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Rambo Rambo
also called First Blood part II and Rambo II

Berkoff tortures Rambo but does not become any wiser. Berkoff says "I waited for my moment of triumph in the film but it was not to be...The director wasn't too fond of me but I did what I could with the role". Berkoff´s play Acapulco is based on his experience of filming Rambo 2. He plays the villain well.  In Overview Berkoff´s description of a torture scene with Stallone is superb sarcasm about Stallone "Slide my knife across Sly´s stomach again and he pulls back sharply...oh my God! I've made contact with real flesh...I prise the horror off, and behold, his flesh is intact and firm. He is acting! It certainly gives me a scare".  Directed by George P. Cosmatos in 1985. Stallone and James Cameron are co-writers.

Steven Berkoff Rambo   Berkoff in Rambo

 

 

Revolution Revolution

Al Pacino is the star, Annie Lennox another of the minor roles in a commercial failure about the American Civil war. But the film has genuine emotion and depth.  Berkoff plays Sgt Jones who recruits Al Pacino to the army then pays him off at the end. Berkoff is in really good form creating a memorable convincing character.  Berkoff and Pacino work well together and became friends, though Pacino later was offended at Berkoff's well-intentioned satire of him in Shakespeare's Villains.  Directed by Hugh Hudson in 1985.
 

Berkoff in Revolution   Al Pacino and Steven Berkoff in Revolution

Berkoff in Revolution

 

 

 

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