Red Dawn

Synopsis: From out of the sky, Soviet, Nicaraguan, and Cuban troops begin landing on the football field of a Colorado high school. In seconds, the paratroopers 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 struggle to survive the bitter winter and the Soviet KGB patrols hunting for them. Eventually, trouble arises when they kill a group of Soviet soldiers on patrol in the highlands. Soon they will wage their own guerrilla warfare against the invading Soviet troops-under the banner of 'Wolverines!'
Genre: Action, Drama
Director(s): John Milius
Production: MGM/UA
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

We don't have any water.

How about pissing in it?

- That's a good idea. Get up here.

- How do you know it'll work?

How old are you, kid?

Fifteen. And the name's Danny, not kid.

Well, when you grow up,

you'll know these things, Danny.

Now get up here and piss in the radiator.


(IN SPANISH) We've got Yankee tanks

coming in from the plains.

We've lost most of our night vision

and have only a few anti-tank missiles left

for shooting at night.

Put your best men into hunter groups

armed with RPG's.

Keep 100 meters between each group,

dig holes,

wait until the Yankees approach to strike,

find out from where they attack, then

combine your groups and attack them.

Yes, Mr. Bella.

I want some anti-aircraft here.

We're working on it, sir.

This... This is a madhouse!

(IN RUSSIAN) Do you want to see me?

(IN RUSSIAN) Yes, yes.

Go to the sporting goods store.

From the files obtain forms 4473.

These will contain

descriptions of weapons

and lists of private ownership.

But our families, huh?

What about them, huh?

We gotta stay up here

and hide awhile.

I just wanna go home.

I don't wanna hide.

If I hide, they'll never find me.

Check it out.

Stopped a bullet

that would have hit somebody.

I got these.

Those'll do us a lot of good.

We've got no radio.

I mean, how long do you think

we can survive up here

on olives and Rice Krispies?

What else are we gonna do?

As Calumet Student Body President,

I forward the motion

that we give ourselves up.

I second the motion. We can't stay here.

We need stuff and...

Sit down, Danny.

You're not going anywhere.

It's too dangerous to go into town.

- I say we vote on it.

- No.

This isn't the big game, Mr. Quarterback.

He can go wherever he wants.

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John Milius

John Frederick Milius is an American screenwriter, director, and producer of motion pictures. He was one of the writers for the first two Dirty Harry films, received an Academy Award nomination as ... more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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