The Coolest Guy Movie Ever: Return to the Scene of The Great Escape (2018)

Introduction A 2018 documentary about the making of The Great Escape (1963). Outline Filmmaker Christophe Espenan’s tribute to The Great Escape, The Coolest Guy Movie Ever is a fascinating documentary that returns to the iconic locations where that classic film was shot, complete with rare footage and interviews. Production & Filming Details Narrator(s): Lawrence Montaigne.… Read More

Rambo: Last Blood (2019)

Introduction Rambo: Last Blood is a 2019 American action film directed by Adrian Gr├╝nberg. The screenplay, co-written by Matthew Cirulnick and Sylvester Stallone (from a story by Dan Gordon and Stallone), is based on the character John Rambo created by author David Morrell for his novel First Blood. The story follows the titular Vietnam War… Read More

Rambo (2008)

Introduction Rambo is a 2008 American action film directed by Sylvester Stallone, who co-wrote it based on the character John Rambo created by author David Morrell for his novel First Blood. The story follows the titular Vietnam War veteran (reprised by Stallone) as he leads a group of mercenaries into Burma to rescue Christian missionaries,… Read More

Rambo III (1988)

Introduction Rambo III is a 1988 American action film directed by Peter MacDonald and co-written by Sylvester Stallone, who also reprises his role as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. A sequel to Rambo: First Blood, Part II (1985), it is the third instalment in the Rambo franchise, followed by Rambo (2008). It was the last… Read More

Rambo: First Blood, Part II (1985)

Introduction Rambo: First Blood Part II is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and co-written by Sylvester Stallone, who also reprises his role as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. A sequel to First Blood (1982), it is the second instalment in the Rambo franchise, followed by Rambo III (1988). It co-stars… Read More

Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)

Introduction Braddock: Missing in Action III a 1988 action adventure film, and a sequel to Missing in Action (1984), following the second film, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985), which was a prequel. It is the third and final installment in the Missing in Action series. The film stars Chuck Norris, who co-wrote the… Read More

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

Introduction Missing in Action 2: The Beginning is a 1985 action adventure film, and a prequel to Missing in Action (1984), both of which star Chuck Norris. It was directed by Lance Hool, and written by Steve Bing, Larry Levinson and Arthur Silver. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning was filmed back to back with… Read More

Missing in Action (1984)

Introduction Missing in Action is a 1984 American action film directed by Joseph Zito and starring Chuck Norris. It is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. Colonel Braddock, who escaped a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp 10 years earlier, returns to Vietnam to find American soldiers listed as missing in action… Read More

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Introduction The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 adventure epic war film directed by David Lean and based on the 1952 novel, of the same name, written by Pierre Boulle. The film uses the historical setting of the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942-1943. The cast includes William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec… Read More

The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)

Introduction The Great Escape II: The Untold Story is a 1988 American made-for-television action-adventure drama film and a sequel to The Great Escape (1963) starring Christopher Reeve, Judd Hirsch, Anthony Denison, Ian McShane, Charles Haid and Donald Pleasence in a supporting role (in the 1963 original Pleasence had played Flight-Lieutenant Colin Blythe, “The Forger”). The… Read More