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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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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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Once again, the dead have their day See more »

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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Day of the Dead  »

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

George A. Romero:  [clown]  The first film in Romero's "Dead" series to have a clown zombie, as also seen in Land of the Dead (2005) and Diary of the Dead (2007). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

The Dead Walk
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Composed by Jim Blazer, John Harrison and Sputzy Sparacino
Performed by Modern Man
Produced by Tom Cossie
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Best of the 'dead'
26 June 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Sure it's talky as hell, but the script deserved an Oscar.

Utter paranoia and hopelessness made this film a 'I'm glad it's not real but wouldn't it be cool if it WAS?' paradox.

Lori Cardile pre-dated Thelma & Louise in the hardcore female hero sweepstakes. (That's right. 'Hero.' Not heroine.) The supporting cast was top notch as well.

Joe Pilato as the nasty Col. Rhodes nearly stole the film. You hated him, but wanted to keep dealing with him.

Richard Liberty (love the name) played a great mad scientist prototype. Likable even if you couldn't 'get' him. And he practiced what he preached for what it was worth.

The Brit radioman and rasta chopper pilot made a nice balance. And I liked Steele too. A perfect savage idiot. Good job to that man.

Howard Sherman was the real deal as 'Bub.' And admit it, you loved it when he saluted the Colonel the second time.


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