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Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13  |   |  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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The Russian text seen in red lettering above the movie's title in the film and on movie posters is Russian language for "Red Dawn". See more »

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When they first veer off-road to avoid an enemy roadblock, Jed's truck tires squeal as he comes to a stop on a grassy hill. See more »

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Jed Eckert: [in the mountains] Matt and I have been coming up to these mountains with our dad our whole lives. We can hunt, we can fish, we can stay up here a long, long time.
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Jed Eckert: [indicating the jets above them] Until we don't hear *that* no more.
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Very bad propaganda
3 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

I am studying this movie in my humanities class and it is a very obvious piece of propaganda. Now propaganda isn't synonym of "bad movie" but in this case it is. The way the Americans are brave, strong winners and the Russians are nothing but brutes is pathetic. America did terrible things during the war just like the soviets did. The first scene when the teacher gets shot for no reason made me cringe. There also is the obvious bit, why would the soviets attack America directly and attack a small insignificant town, put all their efforts into finding a couple of high schoolers and just focusing on this town in general. What is even worse is that there is a second one coming out about north Korean troops attacking a bunch of highs schoolers again. Let's hope the acting is at least better than in the original red dawn in which, the lines are laughable, the emotions are pathetic and not realistic at all. Watching this movie was a horrible experience and i don't recommend it to anyone.


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