Ted Kotcheff continues his First Blood fervor with Uncommon Valor. Gene Hackman stars as Col. Cal Rhodes, a retired U.S. army colonel who has been getting the run-around for ten years from the government concerning the disappearance of his son. Rhodes' son was last seen in Laos, where he was fighting in the Vietnam War and captured as a POW in Laos. When word gets back to Rhodes that his son may still be alive, but the government still has him listed as missing in action, Rhodes decides to take matters into his own hands. Contacting an old friend, oil baron MacGregor (Robert Stack), Rhodes is granted financial backing to form his own incursion force. Gathering together his son's marine pals, he puts his ragtag army through an intensive period of training. and they head back into the Laotian jungles to search for his son.