R | | Action, Drama, Thriller
Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
A temp track from Brian May's original score to The Road Warrior Mad Max 2 was used right before Franklin was burned (around 50min). This is actually the main theme from Road Warrior. Brian May also composed the original score to Missing in Action 2.
For the crimes against the people of Vietnam, I sentence you to death!
Mazilli: Don't worry! It's not real, they're just tryin' to scare ya!
Emerson: They've got a lousy sense of humor!
When Colonel Yin is going to have Opelca executed, he reads the charges and refers to him as "Sergeant Opelca". Opelca was a Corporal.
German theatrical version was heavily cut to secure a "Not under 18" rating. Unrated VHS version was still cut, although not as heavily. Only in 2012 the film was officially released uncut for the first time after the complete version was rated "Not under 18" by the FSK.
$3,868,515 3 March 1985