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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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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

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Last River to Cross  »

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Part of a mini Hollywood cycle of war movies made during the early to mid 1980s involving the rescue of American soldiers still be held in Vietnam. The films include Uncommon Valor (1983), Missing in Action (1984) and Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985). 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 »

Quotes

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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Comments and Corrections
23 July 2010 | by (Udon Thani, Thailand) – See all my reviews

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In my opinion, this is an excellent movie, primarily because it shows the camaraderie and exactly why such teams are so close knit. The scenes in Thailand (Laos) are excellent. Very reminiscent of the back country anywhere in South East Asia. The cast was well selected and worked very well together. I particularly enjoy the part where Sailor is asked about his money, as there are many, manydistractions in places like Saigon, Phnom Penh and Bangkok, as any veteran can tell you...LOL

Corrections: Gene Hackman plays the part of a Marine Colonel, not an Army Colonel.

In many Armies, a Full Colonel is considered equivalent to a General. Meaning that a civilian calling a Colonel a General may be a mistake and may not.

For example, in the Thai Army & Air Force, there are Colonels and there are Senior Colonels. The Senior Colonel is considered the equivalent of a General 'select', but may hold that position for years until there is an opening. To treat him as less than a General would be an affront of great magnitude...


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