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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R  |   |  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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Battle Rage  »

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$2,410,000 (estimated)
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Mazilli's pet rooster was named "Angelo". See more »

Goofs

Braddock is seen using an M1911A1 pistol during the POW rebellion. During the final showdown with Col. Yin, his pistol changes to a Colt Combat Commander. 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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Decent Prequel
16 June 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Missing in Action 2 (1985)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Prequel to the first film has Col. James Braddock (Chuck Norris) and his men thrown into a POW camp where they are constantly abused and tortured. Soon Braddock finally realizes that their only chance for survival is by escaping. I've read at a couple sites that the first two films in the series were shot at the same time and that originally this prequel was meant to be the first in the series but the producer's film that the other film, the eventually part one, was better so this one here was released second and as a prequel. The first film was a laughably bad action film but this one here tries to play itself more straight and it works in some ways. I'm really not sure if the series would have been better had this one been released first but it does contain more human drama than the first film. This film has "B" movie written all over it due to the poor performances and lackluster direction but it still manages to be entertaining due to some nice action and a fun ending. Soon-Tek Oh plays the bad guy in the film and actually steals the movie. This isn't an all out action film like the first movie but I enjoyed it just the same.


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