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Invasion, U.S.A. (1952)

Approved | | Drama, Sci-Fi, War | 10 December 1952 (USA)
A group of people at a bar witness the unfolding events of a Soviet invasion of the USA.

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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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Drama | Sci-Fi | War

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Invasion USA  »

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Budget:

$127,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,200,000
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Noel Neill (Second Airline Ticket Agent) and Phyllis Coates (Mrs. Mulfory) played Lois Lane: Neill in Superman (1948), Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) and Seasons Two to Six of Adventures of Superman (1952) and Coates in Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) and Season One of 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 »

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General: Do you remember what Senator Baker said when the military appropriations bill came up for vote?
Secretary of Defense: He said we could safely reduce our armed forces by half.
General: He wasn't only wrong, he's dead.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) See more »

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Red Scare of the most absurd kind
4 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

A bunch of people sitting in a bar find themselves suddenly witnessing the Red invasion of America. As the commies take over life for everyone becomes a living hell and every cold war stereotype is trotted out for us to boo and hiss, before the final and revelation (which you'll guess way in advance- if its not on the video box)

This is a movie to sit and watch and shake your head at. Popcorn and the beverage of your choice will be spilled as you fall into fits of laughter as people are raped, tortured and forced to do the most absurd things.

How did anyone keep a straight face when they made this?

Or were we that gullible?

This movie is a scream. On an enjoyment level its a 7 out of 10, on a real level it owes us points, but since enjoyment is all I give it a 7. When planning your next so bad its good night be sure to include this little gem.


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