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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Colonel James Braddock
Soon-Tek Oh ... Colonel Yin (as Soon-Teck Oh)
Steven Williams ... Captain David Nester
Bennett Ohta Bennett Ohta ... Captain Ho
Cosie Costa Cosie Costa ... Mazilli
Joe Michael Terry Joe Michael Terry ... Opelka
John Wesley ... Frankie
David Chung ... Dou Chou
Professor Toru Tanaka ... Lao
John Otrin ... Soldier
Christopher Cary ... Emerson
Joseph Hieu Joseph Hieu ... Guard
Dean Raphael Ferrandini ... Kirtle (as Dean Ferrandini)
Pierre Issot Pierre Issot ... François
Mischa Hausserman Mischa Hausserman ... Kelly
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Storyline

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.

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Taglines:

A prisoner too strong to hold. A soldier too dangerous to let go. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

1 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Rage See more »

Filming Locations:

Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,410,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,800,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,180,000, 31 March 2001
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mazilli's pet rooster was named "Angelo". See more »

Goofs

When Braddock jumps from the helicopter the pilot is clearly seen in the doorway See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Colonel Braddock: This is for me.
[Braddock pushes a button, and everything explodes behind him]
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was heavily cut to secure a "Not under 18" rating. Unrated VHS version was still cut, although not as heavily. Only in 2012 the film was officially released uncut for the first time after the complete version was rated "Not under 18" by the FSK. See more »

Connections

Follows Missing in Action (1984) See more »

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This series gets better as it progresses
24 September 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

This movie has lot more story to it than the part 1.

Most of the scenes in this movie are beautiful. On the average, Golan-Globus made some of the best quality budget movies of the '80s. Many of them had compelling titles that made you want to go to the theaters and take a look regardless of the content.

Chuck Norris' chronic sour expression spoils the mood of this movie. He's supposed to be the hero, so lighten up Chuck, we don't want to be depressed watching you.

Soon Tak Oh was great as the villain. The inevitable duel in the end was one of the most memorable martial arts combat scene of the decade.

Good movie that could have been better if Chuck wasn't so down all the time, but part 3 answers to that.


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