Day of the Dead (1985)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Horror  |  19 July 1985 (USA)
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A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Pilato ...
Rhodes (as Joe Pilato)
Jarlath Conroy ...
Anthony Dileo Jr. ...
Miguel (as Antonè DiLeo)
Richard Liberty ...
Bub (as Howard Sherman)
Gary Howard Klar ...
Steel (as G. Howard Klar)
Ralph Marrero ...
John Amplas ...
Phillip G. Kellams ...
Johnson (as Gregory Nicotero)
Don Brockett ...
Featured Zombie
William Cameron ...
Featured Zombie


Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker. Written by Matt Puskas <>

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First, he brought us the most frightening film ever made. Then he took his unique version of horror one step further. Now, George Romero takes us out of the night, beyond the dawn, and into the darkest day of horror the world has ever known. See more »


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Release Date:

19 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Day of the Dead  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Gaylen Ross ("Francine" from Dawn of the Dead (1978)) is credited as "NYC Casting" in the end credits. See more »


At the beginning of the film, when the alligator crawls out of the bank, the band tying its snout shut can be seen. See more »


[first lines]
McDermott: Nothing, nothing at all.
Sarah: Send again.
McDermott: I've been sending up and down the coast from Sarasota to the Everglades and still getting back the same dead air. There's nothing! There's nobody or at least nobody with a radio.
Sarah: All right then let's set down, we'll use the bullhorn.
McDermott: Set down? Wait a minute, that's not in our contract!
Sarah: It's the biggest city within 150 miles and we're going to give it every chance.
McDermott: Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Sarah: Set down, John!
John: I'll set us down. But I won't leave my ...
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Easily the best in the series.
12 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I tell you what I'd love... to fill a movie theater with a bunch of teen kids who love drizzle like "The Perfect Man" and "Step Up" and that crap, play DAY OF THE DEAD, which looks great in capital letters, and watch the reaction. They, not knowing the unrelenting glories of old horror films, who stick to new ones that come out in theaters (e.g. Underworld, Resident Evil, or not even that, who wouldn't know the difference between George A. Romero and Wes Craven), would be absolutely horrified at the intensity of the great film. Man, I'd love to show those morons that the crap they watch is nothing compared the greats...

Love to see that.

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