From out of the sky, Soviet, Nicaraguan, and Cuban troops begin landing on the football field of a Colorado high school. In seconds, the paratroopers have attacked the school and sent a group of teenagers fleeing into the mountains. Armed only with hunting rifles, pistols, and bows and arrows, the teens struggle to survive the bitter winter and the Soviet KGB patrols hunting for them. Eventually, trouble arises when they kill a group of Soviet soldiers on patrol in the highlands. Soon they will wage their own guerrilla warfare against the invading Soviet troops-under the banner of 'Wolverines!' Written by
Because of the extremely cold conditions, the cast and crew all had to wear Everest assault suits. See more »
After the first Wolverines attack montage, the "dead" soldiers in body bags are breathing; the plastic clearly rises and falls. See more »
My family would want me to stay alive. Your family would want you to stay alive. You think you're so smart, man, but you're just a bunch of scared kids.
So what do you think *you* are?
...Alone, I guess.
[comes and stands with him]
No, you're not.
See more »
None of the actors are in the opening credits See more »
I spent eight years of the Cold War in a central European "socialist" country, from 1966 to 1974. So I was exposed to a lot of film and TV propaganda. But I have to say that nothing I saw there could come anywhere near "Red Dawn" for improbability, crudeness or sheer knuckle-dragging dopiness. Maybe I see it this way because I am Australian, and therefore many things American have for me a bouquet of strangeness -- to mention only what seems an exaggerated idea of patriotism; not many Australians get misty-eyed at the sight of their national flag. Be that as it may, yes, the Soviet empire deserved to collapse, as eventually it did. But primitive movies like "Red Dawn" had nothing to do with it. Today, it has only curiosity value.
46 of 93 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this