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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Colonel James Braddock has a Vietnamese wife who was supposed to leave Vietnam with him when they evacuate. But she loses her papers and wasn't allowed in the embassy. Braddock went looking for her and her friend took the bracelet Braddock gave his wife and was in an explosion. When Braddock finds the body with bracelet, he assumes it's his wife so he leaves Vietnam. 12 years later a Reverend in Vietnam who was visiting the States approaches Braddock telling him that his wife is alive and that he has a son. Braddock doesn't believe him at first but when a man at the CIA asks him to meet with him, Braddock realizes it's true. So he tries to get them out. So he contacts a friend in Thailand to get what he needs. As they are about to leave, the CIA tries to stop him but Braddock gets away, gets his equipment and heads to Vietnam. When he arrives he goes to the orphanage for Amerasian children, where the Reverend works. He takes him to them and is surprised to see them and his son resents...Written by
The Vietnam People's Army troops are seen with the Chinese Type 56 assault rifles - Type 56 assault rifles were manufactured in the People's Republic of China since 1956 when technology transfer between the former Soviet Union and PRC was commonplace prior to the Sino-Soviet split in 1962. See more »
Vietnam does not share a boundary with Thailand; Thailand's eastern boundary includes Laos and Cambodia. See more »
I have tested many before, Braddock, and no one has lasted even an hour. Maybe you can be the first, eh?
Col. James Braddock:
I'll do whatever you want. Just let the boy go.
You will do what I want... anyways.
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German Video-Release (rated 16) was cut in many places to reduce violence (bullets impacting, the torture, wife's headshot front view, neck-breaks and more). Uncut Version was never released on Video but was to be seen one time on Free-Tv in 1996 See more »
In the wake of "Rambo 3" and a bunch of police action thrillers with Vietnam War veterans or references and homages to the war as well as the recent hits of Oliver Stone and Stanley Kubrick, "Braddock: Missing In Action 3" doesn't have a shot in accomplishing anything original since similar material has already been done way too many times before during the second half of the 1980's. However, Chuck Norris' starring role as the Vietnam War veteran who goes on another deadly mission to rescue more POW's prevents this film from being a complete downer but doesn't prevent it from becoming too routine.
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