History Film / RedDawn1984

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.

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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]]
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.
10th Nov '16 3:56:23 AM SnowHesher
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The classic RedScare film, released in the darkness immediately preceding [[FromBadToWorse glasnost]].

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The classic RedScare film, released in the darkness immediately preceding [[FromBadToWorse glasnost]].
glasnost]]. Written and directed by Creator/JohnMilius.
6th Nov '16 1:33:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* BrokenAesop: the "They can have my gun when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers" scene is probably intended to be BadAss but it could just as easily be interpreted as a StealthParody about pointless bravado.

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* BrokenAesop: the "They can have my gun when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers" scene is probably intended to be BadAss badass but it could just as easily be interpreted as a StealthParody about pointless bravado.
2nd Oct '16 8:42:35 AM JamesAustin
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** BiggerBad: The Soviet Union at large.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Soviet Union at large.
19th Sep '16 10:59:14 AM Beppo
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Supposedly, a Soviet-Nicaraguan-Cuban-Random Latin American Socialists force driving north through Mexico links up with Soviet paratroopers in eastern Colorado. Other Soviet forces are said to have crossed the Bering Strait, Alaska and Canada, which is only slightly less likely than flying monkeys from Oz. Fortunately for the filmmakers the target audience didn't know any more about geography back then than they do now.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Supposedly, a Soviet-Nicaraguan-Cuban-Random Latin American Socialists force driving north through Mexico links up with Soviet paratroopers in eastern Colorado. Other Soviet forces are said to have crossed the Bering Strait, Alaska and Canada, which is only slightly less likely than flying monkeys from Oz. Fortunately for the filmmakers the target audience didn't know any more about geography back then than they do now.
10th Aug '16 8:24:35 PM Boggs
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** The thought of your child (or children) becoming partisans against a trained, professional military force is terrifying all on it's own.
9th Aug '16 10:51:47 PM TwisterAce
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The Soviets retaliate for the Wolverines' attacks by mass executing civilians (including [[spoiler:Jed and Matt's father]]). Rather than serving as a deterrent, the reprisals only encourage the Wolverines to fight harder. Colonel Strelnikov eventually ends the reprisals because of their ineffectiveness.
7th May '16 12:36:37 AM SnowHesher
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* ARealManIsAKiller: Robert drinks the blood of the first deer he shoots, and notes he likes the taste. He eventually ends up the most AxeCrazy of the Wolverines.

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* ARealManIsAKiller: Robert drinks the blood of the first deer he shoots, and notes he likes the taste.taste (TruthInTelevision, by the way. It's an old tradition among deer hunters that you have to drink the blood of your first kill). He eventually ends up the most AxeCrazy of the Wolverines.
1st Apr '16 10:58:14 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* PossessionImpliesMastery: The Wolverines are instant experts with every weapon they capture from the Soviet troops.

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* PossessionImpliesMastery: The Wolverines are instant experts with every weapon they capture from the Soviet troops. Justified, to an extent, because Jeb and Matt are both experienced hunters and Soviet weapons were deliberately designed to be easy to operate with little training.
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