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Amerika 

America has been bloodlessly taken over by the Soviet Union, leading to slave-labor camps for some, collaboration for others and rebellion for yet others.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kris Kristofferson ...  Devin Milford 6 episodes, 1987
Robert Urich ...  Peter Bradford 6 episodes, 1987
Wendy Hughes ...  Marion Andrews 6 episodes, 1987
Sam Neill ...  Colonel Andrei Denisov 6 episodes, 1987
Cindy Pickett ...  Amanda Bradford 6 episodes, 1987
Armin Mueller-Stahl ...  General Petya Samanov 6 episodes, 1987
Richard Bradford ...  Ward Milford 6 episodes, 1987
Ivan Dixon ...  Dr. Alan Drummond 6 episodes, 1987
Ford Rainey ...  Will Milford 6 episodes, 1987
Graham Beckel ...  Clayton Cullen 6 episodes, 1987
Reiner Schöne ...  Major Helmut Gurtman 6 episodes, 1987
Christine Lahti ...  Alethea Milford 6 episodes, 1987
Dorian Harewood ...  Jeffrey Wyman 5 episodes, 1987
Marcel Hillaire ...  Dieter Heinlander 5 episodes, 1987
Mariel Hemingway ...  Kimberly Ballard 5 episodes, 1987
Lara Flynn Boyle ...  Jackie Bradford 5 episodes, 1987
Steve Drury Steve Drury ...  Scott 5 episodes, 1987
Don Reilly Don Reilly ...  Justin Milford 4 episodes, 1987
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ...  Melanie Blackstone 4 episodes, 1987
Errol Slue Errol Slue ...  Reverend Blackstone 4 episodes, 1987
Kelly Proctor Kelly Proctor ...  Billy Milford 3 episodes, 1987
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ...  Young Caleb 3 episodes, 1987
Jason Wild Jason Wild ...  Youth Communist Leader 2 episodes, 1987
Deanna Dunagan ...  Betty Milford 2 episodes, 1987
David Ferry ...  Laird 2 episodes, 1987
Allan Royal ...  President 2 episodes, 1987
Mag Ruffman ...  Sally, VFA 2 episodes, 1987
John Towey ...  Herb Lister 2 episodes, 1987
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ...  KGB Agent 2 episodes, 1987
David Boles ...  Undercover Rebel 2 episodes, 1987
Sheila Lynn Buckley Sheila Lynn Buckley ...  Modern Dance Judge 2 episodes, 1987
Marek Krawczyk Marek Krawczyk ...  Mental Hospital Patient 2 episodes, 1987
Peg Sheldrick ...  Dierdre's Mother 2 episodes, 1987
Timothy Skulish Timothy Skulish ...  Body Guard 2 episodes, 1987
Sam Stone Sam Stone ...  Rebel 2 episodes, 1987
Toby Tarnow Toby Tarnow ...  Helen 2 episodes, 1987
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America has been bloodlessly taken over by the Soviet Union, leading to slave-labor camps for some, collaboration for others and rebellion for yet others. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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1997. The world is different. The dream is the same. Let freedom ring.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerika See more »

Filming Locations:

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA See more »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Saturday Night Live performed a parody sketch of the series. It changed Russia as the occupying country to Canada. It was called Amerida. See more »

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Peter Bradford: [in voiceover, as he looks at the Lincoln Memorial] You can't look at those eyes and not think of what being an American has meant. Now there's an end to it. Soon, there will be no America. We'll be history, quickly lost and distorted, like Mr. Lincoln himself... I suppose there will have to be new revolutions, with new generations who will have to discover the values which our forefathers handed down to us. If those truths stop being real, maybe it's better to let them go, to let some new ...
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Boring and unrealistic
18 March 2004 | by Reno-007See all my reviews

I remember when this stinkburger came out. I was a senior in High School and remember all the hype surrounding this. One thing stands out and that is when T.V. Guide had an article on the miniseries. The director was whining about how it's O.K. for Tom Cruise to shoot down Russians in Top Gun and that it wasn't O.K. for the Russians to occupy the United States. I thought fine, move to the Soviet Union if you don't like it here! Anyways beyond Kristofferson's overacting and downright annoying character, this could have been done much better. For instance, we get just a snippet of how this happened. No detail so I guess this dumb dumb director left it up to our imaginations, a definite sign of someone who belongs in High School theater. At least Red Dawn gave us a basis this was ridiculously vague at best. Cindy Pickett looked like a zombie in this. She had an annoying and whiney character that made me want to throw her into a Gulag A.S.A.P. If some folks liked it, hey you have the right to but this had no reality or credibility whatsoever. The only person that gave it any kind of life was Sam Neil who looked like he would rather do another Omen movie instead of this tripe. Even the Soviets at the time thought the miniseries was unprobable. I whole heartedly agree with the reviewers who say that after spending up to 10 hours watching this that at least we would get a good bang at the end, you know a CONCLUSION! It ended like a balloon running out of air, wilting into the end. I would much rather watch Red Dawn for 10 hours than this snoozefest. Unprobable plot, cheap effects and sets, dry and uninteresting characters, and finally shotty acting. Kristofferson's younger son looked creepy as well and couldn't act to save his life. One more thing, the reason this isn't shown anymore is that it sucked so bad that networks avoid it like the plague and cable stations don't want a riot outside their studios. This will eventually go down as nothing but a low budget boring MST3K caliber joke.


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