Perhaps they might make a TV movie about why the people of the United States face such a dreadful risk.They might make a movie about what life in the United States would be like if we lived under Soviet domination.The United States quickly falls under Soviet military occupation under the command of Russian General Petya Samanov, and the U. The description is taken from the novelization of the miniseries, Amerika: The Triumph of the American Spirit by Brauna E.
Denisov hopes to "salvage as much as possible" of the old U. The Soviet leaders of the occupation are faced with the dual problem of keeping the U. pacified and convincing the Politburo that their fears of a revitalized U. are unfounded because the country can no longer pose a threat. The United States will be divided into "client states", such as Heartland.
The Politburo is not convinced, and considers exploding nuclear weapons over four or five unnamed U. Additionally, members of the United States Congress will be executed if they refuse to dissolve the nation's government and disperse in peace.
Towards the end of the 1980s, as the decline of the Soviet Union puts it in danger of losing the Cold War, the Soviet leadership makes a desperate gamble to rearrange the global balance of power.
Four large thermonuclear weapons are detonated in the ionosphere over the United States.
Not wanting to depict the actual takeover, ABC Entertainment president Brandon Stoddard set the miniseries ten years after the event, focusing on the demoralized U. Described in promotional materials as "the most ambitious American miniseries ever created," Amerika aired for 14½ hours (including commercials) over seven nights (beginning February 15, 1987), and reportedly cost US$40 million to produce.
The miniseries was filmed in the Golden Horseshoe and southwestern Ontario Canadian cities of Toronto, London, as well as various locations in the U. state of Nebraska – most notably the small town of Tecumseh, which served as "Milford", the fictional setting for most of the series.
Here is the idea: Let's have a movie called "In Red America." It would be about a few days or weeks in the life of several American families after the Soviet Union had taken over America.
Major female characters, in addition to Ballard, include Peter Bradford's wife, Amanda (played by Cindy Pickett), Devin Milford's ex-wife, Marion (played by Wendy Hughes), and most notably, Devin's sister Alethea (played by Christine Lahti), who at the outset is prostituting herself to the local occupation leader. "She is a metaphor for America – not just phonically – and it is she who discovers her moral core through(out) the course of the series." Lara Flynn Boyle played Bradford's teenage daughter, Jackie.
Amerika starred Kris Kristofferson, Mariel Hemingway, Sam Neill, Robert Urich, and a 17-year-old Lara Flynn Boyle in her first major role.