First Blood




First Blood was released into theaters on October 22nd, 1982. Filming locations include Coquitlam, Hope and Maple Ridge B.C. Canada. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff. The film is based on the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell. Sylvester Stallone started filming First Blood five months after filming for Rocky III had concluded and both were released in 1982. First Blood has spawned four sequels, Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988), Rambo (2008) and Rambo: Last Blood (2019). The score was composed by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith. The films first DVD release was on October 21st, 1998.


Rambo and Teasle meet - in front of* 945 Water Ave. Hope, BC. Canada

This scene took place at the entrance to what is now Gardner Chevrolet.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.



Rambo and Teasle driving through town - 340 Wallace St. Hope, BC. Canada

They're driving southwest. A small portion of the police station can be seen in the second screenshot.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.



Teasle drops Rambo off - Kawkawa Lake Rd. and Union Bar Rd. Hope, BC. Canada
(Kawkawa Lake Bridge)

In 2011, a new bridge was built right next to the Kawkawa Lake Bridge and it was decommissioned. In July of 2011, it was torn down due to environmental concerns. The scene took place next to the Coquihalla River.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.



Police station - Wallace St. and 3rd Ave. Hope, BC. Canada

The building was constructed for the film and removed after filming had concluded. It was located on the northeast corner of the intersection.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.



On August 14th, 2020 a cedar wood statue of Rambo was unveiled next to the former police station location. It was carved by Ryan Villers.



Motorcycle chase 1# - Fraser Ave. and Fort St. Hope, BC. Canada

They travel south on Fraser Avenue and turn right onto Fort Street.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.



Motorcycle chase #2 - between* 875 Water Ave. and 885 Water Ave. Hope, BC. Canada


2022


Motorcycle chase #3 - 3rd Ave. Hope, BC. Canada

They're traveling south.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.



Motorcycle chase #4 - 5th Ave. and Hudson Bay St. Hope, BC. Canada

They're traveling south on 5th Avenue and turn right onto Hudson Bay Street.


2022


Motorcycle chase #5 - south of* 4000 Quarry Rd. Coquitlam, BC. Canada

The scene took place just south of the Minnekhada Regional Park parking lot.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.



Motorcycle chase #6 - north of* Quarry Rd. Coquitlam, BC. Canada

This scene was filmed just north of where Deiner Creek and Macintyre Creek merge.


2022


End of motorcycle chasenorth of* Quarry Rd. Coquitlam, BC. Canada

The best way to reach this location is by parking at the Dennett Lake Trailhead and following the trail until it reaches Deiner Creek.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.


Junkyardnorth of* Quarry Rd. Coquitlam, BC. Canada

To best reach this location, park at the Dennett Lake Trailhead and follow the trail over Deiner Creek until you reach the small clearing where the junked vehicles are located.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.






Base camp - Golden Ears Park Rd. Maple Ridge, BC. Canada

 The bridge crosses Gold Creek and is located just south of where North Beach Trail and Lower Falls Trail connect.


2022


Fields - 770 Fraser Ave. Hope, BC. Canada


2022


Mountain State Savings - 800 3rd Ave. Hope, BC. Canada


2022

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