Amerika (1987)

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America has been bloodlessly taken over by the Soviet Union, leading to slave-labor camps for some, collaboration for others and rebellion for yet others.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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 Devin Milford (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Peter Bradford (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Marion Andrews (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Colonel Andrei Denisov (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Amanda Bradford (6 episodes, 1987)
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 General Petya Samanov (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Ward Milford (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Dr. Alan Drummond (6 episodes, 1987)
Ford Rainey ...
 Will Milford (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Clayton Cullen (6 episodes, 1987)
Reiner Schöne ...
 Major Helmut Gurtman (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Alethea Milford (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Jeffrey Wyman (5 episodes, 1987)
Marcel Hillaire ...
 Dieter Heinlander (5 episodes, 1987)
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 Kimberly Ballard (5 episodes, 1987)
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 Jackie Bradford (5 episodes, 1987)
Steve Drury ...
 Scott (5 episodes, 1987)
Don Reilly ...
 Justin Milford (4 episodes, 1987)
Patricia Idlette ...
 Melanie Blackstone (4 episodes, 1987)
Errol Slue ...
 Reverend Blackstone (4 episodes, 1987)
Kelly Proctor ...
 Billy Milford (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Young Caleb (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Betty Milford (2 episodes, 1987)
David Ferry ...
 Laird (2 episodes, 1987)
Allan Royal ...
 President (2 episodes, 1987)
Mag Ruffman ...
 Sally, VFA (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Herb Lister (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Undercover Rebel (2 episodes, 1987)
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America has been bloodlessly taken over by the Soviet Union, leading to slave-labor camps for some, collaboration for others and rebellion for yet others. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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1997. The world is different. The dream is the same. Let freedom ring.

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15 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Miehitetty Amerikka  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Amerika sparked much controversy from many camps long before it even aired. Many liberals dismissed the mini-series as right wing paranoia, while many conservatives complained that the Soviet brutality that was depicted was seriously underplayed. Several re-writes and production delays resulted. Many objected to it on the basis that it could damage American-Soviet relations. The United Nations publicly objected to the depiction of United Nations Peacekeeping Forces as a Soviet controlled occupying force. The Soviet government at one point threatened to shut down the ABC News Moscow Bureau if the mini-series aired (although this threat was never carried out.) This prompted ABC President John B. Sias to state "We're going to run that program come rain, blood, or horse manure." See more »

Quotes

Colonel Andrei Denisov: Why do you wish to help us?
Peter Bradford: I don't want to help you. I want to help my country.
Colonel Andrei Denisov: [deadly serious] There is no country.
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It was better the second time around!
19 May 1999 | by (Kansas City, Missouri) – See all my reviews

Certainly, after twelve long years, one tends to forget quite a bit of the content of a long movie. I'm no exception. It was hard to believe just how much I'd actually forgotten.

It remains one of the best pictures I've ever seen, from beginning to end. Theoretically, the events that occur are imaginable, the powerful acting awakens a feeling of patriotism and kinship with fellow Americans.

Although some feel the ending offers little closure, they were captivated by the plot as the rest of us were, feeling like one of the people of Milford with little else to lose but our self respect.

What can I say. . . everyone should see this movie at least once in their lives.




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