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When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.

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Directed by

Ted Kotcheff

Written by

Michael Kozoll (Screenplay)
William Sackheim (Screenplay)
Sylvester Stallone (Screenplay)
David Morrell (Novel)

Runtime

93 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

This time he's fighting for his life.

Cast

Keywords

prison escape vietnam veteran sheriff police survivor gun vietnam guerrilla prosecution dying and death rural setting weapon vietnam war attempt to escape police brutality falsely accused self-defense firearm police operation national guard destroy tramp matter of life and death submachine gun

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Lists

#253 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#135 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss