MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,843 this week

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  1 March 1985 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 4,516 users  
Reviews: 42 user | 24 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Missing in Action 2: The Beginning.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Hitman (1991)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Norris
Stars: Chuck Norris, Michael Parks, Al Waxman
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Jux Jonas (Mike Norris) is a man whose faith in God hangs by a thread. His daughter was hit and killed by a car... See full synopsis »

Director: Alin Bijan
Stars: Mike Norris, Carey Scott, David A.R. White
Logan's War: Bound by Honor (TV Movie 1998)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An Army Ranger infiltrates a mob family by posing as a hit man. In conjunction with his uncle, they are plotting revenge against the killers who murdered his entire family when he was young.

Director: Michael Preece
Stars: Eddie Cibrian, Chuck Norris, Joe Spano
The Cutter (2005)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A detective comes to the aid of an aged diamond cutter.

Director: William Tannen
Stars: Chuck Norris, Joanna Pacula, Daniel Bernhardt
Top Dog (1995)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization.

Director: Aaron Norris
Stars: Chuck Norris, Michele Lamar Richards, Erik von Detten
Sidekicks (1992)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

Director: Aaron Norris
Stars: Chuck Norris, Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis
Drama | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.

Director: Eric Norris
Stars: Chuck Norris, Judson Mills, Jennifer Tung
The President's Man (TV Movie 2000)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A U.S. president's highly classified secret agent must find a fearless replacement to take over his extremely dangerous military missions.

Directors: Eric Norris, Michael Preece
Stars: Chuck Norris, Dylan Neal, Jennifer Tung
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Director: Bruce Lee
Stars: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Commander Robin Wesley, leader of a group of mercenaries, go to the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia to overthrow the dictator, who is a major manufacturer and dealer of the world's opium.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine
Wind in the Wire (TV Movie 1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stars: Nicholas Banko, Endre Hules, Chuck Norris
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sexy student teachers at Valley High School give private lessons while being terrorized by a mad rapist.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Susan Damante, Brooke Mills, Brenda Sutton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Colonel Yin (as Soon-Teck Oh)
...
Captain David Nester
Bennett Ohta ...
Captain Ho
Cosie Costa ...
Mazilli
...
Opelka
...
Frankie
David Chung ...
Dou Chou
Professor Toru Tanaka ...
Lao
...
Soldier
Christopher Cary ...
Emerson
Joseph Hieu ...
Guard
...
Kirtle (as Dean Ferrandini)
Pierre Issot ...
François
Mischa Hausserman ...
Kelly
Edit

Storyline

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.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An American hero's story continues... See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Battle Rage  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,410,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(TVC)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mazilli's pet rooster was named "Angelo". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Harry: [Holds up a living snake] I'll bite its head off, for a pack of cigarettes!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Supernatural: Death's Door (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Prequel about Vietnam prison camps with the incomparable Norris' Colonel Braddock as liberator
24 October 2005 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

The picture focuses Colonel Braddock (Chuck Norris) aboard a helicopter which's down . He's imprisoned united to various Vietnam soldiers (Steven Williams , John Wesley..) by a hideous and sadist POW camp chief (Soon Teck Oh) and underlings (professor Tanaka..) . The tough Braddock attempts continuously to free the prisoners held captives and they receive numerous tortures and sufferings at charge of the concentration camp wardens and their evil ruler .

The screenplay of the movie is plain and simple . It deals upon horrible conditions of prisoners and grueling efforts of the meager band of captives to survive , confronting starvation , mistreats , rampage and continuous violence with hitting , punches , lashes , knocks and incredible tortures . Storyline is a bit ridiculous , embarrassing and shallow , it concerns on prisoners trying to escape and subsequent revenge executed by Braddock as a headstrong and reckless Colonel . Filmed back to back with Mising 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 . It's a predictable routine and formula actioner film . It's all obvious , unconvincing and overblown . However if you appealed the first part , you'll probably love this picture . In the wake of : ¨Uncommon valor¨ (directed by Ted Kocheff) and ¨Rambo II¨ (by George Pan Cosmatos) and Norris imitating to Silvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as one army man , shooting and killing numerous enemies . The movie belongs to a trilogy , in the first Braddock only frees prisoners , in the third film he looks for his disappeared wife after Saigon downfall . The three films contain ominous and villain enemies played by oriental actors (James Hong, Soon Teck Oh , Aki Aelong) with offensive racial stereotypes . Fine support cast formed by Steven Williams (TV L.A.Heat ) and Professor Tanaka (a wrestler who possessed incredible strength) who was arguably the successor to Harald Sakata( Golfinger) as the archetypal Asian henchman . The motion picture was middlingly directed by Lance Hill , also producer . Rating : Average but entertaining .


10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best B-Movie Vietnam Film?? jacksonperpetual
Chuck Norris can't throw a regular punch bAzTNM
What's the timeline? re_zuleta
UK Cut caride
Some questions about this film salgueiro
Missing In Action Retrospective gareth-36

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?