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Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)

R | | Action, War | 22 January 1988 (USA)
Braddock mounts a one-man assault to free his wife and son who are still being held in a Vietnam prison camp.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roland Harrah III ...
Miki Kim ...
Ron Barker ...
Gen. Duncan
Melinda Betron ...
Rick Prieto ...
CIA Agent (as Richard Prieto)
Jan Michael Shultz ...
CIA Agent (as Jan Schultz)
Embassy Gate Captain
Robert Jochheim ...
Embassy Guard
Thuy Lien Samora ...
Embassy Secretary
Pita Liboro ...
Lin's Friend


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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The number on the Vietnamese patrol boat is 419 which is the same number as the boat destroyed in Missing in Action 1. The arrival airport is definitely not Bangkok and the car chase scenes are also not in Bangkok. In Thailand cars drive on the LEFT, not the right. An elementary error. See more »


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 »


Lin Tan Cang: [Lin, Braddock's Vietnamese wife, has been waiting 13 years for his return] Oh, it doesn't matter.
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Follows Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985) See more »


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A little rehashed but not entirely bad
4 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

In the wake of "Rambo 3" and a bunch of police action thrillers with Vietnam War veterans or references and homages to the war as well as the recent hits of Oliver Stone and Stanley Kubrick, "Braddock: Missing In Action 3" doesn't have a shot in accomplishing anything original since similar material has already been done way too many times before during the second half of the 1980's. However, Chuck Norris' starring role as the Vietnam War veteran who goes on another deadly mission to rescue more POW's prevents this film from being a complete downer but doesn't prevent it from becoming too routine.

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