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Red Dawn


Nov 20, 2012

Latest Home Video

Mar 04, 2013

MPAA Rating



Dan Bradley


Chris Hemsworth
Isabel Lucas
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Peck
Adrianne Palicki


2012 Film District

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When North Korea invades Spokane, Washington, a small number of survivors (Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas) form a resistance group and try to recapture their homeland. This movie is based on the 1984 film of the same name.

Content Details

Why Is Red Dawn Rated PG-13?

Red Dawn is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language.

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Violence: Newsreel footage includes scenes of battles, dictators and military threats. Brief on-field football action includes hard-hitting tackles. Planes drop bombs and paratroopers. Homes and businesses are destroyed. Numerous characters are imprisoned, shot, blown up or injured in car accidents. Cars crash during high-speed chases. A man is shot in the head (off-screen). Some bloody injuries are shown. A girl sutures a wound. A home is set on fire. A boy throws up after shooting his first human. He later drinks the blood of an animal he has killed. Frequent war violence is portrayed. Characters are put in peril because of the decisions of others.

Sexual Content: A teen couple kisses on several occasions.

Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive, a crude hand gesture, frequent scatological slang, terms of Deity, crude sexual language and other profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: High school students go to a bar. Drinking is shown in social settings, a bar and at home. Some characters drink during times of stress. A drunk soldier makes advances on a female coworker.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence, Coarse Language.
AB 14A
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence.
ON PG Violence, Language May Offend.
QC 13+ Violence.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Red Dawn...

Red Dawn releases to home video on March 5, 2013. There are no special features included.

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Amanda0303 says: Sep. 21, 2013

Good movie. Has violence and cussing. No sexual content except a few kissing scenes. I will allow my 12 year old to watch it.

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