In the remake, the Russians and the Cubans have been replaced by the North Koreans. But I am sure it can't be as good as the original. Right?
Here are 10 things you may not have known about the original "Red Dawn"
- Red Dawn was the first movie to receive a PG-13 rating.
- At the time, Red Dawn held the Guinness Book of World Records award for most acts of violence in a film. 134 per hour or approximately 2.23 per minute.
- 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.
- While the film takes place in Colorado, it was shot on location outside of Las Vegas, New Mexico.
- The prop T-72 Russian tanks were so convincing they were shadowed by CIA officers while in transit to the shooting location.
- Jennifer Grey revealed that her character and Patrick Swayze's had a love scene but for one reason or another it was scrapped in post-production.
- Red Dawn was Charlie Sheen's big screen debut.
- 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!"
- A poster of Genghis Khan on the classroom wall in the beginning of the movie is actually director John Millus.
- 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.