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Red Dawn

Red Dawn

Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey. The film is set in an alternate 1980s in which the United States is invaded by the Soviet Union and its Cuban and Nicaraguan allies. However, the onset of WWIII is in the background and not fully elaborated. The story follows a group of American high school students who resist the occupation, calling themselves Wolverines, after their high school mascot. ... more on Wikipedia

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