Up 434 this week

Uncommon Valor (1983)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  16 December 1983 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 6,642 users   Metascore: 38/100
Reviews: 44 user | 8 critic | 5 from

Ten years after his son went MIA in Vietnam, U.S.Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in POW camps in Laos.



0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video


Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 01 Jun 2011
a list of 49 titles
created 07 Feb 2012
a list of 30 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
a list of 34 titles
created 20 Aug 2014
a list of 40 titles
created 31 Aug 2014

Related Items

Search for "Uncommon Valor" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Uncommon Valor (1983)

Uncommon Valor (1983) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Uncommon Valor.

User Polls



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bat*21 (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed
The Package (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joanna Cassidy
Red Dawn (1984)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson
Target (1985)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt
Drama | War | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle
Narrow Margin (1990)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James Sikking
Midway (1976)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A dramatization of the battle that became the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn
Blue Thunder (1983)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago. After the bloodiest war, Braddock accompanies a government ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill
Firefox (1982)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman


Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Lau ...
Lai Fun (as Lau Nga Lai)
Kwan Hi Lim ...
Kelly Junkerman ...
MacGregor (as Kelly Yunkerman)
Frank Rhodes
Helen Rhodes
Mrs. Wilkes
Gloria Stroock ...
Mrs. MacGregor


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Action | Drama | Thriller | War


R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Last River to Cross  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The film's two main filmmakers had both previously made other Vietnam War related pictures. Director Ted Kotcheff had directed First Blood (1982) whilst producer John Milius had written Apocalypse Now (1979). See more »


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


Blaster: Most human problems can be solved by an appropriate charge of high explosives.
See more »


Featured in The Spoony Experiment: Uncommon Valor (2013) See more »


Written and Performed by Ray Kennedy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

an interesting VIETNAM movie...the one that started the "return to Vietnam" film fad
26 September 2000 | by (airfoil7@AOL.COM) – See all my reviews

UNCOMMON VALOR is perhaps the most believable of the "return to Vietnam to rescue the POW's" films. The film ceters on the attempts of COL.RHODES played by GENE HACKMAN to find his boy missing in action in Vietnam. He gathers a small group of Vietnam vets +one recent military veteran to go back into Vietnam via THAILAND. Along the way the THAI police and the CIA confiscate their weapons so new weapons are purchased...WW2 vintage. The team goes in to the area and hijinks ensue. This is a fine war film and a great action adventure film. Of note are GENE HACKMAN, TIM THOMERSON, and FRED WARD. These three actors give fine performances as Vietnam vets who must come to grips with the war and their return. In fact, everyone in this film is good. This film departs from the phony heroics of RAMBO and tells a more human tale. The character og MACGREGOR is symbolic of someone like H. ROSS PEROT. This film is worth a viewing and has excellent production values and is well directed. Of note is the fact that WINGS HAUSER, had a role in the production of this film.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A 6 Rating? What Kind Of Man Rates this Less Then a TEN? kuwaitwhiteguy
Emotions at the end MisterBootles
Blaster's death onebeforebreakfast
Some are still alive princejack
best portrayel in Hollywood isnam7
Shakespeare Quote LowCurrent
Discuss Uncommon Valor (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: