Rambo: First Blood

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.

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

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.

Other mistake: When Rambo turns himself in after the death of Deputy Galt, policemen fire several shots in the direction of the river. No impact of the first shots can be seen at the surface of the river when Rambo seems to be hurt by a bullet. (00:31:55)

Plot hole: The national guard leader says a dozer wouldn't be able to get to that area where the mine was blown up which supposedly was around 500 yards from where Trautman and Teasle were dropped off in the helicopter. But in the following scenes Rambo crawls through the mine which is nowhere near 500 yards long and when he comes out of the shaft he's right next to the road filled with trucks and other vehicles. So why can't a dozer get there?

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: In the introduction to the 1988 Hodder Headline edition of the novel First Blood, author David Morrell says that he got the name Rambo from both a variety of apple, and the writer Rimbaud: "A French author's name and the name of an apple collided, and I recognized the sound of force."

J I Cohen
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