Trackdown (1976)
6/10
Aside From Home Alone And Taken,Rambo Last Blood Also Took It From Trackdown
21 September 2019
Well,I just saw the tweet from First Blood author,David Morrell. He stated that he was disappointed with "Rambo:The Last Blood" as it was practically based on movie plot and he named specifically this movie that stars James Mitchum,the son of Robert Mitchum, together with Karen Lamm,Erik Estrada, and Lee Ann Crosby. The Rambo author considered it a exploitation film where Sylvester Stallone took the idea for the plot of "The Last Blood". Is Morrell accurate in his assessment?

Well,"Trackdown" tells the story of rancher's sister (Rambo had his surrogate daughter) from Montana (Rambo had his ranch in Arizona) who ran away to live an exciting life in Los Angeles (Rambo's daughter ran away to Mexico to locate his true father). Too bad that the rancher's sister got abducted and was sold into sex slavery by a gang. (Rambo's daughter got kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel that is to be sold for sex slavery). When the rancher asked the help of the police but won't provide assistance,he took the law into his own hands to save his sister. As expected,the same thing happened in "Last Blood" as Rambo immediately took the law into his own hands to save his daughter. And obviously,the movie is cliched and predictable.

No question that this movie was released back in 1976 and has long been forgotten ever since. It was a B movie and it was definitely outdated by today's standards. When I reviewed the final film of Rambo,I stated that it could be the poorest film of the franchise. But after viewing "Trackdown",it only made its case stronger as definitely being the poorest film of the franchise due to its poor and unoriginal screenplay that was taken from many films such as Home Alone, Taken and Trackdown.

Indeed,Morrell was correct in his assessment. No wonder he felt bad because of it.
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