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Dawn of the Dead (2004)

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

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Storyline

Ana goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood, Ana flees and stumbles upon a police officer named Kenneth, along with more survivors who decide that their best chances of survival would be found in the deserted Crossroads Shopping Mall. When supplies begin running low and other trapped survivors need help, the group comes to the realization that they cannot stay put forever at the Shopping Mall, and devise a plan to escape. Written by Will

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When the undead rise, civilization will fall. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong horror violence and gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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19 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,722,575 (USA) (19 March 2004)

Gross:

$58,885,635 (USA) (28 May 2004)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

An extra on the DVD release for this film, "We interrupt this program", a fake newscast depicting the start and spread of the zombie infection, contains some characters whose dialog consists of lines from the original Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Night of the Living Dead (1968). See more »

Goofs

When the survivors are first escaping in the buses they get stuck and so C.J jumps on the roof with a standard sized propane tank with a flare. He then shoots this propane tank and an extremely large explosion occurs, then later when in the buses on the wharf he uses his last moments to shoot a much larger propane tank which emits a much smaller explosion. Clearly the first explosion was digitally added and thus is very dramatized and the latter is a stunt which is a realistic explosion. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Those things are down there!
CJ: Well, these are all your problems, not mine.
Kenneth: If I put my foot up your ass, would that be your problem?
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits we see a series of shots filmed by the survivors using a camcorder they find on Steve's boat. There are a couple of scenes of Steve and his girlfriend (still left on the camera), then the survivors finding a small boat with a still-animated zombie head in an icebox, and finally them running out of gas and landing on an island where they are attacked by zombies. There are then a series of brief almost-subliminal flashes of zombies "attacking" the camera. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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Written by Jim Carroll, Brian Linsley, Stephen Linsley, Terrell Winn & Wayne Woods
Performed by The Jim Carroll Band
Courtesy of Earl McGrath Music
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These things don't win Oscars, but they're darn entertaining!!
19 September 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Zombies take control of small-town America, only for the inhabitants to realize that it's a global plague. They take refuge in a mall and try to fight off the undead.

Remake of Romero's classic is very well executed by first-timer Snyder. The characters and the script are entertaining and the action's good. Director Snyder finds a good balance between action, horror and comedy.

I thoroughly enjoyed this flick. It isn't more than it tries to be: fun, popcorn entertainment.

Be sure to watch the end credits!! Perhaps this is the only weak spot in the film.


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