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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Col. Cal Rhodes (Gene Hackman), a retired Marine officer, holds out hope that his son, believed to be a prisoner of war in Laos, is still alive. Despite the government's refusal to help Rhodes, he assembles a group to find and rescue his son, including skilled soldiers such as Wilkes (Fred Ward) and Sailor (Randall "Tex" Cobb). Funded by MacGregor (Robert Stack), a wealthy executive also looking for his son, Rhodes leads his men on a dangerous mission into the jungles of Laos.

Cast: Gene Hackman , Robert Stack , Fred Ward , Reb Brown , Randall "Tex" Cobb , Patrick Swayze , Harold Sylvester , Tim Thomerson

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Genres: Action

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Uncommon Valor (1983)

Release Date: December 16th, 1983|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The basic idea of Uncommon Valor is so interesting that it's all they can do to make a routine formula movie out of it. But they do. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Hackman's performance, beautiful photography by Stephen Burum and Ric Waite, and some effective action direction from Ted Kotcheff make this watchable, but the jingoist wish-fulfillment inherent in the material is ultimately disturbing. show more

  • NA
    Boston Globe

    With Ted Kotcheff's hackneyed direction and Joe Gayton's cliche-ridden script, this version of "Missing" for the soldier of fortune set is one of the most reprehensible exploitation films of the year. show more

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