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
The first name John was given to Sylvester Stallone's character for the movie. In David Morrell's novel the character is known only as Rambo. Also the iconic knife that Rambo carries is not mentioned in the novel. See more »
Even though the movie takes place in the USA, there are several speed limit signs through the movie that are labelled in KM per hour. Also, the clearance on the bridge at the roadblock scene is marked in meters. See more »
Can you tell me if Delmar Berry lives here?
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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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