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Megaforce (1982)

PG | | Sci-Fi, Action | 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There has never been a superhero like ACE HUNTER! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Action

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

A sequel titled Deeds Not Words was considered, but it was scrapped due to the poor performance of the original film. 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

Ace Hunter: Well, there are reasons for everything we do, Major.
Major Zara: And do they include leaving your guests to bake in the middle of the desert, greeted by a cowboy, and be attacked by wild creatures?
Ace Hunter: Well, if it's a comfortable tour you're looking for, I have connections... at DisneyLand!
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Crazy Credits

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

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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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Comic Book Hollywood
29 December 2004 | by k_rkeplarSee all my reviews

Nothing wrong with comic book movies. Is there? This one is painfully funny if watched with the right attitude. Acting is camp, characters are cardboard camp, plot is Marvel Comics meets 007 camp... and on and on. Anyone who watches this movie and tries to evaluate it as anything but pure camp (Think TVs BATMAN from the 1960s) is in bad need of taste and IQ points. I don't like Hal Needhum films as a rule, but this one hits a popcorn eating mark. I rate this as a rare cult classic right up there with FEARLESS FRANK and XANADU. A real must be seen to be believed. Anyone who enjoys Monster Truck Pulls and exploding outhouses will marvel at the gadgets and tech in this one. Anyone who finds the art of jabbing at live badgers with a dull fork will also be amused. The character of Dallas is the only negative thing in my opinion. I'm a true Southerner...we'd stomp that rebel yell screaming idiot to death in the parking lot if we had to put up with him. Same actor who played Sonny in XANADU...we would've stomped him to death in that one too, roller blades and all. A 7 for pure camp value.


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