Red Dawn

Red Dawn

DVD - 1998?
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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.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [1998?]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Music, Basil Poledouris.
Performers: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O'Neal, William Smith, Powers Boothe.
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
In English and French, with English, French and Spanish subtitles
UPC: 027616699824
Call Number: DVD R


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Jan 10, 2019

Made in 1984 I just recently watched this for the first time and over all found it a good watch. If you can get past how a group of teenagers can overpower large contingents of soldiers, and never seem to run out of ammo, the idea of the USA being invaded is a frightening angle. I won't go too deep into the plot but I found it to be a lot of emotional scenes interspersed with gun play and explosions. Possibly a precursor to the Hunger Games trilogy about dystopian society and the rebels who fight back.

Apr 23, 2017

The United States is attacked/taken over by the Cubans.

Well, guess we didn’t see that coming. Russia helps, so of course it is completely plausible. The entire Air Force, well, not to mention the rest of the Armed Forces, well you know, are rendered ineffectual.

Don’t worry though, a band of six or so teens has your backs. Good thing Howard the Duck’s girlfriend shows up!

Sarcasm aside, it’s actually reasonably well done, and a pretty good movie.

Jan 21, 2016

I hadn't seen this movie since it first came out. Watching it again was just as enthralling as it was then. Fantastic movie, great acting, great story...the list goes on. Definitely a must see for teens on up to adult.

Dec 02, 2015

Saw this movie when it first came out in 1984. It was very good.

Dec 13, 2013

This is an amazing movie love the action but might not be a good movie for younger ones. So sad ending however, i still love this movie. It really gives you a look at how things would be different if that happened to are country. <3 the movie

Aug 25, 2013

Yeah, I'm not sure how I missed this dystopian flick when it first came out, but it was very good, thanks to John Milius' writing. The fact that the heroes were teenagers was key; this story wouldn't have been nearly as heartfelt or novel had they been adults. Milius has contributed his writing skills to several other major projects that I've enjoyed: "Dirty Harry", "Jeremiah Johnson", "Apocalypse Now", "Conan the Barbarian"... and more recently the 2005 - 2007 well received HBO series "Rome", which I hope to find the time to check out. (And I'm almost certain I won't find the time for the current remake of this -- it smells bad)

EuSei May 29, 2013

A much better movie than the highly sanitized, politically correct newer version—and I not a fan of Swayze, mind you! I had never watched it before and was quite surprised at how much I liked this movie. Very interesting, realistic situations, some quite dramatic, some have to do with very hard choices—and by kids, which makes the choice even more thought-provoking. The kids in this movie grow up very quickly, wake up from a cuddly small town life to a harsh life of guerrillas, fighting for their country’s freedom. Quite touching and really worth watching.

aaa5756 Apr 19, 2013

Sound and Very well done DVD war movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Sep 20, 2012

Great 80's movie. The re-make this year looks like it will be a hit!

Oct 21, 2011

This is a great movie

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