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Year: 1984
Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, James Hong, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf
Genre: Action, WarBuy from Amazon
Rating:  4 (from 2 votes)
Review: Colonel Braddock (Chuck Norris), a Vietnam War veteran, returns to the country in an attempt to prove that American soldiers are still being kept prisoner by the Vietnamese - and to set them free.

One of an unbelievable seven million action movies produced by Cannon during the eighties, this shows the rugged Chuck Norris beating Sylvester Stallone's Rambo to Vietnam by one year. Like Rambo, Braddock is the strong and silent type; unlike Rambo, he doesn't get a sympathetic Vietnamese sidekick... in fact the only Vietnamese we see are either brutal soldiers or downtrodden civilians.

It's a largely unexciting film because it takes ages to get to the point, it's like a Chuck Norris film written by Alistair Cooke. The action scenes just prolong the flimsy storyline, putting off the inevitable finale when Chuck saves the prisoners (all four of them). Unlike Stallone, Chuck can really fight, so why is it in most of his films we hardly ever see him getting down to his martial arts business?

Followed by a prequel (which does have a proper fight at the end), and a sequel. Also with: an unusual version of "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?", and a clip of Spiderman and his Amazing Friends on TV. (Remember the second series of that, Spiderman and his Mundane Friends, where Spidey and his mates sat around eating pizza and watching videos? What am I talking about?). Music by Jay Chattaway.
Reviewer: Graeme Clark


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