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Return of the Living Dead III -- In RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART II, the chemical Trioxin turned people into flesh eating zombies. Now the government is trying to control these unstoppable cannibalistic killers.


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Writer (WGA):
John Penney (written by)
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Release Date:
25 February 1994 (Brazil) See more »
She's To Die For. See more »
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 »
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  (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
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
Anton Tremblay  (as 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 Mark Matal .... second assistant director
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
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. 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
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
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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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language and sexuality (edited version)
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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)

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At one point in pre-production, James Karen and Don Calfa were offered roles in this sequel. Both actors declined.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: (at around 20 mins) When Colonel Reynolds grabs his son's arm and says, "You never did this when your mother was alive," you can see the shadow of a crew member on his shoulder.See more »
Julie:The pain... The pain keeps the hunger away...See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Interesting moive, 23 July 2003
Author: Johnny Sokko

I came home last night to find my son watching Return of the Living Dead 3. After a few glimpses of the gore I immediately shut it off and confiscated the DVD. He was very upset with me and told me that it was his favorite move that he had already seen 10 times. I'll have a word with his best friend's parents tomorrow for allowing this to happen.

After he went to bed, I had trouble sleeping and being the closet horror film fan, ended up watching the movie...twice.

Return of the Living Dead 3 seems to fall to the shroud of a long line of B-horror films I remember from that period of time. Warlock, Hellraisers, Dead Alive, and Friday the 13th part...whatever and so on.

As a "Living Dead" movie, it holds it's own by incorporating the franchise respectably. But ROTLD3 has merits that make it stand on its own. Most notably, the departure from standard horror formula and taking some risks. Rather than camp it up too much the film makers attempted to bring the Trioxon/Brain eating fair down to earth. Pitting star crossed lovers VS the zombies. No matter what you may think of the film, you have to admire the risk.

This is really a love it or hate it film I suppose. Judging by the reviews that I've read, it holds true. Yuzna, the director, is effective with his obviously very limited budget. I was disappointed with some of the special effects, considering the money this team DID have, probably all went in that direction.

The actors were unfamiliar to me yet interesting. J. Trevor Edmond, (Curt, I think I remember him from Beverly Hills 90210), is a believable and charismatic lead and Julie (Mindy Clark) is a sultry and seductive counterpart. Kent McCord and crew were a bit week but hey, it is a low budget horror film afterall.

I felt particularly bad for Curt as the story progressed as he was unpredictably flawed. Normally young actors try to play this type of character cool but Edmond delivers a sensitive and frenzied performance, stressing the `love is blind metaphor'. I really thought this brought something extra to the movie. Clark is equally up to the task and ultimately steals the show with her transformation into a pin cushion zombie nymph. The performances are even more impressive when you equate the weaknesses in the script. Considering the shameful dialog and the lack of sophisticated character development..I was impressed what these two unknowns pulled off.

Overall it was a nice change of pace from the standard, run of the mill, splatter fest. A Golf clap, for those responsible for making Return of the Living Dead 3 in B-horror-movie-land. ....who knew my teenage son had good taste!

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