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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1987  
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)
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 Will Milford (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Clayton Cullen (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Major Helmut Gurtman (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Alethea Milford (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Jeffrey Wyman (5 episodes, 1987)
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 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)
Jason Wild ...
 Youth Communist Leader (2 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)
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 Sally, VFA (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Herb Lister (2 episodes, 1987)
Richard Blackburn ...
 KGB Agent (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Undercover Rebel (2 episodes, 1987)
Sheila Lynn Buckley ...
 Modern Dance Judge (2 episodes, 1987)
Marek Krawczyk ...
 Mental Hospital Patient (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Dierdre's Mother (2 episodes, 1987)
Timothy Skulish ...
 Body Guard (2 episodes, 1987)
Sam Stone ...
 Rebel (2 episodes, 1987)
Toby Tarnow ...
 Helen (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)  »

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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 »

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General Petya Samanov: When you lose and fail, it is understandable. When you win and fail, that brings madness.
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Excellent Reminder of the Bad Old Days
17 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a great relic of the Cold-War era! An excellent piece for classroom discussions of the American mentality during this period of recent history. If only it were more easily available at a more affordable price. It seems this set is not selling at the Wal-Mart bin-price for a mini-series that has received such poor reviews from the kind visitors of IMDb. Like "Red Dawn," "1984" and other "paranoia" films of the 1980s, this one lives up to its name. Yes, it's slow, but it wasn't supposed to be a Rambo-type flick. Try to appreciate it for what it represented when it came out. A very courageous project for its time, IMHO. I think that it's time for a re-make with a "different" kind of "scary" foreign-occupier (can you guess what I'm thinking?) It could easily be titled, "Ameriqa."


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