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
In the book, the cave Rambo enters was filled with bats. But in the film, instead of bats, the cave is filled with rats. See more »
When Sheriff Teasle (Brian Dennehy) gets out of his squad car to arrest Rambo, he has a visible twitch in the blinking of his eyes. In an interview, Dennehy related to talk show host Merv Griffin that he took Rambo's knife out of the sheath and then, while handling the knife, accidentally jammed it into his hand, but Dennehy continued with the scene even though the pain was causing his eyes to visibly twitch. See more »
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West German VHS release (by Marketing) was cut by 1.5 minutes. See more »
The ultimate action film and the ultimate psychological thriller! 'First Blood' was among others like 'Die Hard' as being one of the first action films I saw when I was younger, I even owned it on VHS. This film has Sly showing off his acting ability (which is saying something for an actor with such little capability of "acting") as the iconic John Rambo in the film that sparked off the eponymous film franchise, whilst the sequels were heavily classified as flops, 'First Blood' is a daring and thrilling survival adventure that follows a Vietnam Vet and the post-war trauma he suffers from. A dark yet sensitive film that follows one of the great action stars as he fights to survive, a mesmerising action masterpiece.
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