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Island of the Dead (2000)

Stranded on a deserted island, a group of people struggle to survive against a swarm of supernatural flies.

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Melissa O'Keefe
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Tony Matos
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James Neely
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Robbie J (as Mos Def)
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Rodger Mackloe
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Dwight Truman
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Captain Chanon
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City Mortician
Philip Le Maistre ...
Squeegee Man
Andy Bradshaw ...
Inmate #1 (as Andrew Bradshaw)
Robert Daviau ...
Crewman #1
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Storyline

The people of New York have been burying their unknown dead on Hart Island since 1869. Now real estate tycoon Rupert King wants to build what he calls "Hope City", supposedly to help the poor and homeless of the city "get a leg up", on this same island, with no thought of the current million or so "residents". Accompanied by a New York cop looking for a missing girl's body and some reluctant employees of the Department of Corrections, King makes his way to the island for the ground-breaking ceremony. But when his personal assistant goes missing, and night falls on the island, dark secrets are revealed, not only about the island itself, but King's "noble" plans for it as well. And the island's residents, with their souls in the form of countless and lethal flies, have no intention of being ignored. Written by EllenRipley112

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Never disturb the dead.

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Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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14 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Halottak szigete  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The full-frontal nude pin-up taped to the locker door is Tiffany Taylor's centerfold from the November 1998 issue of Playboy magazine. See more »

Goofs

Mealworms are not fly larvae - they're future beetles. See more »

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Expect the worst and know: it's even worse
23 August 2007 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Really. I love decaying villages and buildings, wastelands and deserted landscapes. That's what was hoping for, even when I knew the movie itself would be bad. "A ghost town" there is, on that island. Maybe some eerie film footage? Laughable, the whole movie, the story, the mood, everything.

In the "Ghost village" they enter one building. About two minutes later they are back in that cheap house, where they keep returning to half of the movie. The flies... well okay I knew how this aspect would turn out... just horrible. There's rarely any plot, and still there are holes in it that were perplexing at best. Why would the flies "kill" those other people when you get the conclusion? Why is Malcolm's character blowing up something all of a sudden?

Avoid this peace.


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