Rambo: The Animated Series

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1986
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (669)

Rambo: The Animated Series, also known as Rambo: The Force of Freedom, is a family-targeted cartoon using the character of John Rambo from the First Blood movies. The character was created for the novel First Blood by David Morrell, but the inspiration behind the animation was the 1982 movie First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo. Unlike the novel and movie that depict Rambo as a loner forced into action to defend himself from the local authorities in towns he visits, the Rambo of the animation is the leader of a secret group of military specialists. Beginning as a five-part series to promote a Rambo toy line, the series was expanded to complete a 65-episode season in 1986. John Rambo begins Rambo: The Animated Series as the operational leader of The Force of Freedom under the command of CoLonel Trautman. A terrorist group known as S.A.V.A.G.E., an acronym for Specialist Administrators of Vengeance, Anarchy and Global Extortion, is led by the terrorist General Warhawk. Warhawk and his second in command, Sergeant Havoc, have set their sights on conquering the African country of Tierra Libre; with the other members of S.A.V.A.G.E., General Warhawk battles with Rambo and the other members of The Force of Freedom in hand-to-hand combat and with guns for control of the country. As the season progresses, the show depicts mostly stand-alone episodes with S.A.V.A.G.E. targeting different countries and regions of the world to conquer or disrupt. For example, to play on the fears of the Scottish people, General Warhawk builds and operates a model Loch Ness Monster to cause anarchy amongst the people of the country. Despite depicting violent battles, there is no blood or death in Rambo: The Animated Series; no reference is made to Rambo's background as a Vietnam veteran.

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Ep 165 - Horror of the Highlands
165. Ep 165 - Horror of the Highlands
January 1, 1986
TD visits his Uncle George in Scotland and they see a monster attack a tour boat in the nearby Loch Ness. TD calls the rest of Rambo's team to investigate. The monster is a remotely controlled submarine being tested by...
Ep 164 - Change of Face
164. Ep 164 - Change of Face
January 1, 1986
Dr. Hyde creates a cyborg that can replicate the faces of Senator Thorne and the President of the United States. Rambo's team is guarding the senator while traveling on the Orient Express. Mad Dog's men start an...
Ep 163 - S.A.V.A.G.E. Space
163. Ep 163 - S.A.V.A.G.E. Space
January 1, 1986
Mad Dog's men hijack the space shuttle, Xenon. The Xenon is not only a space shuttle but it also is a laser defense space station. Rambo's team is sent to get it back which leads Turbo and Kat to go to South America...
Ep 162 - The Twin Within
162. Ep 162 - The Twin Within
January 1, 1986
The Black Dragon attacks the White Dragon at his home, and Rambo's team is there to guard radioactive material in a boxcar. Rambo's team repels the attack but during the struggle the Black Dragon disguises himself as...
Ep 161 - Sepulcher of Power
161. Ep 161 - Sepulcher of Power
January 1, 1986
Ancient Mayan tablets are stolen from Dr. Ramirez. The tablets are rumored to provide the location of the Mayan sepulcher, a symbol of Mayan power. Rambo's team is sent in to prevent General Warhawk from getting...
Ep 160 - Quarterback Sneak
160. Ep 160 - Quarterback Sneak
January 1, 1986
The airplane that Professor Ivanovich is on is sabotaged by Warhawk's men and forced to land in Talinia, the country from which the professor defected. The professor and his daughter, Tanya, are removed from the plane...
Ep 159 - Monster Island
159. Ep 159 - Monster Island
January 1, 1986
A sea monster is spotted in the Gulf of Alaska, sinking a ship. Rambo's team is sent to investigate but when they arrive they are attacked by giant birds. Rambo, TD, and Kat are carried away. Rambo gets away...
Ep 158 - Just Say No
158. Ep 158 - Just Say No
January 1, 1986
Rambo visits his old friend Chopper and discovers that Chopper's teenage son is involved with a drug gang. After Chopper's son suffers an accidental overdose, one of his friends agrees to help Rambo capture the gang's...
Ep 157 - Masquerade
157. Ep 157 - Masquerade
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk's men try to kidnap General Bernard, the leader of the Starfire Defense program, but their attempt is thwarted by Rambo's team. Colonel Trautman and Rambo see a corporal who looks and sounds just like...
Ep 156 - Turbo's Dilemma
156. Ep 156 - Turbo's Dilemma
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team is guarding INT Laboratories. Turbo's mother gets abducted by a motorcycle gang, who's working for General Warhawk. While on guard, Turbo gets a call to go get his mother, causing Turbo to leave his post...
Ep 155 - Blind Luck
155. Ep 155 - Blind Luck
January 1, 1986
An aircraft carrier transporting a "secret weapon" for Colonel Trautman is attacked by General Warhawk's troops. The secret weapon is Rambo's Force of Freedom team, who fight to guide the ship out of enemy territory.
Ep 154 - Mirage
154. Ep 154 - Mirage
January 1, 1986
Airforce 2 has disappeared in a storm over the China Sea. Rambo's team is enlisted to find the Vice President and accompanying cabinet members. Rambo's team tracks them to a jungle hideout, where the Vice President is...
Ep 153 - Crash
153. Ep 153 - Crash
January 1, 1986
Rambo is in his mountain cabin when he gets a signal of an airplane in distress. He flies his helicopter to the airplane's crash site but it crashes too. The plane was transporting a doctor and his patient to the hospital.
Ep 151 - Alphas, Arms and Ambush Part 1
151. Ep 151 - Alphas, Arms and Ambush Part 1
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team is enlisted to assist General Stedring's Alpha Force guard a ship loaded with NATO military supplies bound for Europe. Meanwhile, General Warhawk's men attack and capture a remote NATO base in Norway.
Ep 150 - Robot Raid
150. Ep 150 - Robot Raid
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk's men are trying to kidnap Jennifer, the soon-to-be leader of a major weapons defense company. Her uncle, the current president of the company, has hired Warhawk to stop the transition...
Ep 149 - The Konichi
149. Ep 149 - The Konichi
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team is sent to help guard the transport of plans for a new medical laser. The plans are being shipped by train from Cleveland to St. Louis. Warhawk is suspected to try to steal the laser plans...
Ep 148 - Warhawk's Fortress
148. Ep 148 - Warhawk's Fortress
January 1, 1986
Security guards at a military assembly plant stop a thief from stealing the plans for some prototype combat vehicles. Rambo goes undercover to the plant to investigate. Rambo encounters three near-death accidents.
Ep 147 - Supertrooper
147. Ep 147 - Supertrooper
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk has stolen a WWII vintage U-Boat 505 from the Museum of Science and Industry. In the submarine, there is a map showing the location of a German supertrooper developed during the war...
Ep 146 - Blockbuster
146. Ep 146 - Blockbuster
January 1, 1986
Mad Dog and his gang are forcing a group of elderly people out of their homes. TD, a friend of Rambo's and grandson of one of the evictees, asks for Rambo's help. Rambo and TD confront Mad Dog and chase him away...
Ep 145 - When S.A.V.A.G.E. Stole Santa
145. Ep 145 - When S.A.V.A.G.E. Stole Santa
January 1, 1986
A boy running away from his orphanage gets stuck in the COlorado mountains during a storm. He signals SOS with his flashlight. Rambo's team finds him and rescues him from a helicopter. They return to the cabin of a friend.
Ep 144 - The Ninja Dog
144. Ep 144 - The Ninja Dog
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team is providing security for a senator's trip to Japan. The senator meets President Fujita of the Fujita Electronics Company to view a prototype chip for an American defense project. The chip has been stolen...
Ep 143 - Attack on El Dorado
143. Ep 143 - Attack on El Dorado
January 1, 1986
Warhawk's men terrorize a local South American villagers and move in to steal the legendary gold of El Dorado. Rambo's team is called in to help. They meet a young boy who agrees to lead them to Warhawk's stronghold...
Ep 142 - Skyjacked Gold
142. Ep 142 - Skyjacked Gold
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team is protecting a government gold shipment. Gripper's men try to steal it at the airport but fail. Later, while flying the gold to the Denver mint, knockout gas appears from the ventilation system on the plane.
Ep 141 - Enter the White Dragon
141. Ep 141 - Enter the White Dragon
January 1, 1986
Priceless samurai swords are stolen from the Ishikawa Electronic Co. by the Black Dragon. General Warhawk demands some of the company's robots in exchange for the swords. Rambo's team is sent in to help but...
Ep 140 - Target: Supertanker
140. Ep 140 - Target: Supertanker
January 1, 1986
Warhawk's men hijack a supertanker and anchor it off the coast of Hawaii. Warhawk demands a warship in exchange or he will sink the tanker and cause an ecological disaster. Rambo's team is called in...
Ep 139 - Vote of Terror
139. Ep 139 - Vote of Terror
January 1, 1986
President Wang, leader of the country of Kai Moon, is giving a nationally televised address just two days before elections. Warhawk's men storm the president's office to try to force him to read a letter of resignation...
Ep 138 - Mind Control
138. Ep 138 - Mind Control
January 1, 1986
A top secret space lab is destroyed and an special component of an advanced laser is stolen by scientist Dr. Paulsen after he receives a strange phone call. But after the incident, the doctor remembers nothing...
Ep 137 - S.A.V.A.G.E. Rustlers
137. Ep 137 - S.A.V.A.G.E. Rustlers
January 1, 1986
Mad Dog is in Wyoming rustling cattle using a helicopter. Rambo's team, partaking in a nearby rodeo, agrees to help Shane Dobbs, a rancher whose cattle are being stolen. They camp out with the herd and get attacked...
Ep 136 - Children For Peace
136. Ep 136 - Children For Peace
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team is providing security for the Children's Peace conference in Sydney, Australia. Mad Dog's team launches a diversionary ground attack while the Black Dragon's men come down on the conference from the air...
Ep 135 - The Iron Mask
135. Ep 135 - The Iron Mask
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team is in Munich attending Oktoberfest. Iron Mask locates an old warplane wrecked at the bottom of a lake for General Warhawk. The plane contains a fortune in gold. Rambo's team is notified of the news and goes...
Ep 134 - Texas Inferno
134. Ep 134 - Texas Inferno
January 1, 1986
Rambo's friend, Lucky, asks for help investigating a rash of accidents occurring on his oil fields in Texas. As Rambo's team helps rebuild an oil platform one of Lucky's employees, Jake, tries to destroy...
Ep 133 - Freedom Dancer
133. Ep 133 - Freedom Dancer
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk's men are in England and capture Freedom Dancer, a prize-winning black race horse owned by Winslow, a close friend of Colonel Trautman. Trautman promises to get the horse back and sends in Rambo's team...
Ep 132 - Swamp Monster
132. Ep 132 - Swamp Monster
January 1, 1986
Turbo and Rambo look into a complaint from Turbo's Uncle Oliver regarding a swamp monster that is terrorizing the bayou. They discover that the "monster" is an amphibious attack vehicle owned by General Warhawk...
Ep 131 - Terror Beneath the Sea
131. Ep 131 - Terror Beneath the Sea
January 1, 1986
Colonel Trautman is inspecting an arctic NORAD base where he learns from an Eskimo chief that a killer whale keeps attacking his village. The whale then pops through the ice and destroys his plane. Warhawk is after him...
Ep 130 - Snow Kill
130. Ep 130 - Snow Kill
January 1, 1986
Colonel Trautman is in Utah testing some survival equipment in the Rockies. General Warhawk launches an invasion of the nearby town of Treetop where Trautman is captured. Rambo's team goes to investigate Trautman's...
Ep 129 - Lagoon of Death
129. Ep 129 - Lagoon of Death
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk concocts a plan to make his men's missiles undetectable to radar by forcing Venetian monks to make ceramic nosecones. Rambo's team just happens to be vacationing in Venice doing a building renovation...
Ep 128 - Night of the Voodoo Moon
128. Ep 128 - Night of the Voodoo Moon
January 1, 1986
Dr. Stark, studying butterflies in Haiti, sends a message that the local villagers are being frightened by voodoo. He then turns up missing. Rambo's team is sent in to investigate, arriving at an almost-empty village...
Ep 127 - Return of the Count
127. Ep 127 - Return of the Count
January 1, 1986
Danny, on a dare from his brother, Johnny, knocks on the door of a creepy old mansion in Washington while they are trick or treating during Halloween. Count Vladamir kidnaps the boy. Johnny runs home and tells his mom...
Ep 126 - Death Merchant
126. Ep 126 - Death Merchant
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team attacks the Death Merchant's compound and captures him. As they escort him to prison via train, General Warhawk's men stop the train and detach the passenger part of the train, send it rolling away...
Ep 125 - The Halley Microbe
125. Ep 125 - The Halley Microbe
January 1, 1986
Kat's brother, a scientist, is investigating the ion trail left by Halley 's Comet. A space probe was sent to gather samples left by the comet. But General Warhawk tries to intercept the probe as it returns to Earth...
Ep 124 - Mephisto's Magic
124. Ep 124 - Mephisto's Magic
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team stops Warhawk's men from stealing the Liberty Bell but Warhawk demands a $10 million ransom or he will steal or destroy America's symbols of freedom. Trautman's plan to use Rambo's team gets shelved...
Ep 123 - Pirate Peril
123. Ep 123 - Pirate Peril
January 1, 1986
Fishing boats are driven away from their waters by Captain Scar, a pirate led by Gripper. Rambo's team is in the area to watch Kat in a martial arts competition. Warhawk sends Havoc and some pirates to attack Rambo's...
Ep 122 - Rambo and the White Rhino
122. Ep 122 - Rambo and the White Rhino
January 1, 1986
In an effort to start a war between two African countries, Umbezi and Nambula, Sgt. Havoc steals a white rhino, sacred to the Nambula. Evidence is planted to implicate the Umbezi. General Warhawk is using the war...
Ep 121 - Reign of the Boy King
121. Ep 121 - Reign of the Boy King
January 1, 1986
King Alex, the spoiled boy king of Morovia, is kidnapped and missing. His evil uncle, the Black Duke, takes over rule with the support of General Warhawk. Rambo is sent to Morovia to rescue the boy...
Ep 120 - Enter The Black Dragon
120. Ep 120 - Enter The Black Dragon
January 1, 1986
While General Warhawk is attacking a foreign base with commandos from submarines, Nomad leads a supporting ground force. But the mission had been a trap set by Rambo's team and many of Warhawk's troops were captured...
Ep 119 - Fire in the Sky
119. Ep 119 - Fire in the Sky
January 1, 1986
Rambo's team is attending the launch ceremony for a powerful new nuclear submarine, the USS Typhoon. A skydiver who is to deliver the ceremonial bottle of champagne is replaced by Sgt. Havoc...
Ep 118 - Disaster in Delgado
118. Ep 118 - Disaster in Delgado
January 1, 1986
Disaster relief supplies bound for the earthquake-stricken South American country of Delgado are not being received. Rambo's team is sent to investigate, discovering that General Warhawk's men are hijacking the valuable...
Ep 117 - The Doomsday Machine
117. Ep 117 - The Doomsday Machine
January 1, 1986
A powerful new aircraft, the XK-7, has been developed by the air force. It's stolen by a renegade Special Forces operative and sold to General Warhawk, who uses the plane to capture the world's largest diamond mine...
Ep 116 - Exercise in Terror
116. Ep 116 - Exercise in Terror
January 1, 1986
Gripper and his men are holding 12 students hostage in the Statue of Liberty. General Warhawk is demanding a $50 million ransom or he'll blow up the statue and the kids. Rambo evades Warhawk's patrolling helicopter..
Ep 115 - Guns Over the Suez
115. Ep 115 - Guns Over the Suez
January 1, 1986
Threatening to blow up all shipping on the Suez Canal, General Warhawk demands a $100 million ransom. He starts with a relief ship on which Nomad planted explosives. Rambo's team is sent to stop him.
Ep 114 - The Lost City of ACRA
114. Ep 114 - The Lost City of ACRA
January 1, 1986
Warhawk's men invade the lost city of Arca in India. He rounds up the local Bindu people and forces them to dig for the fabled gold under an ancient temple. Chad, the Bindu chief's son, escapes and joins Rambo's team...
Ep 113 - Raid on Las Vegas
113. Ep 113 - Raid on Las Vegas
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk plans to blow up the Boulder Dam as a diversion so that he can rob the casinos in Las Vegas. Rambo's team is sent to Las Vegas to investigate a sighting of Warhawk. Kat gets captured by Pandora...
Ep 112 - Cult of the Cobra
112. Ep 112 - Cult of the Cobra
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk joins forces with Rama and the Cult of the Cobra to establish a base in the area. They stop a shipment of food to conquer and starve out the province of Assam. Turbo and Kat go undercover...
Ep 111 - Beneath the Streets
111. Ep 111 - Beneath the Streets
January 1, 1986
Mad Dog sneaks beneath the Special Forces building through the sewers and deploys a time bomb. In the sewers they capture a utility worker and former war buddy of Rambo nicknamed Wrongway...
Ep 110 - Deadly Keep
110. Ep 110 - Deadly Keep
January 1, 1986
As Dr. Herbert Kennsington prepares to accept the Nobel Peace Prize for physics, Count Vladamir, under orders from General Warhawk, sends in his men disguised as waiters. They set off a gas bomb and abduct the doctor.
Ep 109 - General Warhawk's Curse
109. Ep 109 - General Warhawk's Curse
January 1, 1986
Leaders from three Mediterranean countries are arguing over ownership of valuable ruins found on their common border. One of the leaders, Bashir, teams up with Nomad and claims the treasure for himself. Rambo steps in...
Ep 108 - S.A.V.A.G.E. Island
108. Ep 108 - S.A.V.A.G.E. Island
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk and his terrorist group known as S.A.V.A.G.E. steal a nuclear missile from a naval transport bound for the Carlaya Islands. The general plans to level Carlaya's capital city with the missile as a warning...
Ep 107 - Trouble in Tibet
107. Ep 107 - Trouble in Tibet
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk attacks a Tibetan monastery and kidnaps a boy who is in line to be the next Dalai Lama. He then demands that the local chiefs give him all their gold as ransom for the boy. The chiefs agree but the monks...
Ep 106 - Subterranean Holdup
106. Ep 106 - Subterranean Holdup
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk is in Chicago to rob a money shipment to the federal reserve bank. Rambo, suspicious that the backup troops are late, learns that those troops have been replaced by Warhawk's men...
Ep 105 - The Talking of Tierra Libre
105. Ep 105 - The Talking of Tierra Libre
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk and his men kidnap Colonel Trautman and begin their invasion of Tierra Libre. Soon, Rambo, Hayes, Taylor and a handful of Tierra Libre soldiers are the only resistance left. But Rambo counts as an army...
Ep 104 - Raise the Yamato
104. Ep 104 - Raise the Yamato
January 1, 1986
Warhawk's men raise and fix Yamato, a sunken Japanese WWII battleship and one of the two most powerful battleships ever constructed. Rambo, Hayes and master of disguise Taylor must stop him before he reaches Tierra Libre.
Ep 103 - Battlefield Bronx
103. Ep 103 - Battlefield Bronx
January 1, 1986
The president of Tierra Libre, the fictional country that general Warkawk wants to take over, is in New York to request help from the UN, but his daughter Estrella gets kidnapped by a Bronx biker gang hired by...
Ep 102 - Angel of Destruction
102. Ep 102 - Angel of Destruction
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk's spies steal an experimental flying gunship and kidnap a local kid who saw them, so Rambo must infiltrate Warhawk's secret snowy mountain base to get the plane and the kid back.
Ep 101 - First Strike
101. Ep 101 - First Strike
January 1, 1986
General Warhawk and his forces try to take over a peaceful fictional South American country. Colonel Samuel Trautman sends John Rambo and mechanic Edward "Turbo" Hayes to stop Warhawk. Katherine Anne "K.A.T." Taylor...
Horror of the Highlands
65. Horror of the Highlands
December 18, 1986
Rambo accepts one last mission before his supposed retirement.
Change of Face
64. Change of Face
December 31, 1986
All signs point to there being a traitor amongst Rambo's group.
Savage Space
63. Savage Space
December 15, 1986
Rambo gets blasted off into space, while trying to bring in a war criminal.
The Twin Within
62. The Twin Within
December 15, 1986
Rambo gets blasted off into space, while trying to bring in a war criminal.
Sepulcher of Power
61. Sepulcher of Power
December 11, 1986
Rambo is ordered to guard a priceless artifact.
Quarterback Sneak
60. Quarterback Sneak
December 9, 1986
Rambo uses an old football play Turbo told him about to complete his mission.
Monster Island
59. Monster Island
December 9, 1986
Rambo ends up on an island where monstrous acts are going on.
Just Say No
58. Just Say No
July 1, 1986
Rambo is encouraged to turn down a mission and now has to decide on his own.
Masquerade
57. Masquerade
December 2, 1986
Some one is not at all who they say they are. Now it's up to Rambo to find out who.
Turbo's Dilemma
56. Turbo's Dilemma
December 1, 1986
Turbo must decide to accept the next mission and face the danger or to run out on his friends and not accept.
Blind Luck
55. Blind Luck
November 28, 1986
Rambo is helped out by a blind man.
Mirage
54. Mirage
November 26, 1986
Rambo is stuck in the middle of the desert and must survive long enough to be rescued.
Crash
53. Crash
November 26, 1986
Rambo accepts a mission to go rescue the men of a downed helicopter.
Alphas, Arms, and Ambush: Part 2
52. Alphas, Arms, and Ambush: Part 2
July 1, 1986
Rambo breaks free of his capters and finishes his mission.
Alphas, Arms, and Ambush: Part1
51. Alphas, Arms, and Ambush: Part1
July 21, 1986
Rambo is ambushed and captured.
Robot Raid
50. Robot Raid
November 21, 1986
Rambo must go up against robots.
The Konichi
49. The Konichi
November 20, 1986
Rambo's team battles a team of ninjas while protecting a new medical technology.
Warhawk's Fortress
48. Warhawk's Fortress
November 19, 1986
Rambo must break inside WarHawk's fortress with the help of Turbo.
Super Trooper
47. Super Trooper
November 18, 1986
Rambo is put on an elite military team for his next mission.
Blockbuster
46. Blockbuster
November 17, 1986
Rambo is asked to star in an action movie.
When S.A.V.A.G.E. Stole Santa
45. When S.A.V.A.G.E. Stole Santa
November 14, 1986
S.A.V.A.G.E. tries to ruin christmas.
The Ninja Dog
44. The Ninja Dog
July 1, 2012
Rambo is teamed up with a ninja dog for his next mission.
Attack On El Dorado
43. Attack On El Dorado
July 1, 2012
Rambo must stop an attack on the lost city of El Dorado.
Skyjacked Gold
42. Skyjacked Gold
November 11, 1986
Rambo must get aboard a highjacked plane full of gold.
Enter the White Dragon
41. Enter the White Dragon
November 10, 1986
Rambo must stop a new group of thugs.
Target: Supertanker
40. Target: Supertanker
November 7, 1986
Rambo is asked to get a supertanker back that was stolen.
Vote of Terror
39. Vote of Terror
November 6, 1986
Rambo and his team must stop a terrorist attack.
Mind Control
38. Mind Control
November 5, 1986
Rambo is brainwashed by the enemy.
Savage Rustlers
37. Savage Rustlers
November 4, 1986
Rambo must stop the S.A.V.A.G.E. Rustlers before it is to late.
Children for Peace
36. Children for Peace
November 3, 1986
Kids from around the world have come together to hold a "Children For Peace" conference. Warhawk doesn't like the sounds of this and decides to crash the conference.
Iron Mask
35. Iron Mask
October 31, 1986
Rambo must stop a king who is holding his brother in chains.
Texas Inferno
34. Texas Inferno
October 30, 1986
Warhawk is trying to turn Texas into a raging inferno.
Freedom Dance
33. Freedom Dance
October 28, 1986
Rambo must help a local tribe.
Swamp Monster
32. Swamp Monster
October 28, 1986
Rambo is sent into stop a supposed swamp monster, who turns out to be Warhawk.
Terror Beneath the Sea
31. Terror Beneath the Sea
October 27, 1986
General Warhawk is using a submarine to run his operations and now Rambo must stop him.
Snow Kill
30. Snow Kill
October 24, 1986
Rambo must infiltrate General Warhawk's secret northern base.
Lagoon of Death
29. Lagoon of Death
October 23, 1986
While on vacation in Venice, Rambo's team discover must stop Warhawk from creating missiles.
Night of the Voodoo Moon
28. Night of the Voodoo Moon
October 21, 1986
Strange things begin to happen on the night of the supposed voodoo moon.
Return of the Count
27. Return of the Count
October 20, 1986
The count returns for revenge on Rambo and his team.
Death Merchant
26. Death Merchant
October 20, 1970
Rambo must help a town that is over run by a death merchant.
The Halley Microbe
25. The Halley Microbe
October 17, 1986
General Warhawk intends to steal a microbe from outerspace.
Mephisto's Magic
24. Mephisto's Magic
October 16, 1986
Rambo must get through a bunch of magic traps in order to take down Mephisto.
Pirate Peril
23. Pirate Peril
October 15, 1986
Rambo must deal with modern day pirates.
Rambo and the White Rhino
22. Rambo and the White Rhino
October 14, 1986
Two African tribes are on the brink of war, thanks to Warhawk. His men have stolen the sacred white rhino from one tribe, causing them to blame the neighboring tribe.
Reign of the Boy King
21. Reign of the Boy King
October 10, 1986
A new threat has come about that Rambo must stop.
Enter the Black Dragon
20. Enter the Black Dragon
October 10, 1986
A new threat has come about that Rambo must stop.
Fire in the Sky
19. Fire in the Sky
October 19, 1986
General Warhawk has highjacked a plane and it's up to Rambo to stop him.
Disaster in Delgado
18. Disaster in Delgado
October 8, 1986
Rambo and the team are sent to Delgado, where they find they have just missed Warhawk.
The Doomsday Machine
17. The Doomsday Machine
October 7, 1986
Warhawk is building a doomsday machine and intends to hold the world ransom. Now it is up to Rambo to put a stop to it.
Exercise in Terror
16. Exercise in Terror
October 6, 1986
General Warhawk and the evil forces of S.A.V.A.G.E. hold children hostage in the Statue of Liberty for a fifty million dollar ransom and it's up to John J. Rambo to head the rescue mission and..
Guns Over the Suez
15. Guns Over the Suez
September 26, 1986
Rambo must stop an illegal shipment of guns.
The Lost City of Acra
14. The Lost City of Acra
September 25, 1986
Warhawk is frantically searching for the lost city of Acra and it's up to Rambo and the team to get there first.
Raid On Las Vegas
13. Raid On Las Vegas
September 24, 1986
In "Raid on Las Vegas," General Warhawk and S.A.V.A.G.E. are after Las Vegas' millions of dollars received from gambling. When they attempt to blow up Boulder Dam, Rambo and the Force of Free
Cult of the Cobra
12. Cult of the Cobra
September 23, 1986
Rambo and the team must stop a cult.
Beneath the Streets
11. Beneath the Streets
September 22, 1996
Rambo goes underground in hopes of catching a smuggling ring
Deadly Keep
10. Deadly Keep
September 19, 1986
Rambo and the team take on a deadly mission into an enemy stronghold.
General Warhawk's Curse
9. General Warhawk's Curse
September 18, 1986
General Warhawk keeps the villagers at bay, by claiming there is a curse.
Savage Island
8. Savage Island
September 17, 1986
Rambo and the Force of Freedom travel to S.A.V.A.G.E. Island in this first exciting adventure, to stop General Warhawk's plan of using a missile for international terrorism.
Trouble in Tibet
7. Trouble in Tibet
September 16, 1968
Rambo and his team are sent to Tibet, to sort out a situation
Subterranean Hold up
6. Subterranean Hold up
September 15, 1986
A submarine is being held for ransom.
The Taking of Tierra Libre
5. The Taking of Tierra Libre
April 18, 1986
Rambo and his team go full force into Tierra Libre and try to take it back from War Hawk.
Raise the Yamato
4. Raise the Yamato
April 17, 1986
Rambo and his team make final preparations to take back Tierra Libre.
Battlefield Bronx
3. Battlefield Bronx
April 16, 1986
The president of Tierra Libre is flown to New York for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council where he hopes to ask for their help in securing peace for his country. Unfortunately General Warhawk's men are waiting for them at the airport.
Angel of Destruction
2. Angel of Destruction
April 15, 1986
Warhawk is still attempting to invade the town of Tierra Libre. Havok uses his tanks to blow up the wall guarding the city. At one point Rambo catches a live grenade and throws it back at Havok. Rambo once again successfully forces Havok's men to retreat.
First Strike
1. First Strike
April 14, 1986
General Warhawk has sent his men to take over the small country of Tierra Libre. Kat is already there in disguise and stops the men temporarily. Colonel Trautman finds Rambo and sends him on a mission to save Tierra Libre.
Description

Rambo: The Animated Series, also known as Rambo: The Force of Freedom, is a family-targeted cartoon using the character of John Rambo from the First Blood movies. The character was created for the novel First Blood by David Morrell, but the inspiration behind the animation was the 1982 movie First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo. Unlike the novel and movie that depict Rambo as a loner forced into action to defend himself from the local authorities in towns he visits, the Rambo of the animation is the leader of a secret group of military specialists. Beginning as a five-part series to promote a Rambo toy line, the series was expanded to complete a 65-episode season in 1986.

John Rambo begins Rambo: The Animated Series as the operational leader of The Force of Freedom under the command of CoLonel Trautman. A terrorist group known as S.A.V.A.G.E., an acronym for Specialist Administrators of Vengeance, Anarchy and Global Extortion, is led by the terrorist General Warhawk. Warhawk and his second in command, Sergeant Havoc, have set their sights on conquering the African country of Tierra Libre; with the other members of S.A.V.A.G.E., General Warhawk battles with Rambo and the other members of The Force of Freedom in hand-to-hand combat and with guns for control of the country.

As the season progresses, the show depicts mostly stand-alone episodes with S.A.V.A.G.E. targeting different countries and regions of the world to conquer or disrupt. For example, to play on the fears of the Scottish people, General Warhawk builds and operates a model Loch Ness Monster to cause anarchy amongst the people of the country. Despite depicting violent battles, there is no blood or death in Rambo: The Animated Series; no reference is made to Rambo's background as a Vietnam veteran.

  • Premiere Date
    April 14, 1986
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (669)