Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna
Directed By: Ted Kotcheff
When Police Chief Teasle arrests a vagrant hitchhiker for resisting arrest, little does he realise that he has set in motion a series of events that lead to disaster and catastrophe. The vagrant, looking down and out, is in fact John Rambo, Congressional Medal of Honor winner, and hero of the Vietnam War. Responding to the harassment of Teasle's deputies with sudden ferociousness, Rambo makes a daring and thrilling escape from the small town jail, steals a motorcycle, and roars off toward the wooded, mountain area nearby. Once in the hills, Rambo is in his element: guerrilla warfare.