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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

He'll soon be stuffed and on the wall.

- We'll make a bearskin out of him.

Weren't we here last year for

the deerhunt? - I shot some.

Mitch, up the hill!

Get these hounds away from me, Orval!

MoVe, they can run and eat

at the same time!

He's going to the peak. - Smart.

- It's dangerous. - He's stupid!

Hey, you're messing up the trail.

Let my babes do their work!

This is no good.

- Why?

We were three in a cell.

He beat us up.

Come on!

We've got him, he's trapped!

- Art, he's heading for the ravine.

Head him off!

There he is! On the cliff!


What's going on?

What are you doing?

We're just supposed to find him!

Hold it steady.

- Won't work 'cos of the thermal draft.

He can't go anywhere!

If you don't hold that thing steady,

I swear, I'll kill you!

Sheriff to Galt!

Hold it steady, you asshole!

Galt, please come in, damn you!

Closer and hold still!

- Galt, talk to me! What's up?

There he is!

OVer there, dummy! Come on!

Hey, soldier boy!

Galt, go to the radio! What's up?

I want him alive, Galt!

Art Galt, come in!

Helicopter, come, dammit!

Oh God, look!

My God, giVe me the binoculars!

Oh no! Shit!

I don't understand. How could he

fall out? - Is that important?

Let's nail him!


Looks like he's turning himself in.

One man is dead. It's not my fault.

I don't want any more hurt.


Stay there and give yourself up!

But I didn't do anything!

MoVe, and I'll blow your head off!

I didn't do anything!

Hold your fire!

Ward, hold your fire!

We hit him.

Let's go down, come on!

Sheriff to base, come in.

Yes, Will?

We're in the gorge. Galt is dead.

Where's the goddam chopper?

It's not coming, 'cos of the storm.

I don't giVe a f*ck,

I want the chopper!

I'm not leaVing Galt's body here.

- Oh, by the way,

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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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