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Document of the Dead (1985)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | 21 June 1985 (USA)
A documentary about George A. Romero's films, with a behind scenes look at Dawn of the Dead.

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Narrator (voice)
Nicole Potter ...
Narrator in addendum sequences (voice)
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Himself (as George Romero)
Richard P. Rubinstein ...
Himself (as Richard Rubinstein)
Michael Gornick ...
Himself
Carl Augenstein ...
Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself (as Scott Reiniger)
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself
Christine Forrest ...
Herself (as Christine Romero)
Gahan Wilson ...
Himself
Steve Bissette ...
Himself
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A documentary about George A. Romero's films, with a behind scenes look at Dawn of the Dead.

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Trivia

Footage from Dawn of the Dead (1978) contains dialogue not found in the theatrical cut or the director's cut. See more »

Quotes

Roy Frumkes: [about "Day of the dead] Is this the end?
George A. Romero: The zombies are developing, and I'm getting dumber by the minute.
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Crazy Credits

Footage from the George Romero movies Night of the Living Dead, Martin, and Dawn of the Dead is played as the closing credits roll. See more »

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The Best of George and his Devotion
2 June 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Fans of the Dead Trilogy have to at least seen this flick twice let alone own a copy in their video library. It is a wonderful look in the early to mid career of George Romero and his work in the art of Horror Movie Making. We take a deep look into not only Pittsburgh, where Romero lived and worked, but Romero himself and the journey into Night of the Living Dead, and the many films to follow. I enjoyed this film for the simple reason that it was shot on film and for a very low budget. It added to the realness of the story and the struggle of an Independent Film Maker and his journey into creating a film that will last for generations.


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