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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 »
Genre:
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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An excellent post-Vietnam war movie See more (45 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)
José María Ochoa .... first assistant director (as Joe Ochoa)
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 Seinfeld .... head scenic (as Barbara S. Shelton)
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:
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Features some of the same music cues as Mad Max. Both films were scored by Brian May.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Throughout the movie, one of Braddock's men is wearing a machine gun ammo belt over his shoulders like a bandoleer. The rounds in that belt are not even dummy cartridges, but clearly blank movie rounds.See more »
Quotes:
Colonel Braddock:You really didn't think I'd leave... without making sure you were dead?See more »
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19 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
An excellent post-Vietnam war movie, 22 August 1999
Author: Darryl Schneider from Edmonton, Canada

Although many people will disagree with me, I enjoy watching this movie. While the acting may not be top-notch, the plot and setting give the impression that you are actually a member of a POW camp and must struggle along with Colonel Braddock (Chuck Norris) to escape. Following Braddock's plight as a prisoner, the death of his comrades, and his final showdown with Colonel Yin (Soon Tek Oh), the movie nicely builds up to its climax and leaves the viewer with a sense of finality that many movies tend to lack in their endings. This prequel is definitely the best in the MIA trilogy and I recommend it for viewing.

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