|Sylvester Stallone||John J. Rambo|
|Richard Crenna||Colonel Samuel Trautman|
|Marc de Jonge||Zaysen|
|Kurtwood Smith||Robert Griggs, Embassy Field Officer|
|Sasson Gabai||Mousa Ghani|
|Doudi Shoua||Hamid, Rambo's guide|
Col. Sam Trautman travels to Thailand, hoping to convince veteran John Rambo to accompany him on a training mission in Afghanistan. When Rambo refuses, Trautman decides to go alone -- but, while trying to help the mujahideen, Trautman is captured by a ruthless Russian colonel who submits him to torture. Hearing the news, Rambo volunteers for a top secret undercover mission to rescue his longtime friend.