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Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)

Braddock mounts a one-man assault to free his wife and son who are still being held in a Vietnam prison camp.

Director:

Aaron Norris

Writers:

Arthur Silver (characters), Larry Levinson (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Col. James Braddock
Aki Aleong ... Gen. Quoc
Roland Harrah III Roland Harrah III ... Van Tan Cang
Miki Kim Miki Kim ... Lin Tan Cang
Yehuda Efroni ... Rev. Polanski
Ron Barker Ron Barker ... Mik
Floyd Levine ... Gen. Duncan
Jack Rader ... Littlejohn
Melinda Betron Melinda Betron ... Thuy
Rick Prieto Rick Prieto ... CIA Agent (as Richard Prieto)
Jan Michael Shultz Jan Michael Shultz ... CIA Agent (as Jan Schultz)
Keith David ... Embassy Gate Captain
Robert Jochheim Robert Jochheim ... Embassy Guard
Thuy Lien Samora Thuy Lien Samora ... Embassy Secretary
Pita Liboro Pita Liboro ... Lin's Friend
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Storyline

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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He's fighting for everyone who can't fight back. See more »

Genres:

Action | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Braddock See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,193,901
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Runtime:

| (video) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Vietnam does not share a boundary with Thailand; Thailand's eastern boundary includes Laos and Cambodia. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Quoc: 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.
Gen. Quoc: You will do what I want... anyways.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Soundtracks

Freedom Again
Composed by Ron Bloom
Performed by Ron Bloom
For TMF Communications
Lead vocals by Lenny McDaniel
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A little rehashed but not entirely bad
4 November 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

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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