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

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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
Laura Trotter ...
Anna
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ...
Sheila
Francisco Rabal ...
Holmes
Sonia Viviani ...
Cindy
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Kramer
Stefania D'Amario ...
Jessica
Ugo Bologna ...
Desmond
Sara Franchetti ...
Liz
Manuel Zarzo ...
Donahue
Tom Felleghy ...
Reedman
Pierangelo Civera ...
Bob
Achille Belletti ...
Tech
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Murchison
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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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Don't get caught "alive"... you'd be better off dead! See more »

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Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

City of the Walking Dead  »

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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

During the raid on the TV station, a zombie whacks a cameraman with a stick so hard that it falls out of his hands. In the next shot, it's back in the zombie's hands again. 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 »

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Enjoyable gorefest has its "heart" in the right place.
26 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Despite the atrocious dubbing and the poor makeup effects, this is an extremely enjoyable zombie flick, with a unique "mood" that perhaps only an Italian production like this one could have captured. The mass attack sequences (which must have been great fun to shoot for the people involved, especially the "zombies") are all standouts. (***)


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