22 user 52 critic

Zone Troopers (1985)

In Italy, during World War II some American soldiers find an alien UFO.



Watch Now

With Prime Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Grey Knight (1993)
Horror | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Slave traders bring back an evil voodoo entity that is accidentally freed by the Confederate army during the Civil War. The entity possesses the bodies of the dead soldiers to create an ... See full summary »

Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Adrian Pasdar, Ray Wise
Leviathan (1989)
Adventure | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret.

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Based on the video game, Alone in the Dark focuses on Edward Carnby, a detective of the paranormal, who slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young American is framed and thrown into a Mexican prison. His friends journey to Mexico to break him out.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Timothy Van Patten, Jimmy McNichol, Ethan Wayne
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside
Trancers (1984)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler - an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to convert ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band
Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani
House of Wax (1953)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk


Cast overview, first billed only:
Biff Manard ...
William Paulson ...
Peter Boom ...
Max Turilli ...
Eugene Brell ...
John Leamer ...
Bruce McGuire ...
Alviero Martin ...
Mike Manderville ...
Achille Brugnini ...
SS Radioman (as Archille Brunini)
Ole Jorgensen ...
Peter Hintz ...


In Italy during WW II, a patrol of American soldiers discover a space ship that has crash-landed in the woods, and they come across its alien crew. A nearby Nazi unit also finds out about the alien craft, and sends a patrol to capture it and the Americans. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They Take War To A New Dimension.


PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien - Zona di guerra  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


At 54 minutes our heroes attempt an escape in a German truck which has right-hand drive. The Nazis must have captured the truck from the British. See more »


When the German Soldier shoots the Panzerfaust he fires it upside down. The trigger is on top along with the sight. You raise the front sight and press the top trigger bar. See more »

Crazy Credits

Buy War Bonds. Available in the lobby. See more »


Featured in Svengoolie: Zone Troopers (2002) See more »


In the Mood
Composed by Joe Garland
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A World War Two flick with aliens...why didn't I think of that?
19 November 2010 | by (North Hollyweird) – See all my reviews

Or why didn't someone with a larger film budget? Because this whole movie is a lot of fun. I just wish the special effects had been a little better. I'm sure that crashed spaceship mockup did cost them a pretty penny though.

The cheesiness of the low budget, reflected in the alien costumes and minimal military paraphenelia is about the only bad thing I found in this genre effort. Badmouthing this film is like kicking a friendly puppy. The writing was great, the acting was much better than it had any right to be, and even the directing was absolutely appropriate.

Yes, it is not realistic in the slightest. Yes, it is a version of World War 2 based not on the actual war, but based on other cheap movies about the War. And then it throws crash-landed aliens into the mix. But that just makes it so much more fun.

There's a standard low budget WW2 movie setup: ragtag group of GIs is caught behind German lines and has to fight their way out. Luckily, this is in Italy so the Germans are a little ways out on the end of their supply lines as well. We get all the standard war movie clichés: the gruff Sarge who can't die (Tim Thomerson), the comic relief kid from Brooklyn with his pulp magazines, the green Lieutenant just out of training school, the grizzled Corporal who's been through hell and high water with The Sarge (the Tom Sizemore role, here Art LaFleur) and the hard-bitten, cynical reporter/photographer who tags along.

Into this "haven't we seen this before a FEW times" setup comes strange goings-on in the form of a crash landed alien spaceship. And that, kids, is where things get interesting and fun. Things just get more ridiculous from there, with a blown-up spaceship, magical alien gizmos that make Rita Hayworth appear, and even a cameo appearance from Der Furher himself, just so one of the heroes can punch him right in the face. That's entertainment.

Do check out Zone Troopers, but make sure your tongue is planted firmly in cheek, as they say.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page