Julie Benz was cast as Sarah because Sylvester Stallone was a big fan of the TV show Dexter (2006) in which she stars.
The first Rambo film where Rambo uses a pistol. Also the first Rambo film without a helicopter. Most notably, it is the first Rambo film completely without a scene in which John Rambo is without his T-shirt, showing his muscles. This is due to Sylvester Stallone's, extensive tattoo work on both shoulders, which he started getting in late July 2007.
The first Rambo film where Rambo works with a team, rather than going solo. It is also the 1st film in the series where Rambo works as a mercenary rather than as a secret government operative.
The first Rambo film directed by Sylvester Stallone.
Ted Kotcheff who directed First Blood (1982), the original of the Rambo series, acts as a technical consultant on this particular installment.
The first Rambo feature in which he utilizes his bow and not his unique explosive arrowheads. In First Blood (1982) he did not employ a bow.
Stallone intended to make this film before Rocky Balboa (2006), but Rocky was green-lighted by MGM, so he had to put Rambo on hold.
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