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Director:
Writer (WGA):
John Penney (written by)
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Release Date:
25 February 1994 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's To Die For. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A great gory twist to romance! See more (124 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kent McCord ... Colonel John Reynolds

James T. Callahan ... Colonel Peck

Sarah Douglas ... Colonel Sinclair

Melinda Clarke ... Julie Walker (as Mindy Clarke)
Abigail Lenz ... Mindy

J. Trevor Edmond ... Curt Reynolds

Jill Andre ... Chief Scientist
Michael Decker ... Science Technician
Billy Kane ... Sentry

Mike Moroff ... Santos

Julian Scott Urena ... Mogo (as Fabio Urena)
Pía Reyes ... Alicia (as Pia Reyes)

Sal Lopez ... Felipe

Dana Lee ... Store Owner

Michael Deak ... Cop #1 (as Michael S. Deak)
Michael Northern ... Squad Soldier

Basil Wallace ... Riverman
Joe Sikorra ... Squad Leader

David Wells ... Laboratory Technician
Clarence Epperson ... Cadaver
Anthony Hickox ... Dr. Hickox (as Tony Hickox)

Brian Peck ... Ballistic Technician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rob Hampton ... Barrel Corpse (uncredited)
Christopher Landry ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
Gerry Lively ... Quartermaster (uncredited)

John Penney ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Gary Schmoeller ... Base Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Yuzna 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Penney (written by)

Produced by
Roger Burlage .... executive producer
Andrew Hersh .... co-producer
Lawrence Steven Meyers .... executive producer
John Penney .... associate producer
Gary Schmoeller .... producer
Brian Yuzna .... producer
 
Original Music by
Barry Goldberg 
 
Cinematography by
Gerry Lively (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Roth 
 
Casting by
Jeffery Passero 
 
Production Design by
Anthony Tremblay 
 
Art Direction by
Aram Allan  (as Aram Allen)
 
Set Decoration by
Greg Bartkus 
 
Costume Design by
Jananicole Mincer 
 
Makeup Department
Kevin Brennan .... special effects makeup
Lisa Buono .... key hair stylist
Lisa Buono .... key makeup artist
Shauna Giesbrecht .... assistant makeup artist
Steve Johnson .... special effects makeup
Silvina Knight .... hair stylist (as Silvi Labrador)
Silvina Knight .... makeup artist (as Silvi Labrador)
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special effects makeup (as Christopher Nelson)
Rodney Petreikis .... prosthetic effects crew: Max Effects
Timothy Ralston .... special effects makeup (as Tim Ralston)
Wayne Toth .... special effects makeup
 
Production Management
Russell D. Markowitz .... production manager (as Russell Markowitz)
Christopher Roth .... post-production supervisor (as Chris Roth)
David Tripet .... executive in charge of production
Cami Winikoff .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Buhai .... additional second assistant director
Steve Cowie .... additional second assistant director (as Steven Cowie)
Christopher Landry .... second second assistant director
Conte Matal .... second assistant director (as Conte Mark Matal)
Tom Milo .... first assistant director (as Tom E. Milo)
Thomas C. Rainone .... second unit director
Gary Schmoeller .... additional second unit director
 
Art Department
Marc Alexandre .... construction foreman
Steven Atwell .... carpenter (as Steve Atwell)
Guy Belegaud .... carpenter
Richard Berry .... carpenter
Antoine Bonsorte .... carpenter
Robert Campbell .... scenic
Ian Hardy .... carpenter
John Harrington .... prop master
Matthew Haynes .... carpenter
Patrick Lees .... carpenter
Stephen Lock .... carpenter
Jeannie M. Lomma .... art department assistant
Jeannie M. Lomma .... assistant production designer
José López .... scenic (as Jose Lopez)
Ross H. Martin .... art department assistant (as Ross Martin)
Garry McEvoy .... scenic (as Gary McEvoy)
Shelley McKnight .... lead scenic (as Shelly E. McKnight)
Will Meugniot .... storyboard artist
Patric C. Murrough .... carpenter
Jason Nunes .... assistant props
Ray Pohlmeyer .... set dresser
Danny Ronay .... set painter
H. Christopher Roy .... carpenter
Jose Sandoval .... scenic
Adrian Saxton .... carpenter
Mark Schouten .... carpenter
Bill Smith .... art department assistant
Erik Stieg .... carpenter
Jayne-Ann Tenggren .... assistant prop master
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist
Jeremy Wakefield .... scenic
 
Sound Department
Dwayne Avery .... dialogue editor (as Duane Avery)
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Gaston Biraben .... sound effects
John 'Pee Wee' Carter .... sound recording engineer (as John Carter)
Tim Chilton .... foley walker
Gail Clark Burch .... adr supervisor (as Gail Burch)
Liza Cornwall .... sound assistant (as Liza M. Cornwall)
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist
Stacey A. Foiles .... sound effects
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Geoffrey Patterson .... sound mixer (as Geoffrey Lucius Patterson)
John Post .... foley walker
Steve Rice .... dialogue editor (as Steve M. Rice)
Richard D. Rogers .... foley mixer
Richard D. Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer
James Seltenreich .... sound effects
Ann L. Thornberg .... sound assistant
Craig Woods .... boom operator
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor
Lisa Howes Yewdall .... sound coordinator
 
Special Effects by
Elaine Alexander .... prosthetic effects crew: Max Effects
Trevor Alyn .... sculpture and design: Wayne Toth Productions
John Axford .... prosthetic effects crew: Max Effects
Norman Cabrera .... sculpture and design: Wayne Toth Productions
Jackie Caydam .... prosthetic effects crew: XFX Inc.
Bill Corso .... prosthetic effects crew: XFX Inc.
Matt Croteau .... sculpture and design: Wayne Toth Productions
Diane Duncan .... prosthetic effects crew: XFX Inc.
David Dupuis .... prosthetic effects crew: XFX Inc.
Earl Ellis .... prosthetic effects crew: Nelson EFX
Jake Garber .... lab technician: Corn Ltd.
David Greathouse .... prosthetic effects crew: Max Effects
Greg Hanigan .... special effects set decorator
Glen Hanz .... sculptor: Corn Ltd.
Nori Honda .... prosthetic effects crew: XFX Inc.
Leon Laderach .... prosthetic effects crew: XFX Inc.
Bart Mixon .... animation effects assistant to Bret Mixon
Brian Rae .... lead lab technician: Wayne Toth Productions
Thomas C. Rainone .... special effects production supervisor
Dan Rebert .... prosthetic effects crew: Max Effects
Charles Rivera .... prosthetic effects crew: Nelson EFX
Chris Robbins .... sculpture and design: Wayne Toth Productions (as Christopher Robbins)
Shaun Smith .... prosthetic effects crew: XFX Inc.
Joseph Young .... prosthetic effects crew: Max Effects
 
Visual Effects by
Larry Arpin .... optical camera
Susan Cavent .... model maker
Phillip Hartmann .... model maker (as Phillip C. Hartman)
Bret Mixon .... rotoscope animation
Ted Van Dorn .... model maker
Thomas Zell .... model maker
 
Stunts
David Hugghins .... stunts
Kurt D. Lott .... stunts (as Kurt Lott)
Mildred A. Novak .... stunts (as Mildred Novak)
Gary Paul .... stunt coordinator
Denise Lynne Roberts .... stunts (as Denise Lynn Roberts)
Scott Rogers .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Scipio Africano .... second assistant camera (as Arthur Africano)
Philippe Aubry .... electric swing
Russ Brandt .... camera operator
Vidal Cohen .... grip swing (as Vidal D. Cohen)
Alicia Craft .... first assistant camera: second unit
Giampaolo Debole .... second assistant camera
John Dorsett .... grip
Ron Edmondson .... grip swing
Phillip Glau .... electric swing
Andy Glomski .... electric swing (as Andrew C. Glomski)
Michael Graef .... grip
Michael Gulbin .... dolly grip
Mitch Gulbin .... dolly grip
Matthew Kennett III .... grip swing (as Matthew Kennett)
Robert Knouse .... director of photography: second unit
Amboy Korling .... camera assistant: second unit (as Amboy Korline)
Eric H. Lasher .... still photographer (as Eric Lasher)
Richard Lewin .... key grip
John Mang .... best boy
Keith A. Markham .... key grip (as Keith Markham)
Michael Martino .... first assistant camera
Michael McGarry .... grip (as Michael E. McGarry)
Chris Milani .... best boy
Linda Morgenstern .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ngoli Vukani Nyirenda .... grip swing (as Ngoli V. Nyiranda)
Steve Owen .... electric swing
Dale Robinette .... still photographer (as Dale Rabinet)
Alexander Salazar .... electric swing
Adam Santelli .... gaffer
Jason Santelli .... gaffer: second unit
Taylor Evan Sparks .... electrician (as Taylor Sparks)
David Taylor .... second assistant camera
Anthony Van Dyk .... grip swing
Jerry Watson .... director of photography: second unit
Ignacio Woolfolk .... electrician (as Nacho Wolfolk)
 
Casting Department
Mindy Johnson .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ernesto Martinez .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Douglas Crise .... assistant editor
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Keith H. Sauter .... first assistant editor (as Keith Sauter)
Jordan Thau .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John 'Pee Wee' Carter .... score recording engineer (as John Carter)
John Philip Shenale .... composer: additional music
John Philip Shenale .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Milo Brown .... transportation coordinator
Dennis Ford .... transportation captain
Terilyn Ford .... van driver (as Terri Ford)
Roger Greer .... driver: honeywagon
Jeff Habberd .... driver
Dan Porteous .... production van driver (as D.W. Porteous)
David J. Schubert .... driver: camera car
Robert Stitt .... driver: insert car
Claude Alan Thompson .... generator driver
Claude Alan Thompson .... grip driver
David Wang .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Kelly Akers .... script supervisor
Michael Becquet .... caterer
Kevin Brennan .... creator: prosthetic effects for "Gang Band"
Lexxie Cariste .... script supervisor (as Lexxie Wentzel)
Ross C. Day .... location scout (as Ross Day)
John Douglas .... production assistant
Bruce David Eisen .... legal affairs: Trimark (as Bruce Eisen Esq.)
Toby Forlenza .... script supervisor
Jeff Himmel .... puppeteer
Steve Johnson .... creator: prosthetic effects for "Julie"
Mike Jolly .... puppeteer
Luke Khanlian .... laboratory technician
Jake McKinnon .... laboratory technician
Lara Mensh .... location assistant
Carole J. Meyer .... assistant accountant
Louis Shaw Milito .... production assistant (as Louis Milito)
Christopher Allen Nelson .... creator: prosthetic effects (as Christopher Nelson)
Heidi S. Pavey .... production assistant (as Heidi Pavey)
Timothy Ralston .... creator: prosthetic effects for "Riverman Endoskeleton"
Judith Reilly .... production assistant
Jeff Rubinstein .... location manager (as Jeff P. Rubinstein)
Edwin Stalter .... production assistant
Margaret Staples .... craft service
Jayne-Ann Tenggren .... script supervisor: second unit
Tracy Teresi .... production assistant
Wayne Toth .... creator: prosthetic effects for "Zombies in the Barrels"
Clarissa Troop .... production coordinator
Michael Vogler .... production accountant
Robert E. Watson .... laboratory technician
Dee Whitehurst .... script supervisor
Nicholas Worth .... laboratory technician
 
Thanks
Diane Healey .... thanks
Jeremy Stanton .... special thanks: Nistka Clothing
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Battalion 3" - Japan (English title)
"Return of the Living Dead 3" - USA (DVD box title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language and sexuality (edited version)
Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-18 | Germany:Not Rated | Germany:18 (heavily cut) | Italy:T | Mexico:C | New Zealand:R18 | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited version) | USA:Unrated (uncut version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Onscreen death count: 17.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: (at around 50 mins) Immediately upon the Riverman opening the door to his underground lair, a hand is visible along the left edge of the door jamb, and it quickly jerks away.See more »
Quotes:
Julie:The pain... The pain keeps the hunger away...See more »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A great gory twist to romance!, 8 February 2006

The third part in a series of movies usually is nowhere near the original; however, Brian Yuzna's take on the "Return of the Living Dead" makes the third installment in the famous comedy/horror series, a very different and special movie. Getting away from the slapstick comedy aspect of the previous films, director Yuzna & writer John Penney unfold a tale of doomed love and gory violence spiced up with very dark humor. Quite a change from part 2; in fact, the only thing this movie has in common with the previous chapters is the inclusion of the re-animating gas.

Penney's script is like a bizarre twist on "Romeo & Juliet": Curt Reynolds (J. Trevor Edmond) is an angsty teenager in love with rebel Julie Walker (Melinda Clarke). While sneaking in the military base where Curt's father (Kent McCord) works, they discover that the project his father has been working involves re-animating corpses. After a tragic accident where Julie dies, Curt decides to bring back Julie using his father's experiments with the infamous chemical: 245 Trioxin.

Right after Julie is revived, the action starts and never stops, with the couple running away from both the army and a gang that wants them dead. To make things worse, Julie's increasing urge to eat human flesh and Curt's own anxiety and family troubles collide and make the trip harder for the lovers.

Brian Yuzna really created something special with this movie, the characters are very rich and are the backbone of the movie. The acting is top notch, something quite different from the typical b-movie. In fact, the movie is so well done in those aspects that its flaws in SFx and overall production are easily forgiven.

The movie has a lot of heart and the credit for that must go to Yuzna's direction and Penney's script. The couple of lovers must really grow to face the situation and to face each other's troubles. The acting is very good for the most part, but is Clarke who gives the performance as Julie.

The transformation from self confident daredevil to fearful victim of the circumstances, and then to ruthless killing machine is very believable and one cannot avoid to feel sympathy for her character. A really remarkable job.

Sadly, the movie is not perfect, the low budget hurts the production a lot and the sets look a bit fake, However, it's worth to point out that the make-up effects in the zombies and the gore are quite good for the budget.

By far the best movie in the series, and among the best and most creative horror movies ever done. Director Brian Yuzna has not been able yet to come up close to this achievement, but he earned his place in history with this movie. 8/10. A modern classic.

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