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"In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now."

The 1984 war film made in the United States was directed by John Milius and was one of the most thrilling and action packed films that was ever made. The entire plot of the film was interesting that there is a 2012 remake version that is directed Dan Bradley.  This film received mostly positive reviews, and was really enjoyed by viewers making a box office of $40 million. The story of the film follows this group of high school students that have resisted the occupation of the guerrilla warfare. This group calls themselves the Wolverines which was after their schools mascot.

In the beginning, a text explains how the United States has slowly gotten isolated when the European nations had withdrew a membership from the NATO. After other strange events occur a high school teacher in Colorado pauses when they see paratrooper land on a nearby field. After the heavy gunfire being shot, students flee with terror. 

Then Jed Eckert along with his brother and a couple friends go to the wilderness after equipping themselves with a bunch of guns and gear. Though they accidentally run into the Russian Blockade, the US Army helicopter is able to save them. 

The brothers then decide to go back to the city, but find out that their Dad was captured and is help inside of a re-educating camp. Once they find their Dad, they talk to him with a fence blocking them, and he tells the boys to leave him, but avenge his unfortunate death.

The two have then realized that they have been behind the Occupied America instead of the Free America. Also that their father was executed due to the guns they got from his sporting store was actually found as own by the occupation authorities.

The film is quite intense and was supposedly meant as the beginning of the World War |||. It is a story that was said to be likely possible, which is why many people wanted it to have a remake. The film received mostly positive reviews gaining 53% from movie critics.

Overall the film is very unique and intense, which is why most viewers found it to be very entertaining. It has this edge to it that not many films can offer. 

This film is perfect for people that enjoy action films that aren't gory in any way. This film was rated as PG 13, meaning its action can still be tolerated by children.

| 1984 | 1 hr 54 min | 6.4/10 | 55/100
Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen
John Milius

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