America has been bloodlessly taken over by the Soviet Union, leading to slave-labor camps for some, collaboration for others and rebellion for yet others.
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1987  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kris Kristofferson ...  Devin Milford 6 episodes, 1987
Robert Urich ...  Peter Bradford 6 episodes, 1987
Wendy Hughes ...  Marion Andrews 6 episodes, 1987
Sam Neill ...  Colonel Andrei Denisov 6 episodes, 1987
Cindy Pickett ...  Amanda Bradford 6 episodes, 1987
Armin Mueller-Stahl ...  General Petya Samanov 6 episodes, 1987
Richard Bradford ...  Ward Milford 6 episodes, 1987
Ivan Dixon ...  Dr. Alan Drummond 6 episodes, 1987
Ford Rainey ...  Will Milford 6 episodes, 1987
Graham Beckel ...  Clayton Cullen 6 episodes, 1987
Reiner Schöne ...  Major Helmut Gurtman 6 episodes, 1987
Christine Lahti ...  Alethea Milford 6 episodes, 1987
Dorian Harewood ...  Jeffrey Wyman 5 episodes, 1987
Marcel Hillaire ...  Dieter Heinlander 5 episodes, 1987
Mariel Hemingway ...  Kimberly Ballard 5 episodes, 1987
Lara Flynn Boyle ...  Jackie Bradford 5 episodes, 1987
Steve Drury Steve Drury ...  Scott 5 episodes, 1987
Don Reilly Don Reilly ...  Justin Milford 4 episodes, 1987
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ...  Melanie Blackstone 4 episodes, 1987
Errol Slue Errol Slue ...  Reverend Blackstone 4 episodes, 1987
Kelly Proctor Kelly Proctor ...  Billy Milford 3 episodes, 1987
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ...  Young Caleb 3 episodes, 1987
Jason Wild Jason Wild ...  Youth Communist Leader 2 episodes, 1987
Deanna Dunagan ...  Betty Milford 2 episodes, 1987
David Ferry ...  Laird 2 episodes, 1987
Allan Royal ...  President 2 episodes, 1987
Mag Ruffman ...  Sally, VFA 2 episodes, 1987
John Towey ...  Herb Lister 2 episodes, 1987
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ...  KGB Agent 2 episodes, 1987
David Boles ...  Undercover Rebel 2 episodes, 1987
Sheila Lynn Buckley Sheila Lynn Buckley ...  Modern Dance Judge 2 episodes, 1987
Marek Krawczyk Marek Krawczyk ...  Mental Hospital Patient 2 episodes, 1987
Peg Sheldrick ...  Dierdre's Mother 2 episodes, 1987
Timothy Skulish Timothy Skulish ...  Body Guard 2 episodes, 1987
Sam Stone Sam Stone ...  Rebel 2 episodes, 1987
Toby Tarnow Toby Tarnow ...  Helen 2 episodes, 1987
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America has been bloodlessly taken over by the Soviet Union, leading to slave-labor camps for some, collaboration for others and rebellion for yet others. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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1997. The world is different. The dream is the same. Let freedom ring.

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Action | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miehitetty Amerikka 1 - Kahlittu vapaus See more »

Filming Locations:

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The UNSSU compound raided in the movie was at an abandoned building outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. It stood on the grounds of a Nebraska state surplus site and remained in its "UNSSU" scheme (including large red lettering, white paint and burn marks) for many years until its demolition in August 2007. See more »

Quotes

Devin Milford: I'm not going to accept the breakup of America. I'll resist with my spirit; I'll resist with my life. I can resist because I've found the love of my children; the possibility that their lives are more important than my own. I'll live through my children - through whatever good and true things I might have taught them, or the legacy of fear I might have left them. Each of us will find our best selves, or our worst selves - and in finding that, immortality.
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Fascinating idea, but what happened?
21 January 2007 | by qatmomSee all my reviews

"Amerika" had potential, but squandered it in a storyline that made no sense and in characters that made even less sense.

I watched this miniseries when it was broadcast, and taped it thinking it would be something worth keeping. I've never been inclined to view those tapes, because the non-sequitors were annoying the first time through.

This was a dreadful production. It isn't obscure because it was controversial, it's obscure because it's dreadful. The Russians are in charge, but why does that mean there is no running water? I kept waiting for the story to go somewhere, for Kris Kristopherson to start acting (never happened!), for some character, somewhere to make me care what happened to them.

This miniseries is not a suppressed gem. It's a well-ignored waste of time, talent, and potential.


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