Red Dawn

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Red Dawn
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From the windows of a high school classroom, students see paratroopers land on the varsity football field. The invasion of the United States has begun. As their town is overrun by foreign nationals, eight teenagers escape to the mountains. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, they wage an unremitting guerrilla action in defense of their parents, their friends and their country.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Collector's ed. widescreen presentation
Branch Call Number: DVD Action RED
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (114 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Dec 17, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!! A++ DVD

Dec 13, 2013
  • I_heart_Po_my_dog rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing movie love the action but might not be a good movie for younger ones. So sad ending however, i still love this movie. It really gives you a look at how things would be different if that happened to are country. <3 the movie

Aug 25, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Yeah, I'm not sure how I missed this dystopian flick when it first came out, but it was very good, thanks to John Milius' writing. The fact that the heroes were teenagers was key; this story wouldn't have been nearly as heartfelt or novel had they been adults. Milius has contributed his writing skills to several other major projects that I've enjoyed: "Dirty Harry", "Jeremiah Johnson", "Apocalypse Now", "Conan the Barbarian"... and more recently the 2005 - 2007 well received HBO series "Rome", which I hope to find the time to check out. (And I'm almost certain I won't find the time for the current remake of this -- it smells bad)

May 29, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A much better movie than the highly sanitized, politically correct newer version—and I not a fan of Swayze, mind you! I had never watched it before and was quite surprised at how much I liked this movie. Very interesting, realistic situations, some quite dramatic, some have to do with very hard choices—and by kids, which makes the choice even more thought-provoking. The kids in this movie grow up very quickly, wake up from a cuddly small town life to a harsh life of guerrillas, fighting for their country’s freedom. Quite touching and really worth watching.

saw this when I was a kid and loved the suspense. Can't wait to see it again and the new one coming out Dec. 2012

Great 80's movie. The re-make this year looks like it will be a hit!

Oct 21, 2011
  • ct7825555 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great movie


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Dec 17, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

Dec 17, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Communism doesn't work, because people like to own stuff." - Frank Zappa

Dec 17, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

Aug 25, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

(Title card): "-Soviet Union suffers worst wheat harvest in 55 years. -Labor and food riots in Poland. Soviet troops invade. -Cuba and Nicaragua reach troop strength goals of 500,000. El Salvador and Honduras fall. -Greens Party gains control of West German Parliament. Demands withdrawal of nuclear weapons from European soil. -Mexico plunged into revolution. -NATO dissolves. United States stands alone."

Aug 25, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

(Plaque on statue of Theodore Roosevelt in front of Calumet High School) "The Rough Rider" "Far better it is to dare mighty things... than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt 1899

Aug 25, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Matt Eckert: "It's kind of strange, isn't it? How the mountains pay us no attention at all... You laugh or you cry... The wind just keeps on blowin'." Jed Eckert: "...It was bound to happen, sooner or later." Matt Eckert: "You're gettin' pretty lean on feelin's, aren't cha?" Jed Eckert: "I can't afford 'em."


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