Missing in Action

Synopsis: Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago. After the bloodiest war, Braddock accompanies a government investigation team that goes to Ho Chi Minh City to check out reports of Americans still held prisoner. Braddock gets the evidence then travels to Thailand, where he meets Tuck, an old Army buddy turned black market kingpin. Together, they launch a mission deep into the jungle to free the American POWs from General Trau.
Director(s): Joseph Zito
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

- Hang on, Junior! Take it easy!

- Come on! Come on!

Move it!

Come on! Come on!

Through here! Through here!

Gotta cross this! Let's go!

Let's go!

Keep it moving!

Move it!

Come on!

Come on, soldier!

- Choppers!

- Quickly! Go!

Let's go!

Behind you!

Come on! Get in! Get in!

- Let's go! Let's get outta here!

- Go, go, go!


- Get in!

- Oh, my God!

Over here!

Get up! Get up!

Let's go! Let's go!

Get your ass up in the air!

Get out the way, damn it!

All right, we're ready! Let's go!

Move it! Move it!

Come on! Keep going!

Move it!

- Hurry up, godammit!

- Give me your hand!

Take off! Take off! Go! Go! Go!

Move it!


He won't try that sh*t again!

Griffin, get him out of here!


...American servicemen

missing in action. Bill?

Thanks, Jane.

Preparations for a high-/eve/ meeting

with the Vietnamese continue today

as a senate delegation made ready

to leave for Ho Chi Minh City.

The primary purpose of the talks

is to determine whether or not

American servicemen are still being

held as prisoners of war in Vietnam.

In recent months, American veterans'

organizations have increased demands

for information regarding

some 2,500 American servicemen

who did not return home

from the war in Vietnam.

The fate of these Missing In Action

Americans still remains uncertain today.

Reported sightings of foreign

prisoners being held in Vietnam

have resulted in greater efforts to

resolve the MIA issue once and for all.

Senator Maxwell Porter, head

of the US delegation to Vietnam,

expressed guarded optimism

that talks would result

in shedding some light

on this unresolved issue.

But we're cautioned,

however, that progress

would probably

be slow and painstaking.

You give off bad vibes, Shocker!

Spider-Man, we meet again!

Sooner than I expected!

I love reunions!

Here's one, Iceman!

Looks like I'll have to settle

with the wall-crawler

before I do anything else!

And I know just how I'm going to do it!


Was it something I said?

Puny insect! My vibro-shock

power lets me vibrate out of any trap!

The next reunion will be your last!

Over there!

Listen to me!

One of you for one of mine!

Shocker returns

with even more vibro-shock power!

Spider friends...

---Q0 for it!

Let's visit a maximum-security prison!

It's the Shocker! He's making a break!

Spider-Man put me in that hole

and now I'm gonna get even!

As you may recall,

he masterminded an escape of Americans

from a Vietnamese prison camp and has

maintained that the camp in which

he was held was not

the only one in Vietnam.

Though he has never been able

to offer any proof of his allegations,

Braddock has been one of the most

outspoken proponents of the theory

that American prisoners are

still being held in Vietnam today.

Braddock has, however,

refused all recent offers

to speak to servicemen 's organizations

on the subject of MIAs

and has completely withdrawn

from any public discussion

of the MIA controversy.

The American delegation had hoped

that Braddock's presence at the talks

would increase their ability

to negotiate.

This is Braddock.

I'll go.

The Vietnamese government

will never buy it.

The people in these photos

could be damn near anybody.

Including American MIAs.

Now, listen, even our own experts agree

that that's only a 50-50 chance.

You can imagine

what their people are gonna say.

We're gonna need something

a hell of a lot stronger than that

if we're gonna make

an impression on 'em.

Isn't that why Colonel Braddock

is along? As irrefutable evidence?

Some piece of irrefutable evidence.

Just look at the way

the son of a b*tch is dressed.

Who am I trying to impress, Senator?

Senator Porter, I am General Tran.

Welcome to the

People's Republic of Vietnam.

It's a pleasure, General.

I'd like to introduce you to

Ann Fitzgerald, State Department.

- Miss Fitzgerald, welcome.

- Thank you.

Colonel James Braddock.

Ah, Colonel Braddock,

I've heard much about you.

Welcome to the

People's Republic of Vietnam.


Excuse me.

You're a goddamn embarrassment,


That's why I'm here, Senator.

Something I've been wondering.

What made you change your mind?

I mean, we must've asked you 20 times.

I've got my reasons.

What's wrong?

Nothing's wrong.

So nice to have you with us.

Senator Porter, we all know that

Colonel Braddock was brought here

only in an attempt

to embarrass my government.

That's not true, General.

But I believe that once

the real reason

for his extended imprisonment

is revealed,

the world will take

quite a different view of him.

Miss Fitzgerald.

Colonel Braddock...

- General!

- Can we get through here?

Excuse me, General, sir...

These people were eyewitnesses

to some of the war crimes

committed by Colonel Braddock

against the people of Vietnam.

Innocent women, children

and old men were his victims.

You have their sworn statements

in front of you.

What did he say?

He said he understands and it's OK.

Colonel Braddock...

is it not true that during the war

there was a price on your head

of 5,000 American dollars?

It was more like $20,000.


Why don't you tell us

why there was a price on my head?

For your war crimes, of course.

For killing a**holes like you.


The atrocities,

as documented in front of you,

were the real reasons

why Colonel Braddock was held here!

He was not a prisoner of war,

but a common criminal!



I see you've come up in the world.

You got out

of this country once, Colonel.

You might not be so lucky this time.

Tran is up in arms about

your behavior this afternoon.

Porter called Washington

trying to get you recalled.

And the President is outraged...


Ah, Miss Fitzgerald,

you look lovely tonight.

Uh, Colonel Braddock, there is a

question I've been wanting to ask you.

Is it true that you let

ten of your men die in prison

all because you alone refused

to admit your war crimes?

You are the most undiplomatic man

I have ever met.

I'm not running for office. Besides,

you don't know anything about me.

Oh. Well, let's see.

James Thomas Braddock, 38 years old.

Colonel in the Army Special Forces.


Prisoner of war for eight months.

Missing in action for seven years,

escaping last year.

And you are now in Saigon

at the request of the President

to see if there are

any more Braddocks in Vietnam.

Like I said,

you don't know anything about me.

How about a nightcap?

Yeah, sure.

See you in a few minutes, huh?

The champagne's getting warm.

Oh, yeah.

Been quite a day.

Yeah. It should be quite a night, too.

Now, look, Braddock, just because...

- Just what do you think you're doing?

- What does it look like?

Would you mind?

I'm a little on the shy side.

I don't believe this.

Look, Braddock, I invited you up here

for a nightcap, not...


What the hell is this?

I'm gonna take a look around Saigon.

See how it's changed since the war.

We are not supposed to leave

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