First Blood

(1982)

Overview

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.

  1. William Sackheim

    Screenplay

  2. Michael Kozoll

    Screenplay

  3. Ted Kotcheff

    Director

  4. Sylvester Stallone

    Screenplay

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

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Status Released

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  • October 22, 1982
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $125,212,904.00

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