R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there.
Aside from this movie, Filipino actor Ernie Ortega (Vinh) also appeared as a Vietnamese Officer and main antagonist in a Filipino comedy titled No Blood No Surrender (1986) starring Filipino comedian Palito. It parodied the prequel of this movie (Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)) and was released a year after it and two years after this movie.
Sen. Maxwell Porter:
Colonel James Braddock
Gen. Trau: Ah, Colonel Braddock. I heard much about you. Welcome to the People's Republic of Vietnam.
Sen. Maxwell Porter: Colonel! You are a goddamn embarrasment, Braddock.
Col. James Braddock: That's why I'm here, senator.
Braddock was tortured when POW in flashbacks. He has no visible scars when he removes shirts throughout film.
Prior to 2000, all versions released in Germany were cut for violence to achieve a "Not under 16" rating. The DVD release features the complete film, but is also rated "Not under 16".
$6,101,460 18 November 1984