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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 ... See full summary »

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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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"C'mon... we're going home." See more »

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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

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Last River to Cross  »

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Trivia

During Col Rhode's (Gene Hackman) first conversation with Major Johnson (Harold Sylvester), the Major relays a story on how he won the Distinguished Flying Cross in Vietnam. The story closely resembles a similar real life rescue from the book and movie Bat*21 (1988), which Gene Hackman starred in 5 years later. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin Scott and Mr. Jiang are lying on the hilltop, overlooking the prison camp, they have a verbal exchange as to whether the choppers are actually coming. The camera shifts back-and forth several times between Scott and Jiang. During the course of this dialogue, however, Jiang is - without ever changing his position - shown alternately holding a recoilless rifle, or a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher. See more »

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Col. Cal Rhodes: We'll need transportation... preferably four-wheel drive.
Wilkes: Buy it or "borrow" it?
Col. Cal Rhodes: Steal the fucker!
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Brothers in the Night
Written by Ray Kennedy, Kevin Dukes & David Ritz
Performed by Ray Kennedy
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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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