What would you do if the Red Dawn movie became reality?
by: J. D. Heyes
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
In 1984, at the height of the Cold War, John Milius wrote and directed “Red Dawn,” a movie about the beginning of World War III.
The plot was simple. Following a series of geopolitical events, the U.S. found itself standing alone against a world increasingly dominated by an all-powerful Soviet Union until one day, without warning, the U.S.S.R., backed by Cuban forces, invaded. The United States military fought back gallantly but pockets of the country were occupied by enemy troops nonetheless. Americans caught in those pockets were mercilessly persecuted: Many were killed outright, while scores of others were rounded up and put into cold, dingy prison camps. Anyone the enemy believed could or would resist was dealt with harshly.
Out of the chaos and confusion, resistance groups formed. One such group, calling itself the “Wolverines,” after the local high school mascot, was comprised of teenagers thrown together by the fog and circumstance of war. They coalesced around the oldest among them and spent the rest of the film staging ambushes and surprise attacks against invading troops using captured weapons until, finally, nearly all of them were killed.
What if it really happened?