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Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

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Colonel John Reynolds
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Colonel Peck
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Colonel Sinclair
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Felipe
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Cop #1 (as Michael S. Deak)
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Colonel Reynolds and his group of government scientists continue their work on re-animating the dead for military use. His son Curt and his girlfriend Julie use Dad's security pass to sneak in and watch the proceedings. Later when father and son have a disagreement, Curt and Julie take off on a motorcycle and Julie is killed in an accident. Grief-stricken, Curt takes her body to the lab and brings her back to life. Curt must help Julie deal with her new existence as military agents and local gang members try to find them. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Return of the Living Dead 3  »

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Box Office

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,810, 31 October 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,207, 31 October 1993
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Brian Yuzna claims (in recent interviews) that the production company put Clarence Epperson up in a motel in Valencia, California while shooting for fear that if they let him remain homeless for that time they may not be able to find him easily for shooting. See more »

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(at around 30 mins) When one of the thugs is playing Street Fighter II': Champion Edition, the sounds are wrong and he is actually playing the title screen instead of the game. See more »

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Julie: The pain... The pain keeps the hunger away...
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Very good for this zombie subgenre
12 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Teen army brat Curt (J. Trevor Edmond) is so in love with wild, sexy punkette Julie (Mindy Clarke) that he decides not to let her untimely death in a motorcylce accident keep them apart. Thankfully his father (Kent McCord) works at a top-secret military lab experimenting on bringing the dead back to life. Curt sneaks in and uses the "Trioxin" gas to revive Julie, then spends the rest of the movie watching helplessly in horror at her mental and physical deterioration and increasing hunger for human flesh!

Having very little to do with the two previous comic RETURN titles helps Part III overcome familiarity, while director Brian Yuzna delivers loads of brain-munching horror without losing sight of the compelling, tragic central romance. Excellent FX work by Steve Johnson and many others, including Julie's amazing transformation from whimpering ghoul to multi-pierced, S&M femme fatale zombie queen.

This film was released in R and unrated versions. Shoot for the latter.

Score: 7 out of 10


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