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When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

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Storyline

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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They're Back From The Grave and Ready To Party!

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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16 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Return of the Living Dead  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Don Calfa was told to get his hair dyed blonde for the role of Ernie. He, Brian Peck and Mark Venturini all went to the same hairdresser for their haircuts and colorings for their characters. See more »

Goofs

The punks open the cemetery gates when the entered the graveyard. They were still open when Tina goes to see Freddy and they were open when Chuck and Casie were being chased by zombies to the warehouse, and they were still open when Trash comes out as a Zombie, but when Burt and Spider are driving through the graveyard they crash through the closed gates. See more »

Quotes

Freddy: What do doctors use to crack skulls with?
Frank: [miming a screwing motion] Surgical drills!
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The following phony disclaimer precedes the movie: "The events portrayed in this film are all true. The names are real names of real people and real organizations." See more »

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What every horror comedy wants to be
19 December 2003 | by (Meridian, MS, USA) – See all my reviews

"Return of the Living Dead" is an often hilarious, often frightening, often disgusting, and always entertaining horror comedy. The cast is great, the dialogue is snappy and very quotable, and the special effects still hold up very well, nearly 20 years after the film's release. Fans of the horror genre, 1980s buffs, or just folks who enjoy something different occasionally will most likely get a kick out of it.

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