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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
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Robert
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Erica
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Matt
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Daryl
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Toni
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Danny
Doug Toby ...
Aardvark
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Mr. Mason
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Mr. Eckert
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Bella
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Strelnikov
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Bratchenko
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Andy
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Mr. Teasdale
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Mr. Morris
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Aardvark's Father
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Mayor Bates
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The Nicaraguan Captain
Michael D'Agosta ...
Boy in Classroom
Johelen Carleton ...
Girl in Classroom
George Ganchev ...
Soldier #1
Waldemar Kalinowski ...
Soldier #2
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Yuri
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Stepan Gorsky
Lois Kimbrell ...
Mrs. Mason
Elan Oberon ...
Alicia
Harley Christensen ...
Man on Pole
Fred Rexer ...
Tank Survivor
Michael Meisner ...
Russian Tanker #1
Victor Meisner ...
Russian Tanker #2
Phil Mead ...
Mr. Barnes
Sam Dodge ...
Man at Drive-In
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Man #2 at Drive-In
Dan Sparks ...
Man #3 at Drive-In
Benjamin Schick ...
Russian Sergeant (as Ben Schick)
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KGB Major
Zitto Kazann ...
Political Officer
Chuk Besher ...
Door Gunner
J.D. Ruybal ...
Cuban Crew Chief (as Jay Dee Ruybal)
Pacho Lane ...
Firing Squad Officer
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Latin Soldier
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Soviet Soldier (as Christopher Janczar)
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Soviet Spy (uncredited)
Tom Ireland ...
KGB Officer #2 (uncredited)
Tomas Moore ...
Town person (uncredited)
Tacy Norwood ...
Rat Girl (uncredited)
Scott Phillips ...
Russian Soldier (uncredited)
Raquel Provance ...
Rachel (uncredited)
Gene Scherer ...
KGB #1 (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Milius

Written by

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Kevin Reynolds ... (story)
 
John Milius ... (screenplay) and
Kevin Reynolds ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Barry Beckerman ... producer
Sidney Beckerman ... executive producer
Buzz Feitshans ... producer

Music by

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Basil Poledouris

Cinematography by

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Ric Waite ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Thom Noble

Editorial Department

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Joan E. Chapman ... assistant film editor (as Joan Chapman)
Bob Kaiser ... color timer
Tom Moore ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins

Production Design by

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Jackson De Govia

Art Direction by

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Vincent M. Cresciman ... (as Vincent Cresciman)

Set Decoration by

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Lowell Chambers

Makeup Department

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Lance Anderson ... makeup artist
Wes Dawn ... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Elliot Schick ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jim Behnke ... second assistant director
Terry Leonard ... second unit director (as Terry J. Leonard)
Nilo Otero ... dga trainee
Arne Schmidt ... assistant director (as Arne L. Schmidt)
Carol Smetana ... second assistant director (as Carol Jean Smetana)

Art Department

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Brandy Alexander ... set designer
John Alvin ... poster artist
Adrian Gorton ... assistant art director
Robert S. McDonald ... foreman
Dennis J. Parrish ... property master
Ken Sher ... welder fabricator
William Apperson ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Roy Barnes ... set designer (uncredited)
Greg C. Jensen ... general construction foreman (uncredited)
John R. Jensen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
George Jenson ... sketch artist (uncredited)
Henry Stuart John ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Billy W. Ray ... carpenter (uncredited)
Curtis A. Schnell ... set designer (uncredited)
Daniel Turk ... foreman (uncredited)
Christopher Windisch ... construction foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bub Asman ... sound editor
Alex Bamattre ... sound editor
Fred J. Brown ... supervising sound editor
Carlos Delarios ... re-recording mixer (as Carlos De Larios)
Denise Horta ... adr editor
Joe Kenworthy ... sound mixer
Michael J. Kohut ... re-recording mixer
Lauren Palmer ... adr editor
Aaron Rochin ... re-recording mixer
Michele Sharp ... sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins ... ADR Mixer
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
Juno J. Ellis ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Tom Fisher ... special effects
Dale L. Martin ... special effects
Joseph C. Sasgen ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Stunts

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Kenny Call ... stunts
Buddy L. Edmunson ... stunts
Tom Elliott ... stunts
Cindy Folkerson ... stunts
Clifford Happy ... stunts
Chris Howell ... stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunt double: Darren Dalton
Soren Jensen ... stunts
Terry Leonard ... stunt coordinator (as Terry J. Leonard)
Bob Lockrow ... stunts
Mike H. McGaughy ... stunts (as Mike McGaughy)
Jimmy Medearis ... stunts (as Jim Medearis)
Jeff Ramsey ... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunts (as Glenn H. Randall Jr.)
Larry Randles ... stunts
Ross Reynolds ... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... stunts (as Tom Rosales)
Kerry Rossall ... stunts
Ben Scott ... stunts (as Ben R. Scott)
John-Clay Scott ... stunts
Frank James Sparks ... stunts (as Frank J. Sparks)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Frederick Elmes ... director of photography: second unit
Dana Kershner ... title photographer
Mako Koiwai ... assistant camera
Thomas P. Powell ... rigging best boy
John R. Shannon ... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Wayne Baker ... insert camera (uncredited)
Carl Boles ... gaffer (uncredited)
Charles A. Carlsen ... grip (uncredited)
Michael J. Schwartz ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Joseph D'Agosta ... additional casting (as Joe D'Agosta)
Elisabeth Leustig ... casting associate (as Elizabeth Leustig)
Sally Jackson ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dan Chichester ... costumer: men
Julie Starr Dresner ... costumer: women (as Julie Dresner)
George L. Little ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Karen Day ... location auditor
Michael Jarvis ... location manager (as E. Michael Jarvis)
Raymond Moggio ... location manager (as Ray Moggio)
Robert Thorson ... location auditor (as Bob Thorson)

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Harry V. Lojewski ... music supervisor
Stan Witt ... music editor
Wayne Coster ... copyist (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Basil Poledouris ... conductor (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin ... recording engineer (uncredited)
Jack Smalley ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Steven Scott Smalley ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Terry Collis ... transportation coordinator
Vic Cuccia ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Billy Kaundart ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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James Ballard ... helicopter pilot
Tim Carroll ... stock contractor
Carline Davis-Dyer ... script supervisor (as Cariline Davis-Dyer)
John Early ... technical advisor (as Captain John Early)
Tom Gehrke ... helicopter pilot
Saralo MacGregor ... assistant: Mr. Milius
Kat Mullaly ... described video
Ed Pine ... unit publicist
Fred Rexer ... special advisor
Scott Wead ... helicopter pilot
Clay Wright ... aircraft provider (as Wright Airlift International) / helicopter pilot
Bill Cody ... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephen Dane ... design consultant: Russian helicopters (uncredited)
Kevin King ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Bob Lockrow ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Burke Mattsson ... title designer (uncredited)
Ross Reynolds ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Frank Rousseau ... weapons specialist (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines A full scale military invasion by foreign troops begins. Total surprise. Almost total success . . . . See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ten Soldiers (United States)
  • L'aube rouge (France)
  • Die rote Flut (Germany)
  • Amanecer rojo (Spain)
  • L'aube rouge (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,200,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,230,381, 12 Aug 1984

Did You Know?

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Trivia When the kids listen to the radio, one message heard is "John has a long mustache". During World War II, Radio Londres issued coded messages to the resistance in France, the most famous being "Jean a de linguistics moustaches". See more »
Goofs When the tank pulls up to the gas station they ask for "gasoline". All Soviet made tanks were diesel powered. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Family Thing (1996). See more »
Crazy Credits None of the actors are in the opening credits See more »
Quotes Col. Andy Tanner: All that hate's gonna burn you up, kid.
Robert: It keeps me warm.
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