Uncommon Valor

Uncommon Valor

Ted Kotcheff (1983)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Gene Hackman is incapable of giving a bad performance, although he hasn't always worked on the best of films. This action tale is a case in point, as he brings an unusual psychological depth to the part of an embittered father leading a hand-picked platoon into Laos to find his son, reported missing in action ten years before in Vietnam. Joe Gayton's script wins no prizes for originality or political correctness and the direction of Ted Kotcheff only just passes muster, but co-producer John Milius knows how to put on a show.


A retired American colonel, frustrated by a decade of wading through red tape, takes the law into his own hands and recruits an elite team of Vietnam veterans to rescue his son from a PoW camp in Laos. Action adventure, starring Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack and Fred Ward.

Cast & Crew

Col Rhodes Gene Hackman
Kevin Scott Patrick Swayze
Wilkes Fred Ward
MacGregor Robert Stack
Blaster Reb Brown
Sailor Randall `Tex' Cobb
Johnson Harold Sylvester
Charts Tim Thomerson
Director Ted Kotcheff
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD