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Megaforce (1982)

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 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 soundtrack release was originally planned for a 1982, but did not happen until 2011. According to an interview with composer Jerrold Immel published in the soundtrack CD booklet, he asked Carly Simon to write and perform lyrics to the love theme heard during the skydiving scene. Carly considered it, but ultimately declined the offer and the song remained an instrumental. See more »

Goofs

When Commander Hunter is 'flying' his motorcycle towards the AC-130 at the end of the movie, he is clearly not actually flying a motorcycle. 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 »


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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