YMMV: Uncommon Valor

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Macgregor: Would you really want the CEO of the company you have stock in financing a illegal and potentially suicide mission into a foreign nation?
    • Mac-Gregor's actions may be based on those of H. Ross Perot, who financed the rescue of two EDS employees before the Iranian Revolution. More info here.
  • Awesome Music: "Brothers in the Night".
  • Crazy Awesome: Sailor Again. Up to and including wearing an explosive as an accessory, taking out (fake) camp guards with a chainsaw and performing a martial arts form/dance/whatever the hell it is whenever he's happy/drunk/bored.
    • "Silly sonofabitch came in here with a grenade around his neck. If you ask me, I don't think his bread's quite done."
  • Nightmare Fuel: What happened to Wilkes. As Blaster tells it: "Wilkesy's claustrophobic as shit. He was the tunnel rat in our unit. Goes down a tunnel to check for weapon storage. Turns out there's somebody down there. He knifes them both in the dark. Then the shells hit. He's stuck until we dig him out. Wilkes lights a match to move the bodies off of him. He'd knifed some woman and her kid. Killed them deader than shit... Wilkes starts freaking. We can hear him screaming, but he has to stay all night with those corpses until we dig him out."
  • Tear Jerker: One of the POWs is so broken psychologically that he's forgotten how to speak English. When the team finds him, he cowers in the corner and whimpers, "Please don't hurt me anymore!" in Vietnamese.
    • This is a particularly sad case of Truth in Television; when the British took Hong Kong back from the Japanese in 1945, they found a "special prison" in which American, British, and Australian POWs were kept alone in horrific conditions, tortured daily, and deprived of all human contact other than abuses by the guards. These men hadn't just forgotten their native language, they couldn't even remember their own identities. They could only speak Japanese, called themselves subhumans (and whatever else their captors had called them), and begged not to be hurt, unable to comprehend that they had been rescued. One British officer said that the Japanese guards "had murdered their souls."