Vietnam vet John Rambo returns home to visit his old army buddies but faces a backlash in small town America, leading to an almighty cat and mouse chase between Rambo, local and state police, the army and the national guard.
Tapping a cultural nerve, First Blood was the beginning of another hugely successful movie franchise for Stallone. Big at the box office and an influence on action movies that followed, it helped make Sly one of the biggest stars of the decade.
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