Rambo Quotes in First Blood (1982)


Rambo Quotes:

  • Trautman: You did everything to make this private war happen. You've done enough damage. This mission is over, Rambo. Do you understand me? This mission is over! Look at them out there! Look at them! If you won't end this now, they will kill you. Is that what you want? It's over Johnny. It's over!

    Rambo: Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don't turn it off! It wasn't my war! You asked me, I didn't ask you! And I did what I had to do to win! But somebody wouldn't let us win! And I come back to the world and I see all those maggots at the airport, protesting me, spitting. Calling me baby killer and all kinds of vile crap! Who are they to protest me, huh? Who are they? Unless they've been me and been there and know what the hell they're yelling about!

    Trautman: It was a bad time for everyone, Rambo. It's all in the past now.

    Rambo: For *you*! For me civilian life is nothing! In the field we had a code of honor, you watch my back, I watch yours. Back here there's nothing!

    Trautman: You're the last of an elite group, don't end it like this.

    Rambo: Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of million dollar equipment, back here I can't even hold a job *parking cars*!

  • Rambo: I could have killed 'em all, I could've killed you. In town you're the law, out here it's me. Don't push it! Don't push it or I'll give you a war you won't believe. Let it go. Let it go!

  • Rambo: We were in this bar in Saigon and this kid comes up, this kid carrying a shoe-shine box. And he says "Shine, please, shine!" I said no. He kept askin', yeah, and Joey said "Yeah." And I went to get a couple of beers, and the box was wired, and he opened up the box, fucking blew his body all over the place. And he's laying there, he's fucking screaming. There's pieces of him all over me, just...

    [Takes off his bandolier]

    Rambo: like this, and I'm tryin' to pull him off, you know, my friend that's all over me! I've got blood and everything and I'm tryin' to hold him together! I'm puttin'... the guy's fuckin' insides keep coming out! And nobody would help! Nobody would help! He's saying, sayin' "I wanna go home! I wanna go home!" He keeps calling my name! "I wanna go home, Johnny! I wanna drive my Chevy!" I said "With what? I can't find your fuckin' legs! I can't find your legs!"

  • Trautman: It's good to hear your voice Johnny, it's been a long time. Look John, you've done some damage here, they don't want anymore trouble. That's why I've come. I want to come in there and fly you the hell out. Just you and me. We'll work this thing out together. Is that fair enough?

    Rambo: Where did you come from Sir?

    Trautman: Bragg.

    Rambo: I tried to get in touch with you, but the guys in Bragg never knew where to find you.

    Trautman: You know I haven't been spending much time there lately, they've got me down in D.C. I'm shining a seat with my ass.

    Rambo: I wish I was back in Bragg now.

    Trautman: We'll talk about that when you come in.

    Rambo: I can't do that Sir.

    Trautman: Look John, we can't have you running around out there killing friendly civilians.

    Rambo: There are no friendly civilians!

    Trautman: But I'm your friend Johnny! I was there with you knee-deep in all that blood and guts. I covered your ass more than once. Seems like baling you out of trouble's got to be a life-time achievement for me.

    Rambo: There wouldn't be no trouble except for that king-shit cop! All I wanted was something to eat. But the man kept pushing Sir.

    Trautman: Well you did some pushing on your own John.

    Rambo: They drew first blood, not me.

    Trautman: Look Johnny, let me come in and get you the hell out of there!

    Rambo: They drew first blood...

    Trautman: Rambo, are you still reading me? Covey leader to Raven! Rambo! Acknowledge!

  • [last lines]

    Rambo: I can't get it out of my head. A dream of seven years. Everyday I have this. And sometimes I wake up and I don't know where I am. I don't talk to anybody. Sometimes a day - a week. I can't put it out of my mind.

  • Rambo: There's one man dead! It's not my *fault*! I don't want anymore hurt!

    Teasle: Freeze! Stand right where you are! Give yourself up!

    Rambo: But I didn't do anything!

    Teasle: I'm warning you boy, don't make a move or I'll blow your head off!

    Rambo: [shouts] I didn't do anything!

  • [Rambo takes over an Army truck]

    Rambo: Drive!

    [Army driver glances at him]

    Rambo: Don't look at me, look at the road! That's how accidents happen.

    Rambo: [beat] What's your name?

    Guardsman #3: Cathcart, Robert A.

    Rambo: What have you got in the back, Robert A?

    Guardsman #3: M-60

    Rambo: [beat] Okay! Robert A! Get out of the truck!

    Guardsman #3: Please. I got no beef with you.

    Rambo: GO ON! Get out! Go home!

    [throws Cathcart out of the truck]

  • Trautman: Company leader to identify Baker Team - Rambo, Messner, Ortega, Coletta, Jurgensen, Berry, Krakauer confirm! This is Colonel Trautman. Talk to me, Johnny.

    Rambo: They're all gone Sir.

    Trautman: Rambo! Are you all right?

    Rambo: Baker Team. They're all dead, sir.

    Trautman: Not Delmar Berry, he made it.

    Rambo: Berry's gone too Sir.

    Trautman: How?

    Rambo: Got himself killed in 'Nam, didn't even know it. Cancer ate him down to the bone.

    Trautman: I'm sorry, I didn't know.

    Rambo: I'm the last one Sir.

  • Teasle: [Teasle is giving Rambo a lift] So where you heading?

    Rambo: Portland.

    Teasle: Portland is south! You said you were heading north.

    Rambo: You got some place I can eat around here?

    Teasle: Theres a diner about thirty miles up the highway.

    Rambo: Is there a law against me getting something to eat here?

    Teasle: Yeah! ME!

    Rambo: Why you pushing me?

    Teasle: [haughty] What'd you say?

    Rambo: I said why you pushing me? I haven't done anything to you.

    Teasle: First of all, you don't ask the questions around here. I do. Understand! Second, we don't want guys like you in this town, drifters. Next thing we know, we got a whole *bunch* of guys like you in this town. THAT'S WHY! Besides, you wouldn't like it here anyway. It's just a quiet little town. In fact you might say it's BORING. But that's the way we like it. I get paid to keep it that way.

    Rambo: Yeah, boring.

  • [first lines]

    Rambo: Can you tell me if Delmar Berry lives here?

  • Rambo: As Rambo is having his meltdown at the end of the movie, sitting down leaning against the filing cabinet, he speaks of where his friends are and mentions a "'58 Camaro." Camaros came out in 1967.

  • [last lines]

    Trautman: John where are you going?

    Rambo: I don't know.

    Trautman: You'll get a second medal of honor for this.

    [Rambo looks over at the rescued POWs]

    Rambo: You should give it to them. They deserve it more.

    Trautman: You don't belong here, why don't you come back with me?

    Rambo: Back to what? My friends died here, and a piece of me did too.

    Trautman: The war, the whole conflict may have been wrong, but damn it, don't hate your country for it.

    Rambo: Hate? I'd die for it.

    Trautman: Then what is it you want?

    Rambo: I want, what they want, and every other guy who came over here and spilled his guts and gave everything he had, wants! For our country to love us as much as we love it! That's what I want!

    Trautman: How will you live, John?

    Rambo: Day by day.

  • Co Bao: Why did they pick you? Because you like to fight?

    Rambo: I'm expendable.

    Co Bao: What mean expendable?

    Rambo: It's like someone invites you to a party and you don't show up. It doesn't really matter.

  • Rambo: Murdock...

    Trautman: He's here.

    Murdock: Rambo, this is Murdock, we're glad you're alive. Where the hell are you? Give us your position and we'll come to pick you up!

    Rambo: Murdock... I'm coming to get you!

  • Murdock: Rambo, I swear to God, I didn't know it was supposed to happen like this. It was just supposed to be another assignment!

    Rambo: Mission... accomplished.

    [thrusts knife into table]

    Rambo: You know there's more men out there and you know where they are. Find 'em. Or I'll find you.

  • Trautman: Good luck son.

    Rambo: Murdock said he was with 2nd battalion 3rd Marines at Kon Tum in '66.

    Trautman: Yeah.

    Rambo: The 2nd Battalion was at Kud Sank. You're the only one I trust.

  • Trautman: John I want you to try and forget the war. Remember the mission. The old Vietnam's dead.

    Rambo: Sir I'm alive, it's still alive, ain't it?

  • Murdock: Now if there's any of our men in this POW target camp you confirm their presence by taking photographs.

    Rambo: Photographs?

    Murdock: Just photographs. Under no circumstances are you to engage the enemy!

    Rambo: I'm supposed to leave 'em there?

    Murdock: I repeat: don't engage the enemy!

  • Rambo: Wolf Den this is Lone Wolf do you read? Prepare for emergency landing, arriving with American POWs.

  • Murdock: Rambo, you can feel totally safe because we have the most advanced weapons in the world available to us.

    Rambo: I've always believed that the mind is the best weapon.

    Murdock: Times change.

    Rambo: For some people.

  • Hamid: What's that?

    Rambo: It's blue light.

    Hamid: What does it do?

    Rambo: It turns blue.

  • Mousa: This is Afghanistan... Alexander the Great try to conquer this country... then Genghis Khan, then the British. Now Russia. But Afghan people fight hard, they never be defeated. Ancient enemy make prayer about these people... you wish to hear?

    Rambo: Um-hum.

    Mousa: Very good. It says, 'May God deliver us from the venom of the Cobra, teeth of the tiger, and the vengeance of the Afghan.' Understand what this means?

    Rambo: That you guys don't take any shit?

    Mousa: Yes... something like this.

  • Colonel Trautman: How's the wound?

    Rambo: You taught us to ignore pain, right?

    Colonel Trautman: Is it working?

    Rambo: Not really. Don't take it personal.

    Colonel Trautman: Thanks.

  • Zaysen: [over the chopper's radio] Drop the weapons! Now! You have no chance of escape! Come forward! I wish to take you back alive! This is your last warning! The choice is yours!

    Colonel Trautman: What do you say, John?

    Rambo: Fuck 'em!

    [Shoots at one of the Soviet trucks with his grenade launcher]

  • Zaysen: Who are you?

    Rambo: Your worst nightmare!

  • [Rambo and Colonel Trautman stand alone, surrounded by a large number of heavily armed Soviet troops]

    Colonel Trautman: You got any ideas?

    Zaysen: [over the chopper's radio] Drop your weapons!

    Rambo: Surrounding them's out.

    Colonel Trautman: Hell of a time for humor, John.

  • Colonel Trautman: I'm sorry I got you into this Johnny.

    Rambo: No you're not.

  • [after barely escaping the explosion of a fuel bomb dropped by a helicopter]

    Colonel Trautman: That was close John. How are you?

    Rambo: Well done.

  • Colonel Trautman: Can you fly that helicopter?

    Rambo: Let's find out!

  • Masoud, Afghan Mujahedeen Leader: Now you see how it is here. Somewhere in the war there's supposed to be honor. Where's the honor here? Where? Now, we're taking the survivors to the border. Are you coming?

    Rambo: I'm going to the fort.

    Masoud, Afghan Mujahedeen Leader: Have you not seen enough death? Go! Go while you can! This isn't your war.

    Rambo: It is now.

    Masoud, Afghan Mujahedeen Leader: So be it. You're a good friend.

  • Mousa: You do not look like men Griggs sent before. You not look like you are with military.

    Rambo: I'm not.

    Mousa: What you are? Mercenary?

    Rambo: No.

    Mousa: You're not with military, not mercenary - what you are? Lost tourist?

    Rambo: I'm no tourist.

  • Mousa: [as Rambo prepares to play Afghan game 'buzkashi'] God must love crazy people.

    Rambo: [getting on horse] Why?

    Mousa: He make so many of them!


  • Mousa: Why must you do this?

    Rambo: Cause he'd do it for me.

  • Mousa: Well, I do not know who you really are. But by the way you look, I can see you have no experience in war, do you? C'mon, do you?

    Rambo: [sarcastically] I've fired a few shots.

    Mousa: [laughing at Rambo] A few shots? Come on! Maybe you should go back home and think it all over again. For a very long time!

    Rambo: [Turns to face Mousa and gives him a dirty look] I did think it over.

    Mousa: You did? Well... This is your choice. But let me tell you, you cannot get this American alone. If you fail, do not blame me. I will accept no responsibility.

    Rambo: Sounds familiar...

  • Rambo: When you're pushed, killing's as easy as... dancing.

    [starts dancing]

  • Hilly Blue: [Addressing Coop and Solo] So, you're the naughty boys who are trying to disrupt years of harmonious trade.

    Hilly Blue: [addressing Rambo, who is fawning over his shoulder] They don't look especially tough to me, Rambo. Impatient, perhaps, but certainly not tough.

    Rambo: When their ship comes in, there's gonna' be a dock strike!

    Hilly Blue: It's strange: most people imagine me to be a very patient person, whereas, I'm just the opposite. From the very moment I want something, I *have* to have it. Nothing ever satisfies me. Everything comes too late. Too late for me, and... I get eaten up inside. When is it going to happen? When? When?

    Hilly Blue: [Looking at the stolen bracelet that Coop and Solo are attempting to sell him] It takes all the fun out of a bracelet when you have to buy it yourself... Oh, well. Pay them 300, Rambo, and be done with it.

    Coop: We ain't takin' 300. You know why?

    Hilly Blue: Clue me.

    Coop: Because our next job is gonna' be big. Real big. Worth twenty times as much. The best there is.

    Hilly Blue: Miracles happen when you surrender. The trick is... surrendering on your own terms.

    Hilly Blue: [sighing heavily] Ohh... here comes my impatience all over again. All right, I'll pay you 500 for these trifles right now. But then this "big deal", we'll start clean. No prejudice. I'll be fair, and so will you... Otherwise, I'll have your lungs filled with water.

    Hilly Blue: [Getting up to leave] Pay them, Rambo, and... offer them dinner.

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