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Red Dawn (1984)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  10 August 1984 (USA)
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It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

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From out of the sky, Soviet, Nicaraguan, and Cuban troops begin landing on the football field of a Colorado high school. In seconds, the paratroopers have attacked the school and sent a group of teenagers fleeing into the mountains. Armed only with hunting rifles, pistols, and bows and arrows, the teens struggle to survive the bitter winter and the Soviet KGB patrols hunting for them. Eventually, trouble arises when they kill a group of Soviet soldiers on patrol in the highlands. Soon they will wage their own guerrilla warfare against the invading Soviet troops-under the banner of 'Wolverines!' Written by Derek O'Cain

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8:44 A.M. A full scale military invasion by foreign troops begins. Total surprise. Almost total success. A gang of high school kids become the last line of defense. See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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Ten Soldiers  »

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Trivia

While filming the invasion scene at the high school, five parachutists dressed as Soviet soldiers were blown up to a mile off course. See more »

Goofs

During the school attack scene, when the Russian soldier is shooting the car with the two students in it, the damage being done to the car by the machine gun obviously doesn't match the timing of the gunshots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Mason: [the Wolverines arrive at the Mason house, where they will be joined by Toni and Erica] We got us some outlaws here.
Jed Eckert: Wow, a house.
Mr. Mason: Go on and find a chair.
Robert: Last time we were in a house was five weeks.
Mr. Mason: You look it.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) See more »

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3 September 2001 | by (Russia, Moscow) – See all my reviews

Very good comedy. Strictly recommended for all citizens of ex-USSR! Best Russian speakers. Best Russian spellers. Very best sample of relations between USA and USSR of the period of "cold war". Although the movie was never oriented to soviet people, would be much nicer to have Russians for Russian characters.


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