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Missing in Action (1984)

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

Quotes

Col. James Braddock: [to Ann while undressing] Do you mind?... I'm a bit shy.
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References Black Tigers (1978) See more »

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Tibetan Jam
Written by Chris 'The Glove' Taylor
Performed by Ice-T
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Sorely missing in action!
29 May 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This was filmed back-to-back with part 2, and was originally intended to be released as the second film in the series, but Cannon executives moved it to be the first entry after realizing it was much better than the other film. It is indeed a better movie, but it still can't be called a good movie. To be sure, the production values are decent, and director Joseph Zito occasionally creates an effective moment. But for the most part, the movie is extremely dull; it takes more than halfway through the movie before Norris starts his primary mission, and the action sequences (the few that there are) are mediocre at best. Zito also shows no sense of pacing; there are a number of scenes that serve no real purpose, or are let to run on for what seems like forever. As for Norris, he is his usual stony near-mute self, though he is to be admired for doing some of the risky stunt sequences himself.


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