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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  1 March 1985 (USA)
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

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Colonel Yin (as Soon-Teck Oh)
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Captain David Nester
Bennett Ohta ...
Captain Ho
Cosie Costa ...
Mazilli
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Opelka
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Frankie
David Chung ...
Dou Chou
Professor Toru Tanaka ...
Lao
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Christopher Cary ...
Emerson
Joseph Hieu ...
Guard
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Kirtle (as Dean Ferrandini)
Pierre Issot ...
François
Mischa Hausserman ...
Kelly
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

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A prisoner too strong to hold. A soldier too dangerous to let go. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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1 March 1985 (USA)  »

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$2,410,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Filmed back to back with Missing in Action (1984), this film was supposed to be released first. However when the producers realized the second film was the better of the two, they released it first and named this film a prequel. This explains why screenwriter Steve Bing receives a credit for "characters" in what became the first Missing in Action. See more »

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Throughout the movie, Ho is referred to as "Captain Ho", however in the closing credits, his name is "Colonel Ho". See more »

Quotes

Colonel Yin: For the crimes against the people of Vietnam, I sentence you to death!
Mazilli: Don't worry! It's not real, they're just tryin' to scare ya!
Emerson: They've got a lousy sense of humor!
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Featured in At the Movies: Is Hollywood Selling War to Kids? (1985) See more »

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An excellent post-Vietnam war movie
22 August 1999 | by (Edmonton, Canada) – See all my reviews

Although many people will disagree with me, I enjoy watching this movie. While the acting may not be top-notch, the plot and setting give the impression that you are actually a member of a POW camp and must struggle along with Colonel Braddock (Chuck Norris) to escape. Following Braddock's plight as a prisoner, the death of his comrades, and his final showdown with Colonel Yin (Soon Tek Oh), the movie nicely builds up to its climax and leaves the viewer with a sense of finality that many movies tend to lack in their endings. This prequel is definitely the best in the MIA trilogy and I recommend it for viewing.


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