"It was a bad time for everyone, Rambo. It's all in the past now.
First Blood is directed by Ted Kotcheff and adapted by Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim and Sylvester Stallone, from the novel written by David Morrell. It stars Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney and Jack Starrett. Cinematography is by Andrew Laszlo and the music scored by Jerry Goldsmith. Locations for the shoot were in British Columbia.
John Rambo (Stallone), ex Vietnam war veteran, wanders into small"
"died due to exposure to Agent Orange the prior summer. The town's sheriff (Brian Dennehy) tries to steer Rambo out of town and winds up arresting him. Big mistake because Rambo is an ex-Green beret, a virtual one-man-army, who takes on both the police and the National Guard using jungle warfare tactics.
"First Blood" (1982) is an action/adventure of the first order. It's easy to lose sight of this in light of the two comic book sequels that made a caricature of John Rambo: "Rambo: First Blood"
"The legend begins! America’s Uncle Sly grunts his way to a couple of nervous brake downs while helped along by war con artist Brian Dennehy. Kill count low. Sparse explosions. Only watch if you are comfortable being challenged in your established views regarding the sophistication of Stallone’s acting ability. "