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
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.
The watershed movie as far as Vietnam and the portrayal of its forgotten victims was concerned.
Former Green Beret Rambo unleashed on small-town, and the world. Action for its own sake, but silent Sly is fiercely commanding.
Tagline: This time he's fighting for his life.
Source: based on the novel by David Morrell
Genres: action, adventure
Categories: vietnam war veteran, green beret, manhunt, survival, special forces, woods, police brutality, rambo character, self-defense, sheriff, guerrilla, submachine gun, prosecution, police operation, matter of life and death, survivor, tramp, national guard, police, escape, rural setting
Producer: Buzz Feitshans
Editor: Joan E. Chapman
Director of photography: Andrew Laszlo
Original music composer: Jerry Goldsmith
Costume design: Tom Bronson
Production design: Wolf Kroeger
Runtime: 93 min
Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color: Color (Technicolor)