Rambo's Vietnam commanding officer Colonel Trautman is held hostage in Afghanistan, and its up to Rambo to rescue him.
- Starring: Sylvester Stallone and Richard Crenna
- Director(s): Peter MacDonald
- Producer(s): Carolco Films
- Screenwriter(s): Sylvester Stallone
- Distributor: TriStar Pictures
- Release Date: Friday, April 01, 1988
- Rating: Unacceptable
Featured Animal Action
The following AHA film review was compiled from archival information and documentation and may not reflect AHA's current criteria for animal action review and rating procedures.
AHA reports state that horses were tripped during the production of Rambo III, earning an Unacceptable rating from AHA.
The ongoing expansion of the AHA Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media has raised the standard of care for animal actors worldwide. In addition, technological advancements have created safe alternatives to risky action, enabling filmmakers to maintain their creative vision without compromising the welfare of animal actors. AHA continues to be a vigilant watchdog for animals in film and television and acknowledges the groundbreaking history of this program while expanding and refining procedures to reflect increased knowledge and new challenges.