Red Dawn : Re-Education camp

Re-Education camp

For the scene where Jed, Matt and Robert visit the Re-Education camp, did anyone get a little choked up watching this scene. It was very emotional in my opinion, Jed and Matt both learn their Mom died, even while fighting tears their Dad tells them they can't cry anymore and just have to accept what happened. It doesn't get much better for Robert either when he asks Mr. Eckert what happened to his father, to which he can only say "I don't know son, I don't know."

What really made me choke up a bit when Mr. Eckert tells them all to leave before they are found out. The way Patrick Swayze delivered his lines were really well done, crying while giving his Dad a final goodbye. "Dad, I love you."

Anybody else except me get choked up?

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What tugged on my heart strings was when Mr. Eckert looked away when the boys asked where Mom was.

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I started to cry when I couldn't hear the PA announcer telling me why America was a whore house.

It would be a great extra on a DVD. You can hear the entire speech on why America is a whore house.

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Avenge me, Avvvengggee meee!!

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Yes, it was one of the scenes in that movie that made it hit home hard. I saw Red Dawn for the first time on HBO in 1985 while there still was a cold war and a Soviet threat to think about so that added to the effect this particular scene and the movie in general had on me.

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Patrick Swayze said his dad had recently passed away. He used thst as motivation then and later when he needed emotion.

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Harry Dean Stanton ROCKS!! Just Rocks!!

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It is touching, I'll admit that. Of course, in the end, they are all reunited in heaven.
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