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Red Dawn (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Thriller, War  |  21 November 2012 (USA)
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A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

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The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,276,668 (USA) (21 November 2012)

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$44,800,706 (USA) (15 February 2013)
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When the group is talking about things they miss, one person says "Call of Duty Modern Warfare". One stage of Modern Warfare 2 is called "Wolverines", taken from the original movie, in which Russia invades America. See more »

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The depiction of the North Koreans is inaccurate. The vertical banners are missing the blue stripes of the North Korean flag. The hammer, sickle, and writing brush symbol is used by the army even though it is the emblem of the ruling Workers Party of Korea. Portraits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, which are everywhere in North Korea, are nowhere to be seen. The uniforms are not standard North Korean uniforms, and Captain Cho never wears any headgear. See more »

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[first lines]
News Anchor: Fears of a second recession has caused panic in Europe's financial markets.
President Obama: The severity of this recession will cause more pain before it ends.
American Man: European Union cannot "bail out" Greece. You've seen the- the government of Spain coming out and saying, "We've had the same problem." Portugal says the same thing. There's some talk that Italy may be in trouble.
News Anchor: U.S. intelligence officials are growing more and more concerned that foreign operatives are surveilling computer systems that ...
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Uninspiring, poorly made film - with poor casting
21 February 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A few of the positive reviews for this film were probably written by real people... like 13 year old boys, and frustrated, wannabe soldiers who failed the IQ test.

The rest can only have been added here by a cubicle farm of movie studio marketing drones, who really earned their pay trying to think of good things to say about this sad, career-damaging waste of time.

Josh Peck is one of the all-time worst casting calls, and should become a cautionary tale amongst casting agents.

Agent 1: 'What do you think of this guy for the main character?'

Agent 2: 'Are you trying to 'Josh Peck' this film?'

He looks about 20 years older than his older brother, and even in the most dramatic scenes - has a mopey expression on his face that makes you want to slap him. All I can imagine is that he helped fund the film, because there's no other logical reason for him playing this part.

I would have liked to be in the screening room when they showed this to the studio head. There was probably a long silence when the curtain fell, as half a dozen people were fired by text.


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