Arrested on trumped-up charges and abused in police custody in a small mountain town, decorated war hero John Rambo escapes and flees into the woods. There, officers prepare to apprehend him — unaware that they are tangling with an elite soldier trained in guerrilla warfare.

First Blood

When Police Chief Teasle arrests a vagrant hitchhiker for resisting arrest, little does he realize that vagrant is in fact John Rambo, Vietnam War hero. Responding to the harassment of Teasle’s deputies, Rambo makes a thrilling escape from the small town jail, steals a motorcycle, and roars off toward the wooded, mountain area nearby. Once in the hills, Rambo is in his element: guerrilla warfare.

Release date:

1982