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David Morrell was born in 1943, shortly after his father was killed in action. His mother could not both raise him and have a job, so David was sent to an orphange. He went to Pennsylvania State University from 1966-70, where he was inspired by his teacher, writer William Tenn. In 1972 he wrote First Blood (1982), which later became the legendary ... See full bio »
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  Rambo: The TV Series (TV Series) (characters) (announced)
 2015 Rambo: Last Blood (characters created by) (pre-production)
 2008 Rambo (character)
 1997 The Hunger (TV Series) (based on the story by - 1 episode)
- But at My Back I Always Hear (1997) ... (based on the story by)
 1990 Monsters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Habitat (1990) ... (writer)
 1989 Brotherhood of the Rose (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1989/I Rambo III (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 Rambo III (characters)
 1986 Rambo: First Blood Part II (Video Game) (characters)
 1986 Rambo (TV Series) (characters)
 1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II (characters)
 1982 First Blood (novel)
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 2008 Rambo (associate producer - uncredited)
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 2002 Afghanistan: Land in Crisis (Video documentary short) (thanks)
 2002 We Get to Win This Time (Video short documentary) (special thanks)
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 2012 Book Case TV (TV Series)
- Setting the Tone (2012) ... Himself
 2002 Guts and Glory (Video short)
 2002 Drawing First Blood (Video documentary short)
 2002 We Get to Win This Time (Video short documentary)

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The first scripts [for Rambo III (1988)) I saw were excellent, particular the character of a fortyish female French physician who takes care of Afghan children injured during the war. The story had an epical RAMBO OF ARABIA feel. But for budgetary and other reasons, the scripts got simpler until the released film felt like a cartoon. One of the subtexts I added was that the Soviet War with ... See more »


David Morrell actually wrote First Blood (1982) at the same time he was writing his dissertation on American literature, and submitted both at the same time. When his agent called to tell him of the sale, Morrell actually thought he was talking about his dissertation being accepted. See more »

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