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
According to Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds liked immensely the part of Colonel Trautman and would have played him had he had been approached to. Stallone told him that it he felt he was too big a star at the time to consider taking the secondary role and never even risked offering it to him. Also he joked he might have been too tough as Trautman and even be more imposing a figure than Rambo. See more »
Ramp can be seen when Rambo jumps over railroad tracks with motorcycle. See more »
Can you tell me if Delmar Berry lives here?
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NBC edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere. See more »
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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