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Rediscover First Blood at The Retro Network Drive-In Podcast

"They drew first blood, not me."

Celebrating it's 40th anniversary in 2022 is the film that began the Rambo franchise. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Denehy, and Richard Crenna, First Blood was a critically acclaimed film and box office success worldwide. Instead of fighting opponents in the boxing ring, Stallone was "fighting for his life" as stated in the movie trailer. The film featured Stallone as an ex Green Beret on the run from small town policemen who pushed him too far and now needs assistance from his former commander to bring him in.

I've always enjoyed the film and the two sequels released in the '80s. I recently got together with two friends from The Retro Network to rediscover First Blood on the TRN Drive-In podcast channel. It's an action-packed episode discussing the history of the film including the development and production, casting choices, and little-known facts. We also reveal our personal history with the film, our favorite scenes and quotes, and what we think the next incarnation of the franchise could be.

Stream the podcast below or search "The Retro Network Drive-In" in your favorite app to download and listen on the go. You can also visit The Retro Network Drive-In website to connect and subscribe.

Headline image from movie trailer

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