When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.

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  1. William Sackheim


  2. Ted Kotcheff


  3. Michael Kozoll


  4. Sylvester Stallone


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sylvester Stallone

    Sylvester Stallone

    John J. Rambo

  2. Richard Crenna

    Richard Crenna

    Col. Samuel Trautman

  3. Brian Dennehy

    Brian Dennehy

    Hope Sheriff Will Teasle

  4. Bill McKinney

    Bill McKinney

    State Police Capt. Dave Kern

  5. Jack Starrett

    Jack Starrett

    Deputy Sgt. Arthur Galt

  6. Michael Talbott

    Michael Talbott

    Deputy Balford

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $125,212,904.00

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Release Information

  • October 22, 1982
    R, Theatrical



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