Ross Perot recruited the colonel who was involved with the Son Tay rescue mission for his Iran jolly. It ended better than the Vietnam mission did.
Uncommon Valor (1983) is (imho) is a (mostly fictional) retelling of how a millionaire got together with a Special Forces colonel to organize a hostage rescue. Gene Hackman plays the colonel and Robert Stack plays the millionaire. It's a very entertaining action move, and a cut above its contemporary Rambo.
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That´s the film starring a pre-Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze as a former US Marine.
I remember watching it on video on the messdeck of a ship. When it came to the scene where Gene Hackman introduces their new advisor to the team, and tells them he´s going to be teaching them the latest combat tactics, there were cries of "Patrick Swayze???!", and, "What the hell is he going to do? Teach them to dance??"