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Amerika 

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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Kris Kristofferson insisted on removing unfavorable references to the United Nations. See more »

Quotes

Peter Bradford: Damn, I'm so tired of this "I'm an American" bull! Where was all that patriotism when it counted? Where was that willingness to sacrifice? Nobody wanted to join the damn army to defend the country unless they got paid well! Nobody wanted to give any time to public service unless they could make a career out of it! And I didn't notice a lot of us giving up our lives in the last 10 years!
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Bronson Pinchot/Paul Young (1987) See more »

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Prophetic warning or the last gasp of Cold War paranoia?
26 July 1999 | by BaroqueSee all my reviews

Forgive me, but when this was first shown on TV, the reaction from the public was with a collective yawn. American audiences just weren't ready for a TWELVE HOUR movie, and the Nielsen ratings for the series were embarrassingly low (If I remember correctly, they were the lowest for any mini-series). There was a paperback book tie-in with the mini-series, which was released several days before the TV show began (Can you say "give away the plot"?). What little I saw of AMERIKA when it was originally broadcast was as exciting as watching paint dry, and the series was savaged in the press as being the work of paranoid imaginations.

What I took as being very odd is that the patriotic hero was played by Kris Kristofferson, a man who has championed many liberal-to-left political causes that the most patriotic fans of this mini-series would oppose.

It's been said that a work of genius is never fully appreciated when first released to the public. It's also been said that people will read their own interpretations into the most innocuous of things. Patriotic epic or paranoid raving? Make your own decision about this mini-series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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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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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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