Rambo: First Blood Part II (also known as Rambo II or First Blood II) is a 1985 action film. A sequel to 1982's First Blood, it is the second installment in the Rambo series starring Sylvester Stallone, who reprises his role as Vietnam veteran John Rambo. Picking up where the first film left, the sequel is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue; it sees Rambo released from prison by federal order to document the possible existence of POWs in Vietnam, under the belief that he will find nothing, thus enabling the government to sweep the issue under the rug.
Despite negative reviews, Rambo: First Blood Part II was a major box office success. Rambo: First Blood Part II is the most recognized and memorable installment in the series, having inspired countless rip-offs, parodies, video games, and even imitations such as Missing in Action, Strike Commando and Rampage. Rambo: First Blood Part II was the film that popularized and stylized the lone wolf/one man army action hero element which has been used in numerous action films and media since its release.
The film was on the ballot for the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Cheers, a list of America's most inspiring