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Behind Enemy Lines (1986)

Col. Carradine leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong.

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Cast

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Charles R. Floyd ...
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Capt. Vinh
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Daniel Demorest ...
Tony Pierce ...
Waite
Steve Freedman ...
Scott
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McCoy
Rudy Daniels ...
Gen. Morgan
Ken Metcalfe ...
Gen. Weaver
Kenneth Weaver ...
Teague
Michael James ...
Veteran Sergeant
Irma Alegre ...
Bar Girl
Spanky Manikan ...
NVA Officer
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Storyline

US Airborne colonel James Cooper accepts a daredevil mission to liberate just before the impending end of the Vietnamese war some POW's which the Vietcong refuses to exchange, from a camp that officially doesn't even exist. he alone survives the blowing up up his team's extraction helicopter and is captured himself. The Vietcong camp commander, captain Vinh, collected a small fortune in gold looted from POWs and wants to buy a new life in the US, so he offers Cooper freedom for help, but is turned down. Just before a convoy arrives to deport the prisoners to Hanoi, Cooper accepts if all Americans may come with them. An adventurous chase follows, fighting each-other as well as Vietcong, not to mention selfish rogue Sparks's tendency to mess everything up. Near the border, Cooper insists to come to the rescue of a trapped US unit's survivors. Written by KGF Vissers

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The most daring escape

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Action | War | Adventure | Drama

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4 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack Force 'Nam  »

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$2,497,233 (USA)
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Goofs

During the ambush in the opening sequence one of the Vietnamese soldiers is clearly played by an African-American. See more »

Quotes

[After being hit in the face by Sparks]
Col. James Cooper: I'm getting too old for this shit!
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Referenced in Post Traumatic: An American Nightmare (2009) See more »

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Even worse than Chuck Norris !
14 March 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this played once in theaters. Everything is bad and especially the direction. Even Steve James, this underrated second-fiddle, can't save this. Hopeless


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