Megaforce (1982)

A crack military team led by pilot Ace Hunter (Barry Bostwick) is called in to save democracy in a small nation threatened by tyranny.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 25, 1982
DVD Release Date: August 30, 1990
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

There is too much opportunity to notice the weak spots in Mr. Needham's direction. In the case of Megaforce, these include silly dialogue, poor matching shots, oafish staging, and one scene filmed between two silhouettes against a magenta background.

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Rob Vaux

The film maintains an actual "plot," but views it more as a nuisance than a necessity, probably because it would detract from the scorching homoeroticism of Bostwick in his spandex unitard.

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Gerry Shamray
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Another Hal Needham dud but this time without Burt Reynolds.

People Magazine

An elite fighting crew, Megaforce has a motto: "Deeds Not Words." No wonder; if your dialogue was as ludicrous as theirs is, you wouldn't want to stand around and talk either.

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Adam Lippe

One can only speculate where the money went (up their nose?) because it certainly isn't in the shoddy miniatures, or the fantastically abysmal blue-screen work. Maybe all the money went to a wrangler for Barry Bostwick's headband?

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Scott Weinberg

Rare is the film this uproariously awful.

TV Guide

Well over $20 million was spent to create a film full of sound and fury but without an inkling of intelligence.

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Widgett Walls

Wow. Just wow.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The kind of bad that makes you wish you were somewhere, anywhere else.

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Steve K
Classic cheese! Desperately needs a DVD release!
Sean Scobie
Classic cheese, like Julius Caesar's face imprinted on a block of cheddar, sure its not going to be a dignified high point in history but it's… More
Francisco Godinho
Megaforce? Megafail! It's awesome to watch this movie just to see it failing at pretty much everything. It's incredible how nothing bloody works in… More
Anthony Valletta
Utterly stupid.