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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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In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now. See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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Ten Soldiers  »

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An old Safeway grocery store in Las Vegas, NM, was converted to a sound stage and used for several scenes. See more »

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When the boys get to the mountains and are arguing about turning themselves in, right before Jed shows them the shot up radio you can see two men in the background with mustaches and sunglasses on. These are obviously not one of the actors because none of them have mustaches. See more »

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[3 Soviet soldiers on patrol in the highlands of Arapho National Forest have found an arrow at the side of the road]
Yuri: [speaking Russian] Look. Look what I've found. An Indian arrow.
Soldier #1: [notices it is a manufactured arrow] I did not know these Indians used steel.
Yuri: Sure, you fool. They used the melted sabers of Federalist Cossacks.
Soldier #1: [notices the platic tail] Did these Indians work in plastic too?
Yuri: You idiot, this is bone, polished to a high sheen.
Yuri: [after spotting Toni & Erica] Stop!
Soldier #2: Watch out! She has a ...
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Curiosity value only
24 January 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I spent eight years of the Cold War in a central European "socialist" country, from 1966 to 1974. So I was exposed to a lot of film and TV propaganda. But I have to say that nothing I saw there could come anywhere near "Red Dawn" for improbability, crudeness or sheer knuckle-dragging dopiness. Maybe I see it this way because I am Australian, and therefore many things American have for me a bouquet of strangeness -- to mention only what seems an exaggerated idea of patriotism; not many Australians get misty-eyed at the sight of their national flag. Be that as it may, yes, the Soviet empire deserved to collapse, as eventually it did. But primitive movies like "Red Dawn" had nothing to do with it. Today, it has only curiosity value.


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