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Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)





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When Vietnam veteran Colonel Braddock hears that his Asian wife not only survived the war but has a son, he returns to Vietnam to retrieve them. Along the way he manages to rescue others from a prison camp.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: James Bruner, Chuck Norris, Steve Bing
In Theaters:
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Chuck Norris
as Col. James Braddock
Aki Aleong
as Gen. Quoc
Miki Kim
as Lin Tan Cang
Roland Harrah III
as Van Tan Cang
Yehuda Efroni
as Rev. Polanski
Jack Rader
as Littlejohn
Floyd Levine
as Gen. Duncan
Keith David
as Embassy Gate Captain
Richard Pietro
as CIA Agent
Robert Jocchiem
as Embassy Guard
Thuy Lin Samora
as Embassy Secretary
Pita Liboro
as Lin's Friend
Rick Prieto
as CIA Agent
Jan Schultz
as CIA Agent
Jeff Habberstad
as U.S. Helicopter Pilo...
Howard Jackson
as U.S. Helicopter Pilo...
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Chuck is back and he's wearing his bandanna!. This time he's found out (conveniently by some creepy reverend who just happens to be in the US from Nam for what seems like five minutes) that his wife is still alive and well (sorta) back in Nam. Old Chuck thought she had died during the fall of Saigon. To make matters worse she has had his child! omg!! now Chuck is seriously pissed and you better bet your ass he's gonna KILL EVERYONE!!.

So as you might expect this film plays out pretty much like the original and sees Chuck going back into the jungles of Nam to kick ass. Of course, as you might expect, this being the third film its bigger, louder, a bit more impressive with stunts and explosions and ever so slightly more bloody...but not much, oh and Chuck still won't swear. To add spice to this adventure old Chuck most endure the sight of his wife getting executed by the evil Vietnamese General not too soon after his initial rescue attempt. Holy wonton soup General! now you've REALLY done it! Chuck's gonna bite your nuts off whilst using polite profanity.

Its probably the best of the trilogy for me because its just that bit grander yet still maintains those glorious 80's visuals and vibes that really set the stage for a retro offensive. Chuck is the epitome of the one man army, he parachutes into Nam with his own personal speed boat loaded with gear, treks through the jungle unaided and taking no malaria tablets, finds the enemy base, crashes it, saves his wife and child and then promptly gets caught. But fear not! Chuck escapes after some mild torture, gets his MASSIVE assault rifle, heads back to the enemy base, saves a whole tonne of other kids recently imprisoned and cooly dispatched all the bad guys in a super-duper array of slow motion bullet hits and explosions.

Its a serious film but at the same time its also a cheesy action flick. I could mention many things such as the fact none of the kids get injured at all during the main escape despite bullets, shrapnel and debris raining down on them constantly, but I won't. Of course, as you may expect, this being a Chuck flick there must be some douche bag US officials trying to stop his mission for political reasons so he can come across all rebellious and righteous. Well that box is totally checked.

In short (yes I know this hasn't been short) the film is great fun in a tame Rambo type of way...but I'm sure you all expected that. Its Chuck at his best killing the bad guys, being heroic and morally right in every way...hell its like watching 'Mary Poppins' with an assault rifle. Much more visually impressive and exciting than the first film, not as serious and bleak as the second. It starts off seriously but soon descends into that familiar hokey action packed scenario where Chuck goes around snapping necks without breaking sweat. God Bless the Stars n Stripes emblazoned across Chuck's chest.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Absolutely dark, grainy and war action film of Col. Braddock (Chuck Norris) returns to Vietnam, after the war has ended, to rescue a group of Amerasian children including his son, he never know he had from his thought-dead Vietnamese wife, in POW camp. It's also a bit of good family-relationship story.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

OMG...enough already, he'll be toothless, hobbling with a cane and still going back in to rescue MIAs...The first one was enough, let's jst say uncle and end it"

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