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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 ... Dahlia 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>

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No one thought it could ever happen here... See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,891,609, 29 September 1985

Gross USA:

$17,536,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,536,256
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cannon completely removed all the story elements and background characters in the editing room, in order to concentrate on Chuck Norris and the action. Editor Daniel Loewenthal has stated that Cannon's cut made the film heavily episodic and pretty much a collection of explosive action scenes. See more »

Goofs

Every time someone fires a grenade launcher or rocket launcher, it fires more than once without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Mikhail Rostov: 18 hours from now, America will be a different place.
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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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Referenced in The Expendables 3 (2014) See more »

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28 June 2011 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A cheese fan's dream, with Chuck Norris on top form as a gun-toting hardman out to single-handedly stop the invasion of America by those pesky Russians. From start to finish, INVASION U.S.A. is one of Cannon's most outrageous and over-the-top action epics, featuring a plethora of outlandish action scenarios all achieved on what must have been a relatively low budget.

The movie features B-movie stalwart Richard Lynch as a deranged madman out for revenge on our bearded hero. Along the way, Lynch takes care of sleazy coke dealer Billy Drago and his coke-snorting prostitute in one of the most violently laughable set-pieces ever put on film. From then on in, it's Chuck versus the terrorists. Our hero proves fast with his mini machine guns and even faster with his one-liners, dispatching crim after crim in a series of spectacular showdowns. Highlights include the attempted bombing of a school bus and a massive shoot-out in a shopping mall (so good they copied it in Seagal's MARKED FOR DEATH).

Things end with a massive battle that provides a maximum number of explosions for your dollar – even if one scene of an exploding van is repeated three times, each from a different angle in an attempt to make it look like a different vehicle. Supporting characters are wisely kept out of the way, walls are demolished, the scenery-chewing hits an all-time high and Chuck doesn't even attempt characterisation (in fact, he barely even speaks). No, this was the same year that COMMANDO came out and automatic weaponry ruled the box office. It's an action fan's delight, proving far funnier than any mainstream comedy you can name.


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