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Red Dawn (1984)

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Lea Thompson Lea Thompson
Erica
Brad Savage Brad Savage
Danny
Doug Toby Doug Toby
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Written by
Kevin Reynolds Kevin Reynolds
(story)
John Milius John Milius
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The Breakfast Club meets The Dirty Dozen

11 years, 11 months ago at Jun 12 13:25
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"The Russians need to take us in one piece, and that's why they're here. That's why they won't use nukes anymore; and we won't either, not on our own soil. The whole damn thing's pretty conventional now. Who knows? Maybe next week will be swords."

A blatant product of the '80s action market which is reflective of America's political climate of the era, Red Dawn remains an enjoyably ... read more

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9 years, 8 months ago at Sep 12 17:21
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Badly written, shot, edited, acted. Worst than that: xenophobic, prejudiced, alienated, stupid, shallow.
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Description: RED DAWN opens with one of the most shocking scenes ever filmed; on a peaceful morning, through the windows of a high school classroom, students see paratroopers land on the varsity football field: the invasion of the United States has begun! As their town is overrun by foreign nationals, eight teenagers escape to the mountains. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, they wage unremitting guerrilla warfare in defense of their parents, their friends and their country. Powerful, chilling and absolutely gripping, this outstanding film features some of today's most popular stars, including Patrick Swayze ... (more)
Release date: 10 August 1984
UPC: 027616699824
Tags: Action (15), Drama (10), War (9), Invasion (9), Adventure (8), High School (7), 1984 (7), Communism (7), Resistance (7), Violence (6), 1980s (6), Forest (5), Thriller (4), Cold War (4), Warfare (4), Blood (4), Post Apocalyptic (4), Murder (3), Shot In The Chest (3), Firing Squad (3)
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