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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Matt Hunter
... Mikhail Rostov
Melissa Prophet ... McGuire
... Nikko
Alex Colon ... Tomas
... Cassidy
Jon DeVries ... Johnston
James O'Sullivan ... Harper
... Mickey
Jaime Sánchez ... Castillo (as Jaime Sanchez)
Dehl Berti ... John Eagle
Stephen Markle ... Flynn
Shane McCamey ... Kurt
... Adams
... Koyo


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>

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Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,536,256, 1 November 1985
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Whoopi Goldberg was Chuck Norris's first choice to play the female journalist. Joseph Zito disagreed, and cast someone else. See more »


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Bouncer: Hold it! Where are you going? I think I know you, pal.
Matt Hunter: Makes us even. I don't know you either.
Bouncer: You don't have to know me, jerk? You buying or selling?
Matt Hunter: Just looking.
Bouncer: No, no, no, no. You don't look here. This ain't no peep show. You got business, do it. You got that, huh?
Matt Hunter: I'm not sure.
[Grab the hand of the bottle of a beer]
Matt Hunter: You want to run that by me again?
[But suddenly cracked the bottle of beer in his hand by Hunter]
Bouncer: Ah! Ahh!
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They're no match.
29 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

A large group of international terrorists led by Soviet agent Rostove invade America unexpectedly and go on to turn country against each other. However after turning down the job, ex-government agent Matt Hunter takes up the assignment, when they kill his friend in an attack that was aimed at him. Rostove and Hunter share a past, and now Hunter wants to seem him dead and Rostove fearful obsession of Hunter could disrupt their plans of turning America against each other.

Who you kidding? No one can take down Chuck. Not even an army of international mercenaries! Gee this is gold medal stuff from Norris (whose name appears in bold gold letters to head the credits) and he even co-wrote the insane screenplay. Touchdown! Get ready for something so stupendously outrageous and wonderfully dumb that you'll get an all out assault on your senses and plenty "bang" for your buck. While your funny bone will get a real tickle out of it! Director Joseph Zito and actor (or better put karate champ) Chuck Norris tackle this preposterous, but always riveting anarchy macho action camp that the 80s loved to heave up. Plenty of gunfire assured and Norris showing off with those eye-opening moves (no not that bare chest sticking out of his always half/or unbuttoned shirt), but the main weapon of choice seemed to be anything that caused numerous explosions. Meaning a high and random casualty rate! Zito's bravura style never lets up, as the crunching stunt-work holds up strongly and the perverse violence towards innocence amazes. Joao Fernandes' professionally shoots the film with the right scope to capture the mayhem and Jay Chattaway's roaring score fits ruggedly into the mix.

A denim wearing Norris is looking comfortably stiff and expressionless throughout as former CIA agent Matt Hunter. The excellent Richard Lynch goes monstrously hammy as the mastermind villain Soviet agent Rostov and Alexander Zale sticks to a rather icy and relaxed mode as his right-hand. Showing up in smaller parts is a bored looking Eddie Jones, the feisty and useless irritation that was Melissa Prophet and Billy Drago as a greasy drug dealer. Now that armadillo was a star. I thought Norris was going to have a buddy to work off, but it seem to get the boot.

The hysterical premise is corn, laughable and downright punishing in its look at the heart of America and Reagan-era that turns the country upside down. It done with serious faces, which only makes it more stupid and plot holes are that large due to probably all of those explosions. Norris character must've been so gifted in that he was the everywhere man with his pick-up truck. How does he do it? How does he know? Because he was at the right place at the right time to prevent what he could… well 99% of the time. However nothing beats how he manages to disappear then reappear to stump those villains. They didn't know what hit them! The juvenile script on the other-hand did, but these carefree one-liners were ridiculously fun and Norris always had a way with words. The less the better.

Loud and senseless gung-ho gusto. With security like Norris, America should never fear an invasion on their doorstep.

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