And you thought Armageddon was full of rah-rah patriotism.This is probably one of the most underrated films of the 1980's, and certainly one of the more underrated of the war genre.
Guerrillas from Central America (and ultimately a cold war-era Russia) arrive in the U.S. with a massive invasion force. It's World War Three, and there's only one group of people who can save us:
The Brat Pack.
A handful of high school kids go on the run, deciding to wait things out in the mountains, but end up becoming an American guerrilla force (calling themselves "Wolverines"), starting off with plain old hunting rifles and ending up with machine guns and rocket launchers when it's all said and done.
I can't help myself. Whenever this movie shows up on television (lately it's once a week on any given Ted Turner-owned station), I'll watch it. There's something about seeing Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Gray and C. Thomas Howell joining Powers Boothe to kick some Commie butt.It's actually a pretty good drama, well worth the rent.