A small tank force, lead by mercenary Major Jorge Guerera (Henry Silva), has crossed the border into the small democratic nation of Sardoun. Their cannons roar and a few seconds later, a power station is completely demolished. The hostile force whirls around and heads back towards the border as a squadron of Sardounian helicopter gunships and tanks move in, trying to block their escape.
But it's too late. The attacking force reaches and crosses the border. The pursuers radio back to Sardounian field headquarters for permission to cross after them. The answer comes from Sir Edward Byrne-White (Edward Mulhare), the distinguished looking British commander of Sardoun's forces, and Major Zara Benbhutto (Persis Khambatta), filed officer and the beautiful daughter of Sardoun's President. Permission denied! There will be no border violations, at least not on Sardoun's part.
This has been the latest in series of several attacks from their hostile neighbor and something must be done about it. The decision has been made to enlist the aid of MegaForce, the world's most potent rapid deploy fighting unit composed of elite military personnel from every free country on earth, using the most scientifically and technologically advanced equipment ever designed.
To gain this help, Zara and Byrne-White fly out of the country to MegaForce Headquarters. A limo from the airport drops them off in the middle of the desert. There's nothing visible for miles except desolation and large boulders. THey sit on a couple of rocks, wondering what comes next, completely unaware of two rattlesnakes slithering towards them.
Suddenly, shots ring out and the rattlers are killed. Then in utter disbelief, they see a man step through one of the large boulders. He is Dallas (Michael Beck), an american cowboy-type, whom we learn is a MegaForce member. Explaining the "walking through the boulder" was a holograph illusion, the trio returns "through" the boulder to waiting Ford Bronco driven by Zac Taylor (Ralph Wilcox), a black MegaForce soldier. As they move out, Zac demonstrates some of the amazing technical equipment mounted on the vehicle.
A short time later, they're intercepted by three MegaForce Moto-Fighters, specifically designed motorcycles carrying rockets, cannons, machineguns and highly sophisticated electronic communication gear. The lead Moto-Fighter is ridden by dashing Commander Ace Hunter (Barry Bostwick), the tall, bearded, blonde-haired leader of MegaForce.
Hunter introduces himself to Zara and Byrne-White and escorts them to MegaFroce headquarters, located inside a granite mountain, tunneled out to accomodate its residnents. There's activity everywhere, as weaponry and glass control rooms rim the area.
Once inside, Zara and Bryne-White are introduced ro Professor Derek Eggstrum (George Furth), the scientific genius who has designed and built all of MegaForce's exotic equipment. He takes them on a tour of the facilities, showing them an awesome assortment of vehicles and equipment which most people thought weren't even in the drawing board stage.
Following this indoctrination, Zara and Byrne-White are shown tho their quarters to clean up for dinner. A little later, Hunter comes to Zara's room to escort her into the dining area. Before they leave, we see a personal relationship developing between them which is definitely not military in nature.
On the way to dining area, they stop off and enter the war room. Zara is awe-struck; as she scans the room, she's seeing something akin to the Eighth Wonder of the World. Floor-to-ceiling fibre optic maps of every country in the world being flashed on screens; wall-to-wall computers; ultra-sphisticated microwave transmitters and receivers; and a multitude of consoles performing unbelievable functions.
Byrne-White, Dalls & Eggstrum, who were already in the war room, join Zara and Hunter as they move on to the dining area. Once there, the two visitors meet the rest of the 60 man unit, all resplendent in their dress military uniforms.
During dinner, they discuss Guerera and their plans for a joint effort between Sardoun and MegaForce to destroy his fighting force.
This plan, tagged by Hunter as Operation Hook, Line and Sinker, is simple in concept, but extremely difficult and dangerous in execution. MegaForce will attack Guerera's troops in the enemies' home camp, then retreat, under control, drawing troops after them, luring them across the border into Sardoun at a pre-determined time. Once they accomplish this, Byrne-White and the Sardounian army will move in for the kill.
The preparations begin. The mission is to be under way in kess than 72 hours.
And soon it's time. Operation Hook, Line & Sinker, is simple in concept, but extremely difficult and dangerous in execution. MegaForce will attack Guerera's troops in the enemies' home camp, then retreat, under control, drawing Guerera after them, luring them across the border into Sardoun at a predetermined time. Once they accomplish this, Byrne-White and the Sardounian army will move in for the kill.
But soon...very soon...the silence is shattered. The screen is filled with tremendous explosions, flashing gunfire and brilliant balls of fire as the forces of good and evil meet headlong in the exciting climax of "MegaForce." The action is non-stop as the plans take some ironical twists and the story races to its unusual and exciting resolution.
"MegaForce" is acting according to its motto, "Deeds Not Words."
But will it be enough?
From the Official 1982 Press Kit.