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Zone Troopers (1985)

In Italy, during World War II some American soldiers find an alien UFO.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Sarge
... Joey
... Mittens
Biff Manard ... Dolan
William Paulson ... The Alien
Peter Boom ... Col. Manheim
Max Turilli ... SS Sgt. Zeller
Eugene Brell ... The Radioman
John Leamer ... The Lieutenant
Bruce McGuire ... The Medic
Alviero Martin ... The Fuhrer
Mike Manderville ... SS Motorcyclist
Achille Brugnini ... SS Radioman (as Archille Brunini)
Ole Jorgensen ... SS Sentry
Peter Hintz ... SS Corporal


In Italy during WW II, a patrol of American soldiers discover a space ship that has crash-landed in the woods, and they come across its alien crew. A nearby Nazi unit also finds out about the alien craft, and sends a patrol to capture it and the Americans. Written by Anonymous

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They Take War To A New Dimension.


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Release Date:

April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien - Zona di guerra  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At 54 minutes our heroes attempt an escape in a German truck which has right-hand drive. The Nazis must have captured the truck from the British. See more »


When the German Soldier shoots the Panzerfaust he fires it upside down. The trigger is on top along with the sight. You raise the front sight and press the top trigger bar. See more »

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Buy War Bonds. Available in the lobby. See more »


Referenced in Hard Time, the Making of Prison (2013) See more »


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Composed by Joe Garland
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.
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Bargain basement sci-fi.
23 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

For some reason, IMDb does not list the estimated cost to make this film--something that they almost always give for each film. However, it doesn't take a genius to see that this film was done on the cheap--sort of like an Ed Wood or Roger Corman flick. You've only got a very small number of actors fighting for the Germans and Americans--even though it's supposed to be WWII (and this was a relatively large tiff). The acting is also only fair and the film didn't seem to go anywhere despite an interesting idea. Here's the idea--American and German soldiers are killing each other when, out of the blue, an alien lands! Now the idea of aliens disrupting WWII is a great idea and the writer Harry Turtledove did a wonderful series of alternative histories based on the premise. But in Turtledove's case, there are LOTS of aliens and lots of action, whereas in "Zone Troopers" they obviously had no budget, so you only get the bare minimum of everything. An interesting idea but nothing more.

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