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A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

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Storyline

Shaun doesn't have a very good day, so he decides to turn his life around by getting his ex to take him back, but he times it for right in the middle of what may be a zombie apocalypse... But for him, it's an opportunity to show everyone he knows how useful he is by saving them all. All he has to do is survive... And get his ex back. Written by Infest0125

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Shuffling into theaters September 24th. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for zombie violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muertos de risa  »

Box Office

Budget:

£4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$386,708 (Australia) (8 October 2004)

Gross:

$13,464,388 (USA) (26 November 2004)
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Trivia

While flicking through the Yellow Pages, Shaun finds the number for an Italian restaurant named Fulci's, a reference to Italian horror director Lucio Fulci. See more »

Goofs

When Shaun and Ed are frisbeeing vinyl at their two zombierific backyard invaders, Shaun claims that a copy of New Order's "Blue Monday" is an original pressing. The first pressing of this 12" single in the UK was in a die-cut sleeve with a black insert, so the one in the film is obviously a later release. See more »

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[first lines]
John: Last orders, please!
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Crazy Credits

The credits end with the incidental Mall Muzak from Dawn of the Dead (1978). See more »

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Referenced in An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

You're My Best Friend
( John Deacon (as Deacon) )
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited and Hollywood Records, Inc
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The best comedy of the year!
7 October 2004 | by (Reno, USA) – See all my reviews

Here in the States they don't show too many foreign movies, even if they are from the countries like UK. When they show them, however, they tend to outdo some of the American movies in the box office. Although the British movies are rarely shown here, they're a guaranteed success

  • do you recall the popularity of the last year's "28 Days Later"?


Well, this movie is even better - it's a hilarious combination of comedy, social parody, tragedy and drama, spiced with the references to every zombie flick ever made. Some references are pretty slim, though - for example "We're coming to get you, Barbara!" is a reference to "The Night of the Living Dead" - a reference that many people (including George Romero!) didn't get. Most of the actors are unknown to an average American, yet they played great! I hope that movies like "Shaun of the Dead" will make big wigs in Hollywood realize that there are many great foreign movies, and that integrity is always better than crude remakes which the States are so notorious for... I encourage everybody to come and see SOTD - the best comedy of 2004.


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