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Hope, British Columbia, Canada: Town Destroyed by Rambo

The town of Hope served as the fictional Washington state town destroyed by crazy John Rambo in 1982's cult classic, "Rambo: First Blood."

Hope Visitor Info Centre

3 Ave., Hope, BC, Canada
Most of the movie location sites are clustered downtown, along 3 Ave., between Fort and Park Sts.
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Rambo photo op.

Town Destroyed By Rambo - Photo Op

There's a plywood cutout of photo op of Rambo in front of the Hope Visitor Info Centre on Water Ave,, about 100 ft. off the old Hwy 1 as you come into town. Pretty much look right from the exact spot in the 1982 First Blood movie where Rambo is first picked up by the sheriff.

[Theresa Schlitt, 10/23/2015]

We suspect Taffy the Travel Cat is suffering from Road Trip PTSD.

Rambo First Blood Film Site

Hope was the production shooting location for the first Rambo movie.

[Peter, 08/02/2015]

For six weeks in the Fall of 1981, the little town of Hope became the location film set for Rambo: First Blood (It was supposedly in Washington state). In the movie, Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) single-handedly destroys the unwelcoming town, establishing the archetype of "crazed Vietnam vet" for a generation ("There are no friendly civilians!"). Most of it is an in-your-mind attraction now, although the town does provide a helpful map of notable locations.

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