Red Dawn

TitleRed Dawn
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsMilius, John
Running Time114 min
Date Released1984
DistributorMGM/UA Entertainment Co.
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

Emblematic of heightened Cold War tensions in America during Ronald Reagan's first presidency, Red Dawn imagines World War III from the perspective of high school students in a small Colorado town. Soviets and their Cuban and Nicaraguan allies invade the United States. A group of teenagers head for the Rokcy Mountains, determined to avenge their families and town through guerilla warfare. 


Patrick Swayze

Charlie Sheen

C. Thomas Howell

Lea Thompson

Jennifer Grey

Ben Johnson

Harry Dean Stanton

Ron O'Neal

William Smith

Powers Boothe


Produced by Sidney Beckerman and Buzz Feitshans

Directed by John Milius

Screenplay by John Milius and Kevin Reynolds

Story by Kevin Reynolds

Music by Basil Poledouris

Cinematography by Ric Waite

Edited by Thom Noble


Action, Drama

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