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Red Dawn (2012)

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A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

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... Jed Eckert
... Matt Eckert
... Robert Kitner
... Toni Walsh
... Erica Martin
... Daryl Jenkins
... Danny
... Tom Eckert
... Julie
... Greg
... Captain Cho
... Tanner
... Lt. Pak
... Smith
... Hodges
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The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Marines die, we go to hell and regroup! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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21 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,276,668, 23 November 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,806,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,950,296
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The invading army was originally Chinese. It was changed to North Korean in post-production, to maintain access to China's box-office. See more »

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The North Koreans are supposed to have used an EMP device, this would have fried all the electronic ignition systems in the cars and buses. Military vehicles would be hardened against EMP. See more »

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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Up Around The Bend
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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"Red Dawn" is a cheap sucker-punch to our time and money
27 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

This pitiful remake is nothing more than a hurried excuse to make money off of an 80′s action brand that made its money off of the pretty faces that starred in it, by doing more of the same. Oh well, we've got Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, right? (both fine actors, by the way). But wait, hell with them, let's have a greasy-looking, stoner-faced, mumbling Josh Peck as our war-torn hero. These "pretty faces" fill out the empty space where the rest of the story about a hostile North Korean attack on American soil should be. Wait, where's the United States military? Hell with them, there's some device that shut them all down, and these kids are our last hope! Yeah, right. If you can tie an anchor to every last one of your disbeliefs and drown them in the waters of horrible cinema, then maybe you can appreciate one or two of the well- orchestrated and intense action scenes that "Red Dawn 2.0″ has to offer. Maybe you can even grow attached to some of the characters. But hell with all that, and hell with an ending. That's the reward for your investment. But hey, the studios probably made enough money for a sequel. So there's that.


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