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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 73 Ratings

Summary: John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but what Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested, as he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo's commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff's department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand.
Runtime: 93 min
Production: Anabasis N.V.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 21, 1998
Director Credit
Ted Kotcheff Director
Writer Credit
David Morrell Novel
Michael Kozoll Screenplay
Sylvester Stallone Screenplay
William Sackheim Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Brian Dennehy Hope Sheriff Will Teasle
Richard Crenna Col. Samuel Trautman
Sylvester Stallone John J. Rambo
Cast Credit
Alf Humphreys Deputy Lester
Bill McKinney State Police Capt. Dave Kern
Charles A. Tamburro Pilot
Chris Mulkey Deputy Ward
Craig Huston Radio Operator
David Caruso Deputy Mitch
David L. Crowley Deputy Shingleton
David Petersen Trooper
Don MacKay Preston
Jack Starrett Deputy Sgt. Arthur Galt
John McLiam Orval The Dog Man
Michael Talbott Deputy Balford
Producer Credit
Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
Buzz Feitshans Producer
Herb Nanas Co-Executive Producer
Mario Kassar Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: