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Release Date:
25 June 1982 (USA) See more »
When the force was with them, NO-ONE stood a chance! See more »
Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Barry Bostwick ... Cmdr. Ace Hunter

Michael Beck ... Dallas

Persis Khambatta ... Major Zara

Edward Mulhare ... Gen. Edward Byrne-White

George Furth ... Prof. Eggstrum

Henry Silva ... Duke Guerera
Mike Kulcsar ... Ivan (as Michael Kulcsar)
Ralph Wilcox ... Zachary Taylor
Evan C. Kim ... Suki (as Evan Kim)

Anthony Pena ... Sixkiller (as Anthony Penya)
J. Víctor López ... Lopez
Michael Carven ... Anton
Bobby Bass ... Motorcycle Driver
Samir Kamoun ... Aide
Youssef Merhi ... Radio Operator
Roger Lowe ... Chauffeur

Robert Fuller ... Pilot
Ray Hill ... Tank Commander (as Ray Hill Jr.)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hal Needham ... Technician (uncredited)

Directed by
Hal Needham 
Writing credits
Bob Kachler (story) (as Robert S. Kachler)

James Whittaker (screenplay) and
Albert S. Ruddy (screenplay) &
Hal Needham (screenplay) &
Andre Morgan (screenplay)

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... executive producer
David Hamburger .... associate producer (as David Shamroy Hamburger)
Albert S. Ruddy .... producer
Andre Morgan .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Jerrold Immel 
Cinematography by
Michael C. Butler  (as Michael Butler)
Film Editing by
Patrick Roark  (as Patrick T. Roark)
Skip Schoolnik  (as S. Skip Schoolnik)
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Production Design by
Joel Schiller 
Art Direction by
Carol Wenger 
Set Decoration by
Rochelle Moser 
Makeup Department
Dorothea Long .... hair stylist
Janna Phillips .... makeup artist
Hallie Smith-Simmons .... makeup artist
Production Management
David Hamburger .... unit production manager (as David S. Hamburger)
Issy Shabtay .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Bueno .... assistant director
Bill Coker .... first assistant director
David V. Lester .... assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director (as Marty Eli Schwartz)
Art Department
Gary F. Kieldrup .... assistant property master (as Gary Kieldrup)
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator (as Joe Musso)
Victor E. Petrotta Sr. .... assistant property master (as Victor Petrotta)
William A. Petrotta .... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
Hendrik Wynands .... set construction coordinator (as Hank Wynands)
Sound Department
Richard Burrow .... sound editor
Jay Engel .... adr editor
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady .... assistant sound editor (as Barbara Ann Gandolfo)
Don Hall .... supervising sound editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... assistant sound editor (as Joey Ippolito)
David J. Kimball .... sound re-recording mixer
Laurel Ladevich .... sound editor
Glen Lambert .... boom operator (as Glenn Lambert)
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Rosenthal .... sound editor
Jack Solomon .... sound
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
David Williams .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Cliff Wenger .... special effects (as Cliff Wenger Sr.)
Gregg Bond .... special effects artist (uncredited)
Linda Bond .... special effects prop artist (uncredited)
Eric Roberts .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Charles Chiodo .... visual effects: Introvision
Douglas Dawson .... visual effects: Introvision (as Doug Dawson)
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision (as Tim Donohue)
Anne Flagg .... visual effects: Introvision
Michael Griffin .... visual effects: Introvision
Roger Lee .... visual effects: Introvision
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor: Introvision
Tom Naud III .... visual effects: Introvision
Eugene P. Rizzardi .... model supervisor: Introvision (as Gene Rizzardi)
John Stears .... visual effects: Introvision
Stephen Barncard .... special lighting & electronics (uncredited)
Allen Blaisdell .... visual effects (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... matte artist (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... matte photographer (uncredited)
John P. Mesa .... visual effects cameraman (uncredited)
Laura Molina .... visual effects: Introvision (uncredited)
Mickey Alzola .... stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunt coordinator
David Blattel .... stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Ralph D. Carpenter .... stunts (as Ralph Carpenter)
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Clarke Coleman .... stunts
Cathy Collingwood .... stunts
Gary Davis .... stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Mike De Luna .... stunts (as Mike Deluna)
Doug Domolos .... stunts
Bud Ekins .... stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunts (as David Ellis)
Gary Epper .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts
Bobby Ferro .... stunts
Bobby J. Foxworth .... stunts (as Bobby Foxworth)
Greg Gault .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunts
Pat Green .... stunts
Will Harper .... stunts (as William Harper)
Gene Hartline .... stunts
John Hateley .... stunts
Mark Hateley .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunts
Steve Holladay .... stunts
Richard Humphreys .... stunts
Gary Hymes .... stunts
Jim Jackson .... stunts
Al Jones .... stunts (as Alton Jones)
Ronald Jones .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Fred Krone .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... stunts
Ed Lang .... stunts
Richard Losee .... stunts
Don Lykins .... stunt pilot
John Meier .... stunts
Brad Orrison .... stunts
Jon Conrad Pochron .... stunts (as John Pochron)
J.N. Roberts .... stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunts
Reid Rondell .... stunts
Michael Runyard .... stunts (as Mike Runyard)
Dennis Scott .... stunts
Jeff Smolek .... stunts
Peter Stader .... stunts
Mike Tillman .... stunts
Craig Vincent .... stunts
Dean Westgaard .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Lykins .... aerial stunts support (uncredited)
Pete Turner .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Barnett .... best boy grip
Mike Barnett .... best boy grip
David L. Butler .... aerial photographer (as David Butler)
Dana Christiaansen .... assistant camera
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator (as Ray DeLamotte)
Robert L. Guthrie .... camera operator (as Robert Guthrie)
Harvey Kamins .... best boy
Mako Koiwai .... assistant camera
Bud Schindler .... key grip
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Gary Welch .... best boy
Robert A. Wise .... assistant camera (as Robert Wise)
Donald M. Wolak .... gaffer (as Don Wolak)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy O'Rear .... costumes: women
Bill Tiegs .... costumes: men
Don Vargas .... costume supervisor
Gary Vargas .... costumes: men
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (as Donah J. Bassett)
Muriel Benedict .... post-production coordinator
Sandra Davis .... assistant film editor
Kristi Johns .... assistant film editor
Cathy Rose .... apprentice editor
Marlene Rubenstein .... post-production coordinator
George Trirogoff .... assistant film editor
William Jacobs .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Craig Huxley .... coordinator: synthesizer (as Craig Hundley)
Joel Rosenbaum .... orchestrator
Steve Schaeffer .... coordinator: drums and percussion
Armin Steiner .... music mixer (as Armand Steiner)
Transportation Department
Richard M. Brasic .... dispatcher (as Richard Brasic)
Mike Doyle .... transportation captain (as Michael Doyle)
Gary Small .... dispatcher
Howard A. Small .... transportation coordinator (as Howard Small)
Lyle Christensen .... shotmaker driver (uncredited)
Roger Wooge .... driver: stunt unit (uncredited)
Other crew
Al Ebner .... unit publicist
William Fredrick .... vehicles and weapons designer and fabricator
Chris Karamanos .... location services
Ray Lykins .... flying sequences coordinator
Jim McCarthy .... production accountant
Adele Nadel .... assistant: Albert S. Ruddy
Maureen Osborne-Beall .... production coordinator
Kathleen M. Shea .... assistant: Hal Needham (as Kathy Shea)
Gene Starzenski .... nurse
John W. Stuart .... production accountant
Dave Wagner .... technical advisor (as Col. David Wagner)
Hope Williams .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mega Force" - Philippines (English title)
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The "missiles" were actually model rockets manufactured by a company in Raytown, Missouri. The filmmakers were so impressed with their accuracy over distance that they restaged some of the battle scenes to take advantage of this.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Ace Hunter:It's all on the wheel, it all comes around.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Ultraforce" (2003)See more »
MegaforceSee more »


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55 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
I contributed to this turkey........., 2 May 2003
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

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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