UK television screenings are usually missing the translation subtitles of Gene's conversation with the 'Hillbilly's' when he and Billy are captured shortly after the helicopter crash. The subtitles are present on both the R2 Optimum Home Entertainment DVD and Guild Home Video VHS releases.
In the USA network version not only are most of the swears edited out, but also the reference to a "Jap" airstrip. The word "Jap", short for Japanese, was dropped due to fear of it possibly being interpreted as a racial slur.
On the R1 Special Edition DVD, all of the Vietnamese/Laosian translations between Gene and the locals are missing.