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A Quick Tip by TheJohn

  • Jan 26, 2012
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Troubled ex Green Beret gets harassed by small town sheriffs and wages war against them after he snaps from a bad flashback. Fantastic and tense movie starts slow and builds to a strong conclusion.
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January 27, 2012
this was the best in the Rambo franchise--and for some reason, I really dug Rambo 4; it made this movie make more sense.
January 28, 2012
Rambo 4 is great.
 
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First Blood was the first non-Rocky film from Sylvester Stallone not to bomb at the box office.

Al Pacino, Nick Nolte, Michael Douglas, James Garner and Dustin Hoffman turned down the role of John Rambo.

This film has the lowest body count of all the Rambo movies.
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