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First Blood (1982)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on First Blood as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

First Blood is an action movie directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy and Bill McKinney and Jack Starrett. The movie was written by David Morrell (based on the novel by), Michael Kozoll (screenplay by). The film has a $15 million budget with a 93-minute running time. First Blood currently has a 7.7 IMDb rating, based on 195150 and 61 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for First Blood

First Blood release date

When does First Blood come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for First Blood (1982) is October 22, 1982.

When will First Blood be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

First Blood DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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First Blood budget

How much did First Blood cost to make?

$15,000,000 budget

The movie cost $15 million to make.

First Blood movie poster

First Blood rating

R Rated

First Blood is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

First Blood reviews

7.7 IMDb 61 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.7 of out 10 IMDb rating and 61 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

First Blood trailer

First Blood plot summary

What is First Blood about?

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.

Synopsis from IMDb Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

First Blood cast

Who is in First Blood?

Sylvester Stallone in First Blood Sylvester Stallone as John J. Rambo
Richard Crenna in First Blood Richard Crenna as Col. Samuel Trautman
Brian Dennehy in First Blood Brian Dennehy as Hope Sheriff Will Teasle
Bill McKinney in First Blood Bill McKinney as State Police Capt. Dave Kern
Jack Starrett in First Blood Jack Starrett as Deputy Sgt. Arthur Galt

First Blood box Office

How much did First Blood make?

$125,212,904 worldwide

The film has made over $125 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

First Blood details

Theatrical Release Date: October 22, 1982
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $15 million
Box Office: $125 million
Length: 93 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Language: English

First Blood facts

How long is First Blood?

The movie is 93 minutes long (1 hour and 33 minutes).

What year did First Blood come out?

The movie is out on October 22, 1982. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Sylvester Stallone plays as John J. Rambo.

Who is the director of First Blood?

Ted Kotcheff directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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