Director: John Milius Run Time: 114 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1984
Starring: Brad Savage, C. Thomas Howell, Charlie Sheen, Darren Dalton, Harry Dean Stanton, Lea Thompson, Powers Boothe, Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze
At the dawn of World War III, a group of teenagers called “The Wolverines” defend their town and country against the Soviets RED DAWN.
Right before the end of the Cold War, John Milius’ Red Dawn taps into the 1980s fear of the possibility of Soviet troops invading small town American. Of course, in good ol’ movie making magic, we see a true American ideal vision as a group of teenagers team together to fight against the common enemy. Through surviving only with hunting rifles, pistols, and bow-and-arrows in the winter and eluding the KGB who hunts them, these “Wolverines” wage a seriously group up guerilla warfare to save themselves, their town, and their country.
Part of Nitehawk’s May COLD WAR brunch series.