gets better with each viewing
The first time I saw Uncommon Valor, I thought it was okay. At times
the film seemed mawkish and hard to take. Sailor would get on my nerves
and the French black marketeer was pure caricature (although he piqued
my curiosity). I did not watch it again for several years. Since
returning from the Gulf in '04, this film has really grown on me. Not
because of the story (you had to be around in the early 'Eighties to
appreciate the patriotic fervour permeating the times)..., but the
characters are what do it for me. And it is not the soldiers I served
with in Operation Iraqi Freedom, but the guys with whom I served in the
82nd Airborne in the mid-80's. Those are the ones I connect with most
(I served in the military on three separate hitches over a twenty-six
year period), and those are the fellows I recall (with great clarity)
while watching this film. I always watch UV alone and late at night. I
am not given to reunions (never been to my class reunions - went to the
wife's - will not go again). My unit from the Gulf tour made plans for
getting together and I told them not to look for me. No acrimony - that
is just the way it is....But if the field artillery unit from Fort
Bragg ever holds one I will be there without a doubt./// Tex Cobb's
character has grown on me and the Frenchman has turned into one of my
favourite screen characters. I always found Wilkes' wife to be
delicious. And like the rest of you (trolls excepted - if you do not
care for the film, get the hell out of here), I, too, get a little
misty-eyed at the end. I will watch this (again) tomorrow night with a
Schlitz (the local Farm Fresh started selling them again; these have
the old Sixties recipe). Tonight I will be attending my daughters' PTA.
Along with their mother, they are wonderful./// Pardon the fragmented
sentences, but that is what this films does for me. I will not give it
a rating because I do not think it is a good film, but like my fellows
in the old 82nd, it has become very special to me. I think you know
what I mean.
thanks for listening, JKHolman.
jeru watch Code Name: The Cleaner movie
interesting war movie.
brendaj60 watch East Side Story movie
I love the movie uncommon valor. Saving private Ryran was superb.
cincolani watch Randy And The Mob movie
Mal puedo opinar si aun no la vi.
scp watch Middle Men movie
One of the oldies and also one of the good movies I've seen..
Wolfpack0016 watch Resident Evil: Afterlife movie
So far the site is good.
I hate the war..
Gene Hackman, He is very cool..
Uncommon Valor is a excellent movie. One to have in your collection. .
good movie except he getting to old for army movies there a age limit he past it.
The original POW movie!
Chuck Norris and Sly Stallone really has nothing on Gene Hackman &
Company as Hackman can act, first of all. Despite liking Norris and
Stallone. But, Hackman knows how to act! He plays Colonel Rhodes, a
career military man as his only son, is a POW in Vietnam. Despite the
government and everybody else saying to him that he needs to give up.
Still, any and all hindrances won't deter him. As he rounds up a group
of men from his son's team in the Vietnam War. That have gone onto
other things, meaning other jobs, in hopes of saving his son and others
left by the war as POWs. And with financial backing from a billionaire,
played by Robert Stack, also having a son that is a POW. As the camp is
built like a POW camp in order to prepare them for the worse. There,
they meet young rookie, Marine reject Patrick Swayze. The first part
deals with their training, as the other five vets that aren't sure
about Swayze and after not taking lightly being bossed by a rookie
young Marine. They mutiny and Sailor, who steals the movie played
brilliantly by, Randall "Tex" Cobb teaches the rookie a lesson in a
fistfight. As it is revealed by Rhodes, he has a father that's MIA,
shot down in Vietnam. There the young Marine is taken in by the vets
and also learns to work as a team member, rather than a leader. He
learns that he needed to be a team member, not a team leader all along.
Second, despite a few obstacles and more government bureaucracy,
Hackman's character and the now organized six men, won't stop until
they rescue the POWs. Won't give away how they do it or the end, but it
is pretty bittersweet. But all in all, it goes to show us, that we
shouldn't leave out the POWs. Don't know why Cobb could had been a
bigger name and given bigger roles after this. I admit the Swayze
character was kind of jerk but then, mellowed out a bit. As well as
started to learn to, become a team player. But it is Hackman's movie as
he is brilliant in this. As well as the other supporting players. That
build support around him..