Saturday, July 6, 2013

US Flag in First Blood - 1982 "Rambo I"

  A special ops veteran has returned home and is treated with disdain as a deadbeat by a police officer on a power trip.  The arrogant lawman pushes the vet way to hard, and the vet decides to push back.  This the basic plot of First Blood 1982. This film illustrates the dynamic when the greater powers push too hard on the meek and lonely.

 The Washington State flag also appears in the film when 'Rambo' is booked for being a derelict.  The film was perfectly timed in the post-Vietnam era.  Its popularity would result in several sequels, cartoon spinoff, and action figures.

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