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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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Cast

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

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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

When Colonel Yen has the Australian journalist executed against a tree, Yen is standing next to the journalist as he takes a bullet through the brain. By all accounts Yen would been hit by the exiting bullet as Yen was standing directly in the line of fire when the journalist was executed. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Yin: You men are not prisoners of war... you are common criminals!
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Referenced in GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015) See more »

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I Cried
27 April 2001 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

For many years I have enjoyed Chuck Norris. Now I can say that one of his movies made me cry. This movie was an absolute heart-stopper, tear-jerker, and gut-wrencher. This is a total psychological flick, exposing to the viewers the horrors of Asian prison camps. Of course, Norris busts out in the end with his comrades. After watching this movie one feels like a true American. If you can't crack open a Budwieser and wear a t-shirt with an American flag on the front you shouldn't watch this movie. This makes me think of Bruce Springstein's Born in the U.S.A. The only thing missing from this movie was Billy Drago, of course. All in all, a worthwile and moving flick to view. Rent it right now, or better yet, buy it.


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