Curious and little known facts about the "Rambo"
• The curious and little known facts about the "Rambo"
30 years ago, May 22, 1985 in the US cinema screens released Hollywood thriller "Rambo: First Blood" - a film about Ted Kotcheffa unkillable soldier John Rambo. We offer you a little ponostalgirovat and recall the most interesting facts about this cult film, it seemed once the coolest.
After the success of the film in the USSR "Rambo" has become synonymous with the ironic title of people addicted to "militarists". For example, in the Soviet film "Passport" the main character says Merab Papashvili Jewish uncle, the wife of his half-brother, who considers him a Soviet spy, and therefore directs the gun at him: "With the fuse take off, Rambo."
The film is based on the book by David Morrell "First Blood". This novel debut American writer was first published in 1972. He became a bestseller. Russia has also published under the name "Rambo".
When David Morrell invented a name to the protagonist, his wife bought varieties apples Rambo, who brought to America a Swiss immigrant. Since Vietnam War veteran was named.
Rambo could play Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Clint Eastwood and John Travolta.
Here are the reasons for their rejection of the role:
- Al Pacino really wanted to portray a veteran of a madman, so film company rejected his candidacy.
- Hoffman turned down the role because of the cruelty and played a woman in the movie "Tootsie" (1982).
- Clint Eastwood said that he was busy.
- John Travolta Stallone did not let either the first or the second film in the series, did not want to share the glory. According to rumors, Travolta for a long time could not forgive him that he had taken his role, and then shot him in the film, turning it into a caricature, like the movie "Lost" (1983).
initially planned budget of $ 11 million was significantly exceeded. The total cost of the film was nearly $ 15 million in connection with the fact that the filming process lasted for 1 month longer.
Lead Actor Sylvester Stallone was very unhappy with the film. At first, he was trying to buy even a ribbon to her no one else saw. However, it soon cooled down and asked the producers if possible cut his face from the film. As a result, the final version of the film was half by time.
David Morrell (pictured) in his book "killed" his hero. However, the success of the film made him again take up the pen and write the second part, in which Rambo miraculously appears alive and well.
There is also the director's cut of the film with an alternate ending: Colonel Trautman still becomes a murderer Rambo (according to the original plot of the book). the first of these views was held in Las Vegas: test views, and it turned out that such a finale the audience does not like were carried out. In the course of the film the audience liked what they saw on the screen, but in the end, when Rambo dies at the cinema was incredibly quiet. And suddenly someone said the following sentence: "If in the room there is a director, I nabyu his face!"
"First Blood" is considered to be bloody and brutal film. But if you look, you will find that some of the victims are only four: deputy sheriff, who through their own fault fell out of a helicopter, and three police officers, who exploded in the car when chased Rambo. At the same time, the book becomes a veteran killer at least ten people in the original story.
Sylvester Stallone asked for the role of 3, 5 million dollars, but the producers of the film persuaded him to agree to $ 2 million. Another 1, 5 million he received from the rental of the film on TV.
In contrast to the "Rocky," "First Blood" at the awards did not apply, and critics react to it in different ways: someone with enthusiasm, and someone in disgust. However, it was much more powerful film. "First Blood" set a new standard for realistic staging blockbuster.