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First Blood (1982)

Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills.

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John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but what Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested. As he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo's commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff's department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand. Written by John Wiggins

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22 October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,642,005 (USA) (24 October 1982)

Gross:

$47,212,904 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Director Bruce Beresford was offered the script to direct but refused as he felt, at the time, that he wasn't suited to directing an action film. See more »

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After Rambo is arrested, he goes through a number of processing procedures before he can be taken before the Judge in court. During this time, Rambo is stripped down stark-naked as a Jaybird and washed down with a high pressure fire hose. As we see the water violently hit his backside from his head down to his nude butt crack, the make-up scars on Rambo's back start to fall off, due to the ferocity of the water's blast. See more »

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[first lines]
Rambo: Can you tell me if Delmar Berry lives here?
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Referenced in Yaathra (1985) See more »

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It's a Long Road
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
Arranged by David Paich and Marty Paich
Produced by Bruce Botnick
Sung by Dan Hill
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The only good rambo movie
17 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How people can call this the worst one of the series or just a bad movie in general is beyond me. The action is actually believable and not something out of a video game. And the storyline is good and paints a good picture of life in America after the Vietnam war. Following the tale of the best of the best it is certainly not the best but very good. Better yet is the laughs that come from watching the bad cops get theirs. The only I have to complain about this movie is that the sequels were atrocious and painful. This is often looked over excellent movie that puts many other in the genre to shame. Many of you who find it boring are just gore junkies who thrive off of cheap explosions and a plethora of bullets in the air. Take it for a man trying to survive, not bringing down a whole army.


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