Every war develops its own cinema, and Vietnam movies continue to arrive in every form--from big-budget, star-studded spectaculars like APOCALYPSE NOW and FULL METAL JACKET to B-movie fodder like this film. P.O.W. THE ESCAPE opens as Col. Cooper (David Carradine) leads a mission to rescue
American prisoners of war from a secret camp in the last days of the war. The mission is botched, and Cooper ends up a prisoner himself. Commanding the camp is Capt. Vinh (Mako), who has a trunk full of gold bullion and another filled with watches and trinkets he has stolen from prisoners. With
the war coming to an end, Vinh is eager to get to the US with his loot, and he proposes...