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Director:
Writers:
Steve Bing (written by)
Larry Levinson (written by)
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Release Date:
1 March 1985 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Chuck Norris is back! A one-man time bomb set to explode! See more »
Plot:
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 synopsis »
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Decent Prequel See more (44 total) »

Cast

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Chuck Norris ... Colonel James Braddock

Soon-Tek Oh ... Colonel Yin (as Soon-Teck Oh)

Steven Williams ... Captain David Nester
Bennett Ohta ... Captain Ho
Cosie Costa ... Mazilli

Joe Michael Terry ... Opelka

John Wesley ... Frankie
David Chung ... Dou Chou
Professor Toru Tanaka ... Lao

John Otrin ... Soldier
Christopher Cary ... Emerson
Joseph Hieu ... Guard

Dean Raphael Ferrandini ... Kirtle (as Dean Ferrandini)
Pierre Issot ... François
Mischa Hausserman ... Kelly
Randon Lo ... Hooker
Michiyo Tanaka ... Hooker
Andrea Lowe ... Hooker

Nan Martin ... Hooker

Directed by
Lance Hool 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Bing  written by
Larry Levinson  written by
Arthur Silver  written by

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Mark F. Hill .... producer: location
Christopher Pearce .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Brian May 
 
Cinematography by
Jorge Stahl Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Conte 
Marcus Manton 
 
Production Design by
Michael Baugh 
 
Set Decoration by
David Varod 
 
Costume Design by
Poppy Cannon-Reese  (as Poppy Cannon)
 
Makeup Department
Lilly Benyair-Gart .... assistant makeup artist (as Lily Benyair)
Billa Blyth .... assistant makeup artist
Moni Mansano .... makeup artist
Robert Sidell .... key makeup artist (as Bob Sidelle)
 
Production Management
Jon Stevens Alon .... production manager (as Jon Stevens)
Tod Scott Brody .... post-production supervisor
Conrad Hool .... unit production manager
Alicia Rivera Frankl .... executive in charge of production (as Alicia Alon)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence D. Buchinsky .... second assistant director (as Terry Buchinsky)
Steve Kossover .... second assistant director (as Steven Kossover)
Joe Ochoa .... first assistant director
Tal Ron .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gregg Fonseca .... assistant art director (as Greg Fonseca)
Richard Lind .... construction coordinator
John Krenz Reinhart Jr. .... assistant art director (as John Reinhart Jr.)
Barbara S. Shelton .... head scenic
David Varod .... set dresser
Ladislav Wilheim .... property master
Susan Inge Wood .... painter (as Susan Wood)
 
Sound Department
George Berndt .... adr editor
John Duvall .... assistant sound editor
Dan Engstrom .... assistant sound editor
Alfred T. Ferrante .... sound recordist
Robert Fitzgerald .... supervising sound editor (as Robert A. Fitzgerald Jr.)
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Jacob Goldstein .... production sound mixer
Yehuda Maayan .... boom operator
Hari Ryatt .... dialogue editor
Tracey Smith .... sound effects editor
Justine Vacco .... assistant sound editor
Amy Vincent .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Richard Parker .... special effects supervisor
Joe Quinlivan .... special effects
 
Stunts
John Barrett .... stunts
Darwin Benjamin .... stunt double (as Dar Benjamin)
Phil Chong .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Sergio Kato .... stunts (stunt double)
Aaron Norris .... stunt coordinator
Rok Cvetkov .... stunts (uncredited)
Aaron Norris .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Reuven Ajami .... grip
Moshe Alon .... gaffer
Avi Avrahami .... gaffer
Iko Ben Dayan .... grip (as Ecco Ben-Dayan)
Salvador de Anda .... first assistant camera
Haim Flechter .... best boy
Moshe Flechter .... best boy grip
Ian Fox .... second assistant camera
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Avraham Karpick .... focus puller
Michael Leacock .... generator operator
Shmuel Levy .... key grip
Franco Naim .... gaffer
Ernie Reed .... camera operator
David Saranga .... grip
Rami Siman-Tov .... third assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Poppy Cannon-Reese .... costume supervisor (as Poppy Cannon)
Natalie Werk .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Thierry J. Couturier .... associate editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... assistant post-production
Angelo Russo .... color timer
Anne-Marie Vitello .... negative cutter
Ron Vitello .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Eric Appelbaum .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Tony Sackmann .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Hanan Adaki .... production assistant
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Michael Di Pasquale .... unit publicist
Mischa Hausserman .... pilot
Alicia Rivera Frankl .... production accountant
Joanne Small .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
USA:100 min | Norway:95 min (video version)
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Color (TVC)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:18A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2006) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1986) | France:-12 | Germany:18 (re-rating) (2012) (uncut) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated (cut) (VHS version) | West Germany:18 (heavily cut) (theatrical version)
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Trivia:
Mazilli's pet rooster was named "Angelo".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Decent Prequel, 16 June 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

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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