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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$44,800,706 (USA) (15 February 2013)

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First film directed by stuntman Dan Bradley. See more »


The bus carrying hostages in Spokane is labeled Ballard School District. Ballard is a neighborhood of Seattle, 275 miles west of Spokane. See more »


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waste of time
7 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was not going to talk about this moving until I saw one of the actors interviewed on CNN. He talked about making it better than the original because today's audiences are more sophisticated that they were 30 years ago and need a better story and acting. Please, this movie is full of special effects and CGI, the acting is sub par and, it's just a bad, bad movie. If this movies shows anything, it's that Hollywood has no respect for audiences and just recycles an old movie, loads it with pretty faces and special effects, makes it PC and throws it out at audiences. Seems that every year, Hollywood throws out trash like this, fills it with CGI and special effects, lot's of fires and explosions and calls it "art".

A complete waste of time unless you are a male in his early teens.

if a movie could get 0 stars, that's what I would give this movie. It will be in the bargain bin at Walmart for .49 Even at this price, it's not worth the money.

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