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Invasion U.S.A. (1985)

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A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.

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Melissa Prophet ...
McGuire
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Nikko
Alex Colon ...
Tomas
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Cassidy
Jon DeVries ...
Johnston
James O'Sullivan ...
Harper
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Jaime Sánchez ...
Castillo (as Jaime Sanchez)
Dehl Berti ...
John Eagle
Stephen Markle ...
Flynn
Shane McCamey ...
Kurt
Martin Shakar ...
Adams
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Koyo
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A terrorist, Rostov, is planning to unleash a reign of terror on the U.S.. But before he does he decides to go after Matt Hunter, a former CIA agent who lives in Florida. Hunter once had Rostov's life in his hands, but on orders took him alive, and now Rostov is plagued by nightmares of Hunter killing him. So Rostov goes after him but misses, so Hunter, who has already been approached by his former employers to go after Rostov, after initially turning down the job, because he believed that they should have let him terminate Rostov when he had the chance, decides to go after him. But he is only one man and Rostov has hundreds of men ripping the country apart, so how will he stop it? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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America wasn't ready...but HE was! See more »

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27 September 1985 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Avenging Force (1986) was originally written as a sequel to this film with Chuck Norris returning to the role of Matt Hunter. When he was uninterested, the role was rewritten to be younger and was given to rising Cannon star Michael Dudikoff instead. Despite sharing the same main character name, the finished film was no longer truly a sequel or prequel to the earlier film, but it stood on it's own as a stand-alone movie. See more »

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Tomas and his henchman arrive at the strip club in a brown Chevy Camaro, and park beside a red Cadillac. After dispatching some thugs and a prostitute, Hunter breaks Tomas' hand and puts a live grenade in it. Everyone scampers for safety except the wounded Tomas, who throws the grenade through the window. It lands on the Cadillac, blowing it up. The Camaro has disappeared. See more »

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Matt Hunter: If you come back in here, I am gonna hit you with so many rights you are going to beg for a left.
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Featured in Best of the Worst: A Very Cannon Christmas (2015) See more »

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28 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A cheese fan's dream, with Chuck Norris on top form as a gun-toting hardman out to single-handedly stop the invasion of America by those pesky Russians. From start to finish, INVASION U.S.A. is one of Cannon's most outrageous and over-the-top action epics, featuring a plethora of outlandish action scenarios all achieved on what must have been a relatively low budget.

The movie features B-movie stalwart Richard Lynch as a deranged madman out for revenge on our bearded hero. Along the way, Lynch takes care of sleazy coke dealer Billy Drago and his coke-snorting prostitute in one of the most violently laughable set-pieces ever put on film. From then on in, it's Chuck versus the terrorists. Our hero proves fast with his mini machine guns and even faster with his one-liners, dispatching crim after crim in a series of spectacular showdowns. Highlights include the attempted bombing of a school bus and a massive shoot-out in a shopping mall (so good they copied it in Seagal's MARKED FOR DEATH).

Things end with a massive battle that provides a maximum number of explosions for your dollar – even if one scene of an exploding van is repeated three times, each from a different angle in an attempt to make it look like a different vehicle. Supporting characters are wisely kept out of the way, walls are demolished, the scenery-chewing hits an all-time high and Chuck doesn't even attempt characterisation (in fact, he barely even speaks). No, this was the same year that COMMANDO came out and automatic weaponry ruled the box office. It's an action fan's delight, proving far funnier than any mainstream comedy you can name.


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