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A group of people at a bar witness the unfolding events of a Soviet invasion of the USA.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Vince Potter
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Carla Sanford
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Mr. Ohman
Robert Bice ...
George Sylvester
Tom Kennedy ...
Tim, Bartender
Wade Crosby ...
Illinois Congressman Arthur V. Harroway
Erik Blythe ...
Ed Mulfory
Phyllis Coates ...
Mrs. Mulfory
Aram Katcher ...
Factory Window Washer
Knox Manning ...
Newscaster
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ...
Radio Dispatcher
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Second Airline Ticket Agent
Clarence A. Shoop ...
Army Major
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Storyline

Five people are sitting in a New York bar with a mysterious Mr. Ohman, when they hear the news that the godless Communists are invading the good ol' U.S. of A. The five rush off to various sections of the country to do their part to stop the invasion, when an A-bomb crashes down upon Manhattan. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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It will scare the pants off you!

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

10 December 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion U.S.A.  »

Box Office

Budget:

$127,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,200,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Both Noel Neill and Phyllis Coates portrayed "Lois Lane" in the TV series Adventures of Superman (1952). See more »

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This film shows Boulder City Nevada as a flatland farm community downriver from Hoover Dam being flooded by water after the dam is bombed. Boulder City is on a hilltop seven miles from the dam and some 1300 additional feet in elevation. See more »

Quotes

Woman: Could I get a ticket to Gardner Field, Montana?
Second Airline Ticket Agent: Gardner Field, Montana?
Woman: That's right.
Second Airline Ticket Agent: Is this a business trip?
Woman: No, I want to go home. My husband's there, my children are with him.
Second Airline Ticket Agent: I'm sorry, madam. All flights to Gardner Field have been discontinued.
Woman: Discontinued? For how long?
Second Airline Ticket Agent: I'm afraid... permanently.
Woman: There hasn't been an attack?
Second Airline Ticket Agent: Early this morning.
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Not bad
2 June 2002 | by (Brunswick, ME) – See all my reviews

Like many people who have seen this movie, I saw it through the TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000, which lampoons bad movie. As such, I was suprised to find that Invasion USA was not a bad movie. Perhaps this post- 9-11 world makes us all a bit more paranoid about an external enemy, so that this deeply paranoid, McCarthyism influenced film doesn't seem too ridiculous. The film seeks to relay the message that if America lets its guard down we are vulnerable to attack. While full scale invasion seems unlikely, we all learned a painful lesson that we are vulnerable. Is this a great movie? No. The usage of stock footage is excessive, and the subject is overly preachy. The film plays out almost like a morality tale in which each character ultimately meets their doom as a result of America's laxness. Invasion USA is a deeply paranoid film from a different time, whose only purpose is to relay a message, but its a message we should all keep in mind.


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