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Are they making a remake of Titanic? It's about time
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I heard that the company that bought it is a Chinese company and they changed it. Not a big surprise.
Just curious - where did you people live that you constantly worried about the communist threat in 1984? By then the Soviet Union was on it's way to being broke and Gorbachev was starting to reform the country and responding to President Reagan.
It's not like the Cuban Missile Crisis was going on then.
The US being invaded by China is a pretty hilarious thought.
I lived in Dayton, just down the road from Wright Patterson. I was 9 when this movie came out. If you were older during that time I guess I might understand why you weren't concerned with the Red Threat, but most of us thought the Soviets were real threats. Of course with hindsight, I now realize how incredicbly impossible it would have been, but I didn't believe that at the time. I, and most of my friends, were hook, line, and sinker believers that we would someday die killing commies. If you were born anytime after 1978, you probably wouldn't get it. If you are considerably older, you just got used to living under the threat and this movie didn't affect you. Hell, my own father told me it was ridiculous and I remember telling him I would rather it play out that way (Red Dawn) than with nukes getting raosted alive in my bed at night while I slept. I'll never forget his response... He said, "You're right son. If it comes to it, let's hope those sons a bitches try to invade."
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This movie certainly freaked me out. I distinctly recall the first time I watched.
It was maybe 1997 ish and the channel that told you what was on every channel said "Fire Birds" was on. Something about helicopters blowing up shit (a drug cartel?) with Tommy Lee Jones and and Nic Cage. Sounded awesome.
The first 90 minutes I kept thinking how it was really odd that that the two billed stars in this movie had yet to answer the bell for America and save these kids. I still haven't seen Fire Birds and am guessing that's probably for the better.
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In that case they can keep it.
When I was 9 (1961) the Soviets WERE a threat. They were not since you were born. Still don't understand why "most of us" thought the threat was real. Why? there was no event since you were born that was even close to being serious. When I was 9 people were still buying and installing bomb shelters. I guess you would REALLY have been freaked out back then!
LOL... you are probably close to my age or a little younger. I never "went to bed every night thinking this could be the night the Soviets launched."
Is that really true?
I was way too busy day dreaming about irrelevant sh#t. In the eighties the Soviets were annoying (and "evil"), but I never for one millisecond had a fear we would go to war with them. I thought that was late 60's stuff??
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You are thinking the same thing I am.
Well I guess it depends on how you were raised. I had a step brother stationed in Germany who was constantly doing war games. I had two grandfathers in WWII who talked about what they witnessed the Soviets do in Germany after they took over in Berlin all the time. Until her dying day my mother believed we should have followed Patton's suggestion and taken Eastern Europe. She told me how she cried when the Soviet tanks drove into Budapest. My stepfather was in Korea on the northern border fighting the communist Chinese. His best friend was a pilot in the Korean war who survived the dogfights in Mig Alley against Soviet pilots. I guess the jist is I was raised surrounded by classic the Cold War mentality.
You make it sound like they stopped making bomb shelters in the 60s. We had several friends that had them and kept them stocked. The lower level at my elementary was designated a bomb safe zone. When I went to school there they still had up all the signs and instructions on what to do in case a nuclear attack happend.
To say the Soviets weren't a threat since I was born is ludicrous. I was born in 1974. As for how close we actually came to war with the Soviets, you completely underestimate the early 80s. The end of the Carter Administration marked the end of detente started by Nixon's trip to China. Maybe you were too busy banging coeads by then to care? Next to the Cuban Missile Crisis the closest we ever came to an actual nuclear war was in 1983 with the Petrov incident. So the threat was very real. The Soviets didn't start to really lose their grip until the second half of the 80s and even then we had no idea the Soviets were crumbling under their own weight until 1989. Even the CIA was shocked at what happend. So please don't act like kids from the 60s have a monopoly on the Cold War.
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The Soviets were ABSOLUETLY a threat in 1984. What rock were you living under? The Cold War was hard and heavy during that time. Things really didn't thaw until 1988 around the time the Berlin Wall came down. I'm guessing you were probably nowhere near a US military base at the time. That can be the only possible explanation why you think the Soviet threat was over in 1984.
I must have been under the same rock!!
Are you guys that were apparently raised by paranoid families really going to revise history for this discussion of a movie? Yes, my dad fought in WWII also and I heard tons of stories also. My brother was an Army Ranger in the 70s and 80s, so i was pretty tied into what was going on in themilitary and elsewhere. By 84 NOTHING was happening. There was never any confrontation after that - The USSR was slowly going broke (something you people in Ohio ought to consider when voting this Nov by the way.) Stocked bomb shelters in the 80s? I'm calling BS on that. I got out of HS in Cleveland in 1970, and the bomb signs, drills, exercises were already long gone by then.
I lived in NJ at the time and while invasion was not a fear, the fear of a nuclear war with Russia was still very real.
So now you are calling me a liar? Really? My elementary school had that stuff up when I left in 1986. If you want to call me a liar, go ahead.
As for the bomb shelters, yes. Again, I knew two families that had them. I saw one of them and yes it was stocked. So go ahead and call me a liar again. Or even better, why don't you call my parents paranoid. your arrogance is amazing. Like I said before, you are acting like you have a monoply on the Cold War, you don't.
You simply do not know the history. Gorbachev didn't even come to power until 1985. Are you at all familiar with the Petrov incident in 83? If you were you would be speaking a different tune. I'll make it easy for you... just follow the link. Saying that the USSR was not a threat in the 80s to the US is the revisionist history. They very much were. Go pick up a history book and don't skip ahead to the last chapter.
Simmer down there son. Not calling you a liar, I simply don't believe it. There were no such signs in schools in Cleveland, or in the schools my wife went to in Dayton. To say that most people thought about the Soviets and nuclear war all the time in the 80s is just pure bull.
I was born in 1975 and I remember thinking the Soviets were a real threat in 1984. They were the evil empire. Nuclear war was still a thought in people's minds then. Maybe not as bad as the 60s but still a threat. And please don't tell me you saw 1989 coming, I don't think many people did (at least that quickly).
Not necessarily us, but our parents and grandparents certainly were worried about the Soviets.
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