History Film / InvasionUSA1952

11th Oct '17 10:27:19 PM thatother1dude
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Don't let the poster fool you. Carla is wearing trousers when she jumps out the window. Sorry, fellas! No PantyShot!



* TrailersAlwaysLie: Don't let the poster fool you. Carla is wearing trousers when she jumps out the window. Sorry, fellas! No PantyShot!
** Also, Hedda Hopper must have scared easily....



* YouNoTakeCandle: "The Enemy" all speak in heavily accented, broken English. [[FridgeLogic Even to each other.]]
** To be fair, they were instructed only to speak English, as practice.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: "The Enemy" all speak in heavily accented, broken English. [[FridgeLogic Even to each other.]]
** To be fair, they
other--they were instructed only to speak English, as practice.
11th Oct '17 10:23:03 PM thatother1dude
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* BigDamPlot: The Soviets nuke Hoover Dam (referred to in the film by its old name, "Boulder Dam"), causing Boulder City to be flooded. You'd think nuking Boulder City itself would be more efficient, but maybe they wanted to add some variety to their city-destroying spree.
** Nuking Boulder City destroys one city. Nuking the dam cuts off electrical power from big chunks of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, & Utah.

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* BigDamPlot: The Soviets nuke Hoover Dam (referred to in the film by its old name, "Boulder Dam"), causing Boulder City to be flooded. You'd think nuking Boulder City itself would be more efficient, but maybe they wanted to add some variety to their city-destroying spree.
** Nuking Boulder City destroys one city. Nuking the dam cuts
flooded, and presumably cutting off electrical power from big chunks of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, & Utah.power.
11th Oct '17 9:46:22 PM thatother1dude
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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: The film was made less than a decade after World War II, when people had especially little idea how nuclear weapons worked. The weapons called "Atom Bombs" are just vaguely better versions of conventional explosives (represented by StockFootage of completely normal ones), not devices that leave a thousand mile wake of irradiated fallout. Hence, [[DirtyCommunists "The Enemy"]] throw nuclear weapons like peanuts, blowing up [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill airfields, dams, battleships, small out of the way towns, and cities (repeatedly)]], technically negating the very concept of an "invasion", since there'd be nothing actually left to occupy for about fifty years. As a particularly ludicrous example, the nuclear bombing of New York City results in only twenty thousand deaths. There's also the matter of the nuclear ''torpedo,'' which somehow only sets its target on fire instead of vaporizing it and everything a mile out in every direction.

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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: The film was made less than a decade after World War II, when people had especially little idea how nuclear weapons worked. The weapons called "Atom Bombs" are just vaguely better ([[StockFootage and visually identical]]) versions of conventional explosives (represented by StockFootage of completely normal ones), explosives, not devices that leave a thousand mile wake of irradiated fallout. Hence, [[DirtyCommunists "The Enemy"]] throw nuclear weapons like peanuts, blowing up [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill airfields, dams, battleships, small out of the way towns, and cities (repeatedly)]], technically negating the very concept of an "invasion", since there'd be nothing actually left to occupy for about fifty years. As a particularly ludicrous example, the nuclear bombing of New York City results in only twenty thousand deaths. There's also the matter of the nuclear ''torpedo,'' which somehow only sets its target on fire instead of vaporizing it and everything a mile out in every direction.
11th Oct '17 9:34:07 PM thatother1dude
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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: The film was made less than a decade after World War II, when people had especially little idea how nuclear weapons worked. The weapons called "Atom Bombs" are just vaguely better versions of conventional explosives (represented by StockFootage of completely normal ones), not devices that leave a thousand mile wake of irradiated fallout. Hence, [[DirtyCommunists "The Enemy"]] throw nuclear weapons like peanuts, blowing up [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill airfields, dams, battleships, small out of the way towns, and cities (repeatedly)]], technically negating the very concept of an "invasion", since there'd be nothing actually left to occupy for about fifty years. As a particularly ludicrous example, the nuclear bombing of New York City results in only twenty thousand deaths. There's also the matter of the nuclear ''torpedo,'' which somehow only sets its target on fire instead of vaporizing it and everything a mile out in every direction.



* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Apparently, the writers seem to be under the impression that the "Atom Bomb" is merely some kind of High Yield Explosive, that has nothing to do with leaving a thousand mile wake of irradiated fallout. Hence, [[DirtyCommunists "The Enemy"]] throw nuclear weapons like peanuts, blowing up [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill airfields, dams, battleships, small out of the way towns, and cities (repeatedly)]], technically negating the very concept of an "invasion", since there'd be nothing actually left to occupy for about fifty years. As a particularly ludicrous example, the nuclear bombing of New York City results in only twenty thousand deaths. There's also the matter of the nuclear ''torpedo,'' which somehow only sets its target on fire instead of vaporizing it and everything a mile out in every direction.
** [[ScienceMarchesOn The effects of nuclear weapons were not yet widely known at the time]].
11th Oct '17 9:06:04 PM thatother1dude
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* BrokenAesop: To defeat Communism, cede your time, money, businesses, and even identity to your government and country. In other words, defeat communism with more communism!

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* BrokenAesop: To defeat Communism, cede your time, money, businesses, and even identity to your government and country. In other words, [[StartXToStopX defeat communism with more communism!communism]]!
17th Aug '17 9:20:17 PM AnotherGuy
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* NeutralFemale: The movie ends with everyone thinking about what they could do to stave off a Soviet invasion. All except Carla. Nothing she does either way would affect anything. In fact, she's just yet another war prize when the invasion happens.

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* NeutralFemale: The movie ends with everyone thinking about what they could do to stave off a Soviet invasion. All except Carla. Nothing she does either way would affect anything. In fact, she's just yet another war prize when the invasion happens. She did work as a nurse during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
31st Jul '17 9:31:27 PM rwe1138
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* FollowTheLeader: This was the basic script for American invasion paranoia films like ''Film/RedDawn1984'' and ''{{Homefront}}''. John Milius probably saw this film and when he did, it was like Traffaut seeing ''Film/CitizenKane'' for the first time.
29th May '17 9:20:56 PM Mdumas43073
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29th May '17 9:18:05 PM Mdumas43073
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!!''Invasion USA'' contains the following tropes:

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!!''Invasion USA'' U.S.A.'' contains the following tropes:
29th May '17 9:17:36 PM Mdumas43073
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