Directed by : Ted Kotcheff Produced by : Buzz Feitshans Written by Screenplay : Michael Kozoll,William Sackheim,Sylvester Stallone Novel : David Morrell Starring : Sylvester Stallone,Richard Crenna,Brian Dennehy Music by : Jerry Goldsmith Cinematography : Andrew Laszlo Editing by : Joan E. Chapman Studio : Anabasis Investments N.V. Distributed by : Orion Pictures Release date(s) : October 22, 1982 Running time : 97 min. Country : United States Language : Thai Budget : $14,000,000 Gross revenue : $125,212,904 Followed by : Rambo - First Blood Part II (1985)
First Blood ( also known as Rambo or Rambo: First Blood outside the United States), is a 1982acti on/thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff . The film stars Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood Vietnam War veteran, with Sheriff Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy) as his nemesis, and Colonel Samuel Trautman ( Richard Crenna) as his former commander and only ally.It was released on October 22 1982. Based loosely on David Morrell's 1972 novel of the same name,it was the first of thefourfilmandong oing Rambo series. Unlike the following sequels which were war adventure films set in foreigncountries, Fi rst Blood was a post-Vietnam War psychological thriller set in the United States.