Charlie Sheen reunites with Red Dawn castmates C. Thomas Howell and Darren Dalton nearly four decades after the release of the Cold War cult classic
Charlie Sheen made his feature film debut with the action hit Red Dawn in 1984.
And the lifelong actor, 55, proved he still has a soft spot for the project when he reunited with castmates C. Thomas Howell and Darren Dalton in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The Two And A Half Men star had some pizzazz at the morning meeting, looking happy and healthy as he donned his signature sunglasses and black duds to hang out.
Rare Getaway: Charlie Sheen enjoyed a rare public outing Wednesday when he met his Red Dawn castmates C. Thomas Howell and Darren Dalton for 37 years
Charlie pets a dog before entering a house with a leather bag in his arm.
Elsewhere was C. Thomas Howell, looking smart in a crisp white shirt and light brown fedora. Blue jeans and a little salt and pepper stubble completed the look in a relaxed way.
Darren was also casual in a blue T-shirt, jeans and clean white sneakers.
Of course, the reunion wouldn’t be complete without castmate Patrick Swayze, who passed away in 2009 after a private battle with cancer.
Sharp: C. Thomas Howell looked smart in a crisp white shirt and brown fedora
What is that? it seemed the group was preparing for some sort of collaboration as Darren was spotted with what appeared to be a script under his arm
But it seemed like the group might be preparing for some sort of collaboration as Darren was spotted with what looked like a script under his arm.
Considered a cult classic, Red Dawn is an unintentionally campy image of a Cold War invasion of America by Soviet forces through the eyes of teenagers.
The story follows a group of American high school students who oppose the guerrilla warfare occupation and call themselves The Wolverines, after their high school mascot.
Along with Sheen, Howell and Dalton, the film starred then-unknowns Lea Thompson, Jennifer Gray, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O’Neal, William Smith and Powers Boothe.
Happy days: The Two And A Half Men star had some pizzazz at the morning meeting, looking happy and healthy putting on his signature sunglasses and black duds to hang out
Dog Days: Charlie pets a dog before he goes to a house with his friends
Red Dawn was a relative box office success, ranking as the 20th highest grossing film of 1984 with a domestic take of approximately $ 38 million.
But it was far from a critical success, with Rotten Tomatoes aggregators now describing the action romp and saying alarmist concept. ‘
Thinking about the project in 1987, Sheen had a hard lecture on director John Milius.
Freedom Fighters: Considered a cult classic, Red Dawn is an unintentionally campy depiction of a Cold War invasion of America by Soviet forces through the eyes of a teenage militia
Not a fan: just three years after the movie’s release, Sheen slammed the project and director John Milius for a movie’s ‘comic book’
He told Entertainment tonight: ‘The movie is such a comic book, it was such a great concept on paper, but I think if Milius had paid more attention to his actors than his tank, we might have had something. I thought it was detrimental to the film’s final outcome. ‘
However, Red Dawn has found a fan base in far-right circles for its anti-communist narrative.
Upon release, the Gun Owners of America announced that they honored Milius for “dramatically depicting the importance of the Second Amendment in our time.”
And in 2013, the conservative publication National Review Online was named # 15 on the list of the best conservative films.
Seeing Red: Red Dawn has found a fan base in far-right circles for its anti-communist narrative, named as one of the National Review’s top conservative films in 2013