“Rambo: First Blood”  ( eng. First Blood ; on the 2009 DVD - “First Blood”  ) is a US -made film based on the novel of the same name by David Morrell . The first film in which John Rambo appears is a Vietnam War veteran. The film was shot from November 1981 to April 1982. Premiered in America on October 22, 1982.
|Rambo: First Blood|
Cover of the original Russian DVD edition
|Producer||Buzz Fateshans |
|Michael Kozall |
|In the main|
|Sylvester Stallone |
|Film company||Anabasis Investments NV|
|Budget||15 million $|
|Fees||125 212 904 $|
|Next movie||Rambo: First Blood 2|
Vietnam war veteran John Rambo hopes to find his comrades-in-arms travels around the USA . Learning about the sudden death of his last comrade from the elite military unit of the " green berets ", he comes to a quiet provincial town. There he is met by the cocky local sheriff Will Teesle, who takes Rambo as a tramp and, taking him outside the city, tells him not to return, otherwise he will be in trouble.
But, not having driven a half mile, the sheriff notices that Rambo is going in the direction of “his” city. The sheriff tries to stop him and, in the end, arrests, pointing a gun at Rambo. Then he is brought to the site where local police officers, putting themselves above the law, beat the war hero. Rambo escapes from the police station, while hijacking a motorcycle on which he rides into the mountains. Police officers with dogs chase Rambo, driving him to a cliff. Surrounded on all sides, John tries to go down a steep cliff, but police officer Art Galt sees him in a helicopter and tries to shoot him with a rifle. Rambo has no choice but to jump off a cliff onto the spreading branches of a giant thuja growing below, hoping that they will mitigate the fall, and he remains alive.
The helicopter continues to pursue and shoot, ignoring Tizla’s ban, so Rambo, hiding behind a cedar trunk, throws a stone at the cockpit glass. The pilot loses control, Galt with a rifle drops out of the helicopter and dies. The deceased policeman was a longtime friend of Tizla. Rambo goes out to the police and tries to explain that what happened was an accident, but the police open fire and injure him. Rambo runs into the forest, and the police are chasing him. In the forest, Rambo wounds five policemen with the help of traps and, seizing the sheriff, warns him to stop the persecution, otherwise Rambo "will arrange for them a war that he never dreamed of." However, returning to the station, the sheriff calls in to help the military - part of the National Guard .
Meanwhile, Colonel Samuel Trautman (former Rambo commander) arrives in the city and gives Teesle advice: "If you decide to send two hundred people for Rambo, then do not forget one more thing - corpse bags." The colonel is trying to enter into negotiations with Rambo on the radio, which allows the military to locate his location. Soldiers appear in the forest and spot Rambo there. He hides in an abandoned mine, and they shoot him with a grenade launcher . The entrance to the mine from the explosion collapsed. To the entrance to the mine rise Tizl and Trautman. Teesl furious at a soldier Nat. Guard - after all, he gave a clear order to take Rambo alive “to bring him to justice”, and now he will have to clear the blockage and comb the mine for a long time in search of his body. At this time, Trautman notices smoke seeping through the rubble and realizes that John has not died, but does not tell anyone about this.
For several hours, everyone considers John dead. Meanwhile, Rambo goes deep into the mine, overcoming the rubble and escaping from rats, and gets out of the heaped shaft through the ventilation exit to the road. Then Teesle arrives at the bar where Trautman is having dinner and, turning to him, apologizes, saying: “If I went beyond something, I would like to apologize.” Whether he does it sincerely or hypocritically is unknown. Trautman replies that: “now it doesn’t matter anymore” and that he (Teesle) “long ago missed his chance”.
A military convoy rides along the road. At this time, driven to despair and decided to go to the end, Rambo grabs and hijacks a National Guard truck with M60 machine guns in the back. At night, he breaks into the city, driven by a desire to deal with the sheriff, first blows up a truck with a gas station , and then a hunting store, after which he shoots transformers on electric poles, depriving the town of electricity, and then a police station. Teesle, climbing onto the roof of the site, tries to get Rambo out of an automatic rifle , but to no avail.
Rambo, bursting into the area he shot, shoots bursts up and wounds Tizla, who, having broken through the glass of the roof, falls on the table. He screams at John to shoot him, but at this time Trautman enters the building and asks John to stop. This is followed by a dialogue between John and Trautman, in which the colonel convinces John to surrender to the authorities, since the building is surrounded by 200 policemen and that John, in case of resistance, will have to arrange a real bloody massacre.
There is an alternative ending: not wanting to endure the humiliation from the authorities of the country for which he was fighting, Rambo gives Trautman a gun and provokes the colonel to shoot him. For a moment, Trautman looks at the murdered Rambo, then leaves.
Remember when Reagan bombed Gaddafi? He said: "I looked at Rambo and I know what to do." And then Saddam remembered Rambo in the bunker. I have become synonymous with thinking. Symbol. It always bothered me when traveling. There were a lot of threats. When I arrived in Cannes, they threatened to kill me. Yes, and in third world countries they do not idolize me.
- Sylvester Stallone  .
|Sylvester Stallone||John rambo|
|Richard Krenna||colonel trautman|
|Brian Dennehy||sheriff will teesle|
|Bill McKinney||Captain Dave Kern|
|Jack starrett||Sergeant Arthur Galt|
- Visual Advisor: Tom Noble
- Cameraman: Andrew Lazlo
- Jerry Goldsmith's Music
- Co-Executive Producer: Coat of Arms of Nanas
- Based on the novel by David Morrell
- Executive Producers: Mario Kassar , Andrew Vine
- Screenplay: Michael Kozall & William Sackheim and Sylvester Stallone
- Producer: Buzz Faithschans
- Director: Ted Kotcheff
- The slogan of the film is “One Man's War”.
- “Rambo” is a variety of French apples that was brought to America by an immigrant from Switzerland. Allegedly, the writer’s wife brought apples exactly when he was trying to come up with a name for the hero  . Also, “Rambo” is a frequently encountered French and Franco-Belgian family name. (In both cases, pronounced with emphasis on the last syllable.)
- The roles of Rambo were planned by John Travolta , Dustin Hoffman , Al Pacino and Clint Eastwood  .
- The initially planned budget of $ 11 million was significantly exceeded. The total cost of the film was almost $ 15 million due to the fact that the filming process lasted 1 month longer.
- Sylvester Stallone did not like the first version of the picture so much that the actor even wanted to buy the tape and destroy it. Subsequently, he agreed with the producers to have his face appear in the film as little as possible - this reduced the timing by 2 times  .
- Sylvester Stallone asked for a role of 3.5 million dollars, but the producers of the film persuaded him to agree to 2 million. He received another 1.5 million from the rental of the film on TV.
- The directorial version has an alternative ending, in which Colonel Trautman kills Rambo at his request (in accordance with the plot of the book), however, test views showed that viewers find this ending too depressing. An alternative ending is present as a flashback in the fourth part .
- Despite the reputation of an excessively cruel film, only one person dies in the film - the deputy sheriff Art Galt who has fallen from a helicopter. In the book, Rambo personally kills at least a dozen police and civilians.
The film was shot in several provinces of British Columbia : Pitt Lake ; Pitt Meadovs ; Golden Ears Provincial Park ; Hope, British Columbia ; Coquitlam Port ; North Vancouver  . Many scenes are arranged according to the law of the golden section , which adds expressiveness to them.
The music for this film was written by composer Jerry Goldsmith . In the final credits of the film there was a song “It's a Long Road” by Canadian singer Dan Hill , which is the main theme of the film. The soundtrack for this film was released on compact audio tapes in the United States, Canada and other countries of the world. In the USSR in the 1980s, the music for this film was released by the company “Melody” on records, and also distributed on “pirated” audio tapes.
In 1983, the film was released on VHS by Thorn EMI Video in the USA and Canada, as well as on CED SelectaVision video discs in the NTSC system, in Australia by the same company only on VHS, in the UK it was released on the VHS by Guild Home Video in PAL system. In other countries, the film was released on VHS with various dubs (in Greece - “MTC Video”). Since 1983, in the USSR, the film was distributed on "pirate" videotapes with the author's one-voice voice-over Russian translations, voiced by Leonid Volodarsky , Vasily Gorchakov (early translation), Grigory Libergal and others.
In the early 1990s, the film was also released on VHS and Laserdisc with the video products Live Live Video and Image Entertainment. In Russia in the 1990s, they were translated by Andrei Gavrilov , Vasily Gorchakov (late translation), Sergey Vizgunov and Sergey Kuznetsov on VHS and laser video discs. The film was also released with a one-voice translation of Y. Yakovlev of the Mosfilm film studio on video tapes with domestic video production. In 1996, the film was released on VHS video production "Cats Vision"
In the early 2000s, the film was released on VHS and DVD by Artisan Entertainment, in Russia - with a translation of Yuri Zhivov . On DVD editions, it was released with a polyphonic translation, as well as with Russian subtitles in PAL / NTSC systems.
- Rambo: First Blood . State Register of Films. Date of treatment January 2, 2016.
- DVD “FIRST BLOOD” (inaccessible link) . Universal Pictures . Date of treatment January 2, 2016. Archived March 5, 2016.
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