Red Dawn (2012) Poster



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The invading army was originally Chinese. It was changed to North Korean in post-production to maintain access to China's box office.
The encoded messages on Radio Free America are identical to those in the original Red Dawn (1984).
The film was shot and completed in 2009, and originally scheduled for release on November 24, 2010. It was shelved for almost 2 years due to MGM's financial troubles.
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.
Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas were both in the Australian soap opera "Home and Away" and dated in real life.
Filmed in the Fall of 2009, halted by MGM's bankruptcy in 2010 and the controversy over using Chinese soldiers. The Chinese soldiers were changed to North Korean before releasing the film in 2012.
First film directed by stuntman Dan Bradley.
The invading army in the original 1984 movie was the Soviet Union, which no longer exists, and Cuba. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) was chosen as the enemy in this updated version.


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Body Count: 77; Daryl's fate is unknown but he is presumed dead.

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