Red Dawn

Red Dawn

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Director: John Milius

Cast: John Milius, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Ron O'Neal

     
 

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Set at an indeterminate point in the future, this drama with an overt anti-communist message begins as an ostensible war movie: Russian and Cuban forces have invaded the U.S. and are viciously eliminating the inhabitants of a small town, when a group of teens escapes and plans a counterattack. Jed (Patrick Swayze), Robert (C. Thomas Howell), and six of their friends… See more details below

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Set at an indeterminate point in the future, this drama with an overt anti-communist message begins as an ostensible war movie: Russian and Cuban forces have invaded the U.S. and are viciously eliminating the inhabitants of a small town, when a group of teens escapes and plans a counterattack. Jed (Patrick Swayze), Robert (C. Thomas Howell), and six of their friends watch in amazement as soldiers parachute into their town and start shooting. The teens grab a pickup truck, stock up on supplies at the local store, and head for the hills. Meanwhile, the men in the town -- after a minimal resistance -- are rounded up and held at a drive-in theater converted into a concentration camp. The sadistic Soviet military then make them watch acclaimed Russian director Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 classic Alexander Nevsky, as their punishing rehabilitation begins. Meanwhile, after minimal resistance from the adults, a Cuban, Bella (Ron O'Neal), is put in charge and is not certain how he can really defeat the teen army. The Soviets and Cubans have so far defeated the American Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force, but these teens are really something else. After a successful ambush, the teen guerrillas gear up for future forays, when they are suddenly betrayed by one of their number and by doubts about the morality of what they are doing. Red Dawn is noteworthy for being the first movie released with the PG-13 rating, created by the MPAA after public outcry over violent content in the PG-rated Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
UPC:
0883904283805
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
44,228

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Swayze Jed
C. Thomas Howell Robert
Ron O'Neal Bella
William Smith Strelnikov
Powers Boothe Andy
Ben Johnson Manson
Lea Thompson Erica
Charlie Sheen Matt
Darren Dalton Daryl
Jennifer Grey Toni
Brad Savage Danny
Doug Toby Aardvark
Harry Dean Stanton Eckert
Vladek Sheybal Bratchenko
Frank McRae Teasdale
David Keith Actor
Elan Oberon Alicia
Radames Pera Stepan Gorsky
Roy Jenson Mr. Morris
Pepe Serna Aardvark's Father
Lane Smith Mayor Bates
Judd Omen Nicaraguan Captain
Waldemar Kalinowski Soldier
Lois Kimbrell Mrs. Mason
Gene Scherer KGB #1
Christopher Janczar Soviet Soldier
Ben Zeller Man at Drive-In
Ben Schick Russian Sergeant
George Fisher KGB Major
Zitto Kazann Political Officer
Philip L. Mead Mr. Barnes

Technical Credits
John Milius Director,Screenwriter
Barry Beckerman Producer
Sidney Beckerman Executive Producer
Vince Cresciman Production Designer
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Buzz Feitshans Producer
Joe Kenworthy Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer
Thom Noble Editor
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Kevin Reynolds Screenwriter
Arne Schmidt Asst. Director
Ric Waite Cinematographer

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