First Blood

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Ted Kotcheff
Production: Orion Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
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93 min

With a fine of 250 dollars

that I guess you can't pay!

Tomorrow at 10 you're seeing the judge

And you think we're tough!

We'll make you more presentable

for your court appearance.

Till then you can impress me

by doing what you're told.

Clean him up.

Preston, go over there

and hold the hose ready, OK?

Shit, take a look at that!

What the hell has he done?

Who cares?

Hands above your head and turn around.

God, we should tell Teasle about this.

Look at that!

You do what I tell you.

Galt, what the hell was that?

The boss said clean him up!

So clean him up!

Hey, Preston, give him a good hose

behind the ears!

How d'you like that?

What's the matter, Mitch,

don't you like water sports?

Hurry up, I need my coffee.

Sit down. - Real quiet.

Sit down!

Shit, he's hard to hold!

Forget the soap, Ward, he's tough.

Just shaVe him. Dry!

Can't you see he's crazy?

- Can't you see I don't care?

Yeah, I can.

- That's better.

See, I knew that you...

We're just shaVing you, easy now.

- Hold him, Mitch.

Keep still.

I don't want to cut your throat.

You asshole!

What the hell...

I'll kill the asshole!

- Art, don't shoot!

There are some people!

Get help! I'll go after him!

Out of the way!

Son of a bitch!

Lester, it's Will. I'm on to him.

He's driVing east of Smith's farm,

towards Chapman Creek.

I know you can hear me!

You're finished!

You won't get any further!

D'you hear me?

He's up there behind the hollow.

Mitch, get Orval on the radio.

Tell him to come with his dogs.

The Dobermen! It's gonna rain,

they can hunt on sight.

Lester, tell Paul he should

get the lumberjacks' helicopter.

If they make any trouble he should

book them for obstruction!

We'll get him.

No problem.

Go on, Hooch! Get him, Thunder!

Go, babes!

We'll get him!

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David Morrell

David Morrell (born April 24, 1943) is a Canadian-American novelist, best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become the successful Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. He has written 28 novels, and his work has been translated into 26 languages. He also wrote the 2007–2008 Captain America comic book miniseries The Chosen. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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