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Megaforce (1982)

PG | | Sci-Fi, Action | 25 June 1982 (USA)
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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Commander Ace Hunter
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Dallas
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Major Zara
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General Edward Byrne-White
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Professor 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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When the force was with them, NO-ONE stood a chance! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Action

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25 June 1982 (USA)  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Barry Bostwick was cast in the lead after the producers saw him on stage in The Pirates of Penzance in Los Angeles. Producer Albert S. Ruddy said he and the director had talked to one other actor earlier in the development stage, when the script was more serious. However then Ruddy "decided I didn't want to do another Dogs of War type movie. I wanted this to be more camp, more of a spoof, but still believable. Once we'd seen Barry we knew right away he was just right for the part." See more »

Goofs

During the final battle, when the Megaforce starts launching a barrage of rockets, several of the contrails show that some of the rockets flew out of control. See more »

Quotes

Byrne-White: What's your rank?
Dallas: Rank? Why ain't nobody got a rank in Megaforce. 'Cept the Commander, but we all call him Hunter.
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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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The most MEMORABLE movie I ever saw!
21 August 2005 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was very excited as a kid when this movie was being released to the theaters. The US Military was apparently on location studying this one on location to design the future of warfare.

It was STUNNING when Leonard Maltin reviewed this film on television and was so offended by it that he gave it a ZERO out of ten.

My childhood friend and I went to see it on the opening weekend and were completely blown away by it's crazy energy. Adding to the amazement of the day was that the theater was almost totally empty. We 'owned' the place, as if the film was made totally for us.

Back then all we had was allowance money, but decided that we *HAD* to see it again. We considered rushing back that week, but decided to wait for the following weekend and to our horror it was gone! It was one of the tackiest movies ever made, but the energy was like Rambo II on steroids.

"Normal" people will probably never bother with this one, but if you do watch at *LEAST* the first 10 minutes, and see the ultra cool military-machinegun-rocket-motor bike intro scene. The music and editing made me want to join Megaforce.

Never before, and never again shall we see one like this...and but for we happy few, the whole world missed it. The audience for this one were as few and elite as the Megaforce itself! I still laugh with glee about this film.


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