Missing in Action is a 1984 action film directed by Joseph Zito and starring Chuck Norris. It is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. Colonel Braddock, who escaped a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp 10 years earlier, returns to Vietnam to find American soldiers listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War. The film was followed by a prequel, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985) and a sequel, Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988).
Missing in Action 2 was filmed back to back with Missing in Action, and was actually set to be released first before the producers changed their minds.
Despite the overwhelmingly negative reception, the film was a commercial success and has become one of Chuck Norris' most popular films. It was also Chuck Norris' first film with The Cannon Group.