|INVASION U.S.A (director: Joseph Zito; screenwriters: James Bruner, Chuck Norris, story by Aaron Norris; cinematographer: Joao Fernandes; editors: Daniel Loewenthal, Scott Vickrey; music: Jay Chattaway; cast: Chuck Norris (Matt Hunter), Richard Lynch (Mikhail Rostov), Melissa Prophet (McGuire), Alexander Zale (Nikko), Dehl Berti (John Eagle), Shane McCamey (Kurt); Runtime: 103; MPAA Rating: PG; producers: Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus; Cannon; 1985)|
|"If you're looking for laughs
over seeing a good film, this one will please."
by Dennis Schwartz
brainless Cold War kick ass thriller about Russian
commie terrorists invading Florida. If you're
looking for laughs over seeing a good film, this one
will please. Joseph Zito ("The
Prowler"/"Power Play"/"Red Scorpion") directs from a
story by Aaron Norris and a script by Chuck Norris and
James Bruner. Tom Savini did the FX, arguably the
film's best feature is its make-up.
CIA agent Chuck Norris, residing in the Everglades,
uncovers Russian terrorists invading Florida and
killing our citizens. Norris acts alone, using his
martial arts skills, to kill the scores of
Lynch is fabulous as the crazed Russian invading
agent. There's also a church blown up, a christmas
invasion in the suburbs, a mall invaded and an attempt
to blow up a school bus.
movie ads said, "America wasn't ready, but he was!"
trashy Rambo for those who might have thought that pic
wasn't trashy enough.
REVIEWED ON 4/2/2016 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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