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?


The UNSSU compound raided in the movie was at an abandoned building outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. It stood on the grounds of a Nebraska state surplus site and remained in its "UNSSU" scheme (including large red lettering, white paint and burn marks) for many years until its demolition in August 2007. 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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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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