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22 January 1988 (USA) See more »
He's fighting for everyone who can't fight back. See more »
Braddock mounts a one-man assault to free his wife and son who are still being held in a Vietnam prison camp. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Chuck Norris ... Col. James Braddock

Aki Aleong ... 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)

Keith David ... Embassy Gate Captain
Robert Jochheim ... Embassy Guard
Thuy Lien Samora ... Embassy Secretary
Pita Liboro ... Lin's Friend

Jeff Habberstad ... U.S. Helicopter Pilot
Howard Jackson ... U.S. Helicopter Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernhard Floedl ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Baron Jackson ... Sgt. Nelson (uncredited)
Richard King ... Vietcong Soldier (uncredited)
James McKenzie ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ron Preston ... Grunt (uncredited)
Berto Spoor ... Soldier (uncredited)
Nick Whiley ... Pool player (uncredited)

Directed by
Aaron Norris 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Bing  characters
James Bruner  written by
Larry Levinson  characters
Chuck Norris  written by
Arthur Silver  characters

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Michael Hartman .... associate producer
Michael R. Sloan .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jay Chattaway 
Cinematography by
João Fernandes (director of photography) (as Joao Fernandes)
Film Editing by
Ken Bornstein 
Michael J. Duthie 
Casting by
Perry Bullington 
Michael Olton 
Production Design by
Ladislav Wilheim 
Costume Design by
Tami Mor  (as Tamy Mor)
Makeup Department
Tony Artieda .... makeup supervisor: Philippines
Ilona Bobak .... hair stylist: Mr. Norris
Ilona Bobak .... makeup artist: Mr. Norris
Totoy Cerna .... assistant makeup artist: Philippines (as Totoy Serna)
Gábor Kernyaiszky .... special makeup effects artist
Jon Curtis Price .... special effects hair stylist: additional photography - US (as Jon Price)
Jon Curtis Price .... special effects makeup artist: additional photography - US (as Jon Price)
Edith Sanchez .... assistant hair stylist: Philippines
Production Management
Michael Alden .... post-production supervisor
Clive Challis .... production manager
Marc S. Fischer .... production supervisor
Alain Jakubowicz .... post-production supervisor
Lope V. Juban Jr. .... production supervisor: Philippines
Rick Nathanson .... production manager
Joey Romero .... production manager: Philippines
Roni Ya'ackov .... executive in charge of production (as Rony Yacov)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... second unit director (as Dean Ferrandini)
Timmy Herrera .... second assistant director: Philippines
Christopher Newman .... first assistant director (as Chris Newman)
Allan Noble .... second assistant director: Philippines
Robert C. Ortwin Jr. .... second assistant director: additional photography, US
Gene Rose Singson .... second assistant director: Philippines
Gerald Walsh .... first assistant director (as Gerry Walsh)
Joel Wein .... second assistant director
Leo Zisman .... first assistant director: additional photography, US
Art Department
Paquito Alonsabe .... assistant property master: Philippines
Francisco Balangue .... construction manager: Philippines
Phil Brandes .... set dresser: additional photography, US
Whitney Brooke Wheeler .... art director: additional photography, US
Rodell Cruz .... art director: Philippines
Benjamin Delina .... property master: Philippines (as Ben Delina)
Pia Fernandez .... set decorator: Philippines
Francis Lagman .... key set dresser: Philippines
Alejandro Pangilinan .... set dresser: Philippines
Cesar Ramido .... construction supervisor: Philippines
Jerry Lynn Reed .... property master: additional photography, US (as Jerry L. Reed)
Daniel Fernandez .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ron Brown .... special sound effects
Richard Burton .... dialogue editor
Juanito Clemente .... sound mixer: Philippines (as Nitoy Clemente)
David Costell .... adr mixer
David Costell .... foley mixer
Midge Costin .... foley editor
Zack Davis .... sound effects editor
Robert C. Dearberg .... adr supervisor (as Bob Dearberg)
Brett Erickson .... special sound effects
Tesa L. Forlander .... apprentice sound editor
Kim Fowler .... foley walker (as Kim Fowler-Essex)
Albert Gasser .... dialogue editor
Sandy Gendler .... supervising sound editor
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... re-recording mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer (as Tammy Goodwin)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (as Tammy Goodwin)
Julie Hall .... foley supervisor
Mike Hellwig .... second assistant sound editor
Paul Heslin .... foley walker
Paul Le Mare .... sound mixer (as Paul LeMare)
Gary Macheel .... special sound effects
Richard L. Morrison .... re-recording mixer (as Richard Morrison)
Armando Santos .... boom operator: Philippines
Robert Thirlwell .... re-recording mixer
Darrell Upshaw .... first assistant sound editor
Justine Vacco .... first assistant sound editor
Bill Van Daalen .... sound effects editor (as Bill Vandaalen)
Dick Vandenberg .... sound effects editor
Eli Yarkoni .... sound mixer
Yossi Yarkoni .... boom operator
Jim Bryan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Cameron Hamza .... boom operator (uncredited)
Preston Oliver .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Cesar Abejuela .... special effects crew: Philippines
Melbourne A. Arnold .... special effects crew: additional photography, US
Edgar Bondoc .... special effects crew: Philippines
Rudy Candaza .... special effects crew: Philippines (as Rodolfo Candaza)
Fernando David .... special effects rigger: Philippines
David Delina .... special effects crew: Philippines
Danny Dominguez .... special effects supervisor: Philippines
Manolo Figueroa .... special effects crew: Philippines
Gene Grigg .... special effects crew: additional photography, US (as Dewey G. Grigg)
Richard Guevara .... special effects crew: Philippines (as Ricardo Guevarra)
Jaime Logan .... special effects crew: Philippines
Manny Macapagal .... special effects crew: Philippines
Felizardo Manaloto .... special effects crew: Philippines
Roland Salem .... special effects crew: Philippines (as Rolando Salem)
Roberto Timoteo .... special effects mechanic: Philippines
Gil Arceo .... stunt coordinator: Philippines
Bob Bastanchury .... stunt player
Clay Boss .... assistant stunt coordinator
BJ Davis .... stunts
Mike De Luna .... stunt player
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt player (as Jon Epstein)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunt coordinator (as Dean Ferrandini)
Lulee Fisher .... stunt player (as Luley Fisher)
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt player
James Lenox .... stunt player
Renato Morado .... stunt coordinator: Philippines
Rick Prieto .... fight coordinator (as Richard Prieto)
Jan Michael Shultz .... stunt player (as Jan Schultz)
Jayleen Sun .... stunt performer
Clay Wright .... stunt pilot
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt double: Chuck Norris (uncredited)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (uncredited)
Rob King .... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Preston .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Balicas .... best boy grip: Philippines
Rene Balicas .... key grip: Philippines
Silvano Balicas .... key grip: Philippines
Ernesto Baltonado .... best boy electric: Philippines
Julian Baltonado .... best boy electric: Philippines
Steve Barnes .... assistant camera: additional photography - US (as Steven Barnes)
Joe Batac .... first camera operator: Philippines
Jun Dalawis .... first assistant camera: Philippines
Bernardo Gabilo .... assistant camera: Philippines
Buzz Jochheim .... key grip (as Robert Jochheim)
Denis Kingston .... steadicam operator (as Dennis Kingston)
Kevin Kuhn .... second assistant camera: additional photography - US
Don Marshall .... gaffer (as Donald Marshall)
Verlin Mathews .... best boy grip: additional photography - US
Richard McConihay .... additional lighting technician (as Dick McConihay)
Bob Miyamoto .... grip: additional photography - US (as Robert Miyamoto)
Marcos Rasca .... camera operator: Philippines
Nonong Rasca .... second camera operator: Philippines (as Monong Rasca)
George Rosales .... second assistant camera: Philippines
Rami Siman-Tov .... first assistant camera (as Ramy Siman-Tov)
Patrick J. Vitolla .... dolly grip: additional photography - US
Casting Department
Ken Metcalfe .... location casting
Maria Metcalfe .... location casting (as Marie Metcalfe)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wynn Arenas .... wardrobe supervisor: Philippines
Rina Ramon .... wardrobe supervisor
Bert Yamballa .... master cutter: Philippines
Editorial Department
Alex Avelino .... assistant editor: Philippines
Patrick English .... assistant editor
Vincent Laino .... assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
Toto Natividad .... first assistant editor: Philippines
Alexandra O'Neil .... second assistant editor
Ben Salvador .... assistant editor: Philippines
Bernard Weiser .... associate editor
Thomas Paul Croce .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Ricardo De Guzman .... location manager: Philippines
Jane Aguirre .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Johanna Lyle Bennett .... assistant music editor (as Johanna Bennett)
Stephen Croes .... performer: electronic music/synclavier
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... music scoring mixer
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... supervising music editor
Don Hahn .... music scoring mixer
Alec Head .... music scoring mixer
Robin Katz .... associate music editor
Stephanie Lee .... music coordinator
Pete Levin .... performer: electronic music
Joe E. Rand .... assistant music editor (as Joey Rand)
Pete Levin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Primo Guina .... transportation captain: Philippines (as Firmo Guina)
Jojo Rebolledo .... transportation co-captain: Philippines
Other crew
Rolando Akim .... production assistant: Philippines
Al Sarif Alonsabe .... production assistant: Philippines
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Jane Comendador .... assistant military liaison: Philippines
Cesar Dominguez .... chief armorer: Philippines
Sylvia Gajardo .... production accountant: Philippines
Howard Jackson .... trainer: Mr. Norris
Pablo Lucelo .... accounting assistant: Philippines (as Pablo 'Boy' Luceco)
Robert G. Magaudda .... production accountant (as Robert Magaudda)
Alessandra Mazzola .... script supervisor
Carlos Medina .... production assistant: Philippines
Joji Nolasco .... assistant production coordinator: Philippines
Ronit Ravich-Boss .... continuity (as Ronit Ravitz)
Rowena Rosales .... accounting assistant: Philippines
Chuck Rousseau .... special weapons: Hi-Tech Weapons
Frank Rousseau .... special weapons: Hi-Tech Weapons
Thuy Lien Samora .... dialogue coach: Vietnamese (as Thuy Lin Samora)
Joseph Santos .... production assistant: Philippines
Det Sayson .... military liaison: Philippines
Douglas Scott-Hessler .... supervising production coordinator (as Douglas Hessler)
Kyle Seidenbaum .... title designer
Roy Serrano .... production assistant: Philippines
Pat Y. Tolentino .... production coordinator: Philippines (as Pat Tolentino)
Jane Aguirre .... government liaison (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
Mischa Hausserman .... pilot (uncredited)
Joseph Santos .... production assistant (uncredited)
Antonio Sotelo .... production consultant (uncredited)
Joe Straw .... production accountant (uncredited)
Joel Wein .... production assistant (uncredited)
Clay Wright .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Rodolfo Canieso .... the producers would like to thank: Philippine Army (as Major General Rodolfo Canieso)
Eduardo Ermita .... the producers would like to thank: Armed Forces of the Philippines (as Major General Eduardo Ermita)
Rafael Ileto .... the producers would like to thank: Ministry of National Defense (as Rafael Ileto Secretary of Defense)
Honesto Isleta .... the producers would like to thank: Armed Forces of the Philippines (as Colonel Honesto Isleta)
Fidel V. Ramos .... the producers would like to thank: Armed Forces of the Philippines (as General Fidel Ramos)
Antonio Sotelo .... the producers would like to thank: Philippine Air Force (as Major General Antonio Sotelo)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
101 min | Sweden:88 min (VHS version) | West Germany:83 min (cut version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Australia:R18+ | Australia:MA15+ (Cable TV rating) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1989) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1988) (2006) | France:12 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:12 (1989) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (TV rating) (uncut) | West Germany:16 (nf) (heavily cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

'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 »
Continuity: In Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985), Col Braddock is depicted as an Air Cavalry helicopter pilot, wearing the distinctive Cavalry cowboy hat with crossed sabers. Here, his uniform depicts him as paratrooper, with the 101st Airborne Division patch, jump wings, and Airborne tab.See more »
Col. James Braddock:Walk or crawl, we're gonna make it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Cinéman (2009)See more »
In Your EyesSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Chuck Norris doesn't step on toes, he steps on necks., 23 June 2016
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

Silly, predictable action movie is definitely topical and does deliver for formula fans. It's got a tough as nails hero, a story with some actual poignancy, and villains we'll love to see get what they deserve. It's got enough bloody squib action, various objects exploding into huge fireballs, and striking Philippines scenery to make it a pretty good time for fans of the genre.

Chuck Norris once again essays the role of former Vietnam war P.o.W. James Braddock, who during the fall of Saigon tries to escape with his Vietnamese born wife Lin Tan Cang (Miki Kim). But she's forced to stay behind when she loses her papers during the melee, and Braddock is led to believe that she perished. 12 years later, he learns that not only is she still alive, but that they'd sired a son, Van (Roland Harrah III). Knowing full well that his government won't try to help him (they even try to STOP him), Braddock travels to Asia to retrieve his family and bring them home.

This is NOT bottom of the barrel fare for the genre. It's certainly watchable, with expert action scenes and stunts. Chucks' brother and sometime director Aaron Norris, who'd been stunt coordinator on the first two flicks, does alright. The movie, written by James Bruner & Chuck himself, has some real heart. Of course, it might have even more if Chuck were more of an actor. But I digress. Chuck still reigns supreme as an ass kicker, and it's never in any doubt that he'll rise up righteous and snuff out the lives of such despicable scum as the Vietnamese general Quoc (Aki Aleong). Aleong is great fun, especially as he spits out the heros' name after the latest amount of damage done. The supporting cast is decent if somewhat nondescript. However, be sure to look for the eternally awesome Keith David in a small role as an Embassy gate captain.

An entertaining diversion, made in the mold of "Uncommon Valor", "Rambo: First Blood Part II"...and "Commando", for that matter, with a good guy who's an army unto himself.

Seven out of 10.

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