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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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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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The closed Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, Michigan (Greater Detroit) was used as a filming location. The school cafeteria was used as the catering hall for the employees. 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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Thoroughly disappointed
27 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came with somewhat high hopes, and I don't think I could have been more let down. The story is alright, since mostly follows the original and they didn't have much to write on their own. But they really screwed the pooch on this one. Acting was among the worst I have ever seen. Hemsworth is the only one that was passable, the rest disgustingly atrocious. Josh Peck is an absolute joke, It was painful to watch him, he should never have been casted. Even after filming somebody should have done something to midigate his performance. I can't speak enough to how terrible he was. The rest of the supporting cast not much better. Seems like all they could do was make dramatic faces and awkwardly spew out their lines.

This whole movie was terrible, i feel bad for anyone who is associated with this garbage, for the original movie and cast, because the new generation will likely judge their work on this ridiculous performance.

I really hope that the next time somebody decides to re-make a movie, they put some real effort into it.

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