Title: First Blood
Length: 93 minutes
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Writers: Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim & Sylvester Stallone, based on the novel by David Morrell
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Synopsis: small town cops give a Vietnam vet a hard time, and he fights back
How I saw it: on video many times (have on DVD); most recently, yesterday
Special effects/design: Good. It would be great, but I figured this is the right place to take points off for the inexplicable changes between night and day.
Acting: Indifferent. Mostly good, but there's enough bad acting here and there to take it down a point.
Music: Good. Great score, but I can't give full points for music when there's such a terrible song over the credits.
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites). But don't talk to me about the sequels. It's like the people who made those things never even saw this movie.