P.O.W.: The Escape (1986)

Genres - Action, War  |   Sub-Genres - POW Drama, War Adventure  |   Release Date - Apr 1, 1986 (USA - Unknown), Apr 4, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This is a very macho action film in which the good guys are just that "guys". Col. Cooper (David Carridine) has been captured by the North Vietnamese and wheels and deals his way out of this predicament with the sleazy Vietnamese commandant, Capt. Vinh (Mako). Vinh agrees to let Cooper and the other P.O.W.s leave if Cooper will take Vinh and his ill-gotten gains back with them to the United States. Cooper agrees, and then has to struggle with the ever-frustrating Sparks (Charles R. Floyd), who thinks he knows better than anyone else about how to escape from the camp. The motley crew set off into the jungle, encountering the enemy and a very uncooperative Mother Nature along the way.



concentration-camp, war, army, captive, captor, escape, freedom, land-mine, mission [quest], officer, POW (Prisoner of War), POW/MIA, prison, rescue