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
The invading armies planned for everything - except for eight kids called "The Wolverines."
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Did You Know?
The story was originally to be set in the real town of Calumet, Michigan. It was moved to a fictionalized version of Calumet, Colorado. Colorado was a more central location within the United States which better fit the story and Calumet, Colorado is actually a tiny former mining town abandoned in the 1970s. See more
When the tank pulls up to the gas station they ask for "gasoline". All Soviet made tanks were diesel powered. See more
[inscription on a bronze statue in front of Calumet High School
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat."
None of the actors are in the opening credits See more
References Doctor Zhivago