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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>

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

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

Goofs

When Matt Hunter drives through the mall doors, one of the terrorists fires his grenade launcher at the truck 4 times without reloading. The launcher, a typical M-16 under-the-barrel launcher, only holds 1 grenade at a time. In the office building, Matt Hunter does the same thing when he shoots the two guys behind the closed door. See more »

Quotes

Mikhail Rostov: Now we can destroy the Americans, crush their struggling leadership, and finish Hunter as well. Go! Bring them all in. I want everyone there. GO!
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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 Shhhh (2014) See more »

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Drug cartels+immigrant terrorists+revenge motif=an angry Chuck Norris
9 July 2000 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

The President's Man.Invasion USA.Walker:Texas Ranger.Kick Drugs Out Of America.......maybe Chuck Norris' longitivity as a screen action hero would have extended further had he not pledged this rather off-putting 'I Love America'isms in all his work.There's nothing wrong with his proudness of his heritage,but expecting people from around the globe to invest into what is clearly labeled as America's problem is perhap's going to be slightly controversial.

Invasion USA itself spouts some new and original ideas for the genre,but let's itself down by how incoherently it is told.Norris' screen presense remains tightly wound throughout ,but he occupies suprisingly lesser time than one would have expected.The story of the Irab terrorist invasion of America is engaging,and the central villain is rather hissable as a guy who dos'nt care who he hurts as long as he meets his narrow minded ideals.The action sequences,the end shootout especially,are also done very well.If only there was'nt such a patronising tone to it,and more of a consistent plotline to follow.Look out for an early ,low key appearance from Billy Drago in another Norris film.***


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