History Film / RedDawn1984

5th Jan '17 10:00:34 AM Windrays
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26th Dec '16 3:25:08 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** The Soviets using the gun store records to round up civilian weapons is a pretty obvious TakeThat from (((John Milius))) towards gun registry laws, but making sure nobody in the occupied territory can shoot back is indeed a ''very'' effective strategy for an invading force, regardless of politics.

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** The Soviets using the gun store records to round up civilian weapons is a pretty obvious TakeThat from (((John Milius))) John Milius towards gun registry laws, but making sure nobody in the occupied territory can shoot back is indeed a ''very'' effective strategy for an invading force, regardless of politics.



* TankGoodness: One scene features a long-range duel between two Soviet T-72 tanks and an American M1 (((Abrams))) tank in the distance. One-on-one, the (((Abrams))) should have an edge over a single T-72, but the US tank is outnumbered and in the open. The Soviet tanks are camouflaged, [[spoiler: and a mortally wounded Tanner [[HeroicSacrifice sets off a smoke grenade to mark the Soviet's position for the American tank]], while the Wolverines knock out the second one with an RPG]]

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* TankGoodness: One scene features a long-range duel between two Soviet T-72 tanks and an American M1 (((Abrams))) Abrams tank in the distance. One-on-one, the (((Abrams))) Abrams should have an edge over a single T-72, but the US tank is outnumbered and in the open. The Soviet tanks are camouflaged, [[spoiler: and a mortally wounded Tanner [[HeroicSacrifice sets off a smoke grenade to mark the Soviet's position for the American tank]], while the Wolverines knock out the second one with an RPG]]
21st Dec '16 9:28:51 PM 43110
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* BigBadEnsemble: Colonel Ernesto Bella, General Bratchenko, and Colonel Strelnikov. General Bratchenko seems to be the one in charge, Colonel Bella is perhaps TheDragon (and the most sympathetic), and Colonel Strelnikov is the most dangerous.

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* %%* BigBadEnsemble: Colonel Ernesto Bella, General Bratchenko, and Colonel Strelnikov. General Bratchenko seems to be the one in charge, Colonel Bella is perhaps TheDragon (and the most sympathetic), and Colonel Strelnikov is the most dangerous.
10th Dec '16 8:15:26 AM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:330:[-The war to liberate the Mickey D's begins...At Dawn.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:[-The war to liberate [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds the Mickey D's D's]] begins...At Dawn.-] ]]
10th Dec '16 8:14:38 AM MarkLungo
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** In the first wave, crack Russian ''Spetsnaz'' units parachuted in, disguised as commercial airliners just like they did in the invasion of Afghanistan, in order to seize key passes in the Rocky Mountains. This is what hit Calumet in the opening scene. They coordinated with a handful of tactical nuclear strikes meant to destroy key communication points, including Washington, D.C., Omaha, and Kansas City. Otherwise the Russians want to take the US in one piece so they won't use more nukes, and the US won't either on their own soil, which is why the war has been mostly limited to conventional weapons. Both sides were too afraid to use more nukes.
** The Soviets' used their communist allies in Central America as extra manpower/cannon fodder, much as the Germans used the Romanians as auxiliaries in World War II. After taking over Mexico, the Cuban and Nicaraguan armies spearheaded an invasion into Texas (supplemented by Russian special forces units). They're aided by Cuban infiltrators who entered the US disguised as illegal aliens, who then raided Strategic Air Command bases when the invasion began. This invasion thrust spread as far west and east as the Rockies and the Mississippi, and as far north as Cheyenne/northern Kansas.

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** In the first wave, crack Russian ''Spetsnaz'' units parachuted in, disguised as commercial airliners just like they did in the invasion of Afghanistan, in order to seize key passes in the Rocky Mountains. This is what hit Calumet in the opening scene. They coordinated with a handful of tactical nuclear strikes meant to destroy key communication points, including Washington, D.C., UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, Omaha, and Kansas City.UsefulNotes/KansasCity. Otherwise the Russians want to take the US in one piece so they won't use more nukes, and the US won't either on their own soil, which is why the war has been mostly limited to conventional weapons. Both sides were too afraid to use more nukes.
** The Soviets' used their communist allies in Central America as extra manpower/cannon fodder, much as the Germans used the Romanians as auxiliaries in World War II.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. After taking over Mexico, the Cuban and Nicaraguan armies spearheaded an invasion into Texas (supplemented by Russian special forces units). They're aided by Cuban infiltrators who entered the US disguised as illegal aliens, who then raided Strategic Air Command bases when the invasion began. This invasion thrust spread as far west and east as the Rockies and the Mississippi, and as far north as Cheyenne/northern Kansas.
10th Dec '16 8:13:21 AM MarkLungo
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** Washington and a half-dozen other places in the US were nuked on the first day, with millions of lives lost. The Russians also decided to eliminate the Red Chinese wild card by ''going to town'' on them with nuclear weapons, incinerating ''four-hundred million'' people right out of the starting gate. American and Chinese counterstrikes are never mentioned in the movie, but somebody ''had'' to have done ''something''. That many detonations will definitely cause a nuclear winter, which sure as hell won't help with the crops. Plus China is now a post-apocalyptic nightmare, and their downwind neighbors have to have felt the effects of the fallout.

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** Washington and a half-dozen other places in the US were nuked on the first day, with millions of lives lost. The Russians also decided to eliminate the Red Chinese wild card by ''going to town'' on them with nuclear weapons, incinerating ''four-hundred million'' people right out of the starting gate. American and Chinese counterstrikes are never mentioned in the movie, but somebody ''had'' to have done ''something''. That many detonations will definitely cause a nuclear winter, which sure as hell won't help with the crops. Plus China UsefulNotes/{{China}} is now a post-apocalyptic nightmare, and their downwind neighbors have to have felt the effects of the fallout.



* NukeEm: Precision nuclear strikes wipe out silos in the Dakotas, plus key communications points like Omaha, Washington, and Kansas City. Further strikes are averted by the Soviets' need to take the United States intact. Other countries though...
-->'''Jed Eckert''': Well, who *is* on our side?

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* NukeEm: Precision nuclear strikes wipe out silos in the Dakotas, plus key communications points like Omaha, Washington, UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, and Kansas City.UsefulNotes/KansasCity. Further strikes are averted by the Soviets' need to take the United States intact. Other countries though...
-->'''Jed Eckert''': Well, who *is* ''is'' on our side?
10th Dec '16 8:10:08 AM MarkLungo
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Also noted for being the first onscreen pairing of Creator/JenniferGrey and Creator/PatrickSwayze (who later costarred in the classic ''Film/DirtyDancing'' to the [[{{Squee}} delight]] of {{fangirl}}s everywhere), the first film to be released with the PG-13 rating, and (for fans of film music in general and Creator/BasilPoledouris in particular) the first soundtrack album released by Creator/{{Intrada}}.

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Also noted for being the first onscreen pairing of Creator/JenniferGrey Jennifer Grey and Creator/PatrickSwayze (who later costarred in the classic ''Film/DirtyDancing'' to the [[{{Squee}} delight]] of {{fangirl}}s everywhere), the first film to be released with the PG-13 rating, and (for fans of film music in general and Creator/BasilPoledouris in particular) the first soundtrack album released by Creator/{{Intrada}}.
10th Dec '16 8:09:16 AM MarkLungo
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Also noted for being the first onscreen pairing of (((Jennifer Grey))) and Creator/PatrickSwayze (who later costarred in the classic ''Film/DirtyDancing'' to the [[{{Squee}} delight]] of {{fangirl}}s everywhere), the first film to be released with the PG-13 rating, and (for fans of film music in general and Creator/BasilPoledouris in particular) the first soundtrack album released by Intrada.

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Also noted for being the first onscreen pairing of (((Jennifer Grey))) Creator/JenniferGrey and Creator/PatrickSwayze (who later costarred in the classic ''Film/DirtyDancing'' to the [[{{Squee}} delight]] of {{fangirl}}s everywhere), the first film to be released with the PG-13 rating, and (for fans of film music in general and Creator/BasilPoledouris in particular) the first soundtrack album released by Intrada.
Creator/{{Intrada}}.



-->'''Colonel Ernesto Bella:''' ''[in the now-occupied Calumet, Colorado]'' It would seem necessary to win the support of the people. As our opponents used to say in Vietnam: "Win their hearts and minds."

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-->'''Colonel Ernesto Bella:''' ''[in the now-occupied Calumet, Colorado]'' It would seem necessary to win the support of the people. As our opponents used to say in Vietnam: [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]]: "Win their hearts and minds."
6th Dec '16 8:30:25 AM Ilshan
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Also noted for being the first onscreen pairing of Jennifer Grey and Creator/PatrickSwayze (who later costarred in the classic ''Film/DirtyDancing'' to the [[{{Squee}} delight]] of {{fangirl}}s everywhere), the first film to be released with the PG-13 rating, and (for fans of film music in general and Creator/BasilPoledouris in particular) the first soundtrack album released by Intrada.

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Also noted for being the first onscreen pairing of Jennifer Grey (((Jennifer Grey))) and Creator/PatrickSwayze (who later costarred in the classic ''Film/DirtyDancing'' to the [[{{Squee}} delight]] of {{fangirl}}s everywhere), the first film to be released with the PG-13 rating, and (for fans of film music in general and Creator/BasilPoledouris in particular) the first soundtrack album released by Intrada.



* MutualKill: [[spoiler: Jed and Strelnikov.]]



** The Soviets using the gun store records to round up civilian weapons is a pretty obvious TakeThat from John Milius towards gun registry laws, but making sure nobody in the occupied territory can shoot back is indeed a ''very'' effective strategy for an invading force, regardless of politics.

to:

** The Soviets using the gun store records to round up civilian weapons is a pretty obvious TakeThat from John Milius (((John Milius))) towards gun registry laws, but making sure nobody in the occupied territory can shoot back is indeed a ''very'' effective strategy for an invading force, regardless of politics.



* TankGoodness: One scene features a long-range duel between two Soviet T-72 tanks and an American M1 Abrams tank in the distance. One-on-one, the Abrams should have an edge over a single T-72, but the US tank is outnumbered and in the open. The Soviet tanks are camouflaged, [[spoiler: and a mortally wounded Tanner [[HeroicSacrifice sets off a smoke grenade to mark the Soviet's position for the American tank]], while the Wolverines knock out the second one with an RPG]]

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* TankGoodness: One scene features a long-range duel between two Soviet T-72 tanks and an American M1 Abrams (((Abrams))) tank in the distance. One-on-one, the Abrams (((Abrams))) should have an edge over a single T-72, but the US tank is outnumbered and in the open. The Soviet tanks are camouflaged, [[spoiler: and a mortally wounded Tanner [[HeroicSacrifice sets off a smoke grenade to mark the Soviet's position for the American tank]], while the Wolverines knock out the second one with an RPG]]
12th Nov '16 5:10:02 PM nombretomado
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** In one scene Robert imitates JohnWayne flinging his scabbard off his rifle in TheSearchers.

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** In one scene Robert imitates JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne flinging his scabbard off his rifle in TheSearchers.
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