How Well Do You Know The 'Rambo' Film Franchise?


By: Riley Jones

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Written by David Morrell and published in 1972, 'First Blood' is a book about a Vietnam War veteran named Rambo who has a run-in with the law in the small town of Hope, Washington. Roughly 10 years later, the novel was adapted into a film co-written and starring Sylvester Stallone as the titular hero, John J. Rambo. The film, also called 'First Blood,' was a box office hit, pulling in a whopping $165 million and giving birth to one of the greatest action heroes of all-time! 

37 years and several movies later, Stallone will play former Vietnam veteran once again in 'Rambo: Last Blood.' In what's being called the final film of the action series, Rambo travels to Mexico to take on the Mexican cartel after they kidnap his niece. 

In celebration of Rambo: Last Blood's release, we've created a Rambo-themed quiz even the biggest of fans will find challenging. Do you have what it takes to help Rambo infiltrate the enemy base and save the prisoners or will you totally mess up the plan and get everyone caught? Find out how well you know the iconic action film series now and remember, Rambo's counting on you. Good luck!

What is Rambo's full name?

Portrayed by Sylvester Stallone, John J. Rambo is the main character of the 'Rambo' film franchise and is based on David Morell's novel 'First Blood,' also the name of the first film.


How many Rambo movies are there in total (not including 2019's 'Rambo: Last Blood')?

There are four Rambo movies in total and the fifth film, 'Rambo: Last Blood,' opens on September 20, 2019. The first four are called: First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988), and Rambo (2008).


Who targets John Rambo upon his arrival in Hope, Washington in 'First Blood' (1982)?

The vindictive redneck Sheriff William 'Will' Teasle is portrayed by actor Brian Dennehy, also known for roles in Tommy Boy (1995), Silverado (1985), Cocoon (1985), F/X (1986), and Presumed Innocent (1990).


John Rambo is a veteran of which of the following wars?

The Vietnam War lasted from November 1, 1955, and April 30, 1975, and was fought between North and South Vietnam. The war ended after the U.S. withdrew their forces in 1973 and Vietnam unified under Communist control two years later.


Finish this quote, "To survive a war, ___________________."

While speaking with Co Phuong Bao in the 1985 action sequel 'Rambo: First Blood Part II', Rambo says, "To survive a war, you gotta become war." o Phuong Bao was played by actor Julia Nickson.


Who directed 'Rambo III' (1988)?

'Rambo III' was directed by Peter MacDonald and co-written by Sylvester Stallone and Sheldon Lettich. The action film cost roughly $63 million to make, making the film the most expensive movie of its time until it was surpassed by 'Back to the Future Part II' in 1989.


Which of the Rambo movies stars Karate Kid's Martin Kove as Michael Reed Ericson?

Michael Reed Ericson is played by Martin Kove, best known for his portrayal of Cobra Kai sensei John Kreese in the 'Karate Kid' films, as well as the YouTube Premium series, 'Cobra Kai.'


Finish the quote, "Don’t look at me, _____________. That's how accidents happen."

After taking over an army truck at gunpoint, Rambo warns the driver to keep his eyes on the road, because "that's how accidents happen." This classic line is from 1982's 'First Blood.'


In 1982's 'First Blood' Rambo's friend dies of cancer. What was the primary cause of his friend's cancer?

During the Vietnam War, the US developed a herbicide called Agent Orange, which was designed to wipe out all vegetation in the Vietnamese jungles. While it did work, the Red Cross has since reported that roughly 4.8 million died due to Agent Orange exposure.


What is the name of the longtime friend and mentor John Rambo rescue from a Soviet prison camp in 'Rambo III'?

Colonel Samuel "Sam" Trautman was played by Richard Crenna, also known for Wait Until Dark (1967), Body Heat (1981), The Sand Pebbles (1966), and Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993). It was Crenna's last appearance in a Rambo movie.


What country is John Rambo living at the beginning of 'Rambo' (2008)?

Directed by Sylvester Stallone, 'Rambo' was released on January 25, 2008. The fourth installment in the Rambo film franchise was shot in Thailand, Mexico, and the United States.


Who is the primary antagonist of the Rambo (2008)?

The ruthless & cold-hearted Officer Major Pa Tee Tint was portrayed by Maung Maung Khin. Despite having no previous acting experience, Sylvester Stallone thought he was perfect for the role.


Who directed 2019's action thriller 'Rambo: Last Blood'?

'Rambo: Last Blood' is the fifth installment in the iconic action franchise and once again stars Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo. This time around Rambo takes on a Mexican cartel to save his kidnapped niece.


Who attempted to stop John's boat while it was on its way to a village in the fourth film, 'Rambo' (2008)?

A group of pirates attempts to hijack Rambo's boat during Rambo (2008), unfortunately for them, Rambo wasn't about to go down without a fight, making quick work of the four men.


What is the name of the book the 'Rambo' films are based on?

Written by David Morrell and published in 1973, 'First Blood' is an action thriller about a Vietnam War veteran named Rambo, who gets targeted and arrested by Police Chief Wilfred Teasle. A film based on the book starring Stallone was released ten years later.


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