Rambo, part 1

 
 
 
 

Vocabulary

 

in fact howdy tell/told/told
sure jump (2) write/wrote/written
serve pocket find/found/found
team besides right here
Nam hard time know/knew/known
junk direction put/put/put
whole cancer big/bigger/biggest
hassle jump (2) go/went/gone
spray spread bring/brought/brought
lift (2) way (2) down to nothing
visit look (2) take a bath
flag trouble around (3)
hope head (3) make sure
inside right (5) take up (2)
place highway eat/ate/eaten
diner against bring back
mile push (2) say/said/said
law first of all do/did/done
guy drift (2) understand/understood/understood
bath keep (2) address (3)
whole boring pay/paid/paid
bunch straight keep it that way
advice haircut straight ahead
stuff (2) ride/rode/ridden

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Video

 

 
 
 
 

Transcript

John Rambo: Excuse me. Can you tell me if this is where Delmar Barry lives?
Mrs. Barry: He ain’t here. Go on inside (to daughter).
John Rambo: He’s a friend of mine. In fact he wrote this address down, right here . . . you can see that’s Delmar’s writing. I sure had a hard time finding this place.
Mrs. Barry: That’s his writing.
John Rambo: Like I said he’s a friend. My name is John Rambo. We served on the same team together in Nam. I don’t know if he ever talked about me.

I’ve got a picture of us together. Somewhere. This is junk in the pocket.
Here it is. That’s me, that’s Dan Forth, and Westmore. Bronson. Ortega. And there’s Delmar, right there, in the back. We had to put him in the back because he’s so big, if we didn’t he’d take up the whole picture; look at how big he is.

Mrs. Barry: Delmar’s gone.
John Rambo: Oh, what time will he be back?
Mrs. Barry: He died.
John Rambo: What?
Mrs. Barry: He died last summer.
John Rambo: Died? How?
Mrs. Barry. Cancer. Brought it back from Nam. All that orange stuff they spread around. Had him down to nothing. I couldn’t lift him off the sheet.
John Rambo: I’m very sorry.

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Town Sheriff: Good morning, Amy.
Amy: How are you Sheriff.
Town Sheriff: How are you, girls?
Amy: Great, Sheriff.
Town Sheriff: Alright this morning?

Town Sheriff: Andy!
Andy: Howdy, Will.
Town Sheriff: Good morning, Dave!
Dave: Hey, Sheriff.
Town Sheriff: Did you take a bath this week?

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Town Sheriff: Good morning. You visiting someone around here?
John Rambo: No.
Town Sheriff: You know, wearing that flag on your jacket, looking the way you do . . . you’re asking for trouble around here, friend.

Headed north or south?

John Rambo: North.
Town Sheriff: Jump in. I’ll make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

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Town Sheriff: Where you headed?
John Rambo: Portland.
Town Sheriff: Portland is south. You said you’re headed north.
John Rambo: You got some place I could eat around here?
Town Sheriff: There’s a diner about thirty miles (48 kilometers) up the highway.
John Rambo: Is there any law against me getting something here?
Town Sheriff: Yeah. Me.
John Rambo: Why are you pushing me?
Town Sheriff: What did you say?
John Rambo: I said, “why are you pushing me?” I haven’t done anything to you.
Town Sheriff: First of all, you don’t ask the questions around here; I do. You understand?

Secondly . . . huh. We don’t like guys like you around this town. Drifters. First thing you know, we got a whole bunch of guys in this town. That’s why.

Besides, you wouldn’t like it here. It’s a quiet little town. In fact you might say it’s boring. But that’s the way we like it. And I get paid to keep it that way.
John Rambo: Boring.

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Town Sheriff: Portland. Straight ahead. If you want some friendly advice; a haircut and take a bath. You wouldn’t get hassled so much. Hope this ride helped you out.

You have a nice day, huh.

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Questions

Country, Countryside. At the start of the movie, John Rambo was looking for the bad guys to fight, and rescue hostages. True or false?

Farm, Farmhouse. “Delmar’s gone.” Was this a euphemism? Did his old army buddy die from old age? Did he die at the age of 96 from a heart attack?

Village. After hearing the news of his friend’s death, Rambo went home to his wife and children. Is this right or wrong?

Town. In the town of Hope and the state of Oregon in general, do people mostly use the bus, train, walk and ride bicycles?

Small City. In the town of Hope, everyone goes about their own business. Nobody knows or cares about each other. Is this correct or incorrect?

City, Urban Area. Did the town sheriff want to become friends with John Rambo? Did he treat Rambo to coffee and a meal in a cafe or diner?

City Center, Downtown. The sheriff and Rambo talked about sports and the weather. Do you agree? What happened in the end?
 
 
 
City Square, Plaza. Have you seen the movies First Blood, Rambo, Rambo III, etc?

District, Quarter, Neighborhood. What do people think of Rambo movies and John Rambo?

Suburbs. Are people in your town or city friendly to each other? Does everyone know each other?

Metropolitan Area. What do people think of drifters, vagabonds, vagrants, bums, hobos, tramps; strangers and outsiders?

Satellite City. What might happen in the future?

Megalopolis. What could or should people and authorities do?
 
 
 
 
 
 

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