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
Some time after they made First Blood (1982), Sylvester Stallone and director Ted Kotcheff were involved in another movie project titled The Base. It was based on the screenplay by David Webb Peoples which he wrote around 1983. Once Stallone left the project, Clint Eastwood was briefly involved in it but once he left, it was cancelled. The Base script moved between various studios next 15 years, until it was eventually re-written and made into Paul W.S. Anderson's film Soldier (1998) starring Kurt Russell. See more »
Rambo is hiding on the hillside above the road waiting for an opportunity
to jump onto the canvas top of the last truck in the convoy. As that truck approaches the canvas sides are unrolled and "down". Seconds later when he jumps on top, the canvas is rolled "up" halfway. Seconds later as the same truck in shown going down the road the sides are back down. See more »
Can you tell me if Delmar Berry lives here?
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TV version omits Rambo's stitching of his arm wound. In its place a brief scene of him checking the ammunition on Galt's rifle is added. See more »
The adaptation of this novel to the big screen is a great accomplishment. The film is not only the beginning of one of the greatest action trilogies of all-time, but it charts the developments of its characters, something rarely done by an action movie. "First Blood" is a moving story about the realities of post-Vietnam America and is very underrated as a film.
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