Missing in Action (1984)
Both films are about Vietnam War POW/MIA issue & both star Chuck Norris.
Broken door scene is referenced.
Title mentioned during cold opening
Jimmy Carter: Missing in Action!"
"Forget all that Chuck Norris Vietnam BS"
mentioned during a game of charades
Video case is shown.
part of the Chuck Norris American Hero Collection DVD that is seen
Lassiter says, "I'm not sure if you're familiar with the 1984 Chuck Norris classic 'Missing in Action'."
Mentioned in dialogue
James Broddock is a parody of James Braddock
Discussed film of the episode
Scarlet says it's the reason she got into martial arts
also produced by Cannon
mentioned in dialogue
Mentioned in dialogue by Kevin Ryan: "So, you were in jungle combat with Chuck Norris? Like Missing in Action, the movie he did about rescuing POWs from Vietnam?"
"I'd rather do a Missing in Action 4 than do a movie with a damn dog."
Joe Bob mentions the film while discussing director Joseph Zito.
Clip(s) from this film were included. The film was identified by title/year/director in a sub-caption.
The infamous scene with Chuck Norris rising from the water with machine gun ready is shown a couple of times on TV.
Clips are shown.
A clip is featured.
Tackleberry rises from the water with a machine gun like Chuck Norris
Jonathan Brandis has trouble with daydreaming including a daydream involving himself and Chuck Norris coming out of the water spoofing or possibly paying homage to Missing in Action