The exploitation masterpiece Invasion U.S.A. begins when a mysterious stranger (Dan O'Herlihy) engages a diverse group of Manhattan bar patrons in a discussion on the best way to beat Communism. Suddenly, a real Red Alert is declared and enemy parachutists by the thousands begin landing on American soil! Soon atom bombs are dropping. Through it all, a suave, street-smart reporter (Gerald Mohr) and a beautiful debutante (Peggie Castle) desperately try to find time for romance amid the chaos.
Invasion U.S.A. was made during the height of the Cold Warand makes ingenious use of stock footage, models and other special effects, to create a film that makes for an indelible viewing experience.
A mysterious stranger (Dan O'Herlihy) enters a Manhattan bar and begins a discussion with the patrons on how to defeat Communism. Before long, a Red Alert is in effect, and America is being invaded by foreign troops, bombs are falling, and skyscrapers are crumbling. In the midst of it all, a reporter (Gerald Mohr) and a debutante (Peggie Castle) try to find love. Using stock footage, models, and more, producer Albert Zugsmith's film--made at the height of the Cold War--attempts to show audiences what World War III would look like as it occurred on American soil.