Inspired by the 1972 novel by David Morrell, First Blood tells the story of a Vietnam vet trying to return to society. His run in with a local sheriff escalates into an arrest, escape, then a full scale man hunt. However, in this man hunt it is the escapee hunting the captors.
Colonel Trautman, Rambo’s commanding officer in Vietnam shows up, not to rescue Rambo from the police, but to rescue them from him. Turns out Rambo is an "expert in guerrilla warfare, "a man who’s the best, with guns, with knives, with his bare hands. A man who’s been trained to ignore pain, ignore weather, to live off the land, to eat things that would make a billy goat puke. In Vietnam his job was to dispose of enemy personnel. To kill! Period!"
If Sheriff Teasle is planning on taking a hundred men to take on Rambo, he better not forget a good supply of body bags.