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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)

Did You Know?

Director Brian Yuzna on the DVD commentary regrets not coming up with a more proper name for the film as "Return of the Living Dead III" is too long. He suggests the title "Kurt and Julie" and admits that the title "Mortal Zombie" (which it was called in some places in Europe) is a nice name.See more »
Revealing mistakes: (at around 1h 5 mins) In the Un-Rated Version, when Julie is biting Felippe's bottom lip off, he starts to close his mouth, revealing his real teeth behind the prosthetic teeth.See more »
Curt Reynolds:Julie, are you eating him? You should stop it.See more »


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37 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Excellent sequel, much better than I had anticipated., 10 September 2004
Author: Rooster99 from Paris, France

Return 3 starts off very poorly. Actors are pretending to be in the military in a very cheap looking set. As usual in many low budget horror movies, moronic teenagers decide to break into a top secret military facility for fun.... <sigh>, and naturally accidentally release whatever the base is trying to contain. I was prepared at that point for the worst and settled myself in for 90 minutes of frustration. Return of the Living Dead 2 was one of the worst sequels I had ever seen, so I really wasn't expecting much from Return 3. But then something happened, and Return 3 got better and better. There was a real story! The director actually tried for some character development! There was suddenly plenty of extremely well done gore! There were some moments of real horror!

The scenes where Julie starts cutting and impaling herself were difficult to watch, that's how well done they were. The movie moves from a cheap horror-comedy into a well put together love story with incredibly gory effects. I actually really felt for the main couple, even though she was slowly turning into a zombie! Normally, one of them would get whacked which would give the remaining person a few lame Arnold-type lines, and an excuse to obliterate whatever (or whomever) is supposed to be the bad guy. However, this movie doesn't follow that formulaic path. It takes a very weird turn halfway through and never looks back.

When Julie makes her transformed appearance in the sewer, it is truly an awe-inspiring site! They actually managed to make her look both incredibly repulsive and very sexy at the same time. This film reminded me a lot of the Ginger Snaps movies in the type of character development pursued within the confines of a horror movie. Very pleasant surprise.


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