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.




Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Marion Andrews 6 episodes, 1987
 Amanda Bradford 6 episodes, 1987
 Ward Milford 6 episodes, 1987
 Dr. Alan Drummond 6 episodes, 1987
 Will Milford 6 episodes, 1987
 Clayton Cullen 6 episodes, 1987
 Major Helmut Gurtman 6 episodes, 1987
 Alethea Milford 6 episodes, 1987
 Jeffrey Wyman 5 episodes, 1987
Marcel Hillaire ...
 Kimberly Ballard 5 episodes, 1987
 Jackie Bradford 5 episodes, 1987
Steve Drury ...
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
 Young Caleb 3 episodes, 1987
Jason Wild ...
 Youth Communist Leader 2 episodes, 1987
 Betty Milford 2 episodes, 1987
 President 2 episodes, 1987
 Sally, VFA 2 episodes, 1987
 Herb Lister 2 episodes, 1987
Richard Blackburn ...
 KGB Agent 2 episodes, 1987
 Undercover Rebel 2 episodes, 1987
Sheila Lynn Buckley ...
 Modern Dance Judge 2 episodes, 1987
Marek Krawczyk ...
 Mental Hospital Patient 2 episodes, 1987
 Dierdre's Mother 2 episodes, 1987
Timothy Skulish ...
 Body Guard 2 episodes, 1987
Sam Stone ...
Toby Tarnow ...


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

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


Action | Drama | Fantasy





Release Date:

15 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Miehitetty Amerikka  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Saturday Night Live performed a parody sketch of the series. It changed Russia as the occupying country to Canada. It was called Amerida. See more »


Peter Bradford: If you'd landed troops on the beaches, maybe it would have been different.
Colonel Andrei Denisov: What we did not expect was that, without communications, the United States would revert to a collection of separate peoples.
Peter Bradford: You just got the drop on us.
Colonel Andrei Denisov: [shaking off the suggestion] I don't believe it. It worked because you lost your country before we ever got here.
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Fascinating idea, but what happened?
21 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Amerika" had potential, but squandered it in a storyline that made no sense and in characters that made even less sense.

I watched this miniseries when it was broadcast, and taped it thinking it would be something worth keeping. I've never been inclined to view those tapes, because the non-sequitors were annoying the first time through.

This was a dreadful production. It isn't obscure because it was controversial, it's obscure because it's dreadful. The Russians are in charge, but why does that mean there is no running water? I kept waiting for the story to go somewhere, for Kris Kristopherson to start acting (never happened!), for some character, somewhere to make me care what happened to them.

This miniseries is not a suppressed gem. It's a well-ignored waste of time, talent, and potential.

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