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Invasion U.S.A. (1985)

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A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.

Director:

Joseph Zito

Writers:

James Bruner (screenplay), Chuck Norris (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Matt Hunter
Richard Lynch ... Mikhail Rostov
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... McGuire
Alexander Zale ... Nikko
Alex Colon ... Tomas
Eddie Jones ... Cassidy
Jon DeVries Jon DeVries ... Johnston
James O'Sullivan James O'Sullivan ... Harper
Billy Drago ... Mickey
Jaime Sánchez ... Castillo (as Jaime Sanchez)
Dehl Berti Dehl Berti ... John Eagle
Stephen Markle Stephen Markle ... Flynn
Shane McCamey Shane McCamey ... Kurt
Martin Shakar ... Adams
James Pax ... Koyo
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Storyline

A terrorist, Rostov, is planning to unleash a reign of terror on the U.S.. But before he does he decides to go after Matt Hunter, a former CIA agent who lives in Florida. Hunter once had Rostov's life in his hands, but on orders took him alive, and now Rostov is plagued by nightmares of Hunter killing him. So Rostov goes after him but misses, so Hunter, who has already been approached by his former employers to go after Rostov, after initially turning down the job, because he believed that they should have let him terminate Rostov when he had the chance, decides to go after him. But he is only one man and Rostov has hundreds of men ripping the country apart, so how will he stop it? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

America wasn't ready...but HE was! See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,536,256, 1 November 1985
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally titled 'Invasion". See more »

Goofs

During final showdown, when Hunter throws Rostov over the table for the second time, Rostov remains still on the table for sometime. A protective pad is clearly visible under his jeans. See more »

Quotes

Matt Hunter: [last lines]
Matt Hunter: [whispers to Rostov] It's time.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 10 secs by the BBFC to remove bullet impacts from a groin shooting and to edit a scene where a woman snorting cocaine through a straw is hit across the head by Rostov. For the video release a further 4 secs were made to edit a scene where a man's hand is impaled to a table with a knife. The cuts were fully restored in the 2004 DVD. See more »

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Retired CIA agent , Norris , back on action when his former enemy, Lynch , invades Florida with a terrorist army
10 January 2012 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Exciting , thrilling film depicting an one-man army who comes to the rescue of the United States when a terrorist attempts to overtake entire nation by means a violent full-fledged invasion carried out by the ¨Russian enemy¨ . Entertaining and moving movie about an absurd conspiracy for invasion US that threatens American economic prosperity . The picture concerns upon a dangerous international terrorist group trying to destroy United States via some continued series of terrorist operations but CIA discovers the scheme and assigns the mission a retired agent . As Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) goes back in action against a fearful enemy spy (Richard Lynch) and his troops who invade Florida . It's a pulp movie of political war genre in which there are turmoil , repellent violence ,suspense, intrigue, tension , action using tons of explosions and bombings ; resulting to be quite bemusing . The history deals about a nasty Russian and his hoodlums causing destruction and panic , versus Norris and American patriots who fight strongly to vanquish them.

This is a routine actioner with Karate star Chuck Norris as retired CIA agent resulting go be one of the best roles he'd made to date , as he's nice as tough, cold, stubborn Matt Hunter . It's a predictable , shallow and brainless film though will appeal to Chuck Norris enthusiasts because of it contains some excellent action sequences . In spite of lack luster and budget is quite agreeable and entertaining . The plot is almost ridiculous and senseless but it's developed in fast moving and numerous surprises and for that reason is amusing . In the film there are some nasty , ominous villains well played by Richard Lynch and Billy Drago at a brief intervention . This paranoia-political-thriller movie has precedent in those films of the 50s and 60s in which take place fantastic invasion on America as ¨Sinister invasion or Invasion USA (1952)¨ , that bears remarkable resemblance, by Alfred E Green and ¨Battle beneath the earth¨(1967) by Montomery Tully . The motion picture takes part of a genre which in the 80s attained splendor, thus : ¨Red Dawn¨( by John Milius with Patrick Swayze) and ¨Amerika¨ ( by Donald Wyre with Kris Kristofferson) where the communists -Russkies generally- execute invasion on America. Thrilling and pulsating musical score by Jay Chattaway and mediocre cinematography by cameraman Joao Fernandez . The motion picture is produced by Cannon films ( Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus ) and professionally directed by Joseph Zito , a craftsman expert on terror and action genre (Delta Force one : the lost patrol , Red Scorpion, Friday the 13th : the last chapter,The prowler and Missing in action, again with Norris ). The motion picture will appeal to Chuck Norris fans . Rating: Average but entertaining


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