Review: Missing in Action (USA 1984)

I like Joseph Zito, but this quickie Vietnam revenge actioner starring Chuck Norris that Cannon rushed out in time to beat Rambo: First Blood, Part II is a real stinker. The narrative is incredibly choppy, and the action scenes are largely sub-Delta Force, and the racial subtext (text) is even more offensive than that in Rambo. Pity poor M. Emmet Walsh and James Hong, solid character actors stuck in this garbage – I hope they got a solid paycheck, but given Golan and Globus’s typical practices, I doubt it. Definitely far inferior to the equally offensive and dumb, but vastly more entertaining Invasion USA. 1 ½ out of 4 stars (below average).

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