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?
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
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
[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.
How long, Jed?
[fighters and bombers pass overhead
[indicating the jets above them
Until we don't hear *that* no more.
None of the actors are in the opening credits See more
Referenced in Undeclared: Eric Visits