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.
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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
This is Aaron Norris first film to direct and the first with Chuck Norris as they made more movies together after this film. See more »
Lieutenant Colonel Braddock wears the insignia of the 101st Airborne Division. The opening scene of the film takes place during the fall of Saigon, which occurred in 1975. However, the 101st Airborne Division had left Vietnam entirely by 1972. See more »
I have tested many before, Braddock, and no one has lasted even an hour. Maybe you can be the first, eh?
Col. James Braddock:
I'll do whatever you want. Just let the boy go.
You will do what I want... anyways.
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I wonder if the part 2 was successful , that they decided to make part 3 ? It's hard to believe , since it was such bad movie. On the other hand when you look at some of the movies that were successful at box office you may wonder where this world is going.
"Missing in action 3" is more in the style of the first movie (which was the second actually). This one was actually directed by Chuck's brother Aaron. I have to say that at least the pacing here is decent and the whole movie is so laughable that you won't be bored. So thanks for that Aaron. Remember Norris doesn't step on toes , he steps on necks. Oh , and the torture scene... It's no wonder somebody invented all these Chuck Norris jokes.
The quality of acting and writing is still the same , though. Norris has one stony expression through entire movie and there is many moments that don't make sense. The action is unrealistic to say at least .
I recommend this movie only for those who like the "so bad , it's good" movies . Personally while it was better than part 2 I still give it 1/10. The first one from 1984 was the best of the series (2/10) , but obviously the whole series was just terrible.
Better watch "Rambo" , "Rambo 2" or "Uncommon valor". I give it 1/10.
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