PG-13 | | Action, Comedy
"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.
Charlie Sheen worked out for eight hours a day to build up his body, as he decided that he would have felt embarrassed at the film's premiere if he had to sit amongst people laughing while looking at him on screen in a singlet.
In an emotional address at the state capitol Nebraska Governor, Paul Burmaster made a public apology for his state being so flat.
During a scene towards the end of the film, a gag takes place where a taxi humorously delivers the rescue party to the helicopter extraction point in the middle of a war zone just as the mission for extraction is aborted. In the background, a crew member's shadow can be seen in a manner where their right arm is raised high and suddenly lowered signaling the taxi to drive into frame at the moment required once the order to abort is given.
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The film has had a checkered UK censorship history. For its original cinema release, 54 secs were cut for a 12 certificate, removing all footage of nunchakus during the Rambo scene and editing the spoof Basic Instinct (1992) sex scene in the apartment. The video was rated PG and the cuts were expanded with a further 1 min 7 secs of additional edits to remove a single use of 'fuck' and the complete removal of the bedroom scene. The same print was used as a basis for the PG-rated DVD, although the distributors made a further two minutes of edits including the removal of Ramada's line "Wild, free, passionate, unbridled sex. I'd fondle you in ways you can't imagine" and even the already PG approved scene in the limousine. The UK Blu-ray version reinstates the previously cut footage and was passed 12 uncut in 2013.
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