First Blood (1982)
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Before Rambo was an action figure, cartoon character, and lunchbox cover, Sylvester Stallone starred in "First Blood," an action-drama that spotlights the displaced and disillusioned veterans of the Vietnam War. Big D and Gene recorded this episode live on Twitch.
Of course, the Shat Crew debated the movie's biggest controversy: Did John Rambo kill Art Galt? But the conversation also took us to some unexpected places: Is this an accurate depiction of the veteran experience? What was with Rambo's POW mustache? Is Col. Sam Trautman a hero or a monster? And is the Yamaha XT250 the coolest dual sport motorcycle ever built?
This episode also covers Gene's failed childhood booby traps, the effectiveness of the W.A.N.G., Stallone's meltdown and, of course, the film's theme song, "Long Road."
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