Back in the ’80s and ’90s, one of the hottest properties in blockbuster movies was Sylvester Stallone. He earned an endearing reputation among the Hollywood faithful as a legitimate action hero after his stellar performances in a string of top Box Office films. Among the movies, Sylvester Stallone is remembered for is the “Rambo” movie franchise which included four movies in which he depicted a hardcore war veteran who comes back home for a fresh start.
The first installment of the Rambo movies was released in 1982 in which Sylvester Stallone played John Rambo, a U.S. Army Green Beret from the Vietnamese war. In the story, Rambo returns home to the United States, trying to adjust to his new civilian; a task that he finds not to be easily forthcoming.
He decides to move across the country as a drifter until when he goes to a small city in Washington looking for his friend from the army, who he learns died from cancer. While in town, Rambo doesn’t get a positive reception from the Sheriff, thanks to his overall unkempt look and long hair.
As a result, Rambo is banished from the town, and when he defies the order, the sheriff detains him and subjects him to harassment by his deputies. This only infuriates John with memories of torture from the Vietnamese army men when he was captured as a prisoner of war. Using his bare hands, he breaks out from the sheriff’s department and escapes into the wilderness. What ensues is an excellent wild chase between Rambo and the Sherriff’s office in conjunction with the National Guard.