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Red Dawn


Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Darren Dalton View All


John Milius (Director), John Milius (Screenplay), Kevin Reynolds (Screenplay), Kevin Reynolds (Story) View All

Released: Aug. 10th, 1984
Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes
It is the mid-1980s. From out of the sky, Soviet and Cuban troops begin landing on the football field of a Colorado high school. In seconds, the paratroops 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 struggles to survive the bitter winter and Soviet KGB patrols hunting for them.
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The Gunslinger45
The plot is simple, the characters are not the most complex, but the drama is real and the violence is in mass amounts. The story is told over months at a time, from what looks like fall in through winter.
It is really hard to believe that anything like this could happen in the U.S.