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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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Danny (as Sonell Dadral)
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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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Buy Milk. Ring Mum. Dodge Zombies See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shaun berates Ed for calling the creatures zombies ("the zed word," which they are, of course). This alludes to the curious fact that many of the most iconic zombie movies (including Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Resident Evil (2002)) never feature the word "zombie" at all. It can also be a reference to Danny Boyle, director of 28 Days Later... (2002), and his insistence that it isn't a zombie movie. See more »

Goofs

During the living room fight scene with the groom zombie, Ed picks up an ashtray to use as a weapon. You can clearly see that the ashtray isn't in his open hand as he swings his arm, and luckily reappears just in time to crash into the zombie's head (about 30 minutes into the film). 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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Ghost Town
( Jerry Dammers (as Dammers) )
Performed by The Specials
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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Why can't there be more British comedies like this?
11 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Shaun of the dead is in a word, brilliant.

I've seen this movie at least 10 times and it never gets old, makes me laugh at each viewing. Having seen Dawn of the Dead, i was expecting just another spoof (as the name implies) but was pleasantly surprised to find a completely original story with some great comedy moments and superb acting all around (not to mention buckets of gore). The first of the rom-com-zom genre, Shaun of the Dead will certainly set the standard for future zombie flicks of its kind, and i can see Pegg having a bright future in comedy. GO RENT IT NOW.

Tom Patterson


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