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A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese. Led by his father (a retired Marine Colonel) and supported by a rich businessman whose son is also a POW, the group engages in a dangerous and violent adventure trying to rescue the POWs and at the same time re-direct their lives. Written by Luis Alvarez

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Last River to Cross  »

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The movie's "Uncommon Valor" title refers to an inscription on the Marine Corps War Memorial monument in Washington D,C., also known as The Iwo Jima Memorial. It states: "Where uncommon valor was a common virtue". This statement is a tribute by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz to the fighting men on Iwo Jima. The memorial bears two inscriptions, the other being,"In honor and memory of the men of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives to their country since 10 November 1775". See more »

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Mountains are shown around Galveston, Texas. Galveston is on an island and there are no mountains around the Texas coastline. See more »

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Col. Cal Rhodes: Ground team, you're up that trail, you've got the grid coordinates. Air team you follow me down this creek. We'll that's it...it's game time. I had a speech prepared, but I guess I forgot it. There are some lines from Julius Caesar.. 'If a man were to know the end of this day's business ere it come; But it suffice that the day will end, and then the end is known. If we meet again, well then we'll smile, and if not then this parting was well made.'
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Great movie!!!!
28 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally saw this in the theater when it opened in 1983.It is now August 2010 and I just watched it again and I was surprised at how well it stands up 27 years later. It is far better than the macho crap of the time, Missing in Action , Rambo and it's ilk. I don't consider this or First Blood Vietnam war movies, because they take place after the war. They show the aftermath and the effects the war had on individuals and their families. The acting performances are quite good and believable. I think it may be one of Gene Hackman's best performances and that is saying something. The direction and filming in general are excellent. Definitely a movie worth watching then and now.


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