Red Dawn

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In an alternate 1980s, the United States stands alone as communism grows stronger. When Soviet soldiers invade a small Colorado town, brothers Jed (Patrick Swayze) and Matt Eckert (Charlie Sheen) escape with friends to the forest. With their father, Tom (Harry Dean Stanton), a prisoner of the invading army, the children decide to fight against the Soviets. As the country comes under increasing attack, the group teams up with Lt. Col. Andrew Tanner (Powers Boothe) to take back their town.

Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Friday August 10 1984
Duration: 114 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Milius
Screenwriter: Kevin Reynolds, John Milius
Cast: Patrick Swayze
C Thomas Howell
Lea Thompson
Charlie Sheen
Darren Dalton
Ben Johnson
Harry Dean Stanton
Powers Boothe
Ron O'Neal
Vladek Sheybal