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Missing in Action (1984) Poster

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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.
In his autobiography, Chuck Norris stated that he made this film as a memorial honor of his younger brother Wieland, who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1970.
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Aaron Norris (Chuck Norris' 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.
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A DC-3 is seen outside the window when Braddock is departing Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for Bangkok.
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William Sanderson was offered the role of Tuck but turned it down.
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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.
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This was the first film in Chuck Norris' five film contract with Cannon Films which paid him a million dollars per film which was agreed to by Menahem Golan against the wishes of his cousin, Yoram Globus.
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The blue taxicabs seen when Braddock arrives in Bangkok are 1968 Toyota Crown sedans.
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After the studio viewed both films, this was easily deemed the better of the two films because the producers felt it was well shot by Director Joseph Zito and more action oriented as compared to Lance Hool's Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985), which they felt paled in comparison. So they flip flopped the order with the intention of saving/redeeming Hool's film and making both films financially viable.
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Aside from this movie, Filipino actor Ernie Ortega(Vinh) also appeared as a Vietnamese Officer and main antagonist in a Filipino comedy titled No Blood No Surrender starring Filipino comedian Palito. It parodied the prequel of this movie (Missing In Action 2: The Beginning) and was released a year after it and two years this movie.
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