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Missing in Action (1984)

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Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there.

Director:

Joseph Zito

Writers:

Arthur Silver (characters), Larry Levinson (characters) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Col. James Braddock
M. Emmet Walsh ... Jack Tucker
David Tress ... Sen. Maxwell Porter
Lenore Kasdorf ... Ann Fitzgerald
James Hong ... Gen. Tran
Ernie Ortega Ernie Ortega ... Vinh
Pierrino Mascarino ... Jacques
Erich Anderson ... Masucci (as E. Erich Anderson)
Joseph Carberry ... Carter
Avi Kleinberger Avi Kleinberger ... Dalton
Willie Williams Willie Williams ... Randall
Ric Segreto Ric Segreto ... GI
Bella Flores ... Madame Pearl
Gil Arceo Gil Arceo ... First Vietnamese Businessman
Roger Dantes Roger Dantes ... Second Vietnamese Businessman
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Storyline

Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago. After the bloodiest war, Braddock accompanies a government investigation team that goes to Ho Chi Minh City to check out reports of Americans still held prisoner. Braddock gets the evidence then travels to Thailand, where he meets Tuck, an old Army buddy turned black market kingpin. Together, they launch a mission deep into the jungle to free the American POWs from General Trau. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The war's not over until the last man comes home. See more »


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Trivia

Both the North Vietnamese and Vietnam People's Army are seen using the Chinese Type 56 assault rifle - originally produced in the People's Republic of China as a licensed copy of the Soviet AK-47 (when technology transfer between both nations were commonplace) prior to the Sino-Soviet split in 1962. See more »

Goofs

The Bangkok, Thailand setting featured motor vehicles which are left-hand drive; motor vehicles sold in Thailand are majority right-hand drive. See more »

Quotes

Col. James Braddock: I'm looking for Jack Tucker, is he around?
Madame Pearl: He'll be here in a moment.
[Tucker falls from over the railing in the second floor, onto a table and smashes it]
Col. James Braddock: Thanks. How's it going, Tuck?
Tuck: Braddock, what the hell are you doing here?
Col. James Braddock: I wanna rent your boat. It's important, how much?
Tuck: [Tucker replies while fighting goons] Five grand... four grand...
Col. James Braddock: I didn't hear ya.
Tuck: Two...
Col. James Braddock: Did you say one thousand?
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Prior to 2000, all versions released in Germany were cut for violence to achieve a "Not under 16" rating. The DVD release features the complete film, but is also rated "Not under 16". See more »

Connections

Referenced in MovieBerto: Desaparecido en combate (2014) See more »

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Reckless
Written by Chris The Glove Taylor (as Chris "The Glove" Taylor)
Performed by Ice-T
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Boring, racist, brainless rubbish.
29 December 2002 | by CowmanSee all my reviews

MISSING IN ACTION is one of those "God Bless America!"-themed, war-mongering movies made after the Vietnam War in order to cash in on the newfound pseudo-patriotism of the average American citizen (just like what happened after the September 11th attacks). It is your typical action vehicle, made in the wake of films like RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD, with all the thoughtless racist overtones you'd expect. Chuck Norris's performance here is pretty much the exact same one he's always delivered, but as anyone who's seen a Norris flick knows, that's NOT a good thing. Come to think of it, Norris's character Braddock is the most shallow, underdeveloped role I have ever seen him play. It blows my mind to think that this was a box office hit, but then again, we Americans seem to have a pension for paying top dollar for moron-entertainment. Bottom line: MISSING IN ACTION has absolutely no value whatsoever (entertainment, artistic, or otherwise), and should be avoided at all costs.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing in Action See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,550,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,101,460, 18 November 1984

Gross USA:

$22,812,411

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,812,411
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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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