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Director:
Writers:
Bob Kachler (story)
James Whittaker (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 June 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When the force was with them, NO-ONE stood a chance! See more »
Plot:
Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (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.)
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Hal Needham ... Technician (uncredited)
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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)
 
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)
 
Stunts
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
Armand Steiner .... music mixer
 
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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Runtime:
99 min
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Trivia:
Actually filmed in Southern Nevada using M48A5 tanks of 1/221 Armor Battalion of the Nevada National GuardSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:Well, there are reasons for everything we do, Major.
Major Zara:And do they include leaving your guests to bake in the middle of the desert, greeted by a cowboy, and be attacked by wild creatures?
Ace Hunter:Well, if it's a comfortable tour you're looking for, I have connections... at DisneyLand!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Ultraforce" (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
MegaforceSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Cut the film some slack!, 7 February 2004
Author: Bob Horn from Sunny California

Please remember that when you are judging this movie, you are doing so with the jaded eyes of a sophisticated 21st century movie-goer. The acting was bad (Barry Bostwick acted with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek and Michael Beck still had the taste of Xanadu in his mouth...ptuey!), the effects were cheesy and the plot could have been at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre! That being said, when I saw the movie in theaters I was 12 years old; the target audience. The movie was made for me because I lacked the ability to criticize something that just looked so cool! If there were motorcycles, tanks, dune buggies and lasers then how can it be a bad movie? Simple times, simple pleasures, simple movie. I only wish I could now sit and watch a movie with such abandon. Oh yea, the song at the end by 707 really rocked!

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