Rambo: First Blood

Continuity mistake: When the truck crashes through the police road block, you can see the tailboard coming down. At the gas station, however, it's up again and Rambo has to lower it to get the M60.

Factual error: In the scene in the police station, where Rambo was about to get shaved, he had a flashback of the vietcong guy slicing his chest up. The vietcong guy was noticeably speaking Cantonese instead of Vietnamese.

Continuity mistake: During the car chase, after Rambo escapes from the jail, the hub caps on the sheriff's car keep appearing and disappearing. The passenger rear and one on the driver's side even pops off, but reappears again. Look closely after the car flips over.

Continuity mistake: In the Jail after when Rambo throws one officer out the window his hands are empty. But in the next shot he has his knife in his hand. (00:16:13)

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the film where Rambo shoots up the computers in a building and the spent rounds are falling to the ground. It is clear to see that these are blank rounds. Where the bullet would sit in the case normally you can see the case is extended, This is where on a blank it is just crimped closed due to the lack of a bullet.

John Mansell

Continuity mistake: When Rambo throws the soldier out of the truck and has a dog fight with the state police vehicle his shoes are shown on the accelerator pedal. Those are shoes, not the genuine army boots he wears in the rest of the movie.

Audio problem: In the shot early on, where Teasel jumps his car and breaks a fence post, his car horn beeps when the car lands on the ground. A few shots later, when his car falls down, then flips over on the embankment, the car horn gets stuck. It's a totally different car horn sound this time.

Gwvecchi

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Continuity mistake: When Rambo has Teasle up against the tree with the knife the knife is right under Teasle's throat, but in the next shot the knife is to Teasle's right without Rambo moving it.

Continuity mistake: When Rambo jumps the fence on the motorbike, Will follows in the car but look at the rear wheels of the car they are bigger and wider with no hub caps because of the rough ground when there back on the dirt road the rear wheels are normal with hub caps.

Continuity mistake: After jumping off the dirt road chasing Rambo, the sheriff's right rear wheel has the hubcap on after landing. A second later, it's missing.

Continuity mistake: During the motorcycle chase, just after the police car breaks through the wooden gate, in the close up of Rambo's motorbike its wheels go through two puddles, a short space of land, then another puddle. Keep watching closely as he rides through the mud. In the overhead shot of Rambo approaching the road at an intersection, he goes through the same three puddles again (the third one is hidden behind a tree, but you can still see the splash).

Nik Rolls

Colonel Trautman: I don't think you understand. I didn't come to rescue Rambo from you. I came to rescue you from Rambo. (00:45:25)

Bishop73

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Trivia: Originally there was an alternate ending shot for the film in which Rambo killed himself, however, this was found too depressing and the script was changed for him to survive.

Scrappy

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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?

Answer: At the start of the film when Rambo is causing all these problems, the Sheriff has no idea who John Rambo is (Vietnam War hero), so he thinks Rambo is just another America-disrespecting drifter (the American flag on Rambo's jacket). Also, Teasle is a law and order guy who does not want his town disturbed by outsiders. After the fireworks and Teasle finds out who Rambo is and also meets Colonel Troutman, Teasle's mission becomes personal: rage at the death of his best friend, humiliation in front of his deputies, the incompetence of the state National Guard to subdue Rambo, and also a generational factor: Teasle probably served in Korea or WW2, when America was top dog in the world, so he will not allow some hippie ex-soldier from a "lost" war best him.

Scott215

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