First Blood

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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A long-haired undesirable, run off-limits by a small town sheriff, turns right around and comes back. Taken to the police station for a spot of persuasion, he suffers flash recalls of torture in Vietnam. Going momentarily berserk, and hounded like a mad dog, he leads his pursuers a frightening dance through the woods before returning to give the town its comeuppance. As a Stallone vehicle this is sleek, slick and not unexciting, but crassly castrates the David Morrell novel on which it is based. Read the book: tough, provocative, savagely ironical and infinitely more complex, it's much better value.

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Screenwriter: Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Sylvester Stallone
Richard Crenna
Brian Dennehy
David Caruso
Jack Starrett
Michael Talbott
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