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10 Things You Didn't Know About "Red Dawn"

Twenty-seven years ago today, this was the gold standard in movie violence. Oh time, how you've jaded us.

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3. The original script treatment was based off the short story "Ten Soldiers". It was intended to be less action oriented and more of a "Lord of the Flies" introspective look on the aggressive nature of man.


8. While shooting the opening sequence, parachutist Jon Fisher was blown over a mile off course. Caught in a tree outside a small town, he had a hard time convincing the locals that he was not a threat, declaring "I am NOT a Russian soldier!"

10. A scene from the trailer showing soldiers attacking the enemy inside a McDonald's was left on the cutting room floor. Many believe this was due to the San Ysidro McDonald's massacre that left 22 dead weeks before the film released.

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