Rambo: First Blood

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

Trivia: After deciding to perform one of the stunts himself, Stallone broke a rib, much to the displeasure of director Ted Kotcheff. The shot however remained in the film. (The last sequence where Rambo falls through the trees.)

Scrappy

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

Trivia: At the beginning while John speaks with the lady showing a pic, he mentions several names like Bronson, Ortega, Westmore and Danforth - those belong to the production members.

oswal13

Trivia: Craig Huston, assistant to the director, played the small role of the police radio operator.

oswal13

Trivia: The piece of canvas wore by Rambo as a suit was owned by Stallone and he still has it.

oswal13

Trivia: A couple of yells from the film were taken and used by the arcade game Golden Axe.

oswal13

Trivia: In a deleted scene on the First Blood Dvd, Rambo is sitting by the fire when he begins to experience a flashback to a bar. The bar scene shows Rambo's encounter with a woman, with whom he was romantically involved. The background music playing in the bar, bears an uncanny resemblance to "Sunshine of your love" by Cream. The song has a few minor differences, but the progressive of the song is the same.

SickleandHammer

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Visible crew/equipment: During the motorcycle chase Rambo jumps over the train tracks, if you look close you can easily see the ramp (00:18:00)

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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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