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2 March 1988 (France) See more »
He's fighting for everyone who can't fight back. See more »
Colonel James Braddock has a Vietnamese wife who was supposed to leave Vietnam with him when they evacuate... See more » | 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:
Richard King ... Vietcong Soldier (uncredited)
James McKenzie ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ron Preston ... Grunt (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. .... sound 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 .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Morrison)
Armando Santos .... boom operator: Philippines
Robert Thirlwell .... sound 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)
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)
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
Ricardo De Guzman .... location manager: 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)
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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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:
Australia:R | Australia:MA (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?

The "Mil-24 Hind" in reality is a Sikorsky S-62, but modified to look like a gunship. The same helicopter was also used in the movie _Red Scorpion (1988)_.See more »
Continuity: The helicopter chasing Braddock and his truck full of kids, fires 20+ rockets at them, despite the fact the chopper only has two rocket pods; each with a capacity of 6 rockets per pod (as can be seen in close up).See more »
Gen. Quoc:Braddock! Braddock! Boogie Eye! Boogie Eye!See more »
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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Chuck Norris replaces Vietnam with burning crater, rescues some children, 5 January 2008
Author: Chromium_five from the wild frontier

Rounding out my Chuck Norris Triple Feature DVD, we have "Braddock: Missing in Action III," undoubtedly the best in the series and probably the only 80s action movie to come anywhere near "Commando" in terms of awesomeness. Here Chuck discovers that his wife and son are still alive under Communist rule in Vietnam, but the CIA is wary of letting him go there, most likely because the last time they asked him to accompany them there, he almost restarted the war. Chuck of course scoffs at this and leaves anyway ("Don't step on any toes, Braddock." "I don't step on toes, Little John--I STEP ON NECKS.") For some reason, upon his return to Saigon, it turns out the entire Vietnamese military still wants him dead. This does make a certain degree of sense, since he caused the downfall of their government on his previous trip, but we are given the explanation that they still want him to pay for his war crimes. The same war crimes that had him imprisoned in a POW camp for 10 years! They just cannot let this go! By the series timeline, this means that the Vietnamese government has been holding a grudge against this one particular guy for almost 20 years. Either Chuck committed genocide during the war or this is the most obsessive military in all of history, but no matter, the point is that he is in danger.

Once a Colonel Quoc gets wind of Chuck's presence, he ambushes Chuck, shoots his wife, and attempts to torture him and his son. Chuck of course gets away. This pisses off Quoc so much that he decides to kidnap about 40 random children out of spite. He takes the kids to a base and locks them up for God knows what purpose, and one of his soldiers attempts to rape an 8-year-old girl. Fortunately, Chuck ambushes him and implants a bomb in his stomach and his entire body explodes right in front of the girl, perhaps a bit of a hasty move on Chuck's part, but certainly way less traumatizing to her than being raped. Then he completely wipes out the base in about 5 minutes, and packs all the kids into a truck for a quick getaway while being pursued by a helicopter. Here is the movie's only true dip in logic, as the helicopter fires rockets at them and Chuck drives the truck through enormous flames multiple times and the kids inside are somehow not roasted alive. But that is a small price to pay for the levels of excitement throughout the movie. It has three times as much action as the previous installments and some convincing scenes of total chaos, as well as Chuck doing somersaults through windows even though there are doors available, all combining for a hearty 10/10. See it.

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