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 ivory gripped revolver passed down to Jed (Patrick Swayze
) from his granddaddy is a model 1873 Colt Single Action Army also known as the Colt Peacemaker. This is a Wild West era weapon that has to be manually thumb cocked for every shot. Though woefully antiquated compared to the other firearms in this movie the Peacemaker was a rugged, reliable and accurate weapon and its 45 cal. cartridge packed a serious punch. The weapon remains so popular that Colt still manufactures them to this day and a dozen other companies offer clones. 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
[after Toni and Robert are KIA, the Eckert Brothers plan a diversion while Danny and Erica cross the enemy lines
We're all that's left. Somebody's gotta live. Somebody's gotta make it. Me and Jed, we're all used up.
I'm never gonna forget... as long as I live.
You're never gonna know who won.
None of the actors are in the opening credits See more
References The Longest Day