Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

First Blood

No matter how many times I see this, I will still like watching it. Sylvester Stallone is a good actor; one of my favorites and plus, he's cute in here. But then again, he's cute in a lot of the movies he was in back then, lol!!!!
First Blood
-John Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier. His time in Vietnam haunts him, despite being a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. He comes to Hope, Washington in search of a friend. But he instead he managed to catch the attention of the local sheriff, Will Teasel. He verbally insults Rambo and manages to anger him to the point where Rambo gets violent and is placed under arrest. At the jail, the sheriff and his deputies subject Rambo to a humiliating fire hose shower, and they attempt to shave him, which brings back horrible flashbacks of being tortured in the camps. When Rambo escapes, it becomes an all out manhunt for the former Vietnam vet

-Sylvester Stallone: John Rambo
-Richard Crenna: Col. Trautman
-Brian Dennehy: Will Teasle
-Bill McKinney: Kern
-Jack Starrett: Gault
-Michael Talbott: Balford
-David Caruso: Mitch

Did You Know?
-In the original script, Rambo kills 18 people. It was scrapped and redone to show Rambo as a troubled soul who's a victim of circumstances from what he went through
-Despite all the action, only one person is killed
-While filming, Sylvester Stallone sustained major injuries. In the scene where Rambo jumps off the cliff and lands on some tree branches, he broke one of his ribs. And when Rambo screams in pain, that was not scriped; Sylvester Stallone was actually in pain and screamed. In the scene where he runs into the abandoned mine shaft, Sylvester Stallone put his hand on a piece of wood, not realizing that his hand was over a gunfire squib that went off. He was afraid to look at it for fear he had lost his thumb
-The movie was based on a book of the same name
-According to the book, Col. Trautman was brought in to kill Rambo because he was the one who trained him
-The name of the store Rambo blows up is called The Outpost
-David Morell, who wrote the novel the movie is based on, described the character John Rambo as being a distillation of the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a common condition associated with military members
-In the novel, when Rambo enters the cave, there are bats present. In the movie, it's changed to rats
-In the DVD commentary, Sylvester Stallone says that the names of his team members are derived from people on the film crew, including make-up artist Michael Westmore and designer Tom Bronson
-Despite the air and water temperature and the fact that Sylvester Stallone wore a tank top during most of the movie, he only got sick when someone offered him a shot of brandy

-Even though the movie takes place in the fictitious town of Hope, Washington, the majority of the movie was filmed in Hope, British Columbia, Canada
-This movie was Sylvester Stallone's first non Rocky movie, which helped save his career
-During the prison escape scene, Sylvester Stallone accidentally broke the nose of a stunt man. This is why the stunt man is seen wearing a Band-Aid in the movie

-The piece of canvas that Rambo uses to make a shirt is not a prop, but an actual piece of rotted canvas
Deputy Sgt. Arthur Gault: [Preston hosing down Rambo with fire hose] Hey, Preston! Make sure you get him behind the ears! Ha-ha-ha-ha
[Mitch leaving in disgust]
Deputy Sgt. Arthur Gault: What's the matter, Mitch? Don't you like water sports?
[continues laughing]
Trautman: You did everything to make this private war happen. You've done enough damage. This mission is over, Rambo. Do you understand me? This mission is over! Look at them out there! Look at them! If you won't end this now, they will kill you. Is that what you want? It's over Johnny. It's over!
Rambo: Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don't turn it off! It wasn't my war! You asked me, I didn't ask you! And I did what I had to do to win! But somebody wouldn't let us win! And I come back to the world and I see all those maggots at the airport, protesting me, spitting. Calling me baby killer and all kinds of vile crap! Who are they to protest me? Who are they? Unless they've been me and been there and know what the hell they're yelling about!
Trautman: It was a bad time for everyone, Rambo. It's all in the past now
Rambo: For you! For me civilian life is nothing! In the field we had a code of honor, you watch my back, I watch yours. Back here there's nothing!
Trautman: You're the last of an elite group, don't end it like this
Rambo: Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of million dollar equipment, back here I can't even hold a job parking cars!

No comments:

Post a Comment