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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.

Director:

Lance Hool
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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 ... 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Trivia

The film takes place in 1972 and 1982. See more »

Goofs

Col. Yin tells Braddock that if he signs the contract, he will be transported across the border into Thailand. Vietnam does not border Thailand. It's next to Laos, then Thailand. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Yin: You men are not prisoners of war... you are common criminals!
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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

Referenced in Supernatural: Death's Door (2011) See more »

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Masterpiece compared to first one
16 August 2012 | by mkovanenSee all my reviews

This feels like real movie. Not like cheap Rambo rip-off like first one. To be honest this have some First Blood feeling in it but it is not such rip-off as first one. Now we have real characters. Chuck Norris feels like acting and story makes sense. You sense danger unlike first one.

This happens before first movie and things happening in this movie are mentioned in first one. You are not spoiled if you have seen first one. Unless you count spoiling problem all prequels have. If I have understood correctly this was shot before first one or at same time. It makes little sense that this was released later than first one since this happens before and is much better movie.

I prefer prison camp part at beginning over action part at the end. This would have been better with less action but this is action movie and Chuck Norris movie so action has to be there.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

1 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning See more »

Filming Locations:

Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,410,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,868,515, 3 March 1985

Gross USA:

$10,755,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,755,447
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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