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Release Date:
15 February 1987 (USA) See more »
1997. The world is different. The dream is the same. Let freedom ring.
America has been bloodlessly taken over by the Soviet Union, leading to slave-labor camps for some,... See more »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations See more »
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It was better the second time around! See more (34 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 29 of 37)

Kris Kristofferson ... Devin Milford (6 episodes, 1987)

Robert Urich ... Peter Bradford (6 episodes, 1987)

Wendy Hughes ... Marion Andrews (6 episodes, 1987)

Sam Neill ... Colonel Andrei Denisov (6 episodes, 1987)

Cindy Pickett ... Amanda Bradford (6 episodes, 1987)

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... General Petya Samanov (6 episodes, 1987)

Richard Bradford ... Ward Milford (6 episodes, 1987)

Ivan Dixon ... Dr. Alan Drummond (6 episodes, 1987)
Ford Rainey ... Will Milford (6 episodes, 1987)

Graham Beckel ... Clayton Cullen (6 episodes, 1987)
Reiner Schöne ... Major Helmut Gurtman (6 episodes, 1987)

Christine Lahti ... Alethea Milford (6 episodes, 1987)

Dorian Harewood ... Jeffrey Wyman (5 episodes, 1987)
Marcel Hillaire ... Dieter Heinlander (5 episodes, 1987)

Mariel Hemingway ... Kimberly Ballard (5 episodes, 1987)

Lara Flynn Boyle ... 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)

Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Young Caleb (3 episodes, 1987)
Cec Linder ... Speaker of the House of Representatives (3 episodes, 1987)

Deanna Dunagan ... Betty Milford (2 episodes, 1987)
David Ferry ... Laird (2 episodes, 1987)
Allan Royal ... 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)

Series Directed by
Donald Wrye (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Writing credits
Donald Wrye (7 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
John Lugar .... co-producer (7 episodes, 1987)
Richard L. O'Connor .... producer (7 episodes, 1987)
Donald Wrye .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Original Music by
Basil Poledouris (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Cinematography by
Hiro Narita (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Film Editing by
Craig Bassett (1 episode, 1987)
Raja Gosnell (1 episode, 1987)
Dan Harville (1 episode, 1987)
Jacque Elaine Toberen (1 episode, 1987)

Martin Cohen (unknown episodes)
Frank Mazzola (unknown episodes)
Michael Ripps (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Carol L. Dudley (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Production Design by
Scott Ritenour (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Art Direction by
David Jaquest (unknown episodes)
Mark W. Mansbridge (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Michael R. Joyce .... production executive: U.S. (1 episode, 1987)
Michael J. Maschio .... production manager: U.S. (1 episode, 1987)
Rob Wieland .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1987)

Cal Naylor .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josh McLaglen .... second assistant director: U.S. (1 episode, 1987)
Ron Wright .... first assistant director: U.S. (1 episode, 1987)

Carla Brand Breitner .... second assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Simon Clery .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
John M. Poer .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Kalai Strode .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Ian Brock .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Brian P. Brophy .... props (unknown episodes)
Richard M. Kristy .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Grover B. Helsley .... re-recording (1 episode, 1987)
Dale Johnston .... supervising sound editor (1 episode, 1987)
Tally Paulos .... supervising adr editor (1 episode, 1987)
Richard D. Rogers .... re-recording (1 episode, 1987)
John Wilkinson .... re-recording (1 episode, 1987)

Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Harrison D. Marsh .... utility sound technician (unknown episodes)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Tom Ruff .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Steve Switzer .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Bob Hall .... special effects technician (7 episodes, 1987)

Jason Board .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Arthur Langevin .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... animation camera operator: Kenimation Animation Services (unknown episodes)
Bryan Greenberg .... visual effects director of photography (unknown episodes)
Michael Lawler .... visual effects cameraman (unknown episodes)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects still photographer (unknown episodes)
Jesse Silver .... matte artist / visual effects matte department supervisor (unknown episodes)
Joseph Yanuzzi .... assistant editor: Apogee, Inc. (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Steve Lucescu .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Dwayne McLean .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator / stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gail Harvey .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Michael Kohne .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Steve Mathis .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Michael Orefice .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Mark Simon .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Cecily Adams .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Lindsay Chag .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Jody Hummer .... location casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa M. Lewis .... wardrobe (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Editorial Department
Beau Barthel .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1987)
Don Guidice .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1987)
John Lafferty .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1987)
Robert Levy .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1987)
Larry Robinson .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1987)
Scot Scalise .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1987)
Pam Sharp .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1987)
Tim Silano .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1987)
W.M. Steinberg .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1987)
Maria Stinnett-Busby .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1987)

Dennis M. Hill .... supervising editor (unknown episodes)
Dave Hussey .... colorist: dailies (unknown episodes)
Charlene Olson .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Bob Wyman .... supervising editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Tom Villano .... music editor / supervising music editor (7 episodes, 1987)

Greig McRitchie .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Steven Scott Smalley .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Dave Marwick .... production driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Michael Stubbs .... assistant to location manager (6 episodes, 1987)

Douglas A. Raine .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1987)
Jaap Broeker .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Linda Callow .... stand-in: Wendy Hughes (unknown episodes)
Jean Christopher .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
William Engel .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sophia Lansky .... additional voices (unknown episodes)
Chris O'Connor .... production coordinator: second unit (unknown episodes)

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870 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Richard Chamberlain was considered for the role of Devin Milford.See more »
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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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
It was better the second time around!, 19 May 1999
Author: Nancy Magerl-Smith ( from Kansas City, Missouri

Certainly, after twelve long years, one tends to forget quite a bit of the content of a long movie. I'm no exception. It was hard to believe just how much I'd actually forgotten.

It remains one of the best pictures I've ever seen, from beginning to end. Theoretically, the events that occur are imaginable, the powerful acting awakens a feeling of patriotism and kinship with fellow Americans.

Although some feel the ending offers little closure, they were captivated by the plot as the rest of us were, feeling like one of the people of Milford with little else to lose but our self respect.

What can I say. . . everyone should see this movie at least once in their lives.

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