Red Dawn Movie

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A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Who's Involved:

Josh Peck, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tony Gilroy, Dan Bradley, Jeremy Passmore, Isabel Lucas, Beau Flynn, Connor Cruise, Tripp Vinson, Edwin Hodge, Carl Ellsworth

Release Date:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

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Crew: Who's making Red Dawn

A look at the Red Dawn behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Dan Bradley last directed The Worker. The film's writer Carl Ellsworth last wrote Unhinged and Goosebumps.


Dan Bradley


Beau Flynn
Tripp Vinson

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Production: What we know about Red Dawn

Key Facts

  1. Remake of the 1984 film. Due the to troubles at MGM, Red Dawn does not have a marketing plan for its November release (L.A. Times, May 25, 2010). The net cost of production after tax breaks was $42 million (LA Times, June 10). Although the L.A. Times reported that MGM would delay the movie indefinitely, reported that MGM still planned a Nov. 24, 2010 release although they require a distributor to cover the cost of marketing and distribution (June 11, 2010). MGM is changing the invading force to North Korea to avoid offending China (March 16, 2011).

Filming Timeline

On or about November 23, 2011, the film was in Completed status.

On or about March 16, 2011, the film was in Post-Production status.

Editing the invasion force from China to North Korea at a cost of less than $1 million

On or about June 12, 2010, the film was in Completed status.

Finished except for the soundtrack

On or about January 23, 2010, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about October 16, 2009, the film was in Production status.

On or about April 30, 2009, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Red Dawn Release Date: When was it released?

Red Dawn was released in 2012 on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 (Nationwide release). There were 3 other movies released on the same date, including Life of Pi, Rise of the Guardians and The Silver Linings Playbook.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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