Archive of films Rambo: First Blood / Rambo: First Blood
1982, 93 min
Section: Midnight Screenings
“It’s over, Johnny.” “Nothing is over! You just don't turn it off!” John Rambo returns home from Vietnam only to discover that civilian life is more complicated than life on the front. When a small-town sheriff arrests him for vagrancy, John decides to fight back in the only way he knows. Because for John, the war never ended. A newly restored version of the cult action film.
Its sequels may be simple, bombastic action flicks, but the first Rambo remains a solid genre picture. The war veteran’s heroic fight is firmly anchored in an American society that, in the 1970s, is still struggling to come to terms with the drawn-out Vietnam conflict and the beating it inflicted on the country’s heroic image of itself. Although John Rambo is just a man who wants to return home, he wasn’t trained for ordinary life. He is an elite soldier and an expert in guerilla warfare. When he finds himself embroiled in a needless battle with a petty small-town sheriff, he again becomes a killer. War invades the quite town of Hope – a war that John Rambo will carry inside him forever. A newly restored version of the cult action film.
About the director
Ted Kotcheff (b. 1931, Toronto, Canada). Selected filmography: Wake in Fright (1971), Fun with Dick and Jane (1977), Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978), Rambo: First Blood (1982), Weekend at Bernie’s (1989), The Shooter (1995)
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About the film
|Screenplay:||Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone|
|Dir. of Photography:||Andrew Laszlo|
|Editor:||Joan E. Chapman|
|Art Director:||Wolf Kroeger|
|Cast:||Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett|