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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 »
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  (in credits order)

Barry Bostwick ... Commander Ace Hunter

Michael Beck ... Dallas

Persis Khambatta ... Major Zara

Edward Mulhare ... General Edward Byrne-White

George Furth ... Professor 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)
Alan Arnold .... painter (uncredited)
Giovanni Casalenuovo .... painter (uncredited)
Greg Curtis .... propmaker (uncredited)
Alfred Faria .... leadman (uncredited)
Danny Gill .... propmaker (uncredited)
Bob Meyers .... swing gang (uncredited)
Mark Noel .... propmaker (uncredited)
Harold Ritzer .... swing gang (uncredited)
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
George Geren .... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
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)
Thomas L. Fisher .... special effects (uncredited)
John E. Gray .... special effects (uncredited)
Roger Hansen .... special effects (uncredited)
Eric Roberts .... special effects (uncredited)
Cliff Wenger Jr. .... 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)
Daniel Dayton .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard Dow .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Michael Genne .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ray Ochoa .... crane grip (uncredited)
John Page .... electrician (uncredited)
Robert E. Stuard .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Charlene Goldman .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy O'Rear .... costumes: women
Bill Tiegs .... costumes: men
Don Vargas .... costume supervisor
Gary Vargas .... costumes: men
Roussell Johnson .... tailor (uncredited)
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)
Location Management
Chris Karamanos .... location services
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)
Richard M. Brasic .... dispatcher (uncredited)
Lyle Christensen .... shotmaker driver (uncredited)
Hugh Day .... driver (uncredited)
Carol Gilson .... driver (uncredited)
Fulton 'Greg' Gilson .... driver (uncredited)
Ed Hanna .... driver (uncredited)
Jim Kojaku .... driver (uncredited)
Ralph Landolfi .... driver (uncredited)
John Kris Larsen .... driver (uncredited)
Ronald Linxwiler .... driver (uncredited)
Alan Meyers .... driver (uncredited)
Joe Meylor .... driver (uncredited)
Howard Mitchell .... driver (uncredited)
Arthur Nuss .... driver (uncredited)
Larry Ropa .... driver (uncredited)
Timothy Sheehan .... driver (uncredited)
Roger Wooge .... driver: stunt unit (uncredited)
Other crew
Al Ebner .... unit publicist
William Fredrick .... vehicles and weapons designer and fabricator
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
Jack Gary .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Carol Heyer .... secretary (uncredited)
Art 'Klondike' Jones .... craft service (uncredited)
Robert Mills .... projectionist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mega Force" - Philippines (English title)
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: Byrne-White's arm is/isn't resting on the top of the car door as he waits in the desert.See more »
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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38 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
The most MEMORABLE movie I ever saw!, 21 August 2005
Author: trevor_k from Vancouver, Canada

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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