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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Amerika 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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Amerika sparked much controversy from many camps long before it even aired. Many liberals dismissed the mini-series as right wing paranoia, while many conservatives complained that the Soviet brutality that was depicted was seriously underplayed. Several re-writes and production delays resulted. Many objected to it on the basis that it could damage American-Soviet relations. The United Nations publicly objected to the depiction of United Nations Peacekeeping Forces as a Soviet controlled occupying force. The Soviet government at one point threatened to shut down the ABC News Moscow Bureau if the mini-series aired (although this threat was never carried out.) This prompted ABC President John B. Sias to state "We're going to run that program come rain, blood, or horse manure." 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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11 January 2002 | by andydufresneSee all my reviews

I was very much into talk radio at the time this minis series was on.

It seemed that it offended everyone. The conservatives didn't think that ANY US president would ever just voluntarily turn over the country to the Soviets and liberals got pissed because the movie depicted the Soviets as using the United Nations as being complicit in the Soviet take over.

I thought that it was actually a very good fantasy story. The ONLY way the "Stars and Stripes" that we now see displayed EVERYWHERE could be displayed was in a flag that combined the US flag with the Soviet Hammer and Sickle Flag and the UN Crest. You should know that it was done during the Reagan Administration when Republicans were calling the Soviet Union the single biggest provider of EVIL in the history of Earth and Democrats were trying to make peace with them. Conservatives on the FAR right have long advocated our withdrawing from the UN and liberals have long been in favor of giving more and more precedence to the UN in world affairs.

I enjoyed Kris and Robert in it but my main recollection was how sexy Cindy Pickett was in it. SHE was Robert's wife and Kris's ex wife. THAT made for some interesting tension.

See if for yourself. With all the flaws you'll read about here it's still worth the time.


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