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 movie, Will Teasle is a Sheriff. In David Morrell's novel he is the Chief of Police. See more »
After Rambo steals the Army truck and is being chased by the police car, he turns off the main road. He turns behind another Army truck. However, the second truck disappears from the scene shortly after Rambo pulls behind it and never reappears.
The other truck actually turns right at the fork in the road while Rambo takes the road to the left. See more »
Can you tell me if Delmar Berry lives here?
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West German VHS release (by Marketing) was cut by 1.5 minutes. 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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