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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

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
Joe Michael Terry ...
Opelka
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Frankie
David Chung ...
Dou Chou
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Lao
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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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Chuck Norris is back! A one-man time bomb set to explode! See more »

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$2,410,000 (estimated)
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The scene in which Braddock is tortured by having a rat tied to his neck was originally to be filmed with a fake animal, but the prop didn't turn up on the set. Chuck Norris claims he instructed the filmmakers to kill a real rat, then held it in his mouth while he thrashed around. 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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Referenced in The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) See more »

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"Looks like the malaria again."
26 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Prequel to Missing in Action covers Braddock's years as a POW and his eventual escape. This one was filmed back-to-back with the other movie and was intended to be released first. But they realized the first movie was better, so they moved it from part 2 to 1. Which is funny as today there are many fans who claim part 2 is the better movie. I'm not one of them but they're out there. Don't get me wrong, it's a decent war movie and I like it. It's not action-heavy, though it never drags and the action does pick up towards the end. It's more of a drama for the first hour or so. Chuck is his usual stoic self. Soon-Tek Oh is a suitably despicable villain. Steven Williams plays the POW who betrays the others. Christopher Cary has a brief but enjoyable role as an Australian photographer who tries to help the POWs. The continuity doesn't line up with the previous movie (or the third), but I doubt most viewers will care. If you like Chuck Norris' Cannon movies, you will probably like this one.


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