When a group of teenagers witnesses Soviet and Cuban paratroopers descending on their small town and systematically setting off World War III, they take food and whatever weapons they can find and hightail it to the hills to wait things out.
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- John Milius
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Fullscreen and widescreen, with English and French sound in Dolby 2.0 and English, French and Spanish subtitles. There's also the original trailer.
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: DTS 2.0 HDOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; audio commentary.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this controversial what-if war film features much shooting, with frequent bloodshed (though little of what would be considered gore) and explosive mayhem. Many characters die, young heroes as well as the villains. Swearing is occasional, and there is a suggestion that two underage-female characters might have been raped or molested. Hunting and killing of animals, for food as well as a sort of manhood ritual, is shown and seemingly endorsed with great enthusiasm by the filmmakers.
- Sexual Content
- Indistinct glimpse of one Russian looking at a magazine centerfold.
- Shooting and explosions in abundance, with spattering blood (but little gore) more often than not. One character (and a deer) shot with an arrow. Inference that the invading Soviet soldiers have raped women and girls.
- "S--t," "bastard," and "SOB."
- Social Behavior
- Surface message of patriotism and fighting for your country/freedom are underscored by more complex lessons, about striving against impossible odds and even taking doomed or hopeless stands for what is correct. War and partisan insurgency are shown not to be a children's game when the Wolverines face having to execute one of their own.
- Product labels include Coors beer, Chevron gas, Buck knives.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some beer drinking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it