Rambo III


1h 42m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Unfolding at a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, the story revolves around Rambo going to the aid of his friend Colonel Trautman who asks his assistance with a dangerous mission.

Film Details

Also Known As
Rambo 3
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Sequel
War
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Yuma, Arizona, USA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Palm Springs, California, USA; Pakistan; Jerusalem, Israel; Bangkok, Thailand; Dead Sea, Israel; Eliat, Israel; Jaffa, Israel; Morocco

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Unfolding at a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, the story revolves around Rambo going to the aid of his friend Colonel Trautman who asks his assistance with a dangerous mission.

Crew

Doug Aarniokoski

Production Assistant

Frans J Afman

Finance Manager

Charlie Ajar Jr.

Other

Zafi Arielli

Other

Vic Armstrong

Stunt Coordinator

Scott Arundale

Assistant Editor

Bruce Barbour

Stunts

Pierluigi Basile

Art Director

Ken Bates

Stunts

Nancy Beach

Original Music

Charles Bella

Helicopter Pilot

Charles Bella

Pilot

Muki Ben Chamo

Transportation Coordinator

Itzik Ben-aroya

Key Grip

Miki Benjamini

Camera

Barbara Boguski

Assistant Editor

Roy Bonner

Stunts

Clay Boss

Stunts

Michael Brewster

Camera Operator

Bob Bridges

Camera Assistant

Frederick J Brown

Sound Editor

O Nicholas Brown

Editor

Shelley Brown

Sound Editor

Marcei A Brubaker

Assistant

Yaakov Bukman

Key Grip

Bobby L Burton

Electrician

Michael B Butler

Costumes

John J Cahill

Transportation Manager

Henry Calia

Stunts

John J Campbell

Camera Operator

Jon Carpenter

Transportation Coordinator

Maggie Cartier

Casting

Alan Cassie

Art Director

Nick Castello

Assistant

Noie Chaisirikul

Casting

Raz Chen

Location Manager

Zvika Chen

Props

Leung Wing Cheong

Other

Delia Circelli

Production Coordinator

John Coates

Associate Producer

Ruben Cohai

Other

Lucy Coldsnow-smith

Adr Editor

Terry Cole

Camera Operator

Terry Collis

Production Associate

Gary Compton

Security

Robert Ritchie Copenhaver

Stunts

Paul Cronin

Other

William M Cross

Rigging Gaffer

Billy Curtis

Assistant

David D Darling

Stunts

Jim Davidson

Auditor

Giannetto De Rossi

Makeup

Mark Deallessandro

Stunts

Douglas F Dean

Assistant Director

Steve M Defrance

Stunts

Noori Dehnahi

Post-Production Coordinator

Melvin D Dellar

Unit Production Manager

Margie Denecke

Foley Artist

Walter Derfer

Hair

Cristina Derossi

Makeup Assistant

Mirella Sforza Derossi

Hair

Michael Desch

Apprentice

Harold Diamond

Other

John Dimond

Gaffer

Shane Dixon

Stunts

Gil Don

Accounting Assistant

Tim Donahue

Art Director

Dan Doucette

Stunts

Robert Duggan

Grip

Evelyn Dutton

Foley Artist

Bill Earl

Assistant

Mary Kay Eaton

Other

Diana Elbaum

Other

Tom Elliott

Stunts

Andy Epper

Stunts

Danny Epper

Stunts

Gary Epper

Stunts

William M Fannon

Property Master

Buzz Feitshans

Producer

Benjamin Fernandez

Art Director

Mike Ferris

Camera Operator

Eli Fishboim

On-Set Dresser

Scott R. Fisher

Special Effects

Thomas L. Fisher

Special Effects Supervisor

Moshe Fletcher

Dolly Grip

Linda Folk

Sound Editor

David Friedman

Photography

Michael Fuller

Unit Production Manager

Terry Funk

Stunts

Todd Gallagher

Camera

Ralph Garrett

Stunts

Eitan Gartushka

Gaffer

Roger Gebhard

Camera Operator

Rick T Gentz

Set Decorator

J B Getzwiller

Stunts

William Getzwiller

Stunts

Stuart Godfrey

Other

Susan Godfrey

Assistant Editor

Jerry Goldsmith

Music

Jeff Goodwin

Makeup

Adrian Gorton

Art Director

Jill Goularte

Apprentice

Vojislav Govedarica

Security

David W Gray

Consultant

Jack N Green

Camera Operator

Hilik Gurfinkel

Apprentice

Kenneth Hall

Music Editor

Yoni Hamenachem

Photography

Joey Hamlin

Stunts

Roger Hansen

Special Effects

Steven Harding

Assistant Director

Joseph Hausdorf

Wrangler

Harold Hauss

Helicopter Pilot

Harold Hauss

Pilot

Harold Hauss

Stunts

John Hawn

Electrician

Ray Herbeck

Assistant

Ronald S Herbes

Assistant Editor

Gil Hibben

Other

Freddie Hice

Stunts

Dennis M Hill

Camera

Terry Hill

Video

John Hock

Stunts

Dalia Hovers

Casting

Philip Hughes

Assistant

Lisa Hyman

Other

Karyn Isaacs

Casting

Ron Isaak

Unit Production Manager

Jeff Jensen

Stunts

Jeanne Joe

Assistant

Bruce Jones

Camera Assistant

Abhijati Jusakul

Assistant Director

William B. Kaplan

Sound Mixer

Mario Kassar

Executive Producer

Mike Katzin

Assistant Director

Constance A Kazmer

Adr Editor

Kandis Kennedy

Production Assistant

Bill Kenney

Production Designer

Hubie Kerns Jr.

Stunts

Jay B King

Special Effects

Ellen Kitz

Associate Producer

Naomi Kol

Production Accountant

Nikolas Korda

Assistant Director

Dennis Laine

Camera Assistant

Steve Lambert

Stunts

Richard Lamotte

Costume Designer

Linda Landry-nelson

Production Coordinator

Lou Lavelly

Camera Operator

Michael Law

Grip

Tom Lawson

Construction Manager

Sheldon Lettich

Screenplay

Nava Levin

Assistant

Richard Liebegott

Production Coordinator

David Lipkind

Unit Production Manager

Robert J Litt

Sound

William D Livingstone

Assistant

Andrew London

Editor

David Lowry

Stunts

Norah Lozano

Production Accountant

Humberto Luna-gallardo

Production Assistant

Tony Maffatone

Security

Trish Kinney Magged

Script Supervisor

Dennis Maguire

Assistant Director

Juan Majan

Wrangler

Mike Maloney

Security

Dov Maoz

Unit Production Manager

Aaron Marcus

Production Accountant

Alan Marcus

Stunts

Dale L Martin

Special Effects

Roy Matthews

Pilot

Patt Mccurdy

Production Coordinator

Sean A Mcgaughy

Stunts

Gary Mclarty

Stunts

Cliff Mclaughlin

Stunts

Gene Mclaughlin

Stunts

Patrick T Mcnalley

Makeup

M Peter Mcpherson

Assistant

Danny Ben Menachem

Gaffer

Richard Mention

Other

Juan Cruz Mesa

Wrangler

William Mesa

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rick Meyer

Assistant Editor

Ben Miller

Stunts

Charles Mills

Camera Operator

Michael Minkler

Sound

Linda Mitchell

Apprentice

Lorane Mitchell

Sound Editor

Doron Mizrachi

Other

Paul Dion Monte

Stunts

Jeff Moore

Camera Operator

Sam Moore

Property Master

David Morrell

Characters As Source Material

Arthur Morton

Original Music

Dennis Motes

Stunts

Tony Mufano

Associate Producer

Nissan Mufkadi

Other

Paul Murphey

Video

Charles Murray

Unit Production Manager

Michael Murray

Assistant Director

Dominic Napolitano

Camera

Film Details

Also Known As
Rambo 3
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Sequel
War
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Yuma, Arizona, USA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Palm Springs, California, USA; Pakistan; Jerusalem, Israel; Bangkok, Thailand; Dead Sea, Israel; Eliat, Israel; Jaffa, Israel; Morocco

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

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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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 6, 1988

Released in United States Summer May 25, 1988

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

Peter MacDonald replaced Russell Mulcahy as director; David Gurfinkel replaced Ric Waite as cinematographer, then John Stainer replaced Gurfinkel.

Formerly distributed by International Video Entertainment (IVE).

Began shooting August 30, 1987.

Completed shooting January 28, 1988.

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

Released in United States Summer May 25, 1988

Released in United States on Video October 6, 1988