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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 93m 26s

Release date 15/03/2013

Ratings Info Contains moderate violence, injury detail, and one use of strong language

Genre(s) Action, Drama

Director(s) Dan Bradley

Cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Connor Cruise, Edwin Hodge, Adrianne Pailicki

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 05/03/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

RED DAWN is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name in which the US is being invaded by North Korea, leading to the formation of a resistance movement called the 'Wolverines'.


There are a number of scenes of violence as the resistance use a variety of weapons and explosives to fight against the invaders. However, the violence is portrayed without much detail or sight of blood, although large numbers of North Korean soldiers are killed.

Injury detail

In spite of the lack of blood or other detail in the fighting, there is occasional sight of injury detail after violence has taken place. In one scene an American man is executed by North Korean soldiers, although no detail of the execution is shown. Later on the resistance manage to rescue a woman who is similarly being threatened with execution.


The film also contains infrequent strong language ('f**k'), some moderate bad language (eg 'bitch', 'prick'), and some mild bad language (eg 'shit', asshole'). There is also a use of the 'middle finger' gesture and a use of 'Mr Big Ass Mother F Bomb' in reference to an explosive device.

At one point the resistance are seen hunting a deer for food. However, no animal was harmed in the making of the film.


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This work was originally classified 15 without cuts on 25 February 2013. This determination was formally reconsidered by the BBFC at the request of the submitting company. The BBFC carefully considered the arguments put forward by the submitting company, looked again at the relevant submitted material, and concluded that a revision to the original determination was appropriate.

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