First Blood (1982)

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  • Rambo First Blood Alternative
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Rambo is a former Green Beret who served in Vietnam and is not settling down to civilian life. He arrives in the quiet town of Hope where the sheriff tries to chase him out of town. When Rambo is arrested, he escapes and heads for the hills nearby, where he hides out and defends himself from the forces of law, which include a helicopter and 200 soldiers. Rambo's former superior, Colonel Trautman, arrives to help, trying to bring Rambo in, as he knows that in going after Rambo, the sheriff will only be sending his men to their deaths.

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