For better or worse, Red Dawn takes its ideas very seriously

by MATT STOKES | SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

The discussion of Red Dawn starts at 29:00.

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Red Dawn

Director: John Milius

Cast:
Jed: Patrick Swayze
Matt: Charlie Sheen
Robert: C. Thomas Howell
Erica: Lea Thompson
Toni: Jennifer Grey
Lt. Col. Andrew Tanner: Powers Boothe
Colonel Ernesto Bella: Ron O’Neal

Released: August 10, 1984

Domestic Box Office: $38.4 million

50%

6.4/10

Verdict?

Laci says…

Matt says…

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