Red Dawn Movie Goofs / Mistakes

Red Dawn Goofs

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Red Dawn Picture
Proudly "over the top" -This shot sums it up!


"Er, someone wasn't on top of their game that day..."
See the goofs, blunders and plain ole mistakes in the 1984 Action / Adventure movie starring Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, C. Thomas Howell

We believe the following are all legit mistakes. If we've bungled it, or you have additional info, please update us.

Thanks to Anonymous
The pilot charactor in tank battle scene has his auto pistol shown with slide locked back. This lock back feature means the magazine/clip is empty. He continues to fire the gun ,"sound effects" with it like that. Can't happen!!
Thanks to Devin Haralson
At the beginning of the movie, as soon as the Wolverines get supplies and are heading for the mountains, they see the road block. If you look on the side of Jed's truck it still has a cameraman's standing platform mounted on the drivers side of his Chevy truck just below the drivers door.
Thanks to Russell
This occurs during the attack on the armored column after Tanner joins the wolverines. When Jed yells at Matt "RPG!" and Matt fires, you can see a wire connecting the RPG to the vehicle Matt fires upon. An RPG is not a wire quided weapon. The wire is there to quide the special effects rocket to the vehicle.
Thanks to Anonymous
I'm pretty sure that when Mattie Eckert (Charlie Scheen) hands Jed Eckert (Patrick Swayze) his revolver from the trucks glove compartment in the pickup you can see Patrick Swayze's black Rolex Submariner.
Thanks to the beak
When the enemy officers get off the helicopter in the big ambush scene, you can see English hand-written words on the inside wall of the chopper. Something about the safe place to lift it. oops!
Thanks to dick condy
just before Jed tells the student body president and Danny that they are not giving themselves up, and while Jed is breaking sticks and tossing them into the fire (about 13 minutes and 45 seconds into the movie), the angle changes and you see one crew-member to Jed's left sporting sunglasses, mustache and a brown coat with a white fur collar looking down (13:54)

As he moves away from Jed, off camera to Jed's left, he reveals another crew-member (13:56) looking at Jed sporting a black and red head covering. This is a two-fer-one blooper!
Thanks to Michelle
During the scene where the Russian officer talks about hunting the Wolverines, the bulletin board behind him shows 11 pictures of teenage boys, but there were only 6 in the Wolverines.
Thanks to Anonymous
I'm pretty sure in the parade scene right before the briefing about the Wolverines, they show the same Russian guy that was killed off in the Jeep when they were just fooling around in Arapaho National Forest.

Bogus Blunders

Sometimes an apparent goof is not a real mistake

But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Red Dawn".
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