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Nightmare City (1980)
"Incubo sulla città contaminata" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  18 November 1983 (USA)
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An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Hugo Stiglitz ...
Dean Miller
Laura Trotter ...
Dr. Anna Miller
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ...
Sheila Holmes
Francisco Rabal ...
Maj. Warren Holmes
Sonia Viviani ...
Cindy
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Dr. Kramer
Stefania D'Amario ...
Jessica Murchison
Ugo Bologna ...
Mr. Desmond
Sara Franchetti ...
Liz
Manuel Zarzo ...
Col. Donahue
Tom Felleghy ...
Lt. Reedman
Pierangelo Civera ...
Bob - Jessica's husband
Achille Belletti ...
TV Station Technician
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Storyline

In a nameless European city, a local reporter and his doctor wife try to escape from hordes of blood thirsty zombies, undead people exposed to nuclear radioactivity, while the military leaders fight a losing war of attrition against the relentless atomic zombies. Written by Anonymous

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The Nightmare Becomes Reality See more »

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Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

City of the Walking Dead  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Umberto Lenzi, both Franco Nero and Fabio Testi were considered for the lead in the film, but the producer insisted on a Mexican leading man to appeal to Mexican audiences. Hence, the role went to Hugo Stiglitz. See more »

Goofs

The hero throws a small TV set at two zombies in the attack on the TV station. The TV explodes violently, with flames and smoke, and all kinds of pyrotechnics. TV sets don't do this. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Anna Miller: I'm tired. Really tired. And I'm frightened. We'll never get away from these... these monsters. What are we going to do?
Dean Miller: Alright. Nothing is going to happen as long as we stay together I promise you. What we've got to do now is get away from here as fast as we can.
Dr. Anna Miller: Let go of me. Why don't you face it. There's no place for us to go. They're we too will be killed. I don't want us to die I don't want us to but there's nothing we can do. They're everywhere...
Dean Miller: [...]
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Crazy Credits

The message "THE NIGHTMARE BECOMES REALITY..." just before the end credits See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

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Awesome Zombie Flick
10 December 2006 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

This one has it all, great soundtrack, toxic zombies running amock, groovy clothes and general madness and mayhem. The zombies aren't really zombies, per se, as they haven't died and come back to life, but they are infected with some bizarre radiation (or something) that makes them wanna eat humans. So, the "zombies" in this film can run, use weapons, etc. Makes for some fun entertainment. The "zombies" in this film look sort of like the Toxic Avenger. The ending is really bizarre and will leave you scratching your head, but again, overall this is a fun as hell gory romp. Its great, too, because the insanity starts very early in the film and doesn't let up right until the end. Highly recommended to lovers of Italian horror and zombies.


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