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First Blood Details


First Blood is the Sylvester Stallone film that unleashed "Rambo" onto an unsuspecting world. Wandering into a small, hostile town, ex-Green Beret John Rambo (Stallone) is targeted for persecution and abuse by potbellied Sheriff Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy). When he can stand no more, Rambo goes bonkers, killing a deputy and heading into the surrounding hills, armed to the teeth. Only after Rambo has picked off practically every law enforcement officer within a radius of 50 miles do the local authorities bring in his former commanding officer, Trautman (Richard Crenna), for advice. Trautman's response -- that the locals had better get a lot of body bags ready -- is hardly encouraging. First Blood proved to be one of Stallone's biggest non-Richard Crenna hits. Kirk Douglas had originally been cast as Trautman, but he quit the project when the producers refused to cave in to his demand that Trautman kill Rambo in the finale. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 4, 1985


Sylvester Stallone
as John Rambo
Richard Crenna
as Trautman
Brian Dennehy
as Teasle
David Caruso
as Mitch
Jack Starrett
as Galt
Michael Talbott
as Balford
David Crowley
as Shingleton
Chris Mulkey
as Ward
Don Mackay
as Preston
John McLiam
as Orval
Bill McKinney
as Kern
Raimund Stamm
as Guardsman #2
Bruce Greenwood
as Guardsman #5
Stephen Dimopoulos
as Guardsman #4
Gary Hetherington
as Hunter
Donald Adams
as Guard C.O
Robert Metcalfe
as Guardsman
Patrick Stack
as Lt. Morgan
Frank Tamburo
Mike Winlaw
as TV Reporter
Suzee Pai
Stephen E. Miller
as Guardsman #1
Bruce Barbour
as Cathcart
Charles Tamburro
as Pilot


Ted Kotcheff
Buzz Feitshans
Herb Nanas
William Sackheim
Michael Kozoll
Sylvester Stallone
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Thom Noble
Wolf Kroeger
Production Designer
Stéphane Reichel
Art Director
Andrew G. Vajna
Executive Producer
Mario Kassar
Executive Producer
Kimberley Richardson
Set Designer
Tom Bronson
Costume Designer
Rob Young
Sound/Sound Designer
Lynn Stalmaster
Michael Westmore