In 1984, still a number of years from the end of the Cold War,
the film Red Dawn
hit theaters with the story of a group of kids fighting against the invading forces of the Soviets and Cubans. It starred a young Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Lea Thompson, and C. Thomas Howell. Well, it's coming back... and it's in Pontiac. Except this time it's not the Cubans teaming up with the Soviets. It's the Chinese, and there's no Swayze.Excerpt:
A southeastern Michigan community will be doing its best Spokane, Wash., impression next month.
when crews will be in Pontiac to shoot scenes for the upcoming remake
of the classic 1980s film "Red Dawn." The city is about 20 miles
north-northwest of Detroit.
Downtown Development Authority director Sandy McDonald tells The Oakland Press
filmmakers will be in Pontiac for two weeks at the end of September and a few days in October.
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