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

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27 June 2003 (USA) See more »
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His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't. See more »
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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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10 wins & 25 nominations See more »
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A modern classic. See more (1414 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Danny Boyle 
 
Writing credits
Alex Garland (written by)

Produced by
Robert How .... line producer
Andrew Macdonald .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Murphy 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Dod Mantle 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
 
Production Design by
Mark Tildesley 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Digby (supervising art director)
Rod Gorwood  (as Rob Gorwood)
Patrick Rolfe 
Denis Schnegg 
 
Set Decoration by
Fanny Taylor 
 
Costume Design by
Rachael Fleming 
 
Makeup Department
Nuala Conway .... additional makeup artist
Lisa Crawley .... prosthetic makeup artist
Polly Earnshaw .... additional makeup artist
Andy Garner .... special makeup effects artist
Adrian Getley .... prosthetic makeup artist
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Barrie Gower .... prosthetic makeup artist
Sian Grigg .... makeup artist
Alan Hedgcock .... prosthetics makeup effects
Kate Hill .... prosthetic makeup artist
Kerry Hormbrey .... makeup trainee: FT2
Deborah Jarvis .... additional makeup artist
Sallie Jaye .... makeup designer
Melissa Lackersteen .... additional makeup artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Ian Morse .... prosthetic makeup artist
Anthony Parker .... prosthetic makeup artist
Susan Parkinson .... additional makeup artist (as Sue Parkinson)
Justin Pitkethly .... prosthetic makeup artist (as Justin Pitkethley)
John Schoonraad .... prosthetic makeup artist
Robin Schoonraad .... prosthetic makeup artist
Tristan Schoonraad .... prosthetic makeup artist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Dee Sherwood-Wallace .... prosthetic makeup artist
Miho Suzuki .... prosthetic makeup artist
Cliff Wallace .... prosthetics makeup effects
Norma Webb .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Monika Kintner .... production manager: German production crew
Anje Krutz .... unit manager: Germany (as Antje Krutz)
Clare St. John .... post-production supervisor
Claire Tovey .... unit manager
Sara Desmond .... production manager: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicki Allen .... additional third assistant director
Sara Desmond .... second assistant director
Carlos Fidel .... third assistant director
Richard Styles .... first assistant director
Sallie Anne Hard .... second assistant director: re-shoots (uncredited)
Eliot Mathews .... third assistant director: re-shoots (uncredited)
Alex Oakley .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Chris Stoaling .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Britta Albert .... prop buyer: Germany
Bruce Barnes .... carpenter
Mark Bewley .... plasterer
John Burgess .... carpenter
Gillian Campbell .... scenic painter
Joe Casey .... plasterer
Jamie Churchouse .... plasterer
Raymond Churchouse .... head plasterer (as Ray Churchouse)
Charlie Cobb .... art department assistant
David Cooper .... carpenter
Andrea Couch .... art department assistant
Dan Crandon .... construction manager
Hannah Crick .... scenic painter
Quentin Davies .... stand-by props
Michelle Day .... art department assistant
Sophie Geliot .... scenic painter
Rod Gorwood .... draughtsman (as Rob Gorwood)
Claire Gould .... art department trainee: FT2
Chris Grace .... carpenter
Ben Green .... carpenter
Mark Guest .... stand-by props
Paul Halter .... carpenter
Martin Kelly .... art department trainee: FT2
Tim Leadley .... stand-by carpenter
Warren Lever .... carpenter
Chris Lightburn-Jones .... assistant construction manager
Charlie Malik .... storeman
Kam-Lan Man .... stand-by art director (as Kam Lan Man)
Jane Matthews .... scenic painter
Toby Neville .... carpenter
Tim Powis .... carpenter
Tim Powis .... foreman
Jody Raynes .... scenic painter
Beth Roberts .... dressing props
Stuart Rushbrook .... carpenter
Simon Scullion .... scenic painter
Nick Slater .... stand-by carpenter
Matthew Streatfield .... art department trainee: FT2
Paul Tappin .... plasterer
Marc Telford .... carpenter
Nick Thomas .... prop master
Daniel Vernon .... art department trainee: FT2
Kip Walker .... dressing props
Mark Wallis .... carpenter
Kellie Waugh .... prop buyer (as Kelly Waugh)
John Weller .... supervising rigger
Matthew Button .... carpenter (uncredited)
Brendan Houghton .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Thomas Jones .... foam technician (uncredited)
Mike Rawlings .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Orin Beaton .... boom operator
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Carr .... adr mixer
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Adam Daniel .... sound re-recordist: final mix
Graham Daniel .... re-recording mixer: final mix
Gillian Dodders .... adr editor
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer: pre-mix
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Nicolas Le Messurier .... re-recording mixer: pre-mix (as Nick Lemessurier)
Mitch Low .... assistant sound (as Mitch Lowe)
Ray Merrin .... re-recording mixer: final mix
Grahame Peters .... foley editor
John Rodda .... sound recordist
Tom Sayers .... sound effects editor
Lyle Scott-Darling .... sound re-recordist: final mix
Mike Stewart .... adr mixer (2002)
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Kevin Tayler .... foley mixer
Andrew Wilkinson .... assistant sound editor (as Andy Wilkinson)
Andrew Caller .... sound technician (uncredited)
Colin Cooper .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Mitch Low .... sound recordist: pick-ups (uncredited)
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Conway .... special effects supervisor
Sam Conway .... special effects technician
Bob Hollow .... special effects supervisor
Andrew Kelly .... special effects technician
Stephen Paton .... special effects technician (as Steve Paton)
Mark White .... special effects technician
Nigel Nixon .... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
Tez Palmer .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Bach .... digital effects consultant
Matthew Bristowe .... producer: MPC
Greg Caplan .... visual effects executive producer: Clear
Michael Elson .... head of production: MPC
Richard Etchells .... Filmtel operator
Moriah Etherington-Sparks .... visual effects production staff (as Moriah Sparks)
Simon Fallon .... visual effects executive producer: Clear
Symi Fuchs .... visual effects production staff
Steve Garrad .... digital effects producer (as Steve Garrard)
Josh George .... 3D animator
Will Goodchild .... visual effects editor: video tape
Tom Harding .... digital artist
John Harvey .... 3D animator
Jonny Hicks .... digital artist
Simon Hutala .... digital artist (as Simon Huhtala)
Tony Lawrence .... digital effects supervisor
Begoña Lopez .... producer: MPC
Andrew Merlino .... digital artist
Hollie Moreton .... visual effects production staff
Ben Murray .... digital artist
Olly Nash .... 3D animator
Matthew Packham .... Filmtel operator
Jim Parsons .... digital artist
Damien Raymond-Barker .... visual effects production staff
Adrian Russell .... 3D animator
Gary Sandbrook .... visual effects editor: video tape
Jean-Clement Soret .... colourist (as Jean Clement Sorret)
Aleks Ugarow .... digital artist
Scott Winter .... visual effects editor: video tape
Marcus Wood .... visual effects editor: video tape
Melissa Agate .... data operator (uncredited)
Simon Cox .... data operator (uncredited)
Paddy Eason .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Rob Hill .... data operator (uncredited)
Sally Spencer .... data operator (uncredited)
John Van Hoey Smith .... data operator (uncredited)
David J. Zimmerman .... tape librarian: CLEAR (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tom Aitken .... stunts (as Tom Aitkin)
Dani Biernat .... stunt performer
Dani Biernat .... stunts
George Cottle .... stunts (as George Cottle Jnr.)
David Cronnelly .... stunts
Richard Dwyer .... stunts
Amanda Foster .... stunts
Eunice Huthart .... stunts
Rowley Irlam .... stunts
Charles Jarman .... stunts
Kim McGarrity .... stunts
Ray Nicholas .... stunts fire safety
Peter Pedrero .... stunts
Andreas Petrides .... stunts
Gary Powell .... stunts
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator (as Nicholas Powell)
Seon Rogers .... stunts (as Séon Rogers)
Gordon Seed .... stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunts
Julian Spencer .... stunts
Len Woodcock .... stunts (as Lenny Woodcock)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Allsop .... camera trainee
Bill Bullpit .... additional electrician
Ian Chisholm .... additional assistant camera
Andrew Cole .... best boy
Andy Cole .... best boy
Adam Dale .... camera operator: aerial unit
Wayne Mansell .... generator operator
Dave May .... additional grip (as David May)
Peter Mountain .... still photographer
Charlie Muspratt .... rigger
Thomas Neivelt .... gaffer
Ian Pape .... rigger
Neil Paul .... rigger
Barry Reid .... electrician
Peter Richardson .... additional electrician
John Rundle .... grip
Bob Shipsey .... second camera operator
Simon Tindall .... assistant camera
Steve Wallace .... additional camera operator
Robert Weller .... rigger
Jaimz Williams .... video assist
Jaimz Williams .... video assist: re-shoots
Ray Wilson .... rigger
Charlie Woodburn .... assistant camera: Wescam
Marcel Zyskind .... Steadicam operator
Marcel Zyskind .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brandon Evans .... gaffer (uncredited)
Thomas Townend .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Maureen Duff .... casting assistant
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Robin Hudson .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Child .... costume assistant
Anne Lavender-Jones .... wardrobe supervisor
Esme Young .... costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Emanuele Giraldo .... editor trainee: FT2
Nick Packer .... assistant editor
Jean-Clement Soret .... colorist (as Jean Clement Sorret)
Martin Walsh .... color timer
David Bernstein .... colorist: high definition mastering (uncredited)
Joanna Garrard .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Richard Rowntree .... assistant to post-production controller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hugo Adams .... music editor
Nicole Catino .... music coordinator: Avenger Entertainment
Simon Denny .... score engineer
Daniel L. Griffiths .... score mixer
Daniel L. Griffiths .... score producer
Lee Herrick .... music editor
Mike Hunter .... music recordist: strings and choir
Andrew Price .... musician: strings
Barrie Robinson .... music coordinator: Avenger Entertainment
Laura Ziffren .... music consultant (as Laura Z. Wasserman)
 
Transportation Department
Mike Beaven .... unit driver
Roy Clarke .... unit driver
Simon Hudnott .... unit driver
John Lelko .... transportation
Jara Pohnitzsch .... driver: Germany (as Jara Pöhnitzsch)
Ceva Ural .... driver: Germany
Keith Winyard .... stand-by driver: props
Ulrich Bohnefeld .... driver: Germany (uncredited)
Mandula Hilf .... driver: Germany (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jennifer Allen .... aerial unit operations
John Almond .... paramedic
Tom Bayliss .... rushes runner
Carey Berlin .... assistant to producer
Volker Beyer .... location controller
Sophie Burden .... catering manager
Sally Burns .... chaperone
Jo Cameron Brown .... voice coach
Henry Camilleri .... military advisor
Donna Casey .... accounts trainee: FT2
Caroline Chapman .... floor runner
Sarah Clark .... unit publicist
Matt Dalton .... post-production accountant
Emma Dawson .... production assistant: DNA Films
Candice Fonseca .... production coordinator
Alex Gladstone .... location manager
Theodore Goddard .... production legal services
Jim Hajicosta .... production accountant
Matthew Horrocks .... production runner
Sylvia Hudlemaier .... chimpanzee trainer
Thomas Hudlemaier .... chimpanzee trainer
Christian Hünemörder .... production services: Germany
Lisa Inman .... continuity trainee: FT2
Michael Jungfleisch .... production services: Germany
Pat Karam .... location manager
Ged Lynch .... drums & percussion (as Ged 'God' Lynch)
Jill McCullough .... voice coach
Sarada McDermott .... production secretary
Maggie Murray .... accounting assistant
Ben Nicholas .... cutting room assistant
Stephen North .... helicopter safety engineer (as Steve North)
Dan Palmer .... assistant accountant
Nina Pickford .... tutor
Craig Pinney .... production assistant
Elvis Plese .... runner
Rima Schmidt .... accounts assistant: Germany
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lenses (as Gemma Scott)
Faujja Singh .... armorer
Cory Smith .... catering assistant
Joanne Smith .... general manager: DNA Films
Eve Spence .... script supervisor
Paul Swann .... laboratory contact
Tracey Tucker .... assistant location manager
Simon Warne .... chef
Sarah Wiener .... caterer: Germany
Hayley Williams .... production runner
Birgit Wollny .... production coordinator: Germany
Dave Evans .... armorer: boot camp (uncredited)
Darren Helman .... location assistant (uncredited)
Carlton Jarvis .... medical advisor (uncredited)
Carlton Jarvis .... medical special effects (uncredited)
Oliver Kersey .... set production assistant: dailies (uncredited)
Jamie Lengyel .... location manager (uncredited)
Ian Lisi .... facilities (uncredited)
Christian McWilliams .... location manager (uncredited)
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio manager 3 Mills (uncredited)
Alexander Xavier Ponce-Bonano .... production assistant (uncredited)
Paul Ralph .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sascha Robey .... weapons armorer (uncredited)
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Penny Skuse .... liaison: film commission (uncredited)
Tom Stourton .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Cornell Chin .... thanks
Walter Donohue .... thanks
Masahiro Hirakubo .... thanks
Alwin H. Küchler .... thanks (as Alwin Kuchler)
Chris Lane .... thanks
Elaine Lane .... thanks
Lois Lane .... thanks
Tom Miller .... thanks
Richard Whelan .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity
Runtime:
113 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Scriptwriter Alex Garland acknowledges several sources as inspiration for his screenplay, notably John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids (1963), George A. Romero's "Dead" trilogy (Night, Dawn and Day) and The Omega Man (1971). Direct homages include Jim waking up in the hospital from The Day of the Triffids (1963), the chained infected being studied from Day of the Dead (1985), and the scene in the grocery store (people in the mall from Dawn of the Dead (1978)), the stop for supplies that saw a run-in with infected children (also Dawn of the Dead (1978)), and the military holing up against the plague with outsiders partially to deliberately include females (also Day of the Dead).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: About eleven minutes in, someone walks up a distant sidewalk. Since Jim is calling out for someone, that person would've heard Jim, or Jim would've seen him. Clearly, the person is not part of the movie.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Activist:Bingo.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Top Gear: Episode #15.9" (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Abide with MeSee more »

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376 out of 443 people found the following review useful.
A modern classic., 19 October 2003
Author: desh79 from Mainz, Germany

Perhaps I'm a little biased. After all, this is set in the city I live and work in, and seeing Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus, which I pass by every morning and which are usually teeming with crowds of people, completely empty was enough to send shivers down my spine. Usually when you watch a movie like this it's located in some nondescript Midwestern village, which makes it easy to detach yourself from the events unfolding on screen. But seeing them occur in the place you call home is something that gives it an entirely new sense of reality, and one I was previously unaccustomed to.

Still, judging 28 Days Later entirely on its merit as a film, it's easy to arrive at the conclusion that it's a fantastic achievement, as well as a coming-of-age of sorts for director Danny Boyle; I can't say the MTV-inspired vanity of The Beach, or the self-consciously trendy posturing of Trainspotting appealed to me, and to my shame I initially expected 28 Days Later to be given a similar treatment. Thankfully, my fears proved unfounded, discarded straight after a opening sequence which is at once effortless and fearsome. The rest of the movie was a joy. A terrifying joy, but a joy nonetheless.

It's true that sometimes minimalism can be more effective than overblown bravado, and it's definitely true for this movie. It's the scenes of complete silence which get to you the most; an entire metropolis empty. The grainy picture serves to add a documentary-style quality to the film, which makes the whole situation seem almost too real to bear. Definitely a wise choice to film this on digital video.

You will occasionally meet people who thought 28 Days Later wasn't 'scary' or 'gory' enough. These are the same people who will tell you that 2001 was 'boring', or that Memento was 'confusing'. Ignore them. Others didn't understand the purpose of the second half, or were confused by its change of pace, feeling that it distracted from the movie as a whole. However, I personally regard the second half as very important because, as another reviewer pointed out, it makes a very succinct point: What is scarier, the end of the world, or having the world repopulated by maniacs? That, I think, is where the real Horror of 28 Days Later lies.

28 Days Later, like the Romero zombie flicks of yore, is ultimately an allegory of the days we are living in, an age in which we are constantly confronted with violence by the media (much like the ape right at the start of the film), where violence begets violence, and humanity faces an uncertain future. I applaud Danny Boyle's bravery in making 28 Days Later because he undoubtedly took a big commercial risk when the majority of the cinema-going public might prefer escapism to words of caution. Remember, Rage is a human-made disease. Quite the allegory there.

Like most great masterpieces of their time, 28 Days Later has been misunderstood by a considerable amount of people. I have no doubt it will go down in history as a classic, the one movie which perfectly sums up the confused era we are living in. And even if you didn't like it, it would be advisable to give 28 Days Later another chance; it's a haunting experience when looked at from the right angle. Danny Boyle has many years left in him, I hope he'll continue making more movies like this.

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