Red Dawn (1984)
Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 18
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 8
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Release Date: Aug 10, 1984 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 48,540
Set at an indeterminate point in the future, this drama with an overt anti-communist message begins as an ostensible war movie: Russian and Cuban forces have invaded the U.S. and are viciously eliminating the inhabitants of a small town, when a group of teens escapes and plans a counterattack. Jed (Patrick Swayze), Robert (C. Thomas Howell), and six of their friends watch in amazement as soldiers parachute into their town and start shooting. The teens grab a pickup truck, stock up on supplies at
Aug 10, 1984 Wide
May 15, 2001
C. Thomas Howell
Harry Dean Stanton
Man at Drive-In
Philip L. Mead
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Certainly a silly Conservative leaning product of its decade, but one that still holds cache as a fun and exciting bit of escapism...
Released in the midst of renewed Cold War nuclear dread, Red Dawn doesn't starve for unintended wackiness.
Guilty pleasure film that one day you'll have to explain to your grandkids.
Good action flick and the first PG13 movie.
Commie paranoia rampant!
Red-baiting pablum about some Brat Packers, here dubbed the Wolverines, who rescue Colorado from a Soviet occupation. Risibly bad, jingoistic, and often laughable to boot.
Minus the Cold War paranoia, Red Dawn loses much of its edge.
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