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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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Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actually filmed in Southern Nevada using M48A5 tanks of 1/221 Armor Battalion of the Nevada National Guard See more »

Goofs

After the battle, when the plane is taking off, the members of Megaforce are shown looking out the open rear door, but the external shots of the plane taking off show the door is closed. See more »

Quotes

Dallas: Well, I know how you feel, and I've been there myself. Let me see. One time before I made a jump into the night, an old buddy of mine told me something that made me feel a whole lot better.
Ace Hunter: What, what did he tell you to do?
Dallas: Well, he said, "You love 'em in blue and you love them in red. But most of all you love them in blue."
Ace Hunter: That's totally inapplicable to anything that's going on here. And it's _dumb_. Who told you that?
Dallas: You did!
Ace Hunter: But it's very wise. Very wise.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Ultraforce (2003) 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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It's Badness Is Why I Liked It !
23 March 2003 | by RockGreySee all my reviews

Yes, the film is cheesy ! No, the script isn't any good ! Yes, the acting is over the top and the storytelling methodology is silly and the special effects aren't quite special ! That was the point. The actors were playing the film for fun, they did so because they were in on the joke ( ie. they knew film was a comedy to begin with ), and THAT is why this film is fun to watch - because the cast knew this film was made basically to give audiences something to laugh with ( and at ) & it succeeds brilliantly at this precisely intended goal.


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