[[caption-width-right:300:As if the U.S.A. wasn't enough, Norris saves Christmas too.]]

->''"The movie 'Invasion U.S.A.' is, in fact, a documentary."''
-->-- '''Website/ChuckNorrisFacts'''

''Invasion U.S.A.'' is an action film directed by Joseph Zito, starring Creator/ChuckNorris, and released by Creator/TheCannonGroup in 1985.

A [[{{Mooks}} multinational assortment of commie terrorists]] lead by one Mikhail Rostov (Richard Lynch) enter the American soil, and start causing havoc everywhere. Only one man can stop them: The former CIA agent Matt Hunter (Norris).

The film was followed by ''Film/AvengingForce'' in 1986, with Norris [[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] by Michael Dudikoff as Hunter.

No relation to the [[Film/InvasionUSA1952 1952 film]] of the same title.

!!This film contains examples of:

* AdultFear: The terrorists are utter bastards with no qualms whatsoever about killing children, and they actively make an effort to do so at least once, [[spoiler: which thankfully is stopped by Hunter]]. They also attacked an amusement park ride. This is tragically TruthInTelevision, because there are terrorist groups that not only don't care about kids getting hurt, but have intentionally attacked schools. Al Qaeda and it's various affiliates in particular are notorious for saying that "no one is innocent" in Western societies and that everyone is fair game.
* ArchEnemy: Rostov sees Hunter as one, as he is obsessed with taking him out. Hunter himself doesn't care much about Rostov, until he is attacked.
* AnAssKickingChristmas: The terrorists land on US during Christmas season. And just to show what bastards they are, they start blowing up suburbs celebrating it.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Matt Hunter.
* BadassBeard: Hunter.
* BadassBoast:
** Hunter gives one to a pimp who interferes with his interrogation of a would-be informant.
-->'''Hunter:''' If you come back in here, I'm gonna hit you with so many rights you'll beg for a left.
** Later, he gives one to Rostov via television:
-->'''Hunter:''' Nikko was easy. Now it's your turn. One night you're gonna close your eyes, and when they open, I'll be there. It'll be time to die.
* BadassGrandpa: John Eagle. He stumbles upon a group of communist mercenaries aiming grenade launchers and automatic weapons at Hunter's house. He's hopelessly outgunned, yet instead of high-tailing it out of there... he shouts a warning to Hunter, and then kills one of the bad guys with his shotgun.
* BatmanGambit: Hunter arranges himself to be caught by the police so that he'll be placed in the emergency command center. He does this because he knows that Rostov will launch an all-out attack to the place to get him while destabilizing the American government for good.
* BigBad: Rostov.
* CarChase: One starts after the mall shootout.
* CarFu: Hunter kills a mook with his jeep during the mall shootout.
* CatapultNightmare: Rostov trashes around and bolts up when he wakes up from his nightmare.
* CatchPhrase: "Time to die" for Hunter.
* ClickHello: In his nightmare, Rostov tries to pull a major job, only to be interrupted by Hunter putting a gun on his temple.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The White House isn't involved in the action.
* DeadMansTriggerFinger: Happens to a machine-gun toting Marine, who is gunned down while he's stupidly standing still in the middle of the huge climactic battle and firing from the hip on full-auto.
* DeathByIrony: Rostov oh so loves [[StuffBlowingUp killing people and destroying property with explosives]]. Guess how Hunter finishes him off?
* DestinationDefenestration: Rostov throws Mickey's lady through a window after killing him.
* DirtyCommunists: The terrorists are made of these.
* TheDragon: Nikko. He serves as Rostov's right hand, and keeps him focused on the invasion.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: The terrorists are a motley crew of mercenaries from East Germany, Russia, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
* FriendOrFoe: After the bad guys have pulled off a number of [[FalseFlagOperation false flag attacks]], a group of gun-toting civilians can be seen standing guard and wearing armbands, while a group of kids are put on a bus to be evacuated to elsewhere.
* GroinAttack: Rostov kills Mickey by shooting him in the groin multiple times. He does the same to one of his subordinates who pointed out(rightfully so, as it turned out) that Rostov's obsession with getting Hunter would hurt the mission.
* GunsAkimbo: Hunter with his Micro Uzis.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Hunter has a habit of killing terrorists with [[SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb their own bombs]].
* HopeSpot: Rostov (posing as a coast guard with his men) tell the illegal immigrants that they are free to enter the US before shooting them all.
* IWorkAlone: Said word by word by Hunter when he officially accepts the assignment of finding Rostov.
* ImpaledPalm: Hunter puts a knife through an informant's hand to make him talk.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: The terrorists cause havoc by killing civilians while being dressed as members of various authoritive occupations to turn people against them.
* InfantImmortality: Averted - the terrorists successfully attack an amusement park, and although it's not stated outright it's clearly implied children were among the victims.
* IntrepidReporter: [=McGuire=].
* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: A much smaller scale and, interestingly enough, realistic variant. The "invasion" in this film takes the form of infiltration. The terrorists land on an empty (except for one unfortunate young couple) beach late at night and then spread out across the country disguised as ordinary citizens or even police and military personnel. Then once they are in place they unleash a wave of terror across the country. Essentially, it's America being invaded by a guerrilla army.
* InvincibleHero: This is Chuck Norris at his most invincible. Hunter never gets hurt, knows where all the bad guys are at any time, and never loses a battle. He's so invincible that even Rostov, with all the resources he has, is afraid of him and dedicates a good chunk of his men fighting him.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: During his more peaceful moments, Matt and his buddy John Eagle capture alligators.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Hunter has no interest on recapturing Rostov when he is informed that he has entered American soil. Then Rostov organizes an attack on Hunter's home, killing his friend John Eagle. Hunter's first step after this is to go after Rostov, which ultimately leads to failure of his invasion.
* NightmareSequence: Hunter is such a fearsome adversary to Rostov, that he has nightmares about him kicking his ass.
* {{Novelization}}: By JasonFrost, a pseudonym used by writers Raymond Obstfeld and Rich Rainey. It is unclear which one wrote it.
* OffscreenTeleportation:
** Hunter disappears from [=McGuire's=] sight when she momentarily looks away from him.
** He pulls this off again during his final confrontation with Rostov.
* OhCrap: Rostov when he realizes his mistake of [[spoiler:leading all his men into a single spot]].
** Also when Hunter opens an M72 LAW behind him.
* StuffBlowingUp: Rostov's attack on the ideal suburban neighborhood.
* SuperWindowJump: Hunter gets the hell out of the Dodge when his house comes under fire from Rostov's men.
* TankGoodness: [[spoiler:During the FinalBattle, the National Guard surrounds the villains, complete with M-48 Patton tanks]].
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: After Hunter beats the absolute hell out of Rostov in hand to hand combat, he could easily have finished him then and there. Instead he disappears so he can go and get a LAW rocket launcher, which he then uses to blast Rostov at close range after sneaking up on him. Rostov himself apparently had something similar planned, as after Hunter disappeared, he too acquired a rocket launcher and was searching for Hunter with it.
* TooDumbToLive: Prior to the [[spoiler:FinalBattle, Rostov's terrorist army finds itself looking at a huge contingent of National Guard backed by numerous tanks, APCs and helicopter gunships. Despite having no anti-tank weapons whatsoever and no anti-air weaponry aside from their automatic weapons... the terrorists open fire anyway.]]
* VigilanteMan: The public is led to believe that Hunter is one, as his actions to thwart the terrorists are not officially supported by the CIA.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After Hunter saves [=McGuire=] from Nikko, she disappears from the movie.
* WouldHurtAChild: One trio of terrorists attempt to blow up [[BusFullOfInnocents a school bus full of children]]. See also InfantImmortality above.