Lunchtime Movie Review

First Blood (1982)

Episode #66

Paramount Pictures released First Blood to theaters on October 22,1982; grossing $125.2 million worldwide. Ted Kotcheff directed the action film which starred Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, and Richard Crenna.

First Blood Movie Summary

First Blood begins as Vietnam Vet and tormented drifter, John Rambo, wanders into the outskirts of a sleepy town to visit one of his last surviving team mates from his Special Forces division, but he learns that the man has died the previous year from exposure to Agent Orange.

Rambo leaves on the verge of becoming unglued mentally, and walks into the town of Hope where the kind-hearted Sheriff Teasle greets him. Rambo doesn’t have the looks of someone that would fit in Hope, so the good sheriff tosses Rambo out of it quicker than he tosses the United States constitution out the window. He drives Rambo out of Hope, points him to Portland, and tells him to never come back, but Rambo is hungry, and turns around and starts walking back into town. The sheriff arrests him for vagrancy, resisting arrest, and possessing a concealed weapon.

They process Rambo quite aggressively, but when they try to dry-shave him with a straight razor, Rambo has a flashback to being tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He opens up a can of Green Beret whoop ass. Rambo attacks the officers, and escapes on a stolen motorcycle.

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