A brainless plot would be almost forgiveable were it not for the perverse depiction of innocents butchered in Invasion U.S.A. Star Chuck Norris hits his nadir with this vicious-minded commodity [from a screen story by Aaron Norris and James Bruner].

A brainless plot would be almost forgiveable were it not for the perverse depiction of innocents butchered in Invasion U.S.A. Star Chuck Norris hits his nadir with this vicious-minded commodity [from a screen story by Aaron Norris and James Bruner].

An international hoard of ruthless mercenaries, led by foreign agents with Russian-sounding names like Rostov (Richard Lynch) and Nikko (Alexander Zale), invade the southeast US, turn neighbor against neighbor in selective slaughters, and are ultimately throttled by Norris’ loner of a hero.

A picture like this needs a terrific crazie and Lynch, with solid classical training, is the only excuse to see the film. Melissa Prophet (associate producer on The Cotton Club) plays a callow, strident photojournalist in the year’s least credible supporting performance in an exploitation film.

Invasion U.S.A.

Production

Cannon. Director Joseph Zito; Producer Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus; Screenplay James Bruner, Chuck Norris; Camera Joao Fernandes; Editor Daniel Loewenthal, Scott Vickrey; Music Jay Chattaway; Art Director Ladislav Wilheim

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1985. Running time: 107 MIN.

With

Chuck Norris Richard Lynch Melissa Prophet Alexander Zale Dehl Berti Shane McCamey
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