Watch Braddock: Missing in Action III
- 1 hr 41 min
Braddock: Missing in Action III is a 1988 action movie that stars the action icon Chuck Norris playing the role of Colonel James Braddock. The film is directed by Aaron Norris and it is the third installment in the Missing in Action film series. The events of this installment take place after Braddock's success in the previous two films and he is now retired and living a quiet life in America. The movie is set during the early 1980s, a decade after the end of the Vietnam War.
The movie kicks off with a flashback of Braddock and his fellow soldiers being held captive and tortured in a prisoner of war (POW) camp in Vietnam. After many attempts, Braddock finally manages to escape the camp with a few of his fellow soldiers but he leaves behind a female prisoner whom he has fallen in love with. Braddock believes that she died in the camp.
The story fast-forwards to Braddock's present life where he is contacted by a Vietnamese woman named Lin Tan Cang played by Aki Aleong. She tells him that his former lover, Lin Tan Fong, is still alive in Vietnam and that she has a son who is also Braddock's child. The boy was born after Braddock's escape from the POW camp, and he has lived his entire life in Vietnam not knowing the truth about his father.
Braddock is reluctant to return to Vietnam, but he eventually decides to go after some convincing from Lin Tan Cang. His return to Vietnam is not without difficulties, and he is soon embroiled in a perilous journey to find his long-lost love and son. Throughout the film, Braddock must fight off various soldiers and officials as he seeks to reunite with his lost family.
One of the biggest challenges Braddock faces in this movie is the villainous Lieutenant Colonel Yin played by Roland Harrah III. Yin is eager to keep the status quo in Vietnam and sees Braddock's search for his son as a threat to the regime. He sends his soldiers to pursue Braddock and prevent him from finding his family.
Despite this opposition, Braddock remains determined to find his son and reunite with his former lover. The movie presents a gripping tale of a man's determination to find love and family in a life-threatening situation.
The movie's action scenes are particularly notable, as is typical of a Chuck Norris film. The fight scenes are fast-paced and intricate, and Norris' martial arts skills are on full display. The movie also features a variety of weapons, including guns, grenades, and knives, to give the action scenes added intensity.
In addition to its thrilling action, The movie also presents a fascinating political commentary on the Vietnam War. Braddock's return to Vietnam is presented in a way that shows the country's chaotic and dangerous nature, as well as the long-lasting impact of the war on the Vietnamese people. Furthermore, the film conveys a powerful message about the consequences that war can have on human relationships and emotions. Braddock's reunion with his family is an emotional scene that showcases the impact of war on individual human lives.
Overall, Braddock: Missing in Action III, is an engaging movie that combines action, drama, and romance in a compelling way. It is a must-watch for fans of Chuck Norris, and those who enjoy thrilling action movies with a human element.
Braddock: Missing in Action III is a 1988 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8.