Hollywood tolerated John Milius until he did the unacceptable. He made a pro-U.S., pro-gun action movie attacking the USSR during the height of the Cold War.
That crossed a line for the writer/director responsible for some of the most memorable films from his era, including Apocalypse Now, Dirty Harry and, of course, Red Dawn.
The new EPIX documentary Milius, which debuts at 8 pm. EST Jan. 11, chronicles the rise, fall and final chapter of an auteur who paid a price for rebelling against the industry’s liberal mindset.