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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! To all of Sly Stallone’s fans and to the Italian Stallion himself, I’m sorry I didn’t love The Expendables, but I’d like to extend an olive branch. One of my Twitter followers (@Koutchboom of AIBN renown) sent me a photo that I considered using from the filming of Demolition Man… It’s from the cryo-freezing scene and… well, let’s just say it’s NSFW. I joked with Harry that it had to go in this column and he was fine with it, but a little common decency stayed my hand on that one. Sorry, ladies. Instead I dove into my BTS folders and dug up this really neat shot from Rambo III. I originally believed it to be from First Blood Part II, but the much sharper readers corrected the error for me. The still is more of an artsy behind the scenes shot… not necessarily from any moment you can recognize, but I love it as a photo that kind of perfectly encapsulates Sylvester Stallone from this time period. Here’s the pic (click for bigger version):

If you know who is reflected in his glasses let me know via email or talkback. I thought for a moment it might be George P. Cosmatos, but looking closer reveals him to be much older than Cosmatos was at the time. Oh, and he looks almost nothing like the man. That, too. The Hive Mind returned saying the reflection looks like Andrew Vajna who was co-founder of the great Carolco (long live Carolco!) and producer of this flick. Thanks hive mind! If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes pic might make you a little dizzy… in more ways than one! See ya’ tomorrow for that one! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather

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  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by Cosmo Nautilus

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    I would have preferred the cryo scene

    by sansara07

    BTS pic from Demolition Man. This pic is kinda lame. Sorry.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Looks Like Andrew Vajna (sp?)

    by FloatingHolmes

    One of the two Carolco bosses with Mario Kassar. First Blood put them on the map.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    a photo NOT taken from this month's Empire mag?

    by DonLogan

    bloody 'ell.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    He's trying...

    by Mr Soze

    to figure out where his roids are

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I love Quint's titles for this series

    by SingingConan


  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Amazing image

    by MattmanReturns

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Good call on Vajna

    by palimpsest

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    i could be wrong but it could be..

    by nolan bautista

    ..Jackie Stallone in the reflection

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST


    by Axl Z

    Gotta love Sly!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I'm Gonna get Me Some Bad-Ass Reflective Wraparounds

    by Autodidact

    Too fucking bad-ass, those glasses.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    So that what Stallones wang looks like...

    by thommcg

    Well, that's one less mystery in life.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    At 1st I thought it was going to be Oliver

    by Phategod2

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    3D glasses

    by Spunkmonkey

    Sure haven't come a long way since the 80's

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    That's Andy Vanja, from Rambo III

    by Karl Hungus

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    You sure it's Rambo 3? The sender was positive it was from Rambo 2. If you're sure, I'll amend the article.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Stallone was a cocky son-of-a-bitch at this time

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    1985 was his annus mirabilis. He was the biggest star on the planet. Unfotunately that's why most of his 80's and 90's movies sucked. Stallone hired weak journeymen directors and then ghost-directed the movies themselves, or personally re-wrote already solid scripts, with poor results. He is much more humble today, and the last Rocky and Rambos, though not classics, reflect that spirit.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Stallone is hung like a horse.

    by Aragorn II

    An Italian stallion, to be specific.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Sir, Do I Get To Not Be 4 Foot Tall This Time?

    by LaserPants

    Trautman: No, we can't do anything about that, Cobra, but we can give you lots n lots of 'roids. They'll help you be the cure to the disease of crime.<br><br>Cobra: Great! So I'll grow sideways instead of up and down?<br><br>Trautman: Yes, Cobra, sideways instead of up and down. Side effects may include slurred speech, drooping eyelids, an inability to act or direct, and a sad clinging to 80s nostalgia... but that won't really be a noticeable problem until 2010 when you attempt to make an embarrassing third or fourth comeback.<br><br>Cobra: Wow, George. You are my friend. Tell me about the rabbits.<br><br>Trautman (weeping a little, loading a shot gun): The rabbits are even shorter than you, Cobra, they're even shorter than you... KABLAMMO! *sniff sob choke*

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Rambo III?

    by Chanoc

    I´ll have to agree with Karl... that most definitely looks like a pic from the Rambo III set. The reflection on the side of his glasses looks like they on the desert (afghanistan) as opposed to the vietnamese jungle of Rambo II. Anyway cool pic!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Rambo 3 Is The Best!

    by LaserPants

    It's when Rambo helps the Al-Queda / Taliban freedom fighters fight the Soviets! HAHAHAHAH! AWESOME! I wonder why they never show that one on tv anymore? HAHAHAHA! Rambo helps facilitate one of the WORST foreign policy fuck ups in US history. AWESOME! HAHAHAHAHA!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Just got done talkng with sly.....

    by sam jacksons wig

    ...and he says that he owes me $5000 for putting this picture up...

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Yes, it's definitely Rambo III.

    by Karl Hungus

    As Chanoc confirms, it's a desert location, Israel, to be specific, where Rambo III was shot. Also, Sly was leaner in Rambo III than in Part II, as this photo shows.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    It's from Rambo 3


    His hair is longer here than it was in Rambo 2.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I Bet His Balls Shrank A Bit Though

    by LaserPants

    You know, with the 'roids n' all.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    BTW This Series Is Fucking Awesome Quint


    I love behind the scenes photos

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    So, if this is from Rambo III...

    by Chanoc

    The title should be: What is this Behind the Scenes Pic, a lost tourist?"

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Why Would We Want To See Sly's Cock & Balls


    Ive seen the pic anyway from demolition man, they were seriously thinking about keeping it in. I guess that movie had a ton of deleted scenes cut from it. By the way im not gay. seriously. Im just a big fan of uh demolition man and i wanted to see every extra thing i could find. Seriously.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Yeah, this one SUCKS

    by Kal Reeve

    Okay, the behind the scenes pick is a close-up of Stallone, grinning like an arrogant, self-satisfied jerk? Don't you have any more great Christopher Reeve photos on the set of Superman The Movie?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Who among us hasn't

    by NippleEffect

    made bad sunglasses decisions<br> It was the 80's that was the styles<p> Now let us seek forgiveness for the mullet

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I Can't Help But Think Of The Italian Stallion's Genitalia

    by LaserPants

    I guess I'm gay. But, I mean, look, everyone knows that Asians have the smallest pricks, and Italians the second smallest, but he's Cobra, right? The cure to the disease of crime? So maybe his genitalia is as large as his survival knife is sharp? Oh, no, wait, he's on ROIDS! So, taking into account the fact that he's an Italian AND on Roids, I can only assume that his package is smaller than the tinsy weensiest Asian man.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    A friend of mine tattoos Stallone...

    by Ironhelix

    ...and apparently the guy is a complete tool. Calling him and demanding the he clear his schedule so he can tattoo him whenever he feels like it.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Quint, I read Drew's review and I'm assuming

    by skimn

    that your take is close to his. I think it almost a rebuttal to Harry's review. It ends, "If someone tries to tell you that "The Expendables" works, be wary. There's a good chance they're describing to you the film they wish they'd seen instead of the one that will unfortunately hit theaters this weekend."

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    LaserPants, I almost hate responding to yout question

    by skimn

    but I recall the porn he made, Party At Kitty and Studs renamed The Italian Stallion, it was rumored that he's pretty average.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Wait, So An Italian On 'Roids Has A Small Penis?!?!

    by LaserPants

    STOP THE PRESSES! Can you imagine the dinky needle dicks on those Jersey Shore retards? They're all Italian Stallions too, no? Proud to be Guidos? I guess the body building, tanning salons, and hairgel must be their particular brand of overcompensating? I bet they all drive Hummer's too.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    LaserPants, why do you think they hang with

    by skimn

    that orange troll, Snooki or Nooki or Flooki, or whatever her name is. At 4'9" the smallest dick's gotta look big.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Is that really Rambo 3?

    by RPLocke

    It looks like Over the Top, or something.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Its said Sly is on the small side

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Janice Dickenson (one of his ex wives/girlfriends) said as much in an interview.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    so John Rambo digs OAKLEYS

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Not-so-good BTS shot, this time. Try to do better with next one.

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Not to hijack the Talkback...but

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    Did anyone ever have Rambo 3 on the Sega Master System (a great game for a waaaay underrated Console)

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    An Italian named Horse - Slys next movie

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    First Blood? Sounds like a Polanski movie

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Les Grossman

    by gksquire9

    If you look closely at the reflection you can easily see the man Sly is looking at is none other than legendary producer, Les Grossman.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Ex-wife Niellsen should have been a villain in expendables

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Stallones body, Duchovneys dick = unstoppable

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Stallone has a small wee-wee? Call the situation!!

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Maybe he can borrow Carl Weathers dick

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    yeah, what a dick. Fucker thinks he can just call anytime he wants and toss thousands of dollars at the guy for ink?<br><br>phht.. he should be thankful. To have your work permanently on the skin of a major star? What a whining douche. Of course he should clear his schedule. I hope Stallone reads this. If some guy was sticking me with needles, I wouldn't feel so great about hearing that he's talking behind my back.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    and I have not said thanks for these in a while

    by gotilk

    so... Thanks! Love this feature.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    It's a weird situation when someone

    by bbbbeeeennnn

    feels like they have to apologize for an honest critique of a movie. I guess that's why they say you shouldn't dip the pen in company ink.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    speaking of small penises...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    rewatched Watchmen really wasnt that bad (although I would like to see a alien psychic squid) I enjoy seein Malins small tittays

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Malin can be my sidekick anytime

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Respect to Malin Åkerman and her...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...small tittays. We are very fortunate to have her and her tittays grace the big screen.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    If it had been a NSFW pic of a woman you would...

    by moonlightdrive

    have run it.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    More about this pic from Rambo III

    by Karl Hungus

    Here's the backstory on this particular BTS photo from Rambo III, taken exclusively for the L.A. Times in 1987:

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    That's Paul Stanley from KISS. Not Sly.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Not a huge fan of Rambo 3, But I LOVE this column

    by SithMenace

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    I want, what they want, and every other guy who posts here

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    and spills his guts and gives everything he has, wants! For Ain't It Cool News to love us as much as we love it! That's what I want!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    AbKing called

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    He says he wants to see the NSFW pic of Sly from Demolition Man.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    I don't really like the Rambo movies

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Even the "good" one, First Blood, is dated and unintentionally funny ("I'm gonna take that Congressional Medal Of Honor, and I'm gonna pin it to his LIVER!"). Jerry Goldsmith's scores were the only consistently enjoyable aspects of them.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    I've been waiting...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...for talkbackers....even just one point out that a link to the NSFW picture is sneakily linked in the article. It seemed rather obvious to me, and I assumed some talkbackers noticed it but chose not to discuss it (wang). This is like being in a high school class and the teacher asks a question, and you sit there thinking "I know it!" but you don't raise your hand because you figure everybody else knows the answer, but they don't.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST


    by Losers_Game

    And here I thought I was the only one laughing at the dick...

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST


    by disfigurehead

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    I can't believe how dumb some people are . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    like the fact what they are complaining about is staring them right in their face.<br /> <br /> BTW: That has to be photoshopped. That's just too real.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    "I’m sorry I didn’t love The Expendables"

    by Windowlicker74

    jesus fucking christ get over it already.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Sorry Quint - This one's not up to your usual standards!!!!!!!!!

    by JonChambers

    It's just a guy (Stallone) WEARING SUNGLASSES!!!!!! LOOKS LIKE IT CAME FROM TMZ!!

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd

    by cairo

    from that picture you can see why physically Stallone was perfect for the chin of Dredd

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Didn't anybody click on the dot?

    by TheBigFuckinLebowski

    At the end of "Sorry ladies." You'll see if an italian on roids has a small penis.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Long live Carolco, indeed!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Ah, those were the days...

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Demolition Man pic

    by Seph_J

    would have almost certainly been better,

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 6:42 a.m. CST

    It's not Andrew Vajna

    by henrydalton

    It's Rufus from Bill & Ted.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Look! Reflected in the glasses!

    by Nice Marmot


  • Aug. 12, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST


    by TheBigFuckinLebowski


  • Aug. 12, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Panda, thank you for adding "tittays" to my vocabulary

    by leo54304

    You now get a free blowjob from Diana Rigg in her prime.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    That Demolition Man picture is going to give ABKing.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....some showerhead masturbation material for weeks.

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  • Aug. 13, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Do we get to win this time

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Is from Rambo: First Blood Part II, not Rambo III.<p> Shee-it everybody knows THAT

  • Aug. 13, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by white_vader

    The NSFW pic says "" down the bottom!