Continuity mistake: When Sylvester Stallone is in the stolen army truck and crashes through the police road block, the truck becomes airborne. Upon landing, the gas tank is clearly separating from the truck, but in the next shot, the truck and gas tank are together.
After spending a night in the jungle trying to survive the police, John Rambo (Stallone) steals a truck and drives into town. He arms himself with a large machine gun. Col. Trautman (Crenna) tries to convince Sheriff Teasle (Dennehy) not to fight Rambo, but Teasle ignores him. Rambo shoots up the town, knocking out all the power boxes and blowing up the gun store. He makes his way to the police station, where Teasle hiding on the roof, tries to shoot him. Rambo quickly dodges Teasle's bullets and shoots through the ceiling, hitting Teasle's legs. Rambo is about to kill Teasle when Trautman comes in and tells him the battle is over. Rambo gives a small speech about how he started the battle because of his anger over how he is being mistreated by people who have never experienced what he did in Vietnam. Rambo breaks down crying, and eventually gets taken away.
Question: Behind the desk of Teasle is a distinguished service cross, a silver star and a purple heart. So he is himself a very brave fighter. Why would such a "war hero" be so mad about another war hero, a recipient of the medal of honor, delivered only by the President of the United States? Jealousy? Rage about the death of his friend?
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