America wasn't ready...but HE was!
A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
Chuck Norris Richard Lynch Melissa Prophet Alexander Zale Alex Colon Eddie Jones Jon DeVries James O'Sullivan Billy Drago Jaime Sánchez Dehl Berti Stephen Markle Shane McCamey Martin Shakar James Pax Nate Esformes Tony Bolano Ruben Rabasa Mario Ernesto Sánchez Anthony Marciona Megan Blake Bella Shaw Gerard Murphy Jana Camp Jason Ehrlich
Who are you going to call when a psychopathic homicidal loon, hatches a plan to invade the USA? Well, you sure as hell ain't gonna call Ghostbusters, but you might wanna give Matt Hunter a ring. Matt is a simple guy. He likes to drive his airboat around the Florida Everglades, wrestles alligators like he's the Crocodile Hunter, has a baby armadillo for a pet, wears tight blue jeans, and of course sports a macho mullet. Oh yeah, he's also a one-man army, and his middle name is badass motherfucker. Invasion USA is a Cannon film, directed by Joseph Zito, and starring Richard Lynch as the baddie, and my motherfucker, Chuck Norris, as Matt fuckin' Hunter.
I owe an apology…
"I'll hit you with so many rights you'll be begging for a left" - Chuck Norris on his politics.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how I lose my Chuck Norris starring movie virginity, with a series of kaboom, kablam, boom and bangs for almost 100 minutes.
So having seen the Canon documentary I remember it making some emphasis on this movie in particular and how it lacked anything resembling a plot; so imagine my surprise when I found out this had one. Kinda. Its bonkers, it doesn’t make any real sense and its so thin that it can barely get the movie going, leaving some big room for plenty of explosions and senseless deaths may occur. But damn it, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t having a blast seeing the carnage unfold before my eyes.…
Chuck Norris' TRUE LIES. Easily the greatest "Florida Man" story ever.
I’m not a chuck norris fan in the slightest... but I am a joe zitto fan, and this movie is absolutely insane.
In the way that Baroque-Era Dutch Still Lives crystallized and encapsulated the material reality of the civilization which produced them there is a lingeringly held shot of blood, cocaine and a butterfly knife atop a mirror which says everything one needs to know about the material conditions and needs which produced this film and which required this film to be produced.
Arms for cocaine / cocaine for arms but of course in the best tradition of right-wing projection here it is the Soviets rather than Oliver North engaging in the illicit trade in order to fund a Pan-Communist Invasion of the United States Of America rather than the efforts of the Reagan Administration to overthrow democratically elected governments in Central…
Until recently (2007), Invasion U.S.A. was MGM's second highest selling home video title behind Gone with the Wind.
Body count: 129.
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Invasion U.S.A. exists between Missing in Action and Delta Force while basing it on home soil, and represents the same kind of jingoistic 80s machismo that Norris excels at. Not a knock, the inclusion of the boat scene attempts to curtail the usual xenophobia, which makes it better than some. For stunts, props, and scope, Invasion might be the…
"I've heard that story before" - Chuck Norris
Come for the action, stay to watch Chuck Norris smile at an armadillo.
OH...MY...GOD...A group of multi-racial terrorists literally invade the United States and Chuck Norris is not fucking having it. This sucks because Chuck Norris is a retired mercenary guy who wants no part of it but he keeps getting dragged back in. It takes 30 seconds for the body count in this movie to reach double digits and the stupidity and violence flow from there like sweet nectar I didn't know I needed. Sometimes it just feels great to watch a movie that is completely beautiful trash and that is what Invasion USA is for me, beautiful trash.
I’ve seen this a couple times and I still never understand how a group of what appears to be roughly 200 guys plan to take over the entire United States, haha.
I actually liked this more than I have before. It’s pure Cannon craziness (but shockingly mean spirited, even for them) and Joseph Zito seems to be having a blast directing this madness. Chuck Norris is honestly pretty boring, but luckily it doesn’t matter too much, because this essentially boils to down to a highlight reel of Norris showing up in different places fighting terrorists and it’s honestly pretty entertaining.
If you asked a computer to write an action movie, I am positive that the result would be the script for Invasion U.S.A., if not something nearly identical to it. This film is everything people love and hate about 80s action flicks. Its story is laughably nonsensical, and it's basically just a series of thinly connected scenes in which things just sort of happen. It's like this movie really wants to be Commando, but it can't quite copy that film's self-deprecating undercurrent or Arnold's charisma.
There are too many moments in this that made me smile, chuckle, or genuinely laugh, for me to hate it. The terrorists' plot is kind of incomprehensible, and I had little to no idea what…
A staple of any Ultimate Action Movie Club home VHS collection, Chuck Norris is at his vintage best in INVASION USA. A movie that should not be taken seriously in any way except for the value of your own ultimate enjoyment. It should go without saying that of course Chuck Norris fends off a communist invasion single-handedly and his blue jeans never rip in spite of his bloodcurdling high kicks. Plus it's sneakily perhaps the greatest Christmas action movie to boot. Perfect home video entertainment!
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They messed with the wrong Florida Man.
Norris is basic as usual but lowkey, this was a banger.
I really wanted to love Invasion USA. It's an 80s Cannon action movie, which I usually love, but there's just something about it that just doesn't gel. Maybe it's because it feels more like a sequence of cool action set pieces glued together with a flimsy plot than a full blown movie. The lead villain is great, very characteristic and psychotic, but his masterplan makes no sense whatsoever.
Chuck Norris is such a dull protagonist as Matt Hunter. He was much better in the "sequel" when played by Micheal Dudikoff, which is a mean feat when he's not that charismatic. At least the action is fairly decent, as Chuck double denims his way through waves of terrorist thugs. Had they leaned more into the ridiculousness of the situation this would've been far more enjoyable. If you want a real Invasion USA stick you're much better off with Red Dawn.
Fun to a degree; the bad guy shoot people in the dick and in the end there's a bazooka standoff. That's the degree.
The motivation of the villians is a case of no brainer 80's right wing projection; communists infiltrate with skirmish attacks for an eventual national takeover ("because that's how we do it!")
Chuck Norris seems and is spliced into scenes, some of which he's not in, some of which is stock footage from other movies. In fact, this is sometimes less of a film and more of... just footage.
Though to be fair, Norris' sort of phantom like appearance works well with the fact that he is the main focus of the villain's nightmares.
But it is probably incidental.
‘It’s Time To Die’
Chuck Norris saves America alone - with just a denim waistcoat, an armadillo and twin Uzis.
This Golan-Globus effort is about as 1985 as a film can be. A massive body count, some blatant dummies flying about and a psycho villain in the shape of Richard Lynch. (He’s no Bennett, sadly).
Nice nod to Dirty Harry tucked in there for the watchful.
A splendid waste of £8 and 107 minutes.
På Norrköpingmål: 80-taleit! Var taog deu viägen?
Canon films refuse to make sense
It's so convoluted that it could be a recruitment video for the good and bad guys. Whoever you think they might be.
WHO WRITES THIS CRAP?
Could have done with a few more explosions
Cannon Films was the absolute best! This was batshit crazy from start to finish! Norris rocking the double denim as he kills dozens with relative ease!
Highly offensive language, drugs, nudity, balls to the wall action, and scenes which some may find disturbing, this ticked every box for me!
Obvious right-wing propaganda to make me hate foreigners, but instead it just made me hate the movie.
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