Red Dawn is a 1984 American war film directed by John Milius, filmed in Metrocolor and Panavision, and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey. It is notable for being the first film to be released in the US with a Motion Picture Association of America PG-13 rating.The United States has gradually become strategically isolated after several European nations withdraw from NATO. At the same time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact partners aggressively expand their sphere of influence. In addition, the Ukrainian wheat harvest fails while a Communist coup d’etat occurs in Mexico.
Genre: Action, Drama Rating: 6.4/10 Release on: 10 August 1984 (USA) Director: John Milius Writers: Kevin Reynolds (story), John Milius (screenplay) Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson