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.
Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail... See full summary »
The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they both love.Written by
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According to the producers, had Bruce Lee been alive at the time, he would have been offered the part that eventually went to David Carradine. Had Lee taken the part, the producers would have billed the film as "the rematch of the century". See more »
The Burnside character was introduced as an ATF agent, but later in the movie when our heroes invaded the remote airstrip, Burnside proclaimed he was the FBI. See more »
[McQuade is pointing a gun at Kayo]
What are you doing here?
I came to wake you up. I'm your new partner remember?
[McQuade uncocks the gun]
Kid get out of here. And forget that partner crap.
But Captain Tyler said...
[McQuade cuts him off by shooting at the ceiling]
Tell Tyler to shove it.
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A "Spiritual Adviser" is credited in the closing credits. It is director John Milius. See more »
Norwegian cinema version is heavily cut to get an 16 rating but later video versions are uncut with an 18 rating. See more »
This is actually a pretty nifty little action film, fashioned as a modern day "spaghetti western." Solid direction by B-Movie veteran Steve Carver and a well-written script combine with a first rate performance by Norris (his absolute best to date....this character could be seen as a prototype to his current smash hit on TV, "Walker: Texas Ranger")to make this great escapist entertainment. David Carradine is also memorable as the chief villain of the story.
I saw this film in a packed theatre when it was first released and the audience just ate it up. The scene where he drives his truck out of a grave that the bad guys have buried him in was a particular crowd-pleaser!
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