Sylvester Stallone played John Rambo for 5 films, although the first film called ‘First Blood’ changed the path of the character, because the original ending of the film was not as seen in the cinemas and domestic formats, on the contrary, the fate of this first. The Vietnam soldier has completely changed, something that fans have come to appreciate over time.
In this 1982 movie, Sylvester Stallone plays John Rambo, a Vietnam War hero who travels from city to city in search of his old comrades. During one of the walks, she is found by Sheriff Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy), who arrests her for evasion, then mistreats and tortures her in prison. These actions cause the protagonist of the film to awaken his survival instinct to protect himself from the local police and the national guard, who will look for him in his home, the forest, where a war will take place who is the last man standing.
End of ‘Rambo’ can be seen in theaters and home formats
Before telling what happens at the end of the film, it is shown that there are spoilers for the film.
John Rambo is cornered, in a battle that pushes everyone in it to the limit. The protagonist is at the police station, where it all started, where Colonel Sam Trautman (Richard Crenna) arrives to talk to him, where they both start talking.
“Nothing is finished. That is not my battle. When I came back, people called me a murderer. Who are they to protest?! They are definitely there. In the countryside there is a code of honor, but here; Civilian life has no value. “How do you want me to forget everything?” as Sylvester Stallone’s character, crying, broken.
After that, Colonel Sam Trautman hugs him and then takes him to end the film. Plus, he leaves Will Teasle alive, something that didn’t happen in the original ending.
What happened to the original ending of ‘Rambo’ filmed by Sylvester Stallone?
The original ending of ‘Rambo’ was filmed by Sylvester Stallone, taken directly from the 1972 book ‘First Blood’ (written in 1972 by David Morrell), where the main character dies because of his final fight with the Sheriff Teasle. In the film, an adaptation of that event was recorded, which fans saw for the first time in home format.
John Rambo was at the police station to end the war he was involved in, when Colonel Sam Trautman entered the area, when Sylvester Stallone’s character told him “I know you have a gun under your jacket. You made me, now you have to kill me”, a moment after further dialogue between the two, the Vietnamese hero took the gun and shot himself in the stomach, committing suicide.
This ending, even more crude than the original, was not released in theaters because Sylvester Stallone convinced director Ted Koetcheff to change it to what can be seen in theaters and then in home formats.
Through an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director of the film indicated that “You know, Ted, we’ve been through a lot with this character. The police abused him. Chased him to the end. They sent the dogs after him. Jump off the cliffs. Flow of frozen water. He was shot in the arm and had to heal himself. All this and now we’re going to kill him?” That was the basis for changing everything.