A small band of rebel insurgents defend our home turf in the enemy invasion parable Red Dawn
, and Connor Cruise
says that he looked to dad Tom Cruise for guidance when it came to performing his own stunts in the explosive remake.
"I've always been around [stunts] with my dad, and so he always makes sure I understand it," says Connor. "And watching him all these years [on his movie sets], that's helped a lot."
In Red Dawn, North Korean forces invade the United States, and it's up to a group of small-town high school friends -- dubbed The Wolverines after their school mascot -- to stand their ground and disrupt the enemy.
Co-starring alongside Connor are Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Adrianne Palecki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Will Yun Lee.
Red Dawn invades theaters Wednesday.