1984 film starring, among others, Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Lea Thompson, C. Thomas Howell, and Powers Boothe, about a Soviet-Mexican led invasion into America. The film starts with paratroopers gunning down people at a high school. A few of them escape, load up on supplies, and head for the Rocky Mountains of Arapaho State Park. Eventually, though, they are drawn into the war, becoming a guerilla fighting unit that calls themselves the Wolverines, after the "local sports collective." A jingoistic flag-waver of a film, it actually does manage to hit home a few good points about war, survival, and family in between the action scenes, especially after Boothe, playing a shot-down fighter pilot, joins the teenagers.

Red Dawn was the first film to get a PG-13 from the MPAA. The back cover of the VHS tape shows a Russian tank parked outside a McDonald's, but it's not in the film.

     "And now a few words for our allies behind enemy lines...
     The chair is against the wall. The chair is against the wall.
     John has a long moustache. John has a long moustache.