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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cmdr. Ace Hunter
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Dallas
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Major Zara
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Gen. Edward Byrne-White
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Prof. Eggstrum
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Duke Guerera
Mike Kulcsar ...
Ivan (as Michael Kulcsar)
Ralph Wilcox ...
Zachary Taylor
Evan C. Kim ...
Suki (as Evan Kim)
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Sixkiller (as Anthony Penya)
J. Víctor López ...
Lopez
Michael Carven ...
Anton
Bobby Bass ...
Motorcycle Driver
Samir Kamoun ...
Aide
Youssef Merhi ...
Radio Operator
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Storyline

Ace Hunter is the leader of Megaforce, an elite group of American soldiers who travel the world to fight Evil. In this case, Evil is represented by a third rate dictator who they must blow to bits. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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In the future, there is no law - but there is still justice. There is no police, no military...but there is something far better. There is MEGAFORCE. See more »

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25 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Komandos exontoseos  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,350,021 (USA) (25 June 1982)

Gross:

$5,333,658 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was shot on location in Nevada. It pioneered the use of Introvision, a system that allows actors to walk in and out of photographs instead of sets. It was used to create the headquarters for the private army. "It's an absolutely phenomenal system," said the film's producer, Albert S. Ruddy of Introvision. "There's no way you can get the quality and the speed of delivery at this cost. See more »

Goofs

While they are leaving for the mission we see Hunter walking through the hanger with Gen Byrne-White to get to his plane when he's stopped by Egg. In this scene Hunter's helmet is attached to a hook on his right hip and he has some sort of equipment attached to a strap running down his left thigh. When the scene changes to Hunter walking outside his is now carrying his helmet in his left hand and the thigh extensions that he had in the previous scene are now gone all together. In the ending to this scene when Zara kisses Hunter both the thigh straps and helmet are gone. See more »

Quotes

Ace Hunter: Oh, I just wanted to say good-bye and remind you that the good guys always win, even in the eighties.
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Soundtracks

Megaforce
Music by Kevin Russell, Tod Howarth and Jonathan Cain
Lyrics by James McClarty
Performed by 707
Produced by Keith Olsen
Available on Boardwalk Records and Tapes
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I contributed to this turkey.........
2 May 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

One of the first jobs I ever had was with a catering company. Imagine our excitement being hired on for the desert-location filming of MEGAFORCE! Everyone involved with the film seemed quite confident that it was going to become a smash summer hit.

Watching the filming at Nevada's dry lakes, it did feel like something monumentous was in the making, but nobody could have imagined just how negative a reaction this movie was going to receive. I almost didn't want to see it, but curiosity got the better of me. Truthfully, I don't think it's nearly as horrible as many have made it out to be, though it's certainly not *good*, either. There's enough vehicle stunts, random explosions, and weapons futurismo to keep average 12-year-olds very entertained, and I think that may be exactly what Hal Needham intended for this project.

I still have a box filled with t-shirts, ball-caps, and other promotional crap emblazoned with "DEEDS, NOT WORDS". It may not have the iconic carriage of, say, "MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU", but I'll keep these things for posterity, anyhow...

...and I hope everyone on the set enjoyed the food...


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