurprisingly, banned in Burma.

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* BannedInChina: BannedInChina:
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The third movie was [[BannedInChina banned in the USSR]] (the ban was lifted very quickly because of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp). The fourth is, unsurprisingly, banned in Burma.



* NamesTheSame: Part II has Marshall Murdock. The film was made at the same time a [[Series/TheATeam famous tv-show also about the Vietnam war]] was running that also had a character named Murdock.
** The writers probably named Marshall Murdock after him.
** In addition, Charles Napier, who played the Marshall in Rambo, even appeared on ''The A-Team'' twice.

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* NamesTheSame: Part II has Marshall Murdock. The film was made at the same time a [[Series/TheATeam famous tv-show also about the Vietnam war]] was running that also had a character named Murdock.
** The
Murdock; the writers probably named Marshall Murdock after him.
**
him. In addition, Charles Napier, who played the Marshall in Rambo, even appeared on ''The A-Team'' twice.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: DustinHoffman was the first choice for John Rambo with MikeNichols directing. He turned down the role because he felt the script was too violent.
** Actually, just about every Hollywood A-lister was considered for the role at one time or another (it was in DevelopmentHell for years). And '''Kirk Douglas''' was attached to direct at one point.
*** And speaking of Kirk Douglas, he was actually cast as Colonel Trautman for a little while, but he walked off the set and Richard Crenna was called in to replace him due to disagreements with the director and producers over the film's ending. The DVD extras of ''First Blood'' contain marketing stills of Kirk Douglas wearing Trautman's signature uniform.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: DustinHoffman WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/DustinHoffman
was the first choice for John Rambo with MikeNichols directing. He turned down the role because he felt the script was too violent.
**
violent. Actually, just about every Hollywood A-lister was considered for the role at one time or another (it was in DevelopmentHell for years). And '''Kirk Douglas''' was attached to direct at one point.
*** And speaking of ** Kirk Douglas, he Douglas was actually cast as Colonel Trautman for a little while, but he walked off the set and Richard Crenna was called in to replace him due to disagreements with the director and producers over the film's ending. The DVD extras of ''First Blood'' contain marketing stills of Kirk Douglas wearing Trautman's signature uniform.
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