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Megaforce (1982)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Action  |  25 June 1982 (USA)
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Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened.

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When the force was with them, NO-ONE stood a chance! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Action

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Komandos exontoseos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,333,658 (USA)
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Trivia

In the romantic silhouette scene between Commander Hunter and Major Zara, actor Barry Bostwick deployed his right hand to briefly cast a shadow which resembled his genitals in profile. Asked at the time, he claimed it was accidental. However, when interviewed by Sight and Sound, the magazine of the British Film Institute, in 2004, he admitted that it had been an intentional slight towards Director Hal Needham, with whom he was involved in an unprofitable Ponzi scheme. See more »

Goofs

When Commander Hunter is 'flying' his motorcycle towards the AC-130 at the end of the movie, he is clearly not actually flying a motorcycle. See more »

Quotes

Dallas: Well, I know how you feel, and I've been there myself. Let me see. One time before I made a jump into the night, an old buddy of mine told me something that made me feel a whole lot better.
Ace Hunter: What, what did he tell you to do?
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Ace Hunter: That's totally inapplicable to anything that's going on here. And it's _dumb_. Who told you that?
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Ace Hunter: But it's very wise. Very wise.
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Crazy Credits

There is a quick scene between Hunter and Guerera at the end of closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) See more »

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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Comic Book Hollywood
29 December 2004 | by (Mississippi River Bottoms Southern Illinois) – See all my reviews

Nothing wrong with comic book movies. Is there? This one is painfully funny if watched with the right attitude. Acting is camp, characters are cardboard camp, plot is Marvel Comics meets 007 camp... and on and on. Anyone who watches this movie and tries to evaluate it as anything but pure camp (Think TVs BATMAN from the 1960s) is in bad need of taste and IQ points. I don't like Hal Needhum films as a rule, but this one hits a popcorn eating mark. I rate this as a rare cult classic right up there with FEARLESS FRANK and XANADU. A real must be seen to be believed. Anyone who enjoys Monster Truck Pulls and exploding outhouses will marvel at the gadgets and tech in this one. Anyone who finds the art of jabbing at live badgers with a dull fork will also be amused. The character of Dallas is the only negative thing in my opinion. I'm a true Southerner...we'd stomp that rebel yell screaming idiot to death in the parking lot if we had to put up with him. Same actor who played Sonny in XANADU...we would've stomped him to death in that one too, roller blades and all. A 7 for pure camp value.


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