A Claustrophobic experience which involves a Mexican middle class family into the atrocities made by wild and heartless army forces whose main objective seems to be students who do not permit the 1968's Olimpic games' to develop normally.
A 17 year old farm boy is offered an ice hockey tryout. His brother drives him to Canada. He has fast legs, slow fists, but is chosen. Will he learn to use his fists and play ice hockey the Canuck way? Will he get the coach's cute daughter?
From out of the sky, Soviet, Nicaraguan, and Cuban troops begin landing on the football field of a Colorado high school. In a few seconds, the paratroopers have attacked the school and sent a group of teenagers fleeing into the mountains. Armed only with hunting rifles, pistols, and bows and arrows, the teens struggle to survive the bitter winter and the Soviet K.G.B. patrols hunting for them. Eventually, trouble arises when they kill a group of Soviet soldiers on patrol in the highlands. Soon they will wage their own guerrilla warfare against the invading Soviet troops under the banner of "Wolverines!"Written by
Five minutes and 29 seconds into the movie, the entire class, every single student, ducks to avoid the spray of gunfire through the windows. Two seconds later, a dead boy, shot through the head is on his feet slumped through a smashed window. Prior to the shooting, the boy had been watching the paratroopers through a window with lowered blinds, one pane to the right of where he ended up. See more »
[the Wolverines discover that Daryl has been "bugged" by the Russo-Cubans]
Daryl... Where is it? Where is it?
[Jed grabs Daryl, gets in Daryl's face and shouts]
GOD-DAMMIT, WHERE'S THE BUG?
They made me swallow it.
Daryl, what have you done?
[nearly in tears]
I went into town... and got caught.
[shaking him and screeching with rage]
YOU WENT AND GOT CAUGHT! WHY?
[His voice breaks]
You said we couldn't...
You told them where we were, didn't you? You told them!
My father turned me in. Oh God,...
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None of the actors are in the opening credits See more »
Being a Russian American I found myself switching allegiances during this movie. I must say I loved this flick. I've always been fascinated with the cold war, and the what if scenarios. If you can relate, then this movie is a must see. I thought this movie showed a very strong human side to the realities of a partisan's life, and I believe it was fair. It wasn't an American Rambo, where one man takes down a whole Soviet battalion. No it was a powerful story of what people must conform to in order to deal with the outcome of invasion of ones motherland, and how people, the ordinary person deals with this reality and how they're transformed by it. The United States has never been invaded, and I found this film to be a great prediction of how if an invasion ever took place the American people would fight to the bitter end if they had to. In a way these partisans reminded me of the Soviet partisans of WW2, and how they fought on. This is a great movie which is not overdone, but is very realistic, and fair. The acting is not brilliant, but is good, and the whole movie works. I absolutely loved it!
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