Missing in Action (1984) Poster


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Followed by 


Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
Both films are about Vietnam War POW/MIA issue & both star Chuck Norris.
The Shining (1980)
Broken door scene is referenced.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during cold opening
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
Jimmy Carter: Missing in Action!"
Paul Calf's Video Diary (1993) (TV Short)
Soldier (1998)
Half-Life (1998) (Video Game)
Half-Life: Opposing Force (1999) (Video Game)
Darkest Hour (2005)
"Forget all that Chuck Norris Vietnam BS"
Samantha Who?: The Family Vacation (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned during a game of charades
The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Supernatural: Death's Door (2011) (TV Episode)
part of the Chuck Norris American Hero Collection DVD that is seen
Psych: 100 Clues (2013) (TV Episode)
Lassiter says, "I'm not sure if you're familiar with the 1984 Chuck Norris classic 'Missing in Action'."
Southland: Heroes (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Broforce (2014) (Video Game)
James Broddock is a parody of James Braddock
MovieBerto: Desaparecido en combate (2014) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
Space Dandy: Lovers Are Trendy, Baby (2014) (TV Episode)
Scarlet says it's the reason she got into martial arts
The Cinema Snob: The Apple (2014) (TV Episode)
also produced by Cannon
Born to Kill?: Bobby Joe Long (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Castle: Sleeper (2015) (TV Episode)
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?"
The Cinema Snob: Top Dog (2015) (TV Episode)
"I'd rather do a Missing in Action 4 than do a movie with a damn dog."
The Legend of Cabo Blanco (2016) (Video)
Lance Hool on 'Wolf Lake' (2016) (Video)
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: The Prowler (2018) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the film while discussing director Joseph Zito.


Spider-Man (1981) (TV Series)

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Sidekicks (1992)
Hollywood Vietnam (2005) (TV Movie)
Clip(s) from this film were included. The film was identified by title/year/director in a sub-caption.
The Hunting Party (2007)
The infamous scene with Chuck Norris rising from the water with machine gun ready is shown a couple of times on TV.
Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
Clips shown
The Toys That Made Us: He-Man (2017) (TV Episode)
A clip is featured.
The Movies: The Eighties (2019) (TV Episode)
Scenes shown

Spoofed in 

Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Tackleberry rises from the water with a machine gun like Chuck Norris
Sidekicks (1992)
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

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