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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 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)
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 President (2 episodes, 1987)
Mag Ruffman ...
 Sally, VFA (2 episodes, 1987)
John Towey ...
 Herb Lister (2 episodes, 1987)
David Boles ...
 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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Richard Chamberlain was considered for the role of Devin Milford. See more »

Quotes

Dieter Heinlander: America is now part of the history of Communism. Interesting way to think of it, wouldn't you say?
Gerta: We would have been better off in East Germany.
Dieter Heinlander: Yes... it's one of life's little jokes.
Gerta: At least, there, we grew up in it.
Dieter Heinlander: But we didn't stay... maybe we are just meant to be outsiders.
[to Devin]
Dieter Heinlander: A little bit like you.
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Prophetic warning or the last gasp of Cold War paranoia?
26 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Forgive me, but when this was first shown on TV, the reaction from the public was with a collective yawn. American audiences just weren't ready for a TWELVE HOUR movie, and the Nielsen ratings for the series were embarrassingly low (If I remember correctly, they were the lowest for any mini-series). There was a paperback book tie-in with the mini-series, which was released several days before the TV show began (Can you say "give away the plot"?). What little I saw of AMERIKA when it was originally broadcast was as exciting as watching paint dry, and the series was savaged in the press as being the work of paranoid imaginations.

What I took as being very odd is that the patriotic hero was played by Kris Kristofferson, a man who has championed many liberal-to-left political causes that the most patriotic fans of this mini-series would oppose.

It's been said that a work of genius is never fully appreciated when first released to the public. It's also been said that people will read their own interpretations into the most innocuous of things. Patriotic epic or paranoid raving? Make your own decision about this mini-series.


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