Invasion U.S.A.

1985

Action / Thriller

6
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 23%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 6634

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Chuck Norris as Matt Hunter
Billy Drago as Mickey
Richard Lynch as Mikhail Rostov
Robert Wall as Vince
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1hr 47 min
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1hr 47 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Woodyanders ([email protected]) 10 / 10

The Commies are coming! The Commies are coming! Save us Chuck Norris!

Our country is in big trouble: a ragtag multi-ethnic guerrilla army of nefarious Communist terrorists led by no-account Russian psycho Rostov (veteran screen villain Richard Lynch in peak nasty'n'snarly form) have washed up on the Florida coast. These horrible scumbuckets first slaughter a boat full of helpless Cuban refugees. Next they butcher a libidinous teen couple making out on the beach. Then they blow up six suburban houses populated by folks merrily celebrating the yuletide holiday with a single rocket launcher. They even gun down nice Latino youths. Worse yet, they have the appalling gall to attack a mall at the height of the Christmas shopping season. Why, these foul scum not only attempt to blow up a church holding a mass, but also a school bus loaded with little children happily singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."

But have no fear, good Americans. Thankfully we got Matt Hunter (legendary martial arts champion and hopelessly wooden thespian Chuck Norris, who co-wrote the senseless script) to save the day. Who's Matt Hunter? Well, apparently he's some kind of former government agent, although we never are told any specific details about his background. Does it matter? Not in the least. Moreover, Hunter has the magical ability to materialize seemingly out of thin air in his souped-up pick-up truck whenever he's needed to stomp some evil commie butt. Nonstop wall-to-wall mondo destructo ultra-violent carnage is the order of the day here. And boy does director Joseph Zito really pour it on thick, blowing up lots of stuff real good, staging insanely go-for-broke vehicular action sequences with rip-snorting aplomb, and racking up an astonishingly hefty body count. Better still, both Joao Fernandes's slick photography and Jay Chattaway's robust, rousing score are up to snuff, Melissa Prophet gives a spectacularly terrible performance as a spunky, yet troublesome lady reporter, Eddie Jones just takes up space as a useless FBI agent, Billy Drago briefly pops up as a slimy drug dealer, the basic overwrought tone represents Reagan era Red Scare paranoia at its most ludicrously hysterical, and Norris cuts loose with a steady series of truly groan-inducing cheesy quips every time he commits a heroic feat. Now, is this film any good? No, it most certainly ain't. In fact, it's exceptionally bad, stupid and utterly mindless. But there's no denying that it's a great deal of so-totally-dreadful-it's-oddly-delectable Grade Z schlocky fun. A real four star high camp 80's trash movie hoot and a half.

Reviewed by ma-cortes 5 / 10

Retired CIA agent , Norris , back on action when his former enemy, Lynch , invades Florida with a terrorist army

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

Reviewed by Paul Andrews ([email protected]) 7 / 10

They DonĀ“t Make Such Movies Any More!

Invasion U.S.A. starts just off the coast of Florida where a boat carrying a load of illegal immigrants as well as a lot of cocaine is stopped by a official U.S. coast guard vessel, however it's a trap & evil mercenary Mikhail Rostov (Richard Lynch) shoots everyone dead & steals the coke. Mikhail them uses the coke to buy an arsenal of weaponry from a drug dealer (Billy Drago) which he then uses to arm a squad of terrorists who then travel around America blowing anything & everything up they come across, just randomly shooting people & generally causing bloody havoc & mayhem. Now Rostov is only afraid of one thing special forces agent Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) who he tries to assassinate but Rosotv makes three basic mistakes, Rostov blows Hunter's house up, he kills Hunter's best mate & foolishly doesn't check to make sure Hunter is dead which he isn't. It's personal for Hunter now as he plans to kill all the terrorists & Rostov all by himself...

Directed by Joseph Zito this is pretty silly stuff but highly entertaining if your in the right mood. The script by James Bruner & star Chuck Norris has an absolutely preposterous concept that the US is being invaded by a bunch of terrorists & the only thing that can stop them isn't the might of it's armed forces, the police or any other Government organisation but one man army Chuck Norris in his pick up truck, it's a premise I found highly amusing actually & as a result I couldn't take the film seriously but what they hell when it's this much fun & there's this much wanton unnecessary destruction on show who cares? Invasion U.S.A. is the sort of 80's action film which embraces the principal that if one bullet is all it takes why not use fifty? Or if a grenade will do why not just use a rocket launcher? This is over-the-top macho testosterone fuelled nonsense with enough gun fights, explosions, tanks, soldiers, terrorists, vehicular mayhem, deaths, violence, huge guns & rocket launchers along with a plot that moves so fast you don't have time to think about all the pot holes in it. This one takes itself pretty seriously although Norris does get one or two one-liners although overall he gets very little dialogue, since Norris co-wrote the script I would assume he knew his limitations in the fact he can't act at all so just let his character do what he himself does best & kick the bad guys butts. The script also never explains the motivations behind Rostov & his terrorists except that they are working for someone else who are never revealed. Oh & one more thing, what happened to Chuck's pet Armidillo?!

Director Zito does a good job & keeps the action coming thick & fast, this has a huge body count & features plenty of mindless destruction which is what we all want really. The action is well staged & it looks to have had a sizable amount of money behind it. This is one of those films where no-one ever seems to have to reload their weapons especially rocket launchers which only hold one rocket at time...

With a supposed budget of about $10,000,000 there's a lot of bang on screen for the money, this was Norris's fifth film for Canon & was probably made at the height of his fame which is why it's decent, has good production values & is well made. The acting isn't great, Lynch is an OK villain, a reporter Melissa Prophet turns up occasionally & then totally disappears about 20 minutes before it finishes while it was probably a very good decision to not give Chuck himself any dialogue expect for the odd one-liner & I thought Billy Drago was killed off far too early.

Invasion U.S.A. is a top 80's action film, while not as good as some it's right up there & maybe the best thing Norris has done along with Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990), definitely worth a watch.

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