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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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Excellent Reminder of the Bad Old Days 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
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. mixer (7 episodes, 1987)

Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Harrison D. Marsh .... utility sound technician (unknown episodes)
Troy Porter .... adr 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 Boyd .... oboe soloist (7 episodes, 1987)
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?

ABC executive Brandon Stoddard, with the help of his wife, conceived the idea of a miniseries about America 10 years after a Soviet takeover. The day after he came up with the idea, Stoddard had a meeting with producer David L. Wolper. Wolper told Stoddard that he wanted to make a miniseries for ABC, coincidentally, about America 10 years after a Soviet takeover. Wolper's version was never made.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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9 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Reminder of the Bad Old Days, 17 November 2005
Author: LeeHobbs from United States

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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