Archive of films Rambo: First Blood / Rambo: First Blood

1982, 93 min

Section: Midnight Screenings
Year: 2019

“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.

Nikola Paggio

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

Color, DCP

Section: Midnight Screenings
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Screenplay: Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone
Dir. of Photography: Andrew Laszlo
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Editor: Joan E. Chapman
Art Director: Wolf Kroeger
Producer: Buzz Feitshans
Production: Anabasis N.V.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett
Sales: Tamasa Distribution

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