Ersatz The biggest tragedy is that the Russians have yet to pay us the reparations they owe from this war.
EvilHomer When will the liberals learn? Ivan will never repay us. He'll just keep hiding behind "the UN" and "international law" and "verifiable history". If we want what's our due, we're going to have to take it from him... in blood!
That said, writing off Red Dawn as nothing more than anti-Communist propganda is a bit like writing off Maus as nothing more than anti-Nazi propoganda.
kingofthenothing Yeah, it's weird how many people don't remember this ever happening, or the Australian-American war. I still get nightmares about those boomerang-chucking koala bears.
Syd Midnight This was such a well-timed piece of propaganda.. it really got me hating the Evil Russians back then. How embarrassing.
zatojones This (awesome) movie aside, there were plenty of reasons not to like the Soviet Union
manfred America is a whorehouse, where the revolutionary ideals of your forefathers are corrupted and sold in alleys by vendors of capitalism.
Hooper_X Things were really bad for Bud after the repo yard closed down.
Hooper_X p.s.: this really, really, needs the ACTING! tag.
Smellvin Quick poll: who wanted to shoot themselves some Ruskies after watching this the first time?
revdrew It had me watching the skies for paratrooping Russians for years afterwards.