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Zone Troopers (1985)

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



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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

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They Take War To A New Dimension.


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Release Date:

April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien - Zona di guerra  »

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Was the first film Charles Band shot and produced in Rome, Italy. 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 »

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


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


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Composed by Joe Garland
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.
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Empire's Regular Crew With an Alien War Story
29 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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

We have the usual Empire crew here, with Charlie Band taking the lead. With him are Debra Dion, John Carl Buechler, Tim Thomerson and even Ted Nicoleau. The production was done in Italy with dozens of Italian crew members. Oh, Empire, you really knew how to make a good movie!

Directing this lost gem is Danny Bilson (who co-wrote it with his long-time writing partner Paul DeMeo), who Empire fans will know for "Trancers", others might know for "The Rocketeer", and those who do not know him may be more familiar with his daughter Rachel Bilson ("The O.C.").

Richard Band's score seems to blatantly rip off the "Imperial March" from "Star Wars", which seems all too appropriate (I mean, you know, Nazi soldiers were called storm troopers). Is it better than ripping off the theme from "Psycho" for "Re-Animator"? Maybe... maybe not.

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