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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 ...
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Cosie Costa ...
Mazilli
Joe Michael Terry ...
Opelka
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Dou Chou
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Lao
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Christopher Cary ...
Emerson
Joseph Hieu ...
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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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$2,410,000 (estimated)
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Mazilli's pet rooster was named "Angelo". See more »

Goofs

Col. Yin tells Braddock that if he signs the contract, he will be transported across the border into Thailand. Vietnam does not border Thailand. It's next to Laos, then Thailand. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Yin: You men are not prisoners of war... you are common criminals!
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Followed by Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988) See more »

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The Struggles of Yin vs. Braddock
30 January 2000 | by (Greenville, NC) – See all my reviews

What makes Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, is not the great supporting cast of Cosie Costa, Professor Toru Tanaka, Steven Williams or Joe Michael Terry: Nor is it the effacious use of props such as "the tree" or Francois' helicopter. Simply put the storyline which was developed by the renowned writer Steven Bing, makes the film a simple test of wills between Colonel Braddock(Chuck Norris) and Colonel Yin(Soon-Teck Oh)! Yin's incessant prodding of Braddock to obtain a confession is very well articulated. Yin's methods of persuasion(including the torturing of Opelka, the kidney punches by Lao, and the overdose of opium given to Franklin) are almost as persistent as Braddock's capability to survive them, and yet not give in to Yin's signed statement of "confession". In the end the realistic action sequencing, and excellent auteur directing by Lance Hool, make Missing in Action 2: The Beginning a film to be seen and enjoyed by all fans of great film.


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