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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
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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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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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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
Nancy Martin ... Hooker
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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
Tod Scott Brody .... post-production supervisor
Conrad Hool .... unit production manager
Alicia Rivera Frankl .... executive in charge of production (as Alicia Alon)
Jon Stevens .... production manager
 
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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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:
Crew or equipment visible: When Braddock jumps from the helicopter the pilot is clearly seen in the doorwaySee more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Colonel Braddock:This is for me.
[Braddock pushes a button, and everything explodes behind him]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Vamp (1986) (V)See more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Chuck Norris takes over Vietnam, part 2, 2 January 2008
Author: Chromium_five from the wild frontier

The opening scene of this movie shows Chuck Norris getting shot down in a helicopter while sporting a mustache, but no beard. He is then captured and taken to a prison camp. Little do his captors realize that the more facial hair Chuck Norris develops, the stronger he becomes.

Many people are of the opinion that this is inferior to the first movie, including the producers, who filmed the two back-to-back and decided to release this one later. I have to strongly disagree. While the first one was more like a Blake Edwards comedy than an action movie, this one shows off some surprisingly brutal torture scenes and a general air of nastiness, all for the better when Chuck decides to take matters into his own hands. I am not in a position to say whether the Vietnamese are really the demonic beings they appear to be in this movie, but after enough scenes of Colonel Yin's cruelty, the only political opinion the average viewer can hold is that Chuck needs to beat the sh*t out of this guy. Chuck indeed appears to be genuinely disturbed throughout the thing, to the point where you want to take him aside and tell him that it's just a movie. Watch carefully his face in the scene where he jumps out of the treetops in order to knife two soldiers--it is not the face of an actor. It is the face of a madman. It is a face of murderous rage. He really intends to kill these people. Whether or not this is a good thing is for you to decide, but it is certainly impressive. The jungle action as Chuck goes psycho is undeniably good, and a lot of work has been put into making sure the characters are as dirty and sweaty and bloody as possible, making the whole viewing a wonderful experience.

You may notice the soundtrack is done by Brian May--not the Queen Brian May, but the Brian May who wrote the music for the first "Mad Max." This is only the second soundtrack I have encountered by the man, and his music has definitely not improved--it is as blustery and overblown and inappropriate for the specific scenes as it was in "Mad Max." The only downside to an otherwise sublime movie.

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