First Blood

First Blood

  • R
  • 1982
  • 93 min
  • USA
  • action, adventure

Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills.

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Screenwriters: Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy

Much darker and more sensitive than the sequels it spawned, First Blood is a thrilling survival adventure that takes full advantage of Sylvester Stallone's acting skills.


  • Ted Kotcheff
    Ted Kotcheff

    Ted Kotcheff (born April 7, 1931), sometimes credited as William Kotcheff or William T. Kotcheff, is a Canadian film and television director, who is well known for his work on several high-profile British television productions and as a director of films such as First Blood. Description above from the Wikipedia article...

Main Cast


Producer: Buzz Feitshans

Editor: Joan E. Chapman

Director Of Photography: Andrew Laszlo

Original Music Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

Costume Design: Tom Bronson

Executive Producer: Mario Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna

Production Design: Wolf Kroeger

Sound: Fred J. Brown, Bub Asman, Rob Young, Rick Kline


Source: based on the novel by David Morrell

Tagline: This time he's fighting for his life.

Genres: action, adventure

Certificate: R

Categories: rambo character, vietnam war veteran, green beret, manhunt, survival, special forces, police brutality, tramp, national guard, woods, self-defense, sheriff, guerrilla, submachine gun, prosecution, police operation, matter of life and death, survivor, police, escape, rural setting


Year: 1982

Runtime: 93 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo


  • Adam Smith (Empire)

    The watershed movie as far as Vietnam and the portrayal of its forgotten victims was concerned.

  • Janet Maslin (New York Times)

    Former Green Beret Rambo unleashed on small-town, and the world. Action for its own sake, but silent Sly is fiercely commanding.