A group of teenagers resist a communist invasion.
Production Year: 1984
March 5, 2012 07:00 (KSA) ~ March 5, 2012 06:00 (CLT)
In an alternate history,NATO has effectively disbanded after several of its key members, including America, withdraw. The Communist bloc now extends beyond Eastern Europe, and Soviet troops have descended upon a small, yet strategically important Colorado town named Calumet.
Jed and Matt Eckert (Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen) are in class when the invasion occurs, but flee to their father's sporting goods shop amidst the melee. The teens arm themselves with rifles and stockpile ammunition, resolved to battle what is no longer a red scare, but an all out war.
Red Dawn was produced for a meager $4.2 million, but garnered nearly ten times that amount at the box office.
Directed by: John Milius
- Patrick Swayze
- C. Thomas Howell
- Lea Thompson
- Charlie Sheen
- Jennifer Grey