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Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago. After the bloodiest war, Braddock accompanies a government ... See full summary »

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Jack Tucker
David Tress ...
Sen. Maxwell Porter
Lenore Kasdorf ...
Ann Fitzgerald
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Gen. Trau
Ernie Ortega ...
Vinh
Pierrino Mascarino ...
Jacques
Erich Anderson ...
Masucci (as E. Erich Anderson)
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Carter
Avi Kleinberger ...
Dalton
Willie Williams ...
Randall
Ric Segreto ...
GI
Bella Flores ...
Madame Pearl
Gil Arceo ...
First Vietnamese Businessman
Roger Dantes ...
Second Vietnamese Businessman
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Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago. After the bloodiest war, Braddock accompanies a government investigation team that goes to Ho Chi Minh City to check out reports of Americans still held prisoner. Braddock gets the evidence then travels to Thailand, where he meets Tuck, an old Army buddy turned black market kingpin. Together, they launch a mission deep into the jungle to free the American POWs from General Trau. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The war's not over until the last man comes home. See more »


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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Portés disparus  »

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$2,550,000 (estimated)

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$22,812,500 (USA)
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Aaron Norris (Chuck's Brother) was the stunt coordinator for the two sequels even though he was uncredited in the 2nd one, then he became the director of the last Missing in Action film. See more »

Goofs

The Bangkok, Thailand setting featured motor vehicles which are left-hand drive; motor vehicles sold in Thailand are majority right-hand drive. See more »

Quotes

Tuck: Do we run or fight?
Col. James Braddock: We don't have a choice now.
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Spoofed in Sidekicks (1992) See more »

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Living on the Edge
Written by Larry Frankland Lee and Shandi
Performed by Shandi
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Boring, racist, brainless rubbish.
29 December 2002 | by (The Mitten State, USA) – See all my reviews

MISSING IN ACTION is one of those "God Bless America!"-themed, war-mongering movies made after the Vietnam War in order to cash in on the newfound pseudo-patriotism of the average American citizen (just like what happened after the September 11th attacks). It is your typical action vehicle, made in the wake of films like RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD, with all the thoughtless racist overtones you'd expect. Chuck Norris's performance here is pretty much the exact same one he's always delivered, but as anyone who's seen a Norris flick knows, that's NOT a good thing. Come to think of it, Norris's character Braddock is the most shallow, underdeveloped role I have ever seen him play. It blows my mind to think that this was a box office hit, but then again, we Americans seem to have a pension for paying top dollar for moron-entertainment. Bottom line: MISSING IN ACTION has absolutely no value whatsoever (entertainment, artistic, or otherwise), and should be avoided at all costs.


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