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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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 (Series Cast Summary - 23 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)

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
Martin Cohen (3 episodes, 1987)
Frank Mazzola (3 episodes, 1987)
Michael Ripps (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Casting by
Carol L. Dudley (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Production Design by
Scott Ritenour (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Art Direction by
David Jaquest (3 episodes, 1987)
Mark W. Mansbridge (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Production Management
Cal Naylor .... production manager (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Brand Breitner .... second assistant director: second unit (3 episodes, 1987)
Simon Clery .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 1987)
John M. Poer .... first assistant director: second unit (3 episodes, 1987)
Kalai Strode .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Art Department
Ian Brock .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 1987)
Brian P. Brophy .... props (3 episodes, 1987)
Richard M. Kristy .... set dresser (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Sound Department
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. mixer / foley mixer (7 episodes, 1987)
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1987)
Harrison D. Marsh .... utility sound technician (3 episodes, 1987)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 1987)
Steve Switzer .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Special Effects by
Bob Hall .... special effects technician (7 episodes, 1987)
Jason Board .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 1987)
Arthur Langevin .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... animation camera operator: Kenimation Animation Services (3 episodes, 1987)
Bryan Greenberg .... visual effects director of photography (3 episodes, 1987)
Michael Lawler .... visual effects cameraman (3 episodes, 1987)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects still photographer (3 episodes, 1987)
Jesse Silver .... matte artist / visual effects matte department supervisor (3 episodes, 1987)
Joseph Yanuzzi .... assistant editor: Apogee, Inc. (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Stunts
Steve Lucescu .... utility stunts (3 episodes, 1987)
Dwayne McLean .... utility stunts (3 episodes, 1987)
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator / stunts (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gail Harvey .... still photographer (3 episodes, 1987)
Michael Kohne .... key grip (3 episodes, 1987)
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer (3 episodes, 1987)
Steve Mathis .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1987)
Michael Orefice .... best boy (3 episodes, 1987)
Mark Simon .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Casting Department
Cecily Adams .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 1987)
Lindsay Chag .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 1987)
Jody Hummer .... location casting (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa M. Lewis .... wardrobe (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Editorial Department
Dennis M. Hill .... supervising editor (3 episodes, 1987)
Dave Hussey .... colorist: dailies (3 episodes, 1987)
Charlene Olson .... first assistant editor (3 episodes, 1987)
Bob Wyman .... supervising editor (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (7 episodes, 1987)
Tom Villano .... music editor / supervising music editor (7 episodes, 1987)
Greig McRitchie .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 1987)
Steven Scott Smalley .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 1987)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Transportation Department
Dave Marwick .... production driver (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Other crew
Michael Stubbs .... assistant to location manager (6 episodes, 1987)
Linda Callow .... stand-in: Wendy Hughes (3 episodes, 1987)
Jean Christopher .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1987)
William Engel .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1987)
Sophia Lansky .... additional voices (3 episodes, 1987)
Chris O'Connor .... production coordinator: second unit (3 episodes, 1987)
Douglas A. Raine .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1987)
Jaap Broeker .... stand-in (1 episode, 1987)

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Also Known As:
870 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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:Damn, I'm so tired of this "I'm an American" bull! Where was all that patriotism when it counted? Where was that willingness to sacrifice? Nobody wanted to join the damn army to defend the country unless they got paid well! Nobody wanted to give any time to public service unless they could make a career out of it! And I didn't notice a lot of us giving up our lives in the last 10 years!See more »


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7 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
An odd COld War Relic...., 5 January 2008
Author: thuktun42 from United States

When this aired in 1987, I taped it but rapidly lost interest.

After reading the novelization, I re-watched this recently after discovering torrents of it on 3 DVD's at It was(to me)a very interesting concept. I liked the archetypes of the three main characters, and a few of the supporting cast. Unfortunately, it was undone by a horrible pace and far too many cardboard characters. Really, we didn't need to stop for 60-120 seconds every time someone says something "important", just to play dramatic music over a montage of people looking pensive.

At heart, I found it an interesting exercise in paranoid fantasy, undone by horrible direction.

For those of you folks who have wished for a modern version of this miniseries showing America under Sharia law, pick up "Prayers of the Assassin", a novel by Robert Ferrigno. It's even more unreadable than Amerika was unwatchable, but plays to paranoids just as well as this. I've seen it on a number of clearance tables at bookstores, so you folks shouldn't have much trouble getting a copy.

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