Works in this franchise with their own pages:
- Rambo threatening Sheriff Teasle after taking all of his fellow officers out of commission. Teasle breaks down in tears after Rambo removes the blade from his throat and silently departs into the forest.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.
- The Forest Scene, where Rambo essentially called out the spirit of Rainsford to dispense non lethal takedowns against several cops hunting him down with assault rifles.
- Sheriff Will Teasle is an insensitive redneck Dirty Cop, no doubt, but he gets major Villainous Valor credits for being fiercely determined to kill Rambo no matter what, while driven by both a cross between Revenge Before Reason and Honor Before Reason. Also, unlike Podovsky and Zaysen in future films who used Hind helicopter gunships equipped with BFG mini-guns, Teasle just relies on his past Korean War military training and a M16 rifle to face Rambo to avenge Galt's death and to show how Korean War vets are as much efficient as any American military vet. His actor Brian Dennehy's grounded performance makes him not as campy, stereotypical or absurd as the later villains.
- "Murdock...? I'm coming after you."
- Rambo, fresh after being tortured by Russians, beating the ever-living crap out of his guards with a radio...
- Rambo blowing up Lieutenant Tay with an explosive arrow in retaliation for the death of Co.
- Rambo, faking his death after his helicopter is shot down, gets up and blows up Podovsky's helicopter with a rocket launcher.
- Upon confronting Murdock at the end, Rambo shoots the place up and slams his knife between Murdock's fingers, coolly telling him to get on with finding the rest of the POW's, or else.
- Rambo's speech to Trautman at the end.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!
- One of the most awesome moments is the entire climax, in which Rambo and Trautman face off against the entire Soviet military plus their leader Zaysen who is piloting a helicopter. And halfway during the battle, the Mujahideen rebels arrive and attack the Soviets. The scene climaxes with Rambo fighting Zaysen personally in a tank, then ramming the tank into Zaysen's helicopter.