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Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)

R | | Action, War | 22 January 1988 (USA)
Colonel James Braddock has a Vietnamese wife who was supposed to leave Vietnam with him when they evacuate. But she loses her papers and wasn't allowed in the embassy. Braddock went looking... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gen. Quoc
Roland Harrah III ...
Van Tan Cang
Miki Kim ...
Lin Tan Cang
Yehuda Efroni ...
Rev. Polanski
Ron Barker ...
Mik
Floyd Levine ...
Gen. Duncan
Jack Rader ...
Littlejohn
Melinda Betron ...
Thuy
Rick Prieto ...
CIA Agent (as Richard Prieto)
Jan Michael Shultz ...
CIA Agent (as Jan Schultz)
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Embassy Gate Captain
Robert Jochheim ...
Embassy Guard
Thuy Lien Samora ...
Embassy Secretary
Pita Liboro ...
Lin's Friend
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Colonel James Braddock has a Vietnamese wife who was supposed to leave Vietnam with him when they evacuate. But she loses her papers and wasn't allowed in the embassy. Braddock went looking for her and her friend took the bracelet Braddock gave his wife and was in an explosion. When Braddock finds the body with bracelet, he assumes it's his wife so he leaves Vietnam. 12 years later a Reverend in Vietnam who was visiting the States approaches Braddock telling him that his wife is alive and that he has a son. Braddock doesn't believe him at first but when a man at the CIA asks him to meet with him, Braddock realizes it's true. So he tries to get them out. So he contacts a friend in Thailand to get what he needs. As they are about to leave, the CIA tries to stop him but Braddock gets away, gets his equipment and heads to Vietnam. When he arrives he goes to the orphanage for Amerasian children, where the Reverend works. He takes him to them and is surprised to see them and his son resents... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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'Joseph Zito', director of Missing in Action (1984) and Invasion U.S.A. (1985) originally was the director on Braddock: Missing In Action III. He and Chuck Norris had creative and personal differences and Aaron Norris, who was the second unit director, took over as director. See more »

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The plot contradicts that of Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, where Braddock is captured in 1972. Here it's near the fall of Saigon in 1975, and he's about to leave town. See more »

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Col. James Braddock: Walk or crawl, we're gonna make it!
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Good Action, Imperfect Drama
8 February 2009 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

After I saw this movie. I accepted that this is an OK movie. Great action scene which can guarantee by Chuck Norris. However, drama in this movie is still too little. For my comment to actors, Aki Aleong's General Quoc was another heinous villain in my feeling. I believe many watcher want him to die quickly due to his cruel act (even Braddock or Van). Chuck Norris still show his character, "less talk, more fight" but his John Braddock's role should had more feeling with his son. Even Roland Harrah III did his good job as Van Tan Chang, but the plot made Van show his love to his dad in a very short time (probably last 10 minutes which ran so quickly). The plot should made the father and son talking more. Please remember, both of them didn't face each other for 12 years!!!

In my opinion, this movie has a good action but imperfect drama. This movie has similar plot to the first Missing in Action, except the people who receive help by Braddock was now the American orphan children. (also Braddock's unexpected family as well) Althrough, the movie use many cruel scenes to shake watcher's conscience and make sympathy to good guys in the movie. I accepted that General Quoc's death in this movie was the same as many Cannon Film's movie which the main villain usually dead in easily way, make me unsatisfied with it. (due to I hate the character that show ruthlessness to women or children) However, without bias or some own feeling, I can admit this movie.


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