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Uncommon Valor (1983)

Ten years after his son went M.I.A. in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in P.O.W. camps in Laos.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Col. Jason Rhodes
... MacGregor
... Wilkes
... Blaster
... Sailor
... Kevin Scott
... Johnson
... Charts
Alice Lau ... Lai Fun (as Lau Nga Lai)
Kwan Hi Lim ... Jiang
Kelly Junkerman ... MacGregor (as Kelly Yunkerman)
... Frank Rhodes
... Helen Rhodes
... Mrs. Wilkes
... Mrs. MacGregor
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Storyline

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 P.O.W., the group engages in a dangerous and violent adventure trying to rescue the P.O.W.s, and at the same time, re-direct their lives. Written by Luis Alvarez

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Seven men with one thing in common... See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Last River to Cross  »

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Budget:

$14,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,144,367, 16 December 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,503,151, 10 February 1984
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Trivia

The movie contains a lot of similarities to the book "Mission M.I.A." by J.C Pollock. Published in 1982. See more »

Goofs

Mr Jiang repeatedly gets Colonel Rhodes rank wrong, Calling him General Rhodes at least twice. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Wilkes: It's taken me TEN YEARS to get that damn war out of his head!
Rhodes: Oh yeah? Well it looks like it's still in there strong.
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Sunshine of Your Love
Written by Jack Bruce, Pete Brown (as Peter Brown) & Eric Clapton
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Held up by strong, believable performances
22 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Gene Hackman plays Colonel Rhodes, a frustrated veteran who rounds up a gang of the roughest men he can find, all to lead an invasion of a Vietnamese Prisoner of War camp at which he believes his son is still held captive. Seemingly far-fetched plot isn't as overblown as one might think, while the cast gives great, solid, and most of all believable performances, including Patrick Swayze, Fred Ward, and Randall "Tex" Cobb. Includes a high energy action-filled climax. Recommended for fans of gritty war-dramas. Besides, it's always interesting to see Tex Cobb doing a ballet improvisation.


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