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
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.
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Did You Know?
In the film, Toni (Jennifer Grey) sneaks into town and blows up the "Soviet-American Friendship Center." The real life National Council of American-Soviet Friendship (NCASF), a left-wing organization composed of Soviet and communist sympathizers, angrily denounced "Red Dawn" as paranoid and militarist. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991, the NCASF, whose last president was prominent character actor John Randolph, disbanded. See more
Colonel Bella's subordinate always addresses him with "Si, Senor." In the Cuban army, he would call his superior officer "Mi Coronel." See more
[Robert sawing off a shotgun
They were people!
Yeah, well, so was my dad.
What was it like?
[Robert stops sawing
It was good.
[Robert resumes sawing
None of the actors are in the opening credits See more