[Philippines release date 3rd March 1983; released on Finnish VHS as "Operaatio Coleman" and on French VHS as "Operation Cambodge"]
Director Jun Gallardo Story Rodolfo Dabao Jr Screenplay Rodolfo Dabao Jr, Don Gordon [Bell] Producers K.Y. Lim, Rodolfo Dabao Jr Music Restie Umali Art Director Roger Suarez Production Design Arthur Nicdao Cinematography Vic “Anao”/Anders Editor Rene Tala Assistant Director Teddy Chiu Special Effects Guy Naelgas Fighting Instructor Ben Romano Production Co-ordinator Robert Cheng Production Assistant Dhel Matibag Sound Effects Bert de Santos
Cast Vic Vargas, Richard Harrison, Anthony “Alonso”/Alonzo, Robert Lee, Dick Israel, James Gaines, Don Gordon [Bell], Tetchie Agbayani, Bembol Roco (Major Dao), Romano Kristoff, Greg Lozano [Alonzo?], Stanley Orong, Bert Wilson, Dax Rivera, Ramon Jimenez, Ver Sagum, Carl Wuco, Jay Bumpus, Steve Craig, Ben Nightingale, Willy Eqqer, Angelo Casartelli
Richard Harrison on Intrusion Cambodia [from an interview on the French website Nanarland]
The director, John Gale (aka Jun Gallardo), was treated better by the Silver Star producers than Teddy Page (who directed Fireback, Hunter's Crossing, Blood Debts, and was actually the assistant director for Intrusion Cambodia as well). Gale was always ready to stop for the day, while Page wanted to get the work done. I remember one time with Page it started to rain in the jungle where we were shooting and he called it a wrap, but I insisted on finishing the scenes. I showed them how to put the lights so you could not see that it was raining. No one was very happy about finishing.
I liked the producer, K.Y. Lim. But while he lived in the best hotels wherever he traveled and ate in the best restaurants, his crew stayed in the worst and ate in the worst. When he came to
Tetchie Agbayani was a very pretty girl. She didn't think I approved of her, probably because I don't have anything to do with people on drugs. She was using them and I told her I thought she was making a big mistake by doing so.
Vic Vargas was a big star in the
Don Gordon Bell (aka Don Gordon) was a little crazy when I met him, but I liked him. Since he told me he wanted to be a scriptwriter and the scripts we were given were very bad, I told Don we would do a script together but he could have the credit. Then K.Y. Lim told me to go ahead and rewrite or make a new script for the film. So I would lie down on a couch and Don would write down what I said. Sometimes we would discuss a scene. It took us about eight hours to make up a script for Intrusion Cambodia. Later, Don became religious and I believe he went to
Mike Monty was a likeable person, but he had a very bad fault concerning young girls in the
All of the guns and uniforms for Intrusion Cambodia, Fireback, and the rest were purchased at military stores in