First Blood (also known as Rambo: First Blood) is a 1982 American action adventure film directed by Ted Kotcheff. It is co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood Vietnam veteran who must rely on his combat and survival senses against the abusive law enforcement of a small town. It is based on David Morrell’s 1972 novel of the same name and is the first instalment of the Rambo series. Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna also appear in supporting roles.
The film was released in the United States on October 22, 1982. Despite initial mixed reviews, the film was a box office success, grossing $47.2 million at the box office. Since its release, First Blood has received reappraisal from critics, with many praising the roles of Stallone, Dennehy, and Crenna, and also praising its action sequences and has been recognised as a cult classic and an influential film in the action genre. The film’s success spawned a franchise, consisting of three sequels (all which were co-written by and starred Stallone), an animated series, comic books, and novels. A fifth film, tentatively titled Rambo: Last Stand, was cancelled in January 2016 when Stallone stated that he was retiring the character.
Title First Blood Year of Film 1982 Director Ted Kotcheff Starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Michael Talbott, Chris Mulkey Origin of Film USA Genre(s) of Film Action | Adventure | Drama | Thriller Box Office Budget: $14,000,000 (estimated) Opening Weekend: $6,642,005 (USA) (24 October 1982) Gross: $47,212,904 (USA) (6 February 1983)
Type of Poster B2 Style of Poster Bike Origin of Poster Japan Year of Poster 1982 Designer Unknown Artist Unknown Size (Inches) 20 6/16″ x 28 14/16″ Single Sided or Double Sided Single Sided NSS # / Printer Markings None Tagline None
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