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Megaforce (1982) Poster

(1982)

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Matt Stone and 'Trey Parker' are admitted fans of this movie and used it as the basis for "Team America: World Police".
The movie had no credited costume designer as all the clothes were designed by the toy company Mattel.
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.
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The film was part of a $50 million slate of film production from Golden Harvest studios aimed at breaking into the Western market. Other movies included High Road to China (1983), Blade Runner (1982) and The Protector (1985).
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A video game based on the film was released in 1982 on the Atari 2600.
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Rifftrax has a version with a commentary track to this movie.
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Producers approached military officials for cooperation in the design of the vehicles used in the battle scenes; the officials refused. When the film was released, those same officials were so impressed with the vehicles, they asked the producers for the plans. The producers cooperated.
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Mattel also produced a Vertibird and Hot Wheels play sets based on the MegaForce theme.
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All Megaforce soldiers except one wear a flag patch of their country on their left sleeve. However, Dallas wears a Confederate flag.
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A sequel titled Deeds Not Words was considered, but it was scrapped due to the poor performance of the original film.
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The cars and motorbikes were designed by William Fredrick, who worked on Hooper. He delivered them after eight months work and a cost of $1 million but they all actually worked.
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The film was shot on location in Nevada. It pioneered the use of Introvision, a system that allows actors to walk in and out of photographs instead of sets. It was used to create the headquarters for the private army. "It's an absolutely phenomenal system," said the film's producer, Albert S. Ruddy of Introvision. "There's no way you can get the quality and the speed of delivery at this cost.
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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."
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Hal Needham was injured during filming after falling off a motorbike, breaking several ribs and bruising himself.
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On a budget of $20m, this brought in just $3m at the US box-office.
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Actually filmed in Southern Nevada using M48A5 tanks of 1/221 Armor Battalion of the Nevada National Guard
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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.
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Although "Megaforce" is a science fiction action film, which was given the PG rating in the United States. It was given the G rating in Australia and New Zealand.
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