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
Captain Dale Dye was the military adviser for this film, he was also in charge of putting the cast and soviet troop extras through boot camp. Dale Dye also advised films such as Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and Platoon. Charlie Sheen would see Dale Dye again when he was cast as the main actor in Platoon, 2 years later. See more »
After the Russian soldier and Daryl are shot, Robert brings Jed a horse. As Jed is riding away, the green blanket attached to his saddle falls off and lays on the ground as the group rides away. See more »
[at the execution of Daryl Bates and Stepan Gorsky]
Do you want blindfolds?
This violates the Geneva convention.
I never heard of it!
Dogface! I show you how Soviet dies!
I've seen it before, pal.
[who is tied up in the distance, with the horses]
This isn't happening! Jed, let him go! He was one of us!
Shut up, Danny! Shut up!
He told them where we were!
He did. Now get your rifles.
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None of the actors are in the opening credits See more »
Man o man. This movie is great. As a history student its awesome to look back on these types of things and see what the buzz was around the time of the movie's release. The plot is insane, acting over-the-top, but the historical commentary is amazing. People actually believed that such a thing as this was possible in the mid-80s, pre-Gorbachev. This is not "low-level propaganda," its the most obvious pro-American movie I have EVER seen.
On the movie alone, the "film" shouldn't even rate. But as a Cold-War barometer, every interested person should see this to peer into the height of US-Soviet tensions.
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