Here yet with one more instance of Hollywood personalities involved in "business" with an actual military dimension.
A rare occurrence the last time prior to Lara Croft/Angelina Jolie Clint Eastwood and William Shatner participants.
Think Kelly [Kelly's Heroes] and Captain Kirk [Star Trek].
"Left Behind: Cinematic Revisions of the Vietnam POW"
II. REAGAN OPENS DISCUSSION /RAMBO RESPONDS
Super-hero rescue films. Such as might have been Lara Croft as played in the cinema by Angelina Jolie!
"One military officer attempted to find out first hand if POWs remained. In 1982, Special Forces Colonel James 'Bo' Gritz organized a search and rescue team with donated money from Clint Eastwood and William Shatner among others, to go into Laos. Eastwood wanted the movies rights if the mission proved successful."
MISSION TO LOCATE OR RECOVER AND REPATRIATE AMERICAN PRISONER-OF-WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA UNSUCCESSFUL. BUT THE IDEA AND INTENTION AND FINANCING WERE THERE!!