Missing in Action

With the Philippines filling in for Vietnam jungles, with Chuck Norris kicking and firing away, with a likable sidekick in the black marketeering figure of M. Emmet Walsh, and with a touch of nudity in sordid Bangkok bars, writer James Bruner and director Joseph Zito have marshalled a formula pic with a particularly jingoistic slant: even though the war is long over, the Commies in Vietnam still deserve the smack of a bullet.

With:
Chuck Norris M. Emmet Walsh Lenore Kasdorf James Hong David Tress Ernie Ortega

With the Philippines filling in for Vietnam jungles, with Chuck Norris kicking and firing away, with a likable sidekick in the black marketeering figure of M. Emmet Walsh, and with a touch of nudity in sordid Bangkok bars, writer James Bruner and director Joseph Zito have marshalled a formula pic with a particularly jingoistic slant: even though the war is long over, the Commies in Vietnam still deserve the smack of a bullet.

Norris plays a former North Vietnamese prisoner, an American colonel missing in action for seven years, who escapes to the US and then returns to Vietnam determined to find MIAs and convince the world that Yanks are still imprisoned in Vietnam.

Missing in Action

Production: Cannon. Director Joseph Zito; Producer Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus; Screenplay James Bruner; Camera Joao Fernandes; Editor Joel Goodman; Music Jay Chattaway; Art Director Ladi Wilheim

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 101 MIN.

With: Chuck Norris M. Emmet Walsh Lenore Kasdorf James Hong David Tress Ernie Ortega

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