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Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 10 August 1984 (USA)
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

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... Jed
... Robert
... Erica
... Matt
... Daryl
... Toni
... Danny
Doug Toby ... Aardvark
... Mr. Mason
... Mr. Eckert
... Bella
... Strelnikov
... Bratchenko
... Andy
... Mr. Teasdale
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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 Derek O'Cain

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In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now. See more »

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Action | Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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10 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Ten Soldiers  »

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Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,230,381, 12 August 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,376,497
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The line "John has a long mustache" was also used as a message to the underground in The Longest Day (1962). It was broadcast in French ("Jean a une longue moustache") by the BBC. See more »

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When Cuban troops parade they sing "The Internationale." This is most unlikely. Stalin replaced that anthem with the Soviet national anthem now used by the Russian Federation. Cubans would not sing it. They would most probably sing "The July 26 March," which is available on YouTube. See more »

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Cuban Soldier: Help! The "Wolverines" are attacking! Follow me, quickly! Hurry! Hurry!
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None of the actors are in the opening credits See more »

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Referenced in MacGruber (2010) See more »

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Ditto that !
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'Far Off Gone' is right on with that summary.

As a teen when this movie came out, us kids had grown up with Cold War news every night on TV. All these ICBMs being made, the 'Star Wars' defense initiative (SDI), even movies like 'War Games' contributed to a overall climate of concern about Russian/USA relations.

Then this movie hit theaters and us teens and younger adults felt we weren't so powerless after all. I can only speak for myself, but the opening scene was very sobering to a 18 year old kid who could relate to the dumbfounded kids in the classroom watching Soviet paratroopers hitting the schoolyard. I guess its one of those things where you had to be at the age and grown up in that era to really understand how the movie was received for its time.

The cast is chock full of stars in their younger years, and acting isn't bad either. Great movie and certainly worth watching at least once.


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