When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, he is forced to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.
- Year: 1982
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
- Studio: Carolco Pictures, Anabasis N.V., Elcajo Productions, Cinema 84, Orion Pictures
- Keyword: prison, guerrilla warfare, dying and death, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, hero, vietnam, police brutality, sheriff, escape, police, gun, submachine gun, falsely accused, destroy, self-defense, firearm, prosecution, attempt to escape, police operation, matter of life and death, tramp, national guard, rural area, antihero
- Director: Ted Kotcheff
- Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Michael Talbott