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Red Dawn (2012)

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A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

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Storyline

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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When Marines die, we go to hell and regroup! See more »


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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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21 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Amenaza roja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,276,668, 23 November 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,806,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,950,296
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Trivia

Early drafts of the script had the protagonists fighting Middle Eastern terrorists. See more »

Goofs

The North Koreans' invasion plan relies heavily on taking out U.S. Central Command. CENTCOM covers the Middle East. Its name derives from the fact that the Middle East is in the center between Europe and the Pacific, not because it is "centrally" vital to the U.S. military. U.S. Pacific Command would be responsible for North Korea, and U.S. Northern Command (named for North America) would be responsible for defense of the continental United States. See more »

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Up Around The Bend
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Easily worst movie we've ever seen
22 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Words cannot begin to describe how awful this movie is. Not sure if it was meant to be serious or a parody that went haywire. This movie could not end soon enough and the fact that its rating is sitting at a 5 on IMDb right now just made me lose a ton of respect for the IMDb ratings.

My wife and I can't stop talking about how bad this movie was. A group of high school students terrorize an entire N. Korea army which for some reason or another took over small town USA? WTF? We couldn't stop laughing when the N. Korea military leader kept yelling "The wolverine terrorists are attacking..." yeah - watch out for those high school snipers (all 5 of them) terrorizing your artillery of tanks and thousands of troops.

I couldn't make up this movie plot and can't reasonably understand how any movie director or studio could come up with this, let alone actually release it to the public. It embarrasses the entire movie industry.

The director and studio should be banned from producing movies for life.


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