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28 Days Later... (2002)

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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.



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Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exterminio  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,500,079 (UK) (1 November 2002)


$45,063,889 (USA) (24 October 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shot where Jim sees the dead mother holding onto her dead baby is based on a photograph Danny Boyle saw of a mass of Kurd bodies after they had been gassed. See more »


In a shot across the deserted Westminster Bridge, the traffic lights at the junction of Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment are red. However, the national power grid has been shut down. See more »


[first lines]
Activist: [the three animal activists arrive to the laboratory] Bingo.
Activist: [when seeing all of the caged apes] Fucking hell.
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Crazy Credits

Other than the Fox Searchlight logo, there are no opening credits whatsoever. The title of the movie, 28 Days Later, only appears as a descriptive subtitle. See more »


Referenced in The Rage (2007) See more »


Frosty the Snowman
Written by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson
(c) Hill and Range Songs Inc.
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp.
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28 Days Later
12 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This, I have to say, was one of the better viral-zombie films I have seen. The plot was highly un-original, but extremely well made. The acting was powerfully preformed, the filming having many "diagonally tilted camera view" scenes, giving off more suspense, without the reliance on the overly used "scary music". Also, the addition of the alternate ending gave a strong closing to the film. This is the kind of movie that you end up feeling physically drained after seeing your first time. It will suck you in until the end, every time. I seriously recommend seeing this if you enjoy zombie films, you will not be disappointed.

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