Cinema: Muscles + Money = Excess RAMBO III

Directed by Peter Macdonald Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and Sheldon Lettich

You can amuse yourself with the film's budget, which some say was $63 million -- with about a quarter of that going to Sylvester Stallone. The producers insist that the excess was nowhere near so wretched, but Rambo III is still probably among the most expensive movies in history. So you naturally get to thinking that for such an investment the filmmakers ought to be able to come up with some scenery or spectacle more entrancing than sun and firelight glinting off Sly Stallone's ever rippling muscles.

Or you can amuse yourself with the mythology. Once, history tells us, entire societies...

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