Synopsis: Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. After some inner contemplation, Rambo accepts the offer and takes Michael, Sarah, and the rest of the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid by the sadistic M
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Director(s): Sylvester Stallone
Production: Lionsgate
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Thousands took to the streets

and thousands kill...

Many peaceful protesting monks have been

killed, some burnt alive and others drowned..

Foreign journalists have been shot and caned..

Thousands of villages have been destroyed.

Rape and torture are a daily occurrence.

In Burma there are more landmines,

than anywhere in the world.

Young men are bitten and forced into

the army. Many as young as 12 years old.

Beheadings and mutilations

are common.

The Karen people comprising mostly of poor Christian

farmers have been singled out for extermination.

The military government wants many of

the abundance resources on the Karen land.

The bloody military campaign against the Karen

people has been going on for almost 60 years.

The longest radical war in the world.

Ready. Send them out!


Shoot them all!


Looks like dangerous work.

I am Michael Burnett.

Do you have some time to talk?

Won't take too long, I promise.

I was told it might be possible to

rent your boat. We like to do that.

Is that possible?

We need to get up river.

Where are you going?

Into Burma.

Burma is a war zone.

That's what people call it.

But it's more like genocide than war.

This will be my fifth trip in,

we are aware of all the risk.

I don't go that far north.

Let me explain our situation.

Our church is part of the Pan-Asia


located in Colorado.

We are all volunteers, whom

around this time of the year,

bring in medical supplies,

medical attention..

prayer books and support to the

Karen tribe's people.

People say you know the river

better than anyone.

They lied.

What I am asking is, we compensate you...

for a few hours of your time..

to help change people's lives.

Are you bringing in any weapons?

Of course not.

You are not changing anything.

It's thinking like that,

that keeps the world the way it is.

F..k the world.

- Let's go

- Why?

He's not interested.

- Let me try.

- Sara...

It'll be an interesting trip going up there.

What do we have to lose?.

Let me try.



I am Sarah Miller. Hope you don't

mind me coming back here.

The man you were talking to...

I wasn't talking to anybody.

Ok, the man that was talking to you..

asked if we could hire your boat

to go up river.

and you said no, why?

Can't help you out.

If you have some reasons,

mind if I heard them?

Go home.

Why did you come back?

Waiting for you.

I told you before,

I can't help you.

We need to know why you

can't help these people.

We are here to make a difference.

We believe all lives are special.

Some lives, some no.


If everyone thought like you,

nothing will ever change.

Nothing will change.

Of course it does.

Nothing stays the same.

Value your life, it's a good one

It's what I am trying to do!

No, what you are trying to do

is change what is.

And what is?

Go home.


Go home.


Maybe you lost your faith in people.

But you feel the same for something.

You must still care for something.

Maybe we can't change what it is,

But trying to save a life,

isn't wasting your life. Is it?

As bad as these people are,

they will eventually lose.

They can't keep it up against a united front.

They can't!

Time alone will tell. In the meantime,

we just got to hold it together.

Just the other day...

Excuse me, Sara?

Where are you going?

To talk to him.

He'll probably want his privacy.

Michael, you shouldn't worry,

he's helping us.

He's being paid.

He didn't take anything.

Thank you again for doing this.

Really from all of us.

You never told us your name.


Where are you from?

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