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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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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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Chuck Norris is back! A one-man time bomb set to explode! See more »

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1 March 1985 (USA)  »

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$2,410,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Features some of the same music cues as Mad Max (1979). Both films were scored by Brian May. 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

Colonel Braddock: You really didn't think I'd leave... without making sure you were dead?
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Connections

Followed by Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988) See more »

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The Struggles of Yin vs. Braddock
30 January 2000 | by (Greenville, NC) – See all my reviews

What makes Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, is not the great supporting cast of Cosie Costa, Professor Toru Tanaka, Steven Williams or Joe Michael Terry: Nor is it the effacious use of props such as "the tree" or Francois' helicopter. Simply put the storyline which was developed by the renowned writer Steven Bing, makes the film a simple test of wills between Colonel Braddock(Chuck Norris) and Colonel Yin(Soon-Teck Oh)! Yin's incessant prodding of Braddock to obtain a confession is very well articulated. Yin's methods of persuasion(including the torturing of Opelka, the kidney punches by Lao, and the overdose of opium given to Franklin) are almost as persistent as Braddock's capability to survive them, and yet not give in to Yin's signed statement of "confession". In the end the realistic action sequencing, and excellent auteur directing by Lance Hool, make Missing in Action 2: The Beginning a film to be seen and enjoyed by all fans of great film.


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