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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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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16 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Living Dead  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,403,000 (USA) (18 August 1985)

Gross:

$14,237,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Miguel A. Núñez Jr. was homeless when he was cast in this movie. See more »

Goofs

After Frank and Freddie are gassed my the faulty barrel and wake up, Frank closes the barrel lid before they go upstairs. Later when Burt comes down to get the phone number from the barrel he closes the lid a second time. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Let me ask you a question, kid: did you ever see that movie, "Night of the Living Dead"?
Freddy: Yeah, yeah, yeah - that's the one where the corpses start eating the people, right? What about it?
Frank: Did you know that story was based on a true case?
Freddy: [chuckles] Aw, c'mon, you're shitting me, right?
Frank: I ain't never been more serious in my life.
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Crazy Credits

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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Performed by Tsol (as T.S.O.L.)
Composed by Tsol (as T.S.O.L.)
Produced by Ron Goudie, Chris Gray and Tsol (as T.S.O.L.)
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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.

10/10


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