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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. Tran
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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$2,550,000 (estimated)

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$22,812,500 (USA)
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Both the North Vietnamese and Vietnam People's Army are seen using the Chinese Type 56 assault rifle - originally produced in the People's Republic of China as a licensed copy of the Soviet AK-47 (when technology transfer between both nations were commonplace) prior to the Sino-Soviet split in 1962. 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

Gen. Trau: Colonel Braddock, is it not true that during the war there was a price on your head of 5,000 American Dollars?
Col. James Braddock: It was more like 20,000. Why don't you tell us why there was a price on my head?
Gen. Trau: For your war crimes, of course.
Col. James Braddock: For killing assholes like you!
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Written by Chris The Glove Taylor (as Chris "The Glove" Taylor)
Performed by Ice-T
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Plenty of steak, but no sizzle
19 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think it's those Internet jokes that ruined me for Chuck Norris. Dude's a meme demigod, but on the movie screen, he hall all the presence of a piece of wood. I've got my own favorites among them, and really, who could live up to the really good ones, but still . . . the guy was best left silent in a Bruce Lee movie.

"Missing in Action", recommended as middle-shelf Norris, makes no effort to dispel that notion, letting the man stare down his enemies offer nothing but flatness in the line delivery department. It doesn't help that his character is kind of a dick, and it's a completely by-the-numbers war movie, but with all these bad guys dropping dead (by the tens) and the explosions, you'd think it'd be a little more exciting than . . . this. Somebody help me out here.

5/10


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