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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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When Braddock jumps from the helicopter the pilot is clearly seen in the doorway 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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Good Film.
19 October 2004 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

This is one that will probably be torn to shreds critically by snobby europeans, and wannabe intellectual movie-goers who just cant get enough of their bullet time, and 200 million dollar epics.This is actually the prequel to the first Missing In Action movie.It tells the story of a forgotten group of P.O.W.'s who are being brutalised by an overbearing colonel who enjoys watching the vet's suffer.As the prisoners numbers dwindle, one James Braddock decides to take charge of the dire situation before its all too late.From the opening to the fiery, action packed finale this film boasts raw combat and even dares to throw in some emotion.I actually truly cared for the characters as I wanted to see them survive and extract revenge upon their communist enslavers.Truly strange times we live in when one cannot be proud to be an American.I will always be proud and you can go back to your dull German expressionist films.Chuck Norris is the man.I love 80's action!


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