RED DAWN (Theatrical Release USA 1984)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Red Dawn—
a strong, worth-watching war movie about the Soviet Union occupying America.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Jed (Patrick Swayze) drives his brother Matt (Charlie Sheen) and a friend to high school. Later, a teacher, Mr. Teasdale (Frank McRae), notices paratroopers parachuting to the ground and starts to question the action. The paratroopers kill him. Students flee from the school building amid heavy gunfire. Jed rescues his brother, Matt, as well as some other boys and they make a successful getaway in his truck. The rest of the movie follows these young boys as they organize and use guerrilla warfare tactics against the Russian invasion.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Milius for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Sidney Buckerman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jed (Patrick Swayze), Robert (C. Thomas Howell), Erica (Lea Thompson), Matt (Charlie Sheen), Daryl (Darren Dalton), Toni (Jennifer Grey), Danny (Brad Savage), Aardvark (Doug Toby), Mr. Mason (Ben Johnson), and Mr. Eckert (Harry Dean Stanton).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is a very good, action-packed film for teen/adult audiences.

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