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Megaforce (1982)

PG | | Action, Sci-Fi | 25 June 1982 (USA)
Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened.

Director:

Hal Needham

Writers:

Bob Kachler (story) (as Robert S. Kachler), James Whittaker (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Bostwick ... Ace Hunter
Michael Beck ... Dallas
Persis Khambatta ... Zara
Edward Mulhare ... Byrne-White
George Furth ... Professor Eggstrum
Henry Silva ... Guerera
Mike Kulcsar Mike Kulcsar ... Ivan (as Michael Kulcsar)
Ralph Wilcox Ralph Wilcox ... Zac
Evan C. Kim Evan C. Kim ... Suki (as Evan Kim)
Anthony Pena ... Sixkiller (as Anthony Penya)
J. Víctor López J. Víctor López ... Lopez (as J. Victor Lopez)
Michael Carven Michael Carven ... Anton
Bobby Bass ... Motorcycle Driver
Samir Kamoun Samir Kamoun ... Aide
Youssef Merhi Youssef Merhi ... Radio Operator
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Storyline

Ace Hunter is the leader of Megaforce, an elite group of American soldiers who travel the world to fight Evil. In this case, Evil is represented by a third rate dictator who they must blow to bits. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

There has never been a power like Megaforce! See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Komandos exontoseos See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,350,021, 27 June 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,675,599
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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). See more »

Goofs

A split-second before Hunter jumps his motorcycle over the SUV, Byrne-White and Zara are looking at Hunter's approach out the left window. The next shot shows the SUV parked between two boulders, left & right, as Hunter jumps over them. The boulder to the left should have blocked their view of Hunter's run. See more »

Quotes

[As Eggstrum approaches.]
Ace Hunter: Here comes The Egg...
Dallas: And that's no "yolk."
Eggstrum: Dallas, when a person doesn't have less on, they have...?
Dallas: "More on"?
Eggstrum: Exactly.
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Crazy Credits

There is a quick scene between Hunter and Guerera at the end of closing credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Megaforce
Music by Kevin Russell, Tod Howarth and Jonathan Cain
Lyrics by James McClarty
Performed by 707
Produced by Keith Olsen
Available on Boardwalk Records and Tapes
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I contributed to this turkey.........
2 May 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

One of the first jobs I ever had was with a catering company. Imagine our excitement being hired on for the desert-location filming of MEGAFORCE! Everyone involved with the film seemed quite confident that it was going to become a smash summer hit.

Watching the filming at Nevada's dry lakes, it did feel like something monumentous was in the making, but nobody could have imagined just how negative a reaction this movie was going to receive. I almost didn't want to see it, but curiosity got the better of me. Truthfully, I don't think it's nearly as horrible as many have made it out to be, though it's certainly not *good*, either. There's enough vehicle stunts, random explosions, and weapons futurismo to keep average 12-year-olds very entertained, and I think that may be exactly what Hal Needham intended for this project.

I still have a box filled with t-shirts, ball-caps, and other promotional crap emblazoned with "DEEDS, NOT WORDS". It may not have the iconic carriage of, say, "MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU", but I'll keep these things for posterity, anyhow...

...and I hope everyone on the set enjoyed the food...


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