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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 Marion Andrews 6 episodes, 1987
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 Amanda Bradford 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
Marcel Hillaire ...
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 Kimberly Ballard 5 episodes, 1987
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 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
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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
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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 ...
Toby Tarnow ...
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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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Action | Drama | Fantasy

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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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Richard Chamberlain was considered for the role of Devin Milford. See more »

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Devin Milford: I'm not going to accept the breakup of America. I'll resist with my spirit; I'll resist with my life. I can resist because I've found the love of my children; the possibility that their lives are more important than my own. I'll live through my children - through whatever good and true things I might have taught them, or the legacy of fear I might have left them. Each of us will find our best selves, or our worst selves - and in finding that, immortality.
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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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