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
On August 19, 1987, a man called Michael Ryan who was a fan of violent movies, went on a six-hour "Rambo style" violent rampage in Hungerford, England, which ended when he killed himself. It had been suggested by the media, and newspapers drew parallels between Michael Ryan and John Rambo in First Blood (1982), but there was no evidence that Ryan had seen First Blood. See more »
When Teasle asks Rambo which direction he is heading, Rambo says "north". Teasle then gives him a ride and while driving, Rambo says he is heading to Portland, which Teasle says, "Portland is south, you said you were heading north." However, a minute later, Teasle drops Rambo off and says Portland is straight ahead but he never turned the car around so he would have still been heading north before dropping Rambo off. 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 »
This is a truly unique movie that quickly became obscured due to the later sequels. It tells the story of a man who survived one hell, only to return home despised and forsaken because of it. There was a time when America didn't quite know what to think of the lost war, and so it was forgotten - and the men who came out of it as well. Rambo finds he cannot survive this war, because it is still going on within him.
Finally, pushed too far by a small town sheriff, Rambo returns to the only thing he can relate to. War. Yet it is a war he almost mercifully wages on the macho egotistical deputies and week end warriors that pursue. To potentially misquote Rambo :
"I coulda killed them all, I could have killed you. In town you're the law, out here it's me. Let it go..."
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