ABOUT THE FILM
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 $125 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.
Year of Film
Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Michael Talbott, Chris Mulkey, John McLiam, Alf Humphreys, David Caruso
Origin of Film
Genre(s) of Film
Action | Adventure | Drama
Budget: $14,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $6,642,005 (USA) (24 October 1982)
Gross: $125,212,904 (Worldwide)
Type of Poster
Style of Poster
Origin of Poster
Year of Poster
40″ x 30″
Single Sided or Double Sided
NSS # / Printer Markings
Printed in England by Lonsdale & Bartholomew Ltd Nottingham
This time he’s fighting for his life.