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Day of the Dead (1985)

 -  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:
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Rhodes (as Joe Pilato)
Jarlath Conroy ...
McDermott
Anthony Dileo Jr. ...
Miguel (as Antonè DiLeo)
Richard Liberty ...
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Bub (as Howard Sherman)
Gary Howard Klar ...
Steel (as G. Howard Klar)
Ralph Marrero ...
Rickles
John Amplas ...
Fisher
Phillip G. Kellams ...
Miller
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Torrez
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Johnson (as Gregory Nicotero)
Don Brockett ...
Featured Zombie
William Cameron ...
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Storyline

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 <s0047192@monteagle.niagara.edu>

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The darkest day of horror the world has ever known. See more »

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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Akram Midani:  The former Dean of Fine Arts in Carnegie Mellon appears as a Fisherman Zombie pursuing Steel through the Mines. (You can see his wife Watfa Midani right next to him as another Zombie.) See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the calendar on the wall show the month of October, beginning on a Tuesday. At the end of the movie, her November calendar begin on a Monday. Unless they skip several years, November should begin with a Friday. However as the calendar at the end of the movie is hand-drawn, it could be a mistake of the character, not a goof. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Something to Scream About (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9 in D minor ('Choral'), Op. 125
(uncredited)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Berliner Philharmoniker, Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien with Gundula Janowitz,
Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry, Hilde Rossel Majdan
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan
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Great Conclusion of a Trilogy
19 November 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A group of stressed survivors, composed by soldiers and civilians, share an underground military bunker surrounded by an increasing number of zombies. When the commander of the base dies, the tyrannical Capt. Rhodes (Joe Pilato) occupies his spot and the friction with the team of scientist reaches an uncontrollable level. Meanwhile, Dr. Logan (Richard Liberty), the leader of the scientists, develops a kind affection to the zombie Bub (Howard Sherman), showing signs of insanity. Sarah (Lori Cardille), the helicopter pilot John (Terry Alexander) and their alcoholic friend William (Jarlath Conroy) are the only lucid persons, being threatened by the rest of the survivors and the zombies. 'Day of the Dead' is a great conclusion of the George Romero's trilogy. Yesterday I watched it again, maybe for the fourth or fifth time, and I found a very claustrophobic story, having excellent nasty special effects. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): 'Dia dos Mortos' ('Day of the Dead')


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