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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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$2,550,000 (estimated)

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$22,812,500 (USA)
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Trivia

Filmed right after_Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)_, this film was supposed to be the sequel. However when the producers realized this film was the better of the two, they simply renamed them and made the other film a prequel to this. This explains why Steve Bing receives a credit for "characters" because he wrote the screenplay for what became the prequel. See more »

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The Vietnamese officials use the term 'People's Republic of Vietnam' - the official name in reality is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam since July 2, 1976. See more »

Quotes

Col. James Braddock: [to Ann while undressing] Do you mind?... I'm a bit shy.
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Spoofed in Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) See more »

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Reckless
Written by Chris 'The Glove' Taylor
Performed by Ice-T
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Ghosts of Vietnam hell haunting Norris...

There has been great controversy about U.S. prisoners of war (POWs) and those missing in action (MIAs) during the Vietnam War…

While Colonel Braddock - one of the outspoken proponents of the theory that Americans are still being held in Vietnam today - is now in Saigon at the president's request to see if there are more MIAs in Vietnam…

The American delegation hopes Braddock's presence would increase their ability to negotiate… But General Trau (James Hong) believes that Colonel Braddock is not a prisoner of war, but a common criminal, brought to Saigon only in an attempt to embarrass his government…

The sexy aide of Senator Porter, Lenore Kasdorf, thinks that Braddock is the most undiplomatic man she has ever met…

The action begins when the Vietnam vet - not supposed to leave the hotel without an escort - assaults General Trau's residence, pays for a bullet-proof speed riverboat and blazes his way with an old war buddy called Tuck (M. Emmet Walsh) through the jungles of Saigon…

Norris, challenging several unpredicted attacks from his enemies, takes at last his revenge after he experiences the fear, chaos and atrocities of the Vietnam hell…


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