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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

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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Soldier
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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Taglines:

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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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 »

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: 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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This series gets better as it progresses
24 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has lot more story to it than the part 1.

Most of the scenes in this movie are beautiful. On the average, Golan-Globus made some of the best quality budget movies of the '80s. Many of them had compelling titles that made you want to go to the theaters and take a look regardless of the content.

Chuck Norris' chronic sour expression spoils the mood of this movie. He's supposed to be the hero, so lighten up Chuck, we don't want to be depressed watching you.

Soon Tak Oh was great as the villain. The inevitable duel in the end was one of the most memorable martial arts combat scene of the decade.

Good movie that could have been better if Chuck wasn't so down all the time, but part 3 answers to that.


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