It is during the Cold War and all Americans have a view of Russians as one thing: bad people. A group of American boys discovers a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him, assuming that he is friendly and will bring them no danger and thus go against the ideas of their parents, as well as the government. Written by
Did You Know?
In this film, the boys have a small boat they use to get around in. On the boats hull you can see it has the mark "PT 109" painted on. In World War II, then future President of the United States Lieutenant, Junior Grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy was the pilot of Navy motor torpedo boat PT 109. (LTJG) John F. Kennedy would later be recognized as a war hero for actions performed while on board the (MTB) PT 109. See more
The boys' T-shirts get changed several times within one day of story. Most notably, Danny's American-flag T-shirt is changed and then comes back later. See more
Say if, I mean, what if a Russian washed up on the beach here. What would you do?
References Red Dawn
We Can Have It All
By Bruce Sudano
& Michael Omartian
Performed by Joe Bruce & 2nd Avenue
Courtesy of EMI - America Records See more