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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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Comedy | Horror

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16 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Living Dead  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,403,000, 18 August 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,237,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Freddy wears a jacket that is embroidered with the full version of "FU" on the back, in the television version of the movie the jacket says instead "TV Version". See more »

Goofs

The skeleton that rises out of ground in the final before credits has a perfect pair of blue eyes in it's skull. The human eye soft tissue and liquid and would have rotted completely away if it had been the ground long enough to fully skeletonize. See more »

Quotes

Col. Horace Glover: [on the telephone] Yes? Yes, Captain. I see. Very well. Put the call through to me. Yes, yes, put him on.
[pause]
Col. Horace Glover: Mister Wilson, where are you calling from?
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Col. Horace Glover: I see. When did this take place? And when was the tank first breached?
[pause]
Col. Horace Glover: Why didn't you call this number immediately?
[pause]
Col. Horace Glover: I see. It's understandable. What happened next?
[pause]
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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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Soundtracks

Nothing for You
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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User Reviews

 
F**k you, ball-buster!
25 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Okay, we have zombies, punk rockers, a punk rock soundtrack, violence, gore, nudity, one-liners, comedy, great special effects, gratuitous profanity, an old creepy/shady mortician, an old cool caddy, brains, cheesy acting(where needed), dissected dogs, three sweet settings, and an awesome plot...BOOM! What else do you need? This movie has been one of my favorites for the past 25 years. This is by far one of the most entertaining movies I have ever seen. Hilarious when it needs to be and sadistically chilling when the plot calls for it. This movie will be remembered for years to come. A definite cult classic. If you have never watched this movie then you are depraving yourself. Watch this movie...again and again!


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