Accession Number: C.2018.46.1
Dimensions: 39 in X 25.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 99.06 cm X 64.77 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph and Bobbi Leigh Zito
Movie poster for the film Invasion U.S.A., 1985. The poster features the actor Chuck Norris holding two guns and wearing an unbutton denim sleeveless top and jeans. In the background is a collage of prominent American buildings like the U.S. Capitol and the Twin Towers. The landscape is covered with soldiers on the street and military tanks. In the sky, helicopters hover around the buildings. "CHUCK NORRIS" is printed in large text at the top below the tag line for the film: "No one thought it could ever happen here...America wasn't ready...But he was." "INVASION U.S.A" is printed at the bottom in bold red text. Cast and production information occupies the bottom portion of the poster. The film was rated R.
Until their destruction on 9/11, the Twin Towers dominated the Manhattan skyline. Symbols of American ingenuity and audacity, they provided an immediate visual association with the irrepressible vitality of New York City. Appearing again and again in the movies, the towers became permanently etched into the public imagination.