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Red Dawn [1984 film] by John Milius

Red Dawn [1984 film] (1984)

by John Milius (Director & Screenwriter), Kevin Reynolds (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Powers Boothe (Actor), Darren Dalton (Actor), Jennifer Grey (Actor), C. Thomas Howell (Actor), Ron O'Neal (Actor)6 more, Brad Savage (Actor), Charlie Sheen (Actor), William Smith (Actor), Patrick Swayze (Actor), Lea Thompson (Actor), Doug Toby (Actor)

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Milius, JohnDirector & Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reynolds, KevinScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Boothe, PowersActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dalton, DarrenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grey, JenniferActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Howell, C. ThomasActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Neal, RonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Savage, BradActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sheen, CharlieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, WilliamActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swayze, PatrickActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, LeaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Toby, DougActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The Ronald Reagan 1980s were all about going back to the future--rewriting the past to better suit Reagan's upbeat vision of the present. So, Sylvester Stallone's John Rambo (a psychotic, shell-shocked Vietnam vet in the original film, transformed into a flag-waving hero in the sequel) was able to go back to Southeast Asia and "correct" history by decisively (and single-handedly) winning that messy ol' war on behalf of America. Red Dawn is a paranoid cold-war cautionary tale that presents us not with a rosy alternative past, but with an ominous vision of the future, metaphorically plopping a piece of Russian-occupied Afghanistan into America's back yard. In this celebration of the Second Amendment, storm troopers from the Evil Empire descend upon the inadequately defended United States and hold America hostage. Stealthily avoiding the invaders, a motley group of red-blooded, small-town, gun-toting teenagers go underground to form the Wolverines, a guerilla resistance squad dedicated to making those Russkies rue the day they parachuted onto U.S. soil. It's a darn good thing those kids had the right to keep and bear arms, huh! Written and directed by macho filmmaker John Milius, the self-described "Zen fascist" who also cowrote Apocalypse Now, as well as the horrifying shark story Robert Shaw tells in Jaws. The cast includes Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey (a few years before she and Swayze took up Dirty Dancing), Charlie Sheen, Powers Boothe, Harry Dean Stanton, and Ben Johnson. Red Dawn was a commercial success, although audiences invariably split into two camps, finding it either patriotic or appalling. Whatever your verdict, the film remains a telling reflection of its era. --Jim Emerson

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When a town is invaded by foreign nationals and the security of the United States seems threatened, a group of high school students escape and wage warfare in defense of their parents, their friends and their country.

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