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Shaun of the Dead -- 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.
Shaun of the Dead -- Shaun's group of survivors bumps into Yvonne's group of survivors.
Shaun of the Dead -- Shaun and Ed select their less-loved records to throw at the encroaching zombies.
Shaun of the Dead -- Shaun and Ed discover a girl acting strange in their back yard.
Shaun of the Dead -- Shaun and Liz have an important relationship conversation...in front of their friends...at the pub.

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Writers:
Simon Pegg (written by) and
Edgar Wright (written by)
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Release Date:
24 September 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's just one of those days when you're feeling a little...dead. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
11 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fried Gold! See more (829 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Simon Pegg ... Shaun

Kate Ashfield ... Liz

Nick Frost ... Ed

Lucy Davis ... Dianne

Dylan Moran ... David
Nicola Cunningham ... Mary

Keir Mills ... Clubber 1 (as Kier Mills)
Matt Jaynes ... Clubber 2
Gavin Ferguson ... Football Kid

Peter Serafinowicz ... Pete
Horton Jupiter ... Homeless Man
Tim Baggaley ... The Usher
Arvind Doshi ... Nelson

Rafe Spall ... Noel
Sonnell Dadral ... Danny (as Sonell Dadral)
Samantha Day ... Woman on Trisha

Trisha Goddard ... Trisha Goddard
David Park ... Grave Scientist
Finola Geraghty ... Distraught Vox Pop

Bill Nighy ... Philip
Robert Fitch ... Distressed Man
Sharon Gavin ... Florist
Patch Connolly ... Pigeon Man

Jessica Hynes ... Yvonne (as Jessica Stevenson)
Stuart Powell ... Snakehips
Patricia Franklin ... Spinster
Steve Emerson ... John
Phyllis MacMahon ... Bernie (as Phyllis McMahon)
Krishnan Guru-Murthy ... Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Carol Barnes ... Carol Barnes
Rob Butler ... Rob Butler
Jeremy Thompson ... Jeremy Thompson
Vernon Kay ... Vernon Kay

Mark Donovan ... Hulking Zombie
Christopher Harwood ... Grizzled Zombie

Penelope Wilton ... Barbara

Martin Freeman ... Declan

Reece Shearsmith ... Mark

Tamsin Greig ... Maggie
Julia Deakin ... Yvonne's Mum

Matt Lucas ... Cousin Tom
Nick Ewans ... Pyjama Zombie
Alex Lutes ... Trisha Zombie

Chris Martin ... Chris Martin
Jon Buckland ... Jonny Buckland (as Jonny Buckland)
Keith Chegwin ... Keith Chegwin (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lucy Akhurst ... Zombie Shot by Soldiers (uncredited)
Peter Bateson ... Livid Commuter (uncredited)
Paul Bayfield ... Army Officer (uncredited)
Peter Baynham ... Man in Street (uncredited)
Claudine Biswas ... Zombie Approaching Spinning Car (uncredited)

Rob Brydon ... Football Commentator / 'Zombies From Hell!' Presenter (voice) (uncredited)

Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Zombie (uncredited)
Liz Cater ... Wheelchair Zombie (uncredited)
Chris Clarke ... Livid Commuter (uncredited)

Joe Cornish ... Zombie Shot by Soldiers (uncredited)
Beckie Darlington ... Zombie (uncredited)

Julia Davis ... News Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
David William James Elliott ... Wesker Zombie (uncredited)

Mark Gatiss ... Radio Presenter With 'Spaceship' Theory / Wildlife voiceover (voice) (uncredited)

Nick Goldsmith ... 'Fun-Dead' Zombie (uncredited)
Jamie Graham ... Zombie (uncredited)

Garth Jennings ... 'Fun-Dead' Zombie (uncredited)
Rich Johnston ... Zombie (uncredited)

Paul Kaye ... Zombie Behind 'The Winchester' (uncredited)
Pamela Kempthorne ... Zombie Outside Flat (uncredited)
Chris Knight ... Pub Zombie (uncredited)
Lauren Laverne ... Zombie Outside Flat (uncredited)

Jason McDonald ... Zombie (uncredited)
Michael O'Mahony ... Zombie (uncredited)

Robert Popper ... News Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Putner ... Zombie (uncredited)
Gabriel Ralls ... Zombie (uncredited)
Peter Rnic ... Zombie (uncredited)
James Scott ... Zombie (uncredited)

Michael Smiley ... Zombie (uncredited)
Dave Smith ... Zombie Monkey (uncredited)
David Spratt ... Zombie Shot by Soldiers (uncredited)
Greg Tanner ... SWAT Team Officer (uncredited)
Kenneth Thompson Marchesi ... Zombie (uncredited)
Ben Thompson ... Zombie (uncredited)
Ronaldo Vasconcellos ... Livid Commuter (uncredited)
Linette Voller ... Zombie (uncredited)

David Walliams ... News Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
Julianne Watling ... Zombie (uncredited)

Edgar Wright ... Rabid Monkeys Newsreader / Prat-falling Zombie / Italian Restaurant Voice (uncredited)

Directed by
Edgar Wright 
 
Writing credits
Simon Pegg (written by) and
Edgar Wright (written by)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... executive producer
Mark Hudson .... line producer: additional photography
Alison Owen .... executive producer
Nira Park .... producer
Ronaldo Vasconcellos .... line producer
Natascha Wharton .... executive producer
James Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dan Mudford  (as Daniel Mudford)
Pete Woodhead 
 
Cinematography by
David M. Dunlap (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Dickens 
 
Casting by
Jina Jay 
 
Production Design by
Marcus Rowland 
 
Art Direction by
Karen Wakefield 
 
Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge 
 
Makeup Department
Faye Aydin .... hair trainee: FT2
Faye Aydin .... makeup trainee: FT2
Candice Banks .... hair stylist
Candice Banks .... makeup artist
Sarah Berry .... additional hair stylist
Sarah Berry .... additional makeup artist
Brian Best .... additional makeup artist
Stuart Bray .... prosthetic makeup artist
Cathy Burczak .... additional hair stylist
Cathy Burczak .... additional makeup artist
Lucy Cain .... makeup artist: additional photography
Stuart Conran .... prosthetic effects designer
Dan Frye .... prosthetic effects technician (as Daniel Frye)
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Barrie Gower .... prosthetic makeup artist
Anthony Lilley .... hair stylist
Anthony Lilley .... makeup artist
Waldo Mason .... special makeup effects artist
Nicola Matthews .... additional hair stylist
Nicola Matthews .... additional makeup artist
Nuala McArdle .... additional hair stylist
Nuala McArdle .... additional makeup artist
Caroline Morrison .... additional hair stylist
Caroline Morrison .... additional makeup artist
Sunita Parmar .... special makeup effects artist (additional photography)
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Lesley Smith .... hair stylist
Lesley Smith .... makeup artist
Jo Stelly .... additional hair stylist
Jo Stelly .... additional makeup artist
Jane Walker .... hair stylist
Jane Walker .... makeup designer
Simon Webber .... special makeup effects artist
Isabel While .... additional hair stylist
Isabel While .... additional makeup artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (uncredited)
Karen Montgomery .... assistant makeup artist: extras (uncredited)
Simon Rose .... prosthetic makeup artist: additional shooting crew (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Karen Beever .... production manager
Jeanette Haley .... post-production supervisor
Gary Pickering .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonny Benson .... third assistant director
Julian Hearne .... first assistant director: additional photography
Richard Hewitt .... first assistant director
Toby Hosking .... second assistant director
Andrew McEwan .... second assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Stuart Clark .... scenic artist
George Dean .... painting supervisor
Joe Fearn .... trainee carpenter: FT2
Richard Field .... stand-by art director
Segan Friend .... stand-by dressing props
Fiona Gavin .... draughtswoman
Warren Greenham .... scenic painter (as Warren Grenham)
Liz Griffiths .... set dresser
Kathy Heaser .... art department assistant
Springer Horrill .... property master (as David 'Springer' Horrill)
Tony Hoskins .... carpenter
Shay Leonard .... stand-by dressing props
Sarah Lovett .... production buyer: additional photography
David Mears .... scenic painter
Eddie Murphy .... construction supervisor
Steve Nicholls .... scenic painter (as Steven Nicholls)
Mark Overall .... carpenter
Steve Parnell .... dressing props
Simon Reeves .... stand-by carpenter
Antoine Robin .... construction manager
Carrie Rock .... trainee painter: FT2
Russell Sargent .... carpenter
Rosy Thomas .... production buyer
Oli van der Vijver .... art department assistant: video unit
Ian Whiteford .... greensman
Peter Wood .... dressing props
Oscar Wright .... storyboard artist
Leslie Wylie .... carpenter (as Les Wylie)
Thomas Jones .... foam technician (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Graham Day .... sound trainee: FT2
Giancarlo Dellapina .... sound recordist: additional photography
Andie Derrick .... foley artist (as Andi Derrick)
Arthur Fenn .... sound maintenance engineer (as Arthur Turner)
Jamie Gambell .... boom operator: additional photography
Arthur Graley .... foley editor
Ben Greaves .... cable person
Andrew Griffiths .... boom operator
Tom Harrison .... sound trainee: FT2
Simon Hayes .... sound recordist
Nigel Heath .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Hudd .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Lewis James .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Robin Johnson .... boom operator
Matt Lygo .... sound recordist: video unit
Dan Morgan .... adr editor
Dan Morgan .... dialogue editor
Julian Slater .... supervising sound editor
Keith Tunney .... sound recordist: additional photography
 
Special Effects by
Paul Dunn .... special effects supervisor
Cat Hart .... special effects technician
Catherine Hart .... special effects
Luke Marcel .... special effects technician
Stephanie Bell .... special effects painter (uncredited)
Wilma Dunn .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Laurence Harvey .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Scott McIntyre .... special effects (uncredited)
Mark Vanstone .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Alexiou .... runner: Double Negative
Oliver Atherton .... scanning and recording
Matthew Bristowe .... digital lab producer
Rohan Claassen .... visual effects
Hal Couzens .... visual effects producer: Double Negative
Ciaran Crowley .... digital compositor
Claudia Dehmel .... visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
Dan Duran .... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Dan Duran .... digital compositor (as Daniel Walton)
Richard Etchells .... digital intermediate editor
Andy Hague .... visual effects editorial
Pete Hanson .... studio manager
Jeremy Hattingh .... visual effects supervisor
Alex Hope .... visual effects producer
Max Horton .... digital colourist
Alex Ireland .... digital compositor
Jody Johnson .... digital compositor
Philippa Leathers .... data operator
Giles Livesey .... digital film colorist
Begoña Lopez .... digital lab producer
Lindsay McFarlane .... first assistant director: vfx unit
Thibaut Petillon .... digital effect artist (as Thibault Petillon)
Paul Riddle .... digital compositor: Double Negative
Matthew Shaw .... digital compositor
Clare Tinsley .... visual effects coordinator
Thomas Urbye .... online film editor
Pieter Warmington .... 3D animator: Double Negative
Alison Wortman .... 3D matchmover
Martyn Drake .... systems: MPC (uncredited)
Sebastien Dupuis .... junior compositor (uncredited)
Steve Lynn .... technical support (uncredited)
Stephan Pilon Lectez .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lucy Allen .... stunt performer
Lloyd Bass .... stunt performer
Dani Biernat .... stunt performer
Michael Byrch .... stunt performer
Tracey Caudle .... stunt performer (as Tracy Caudle)
Abbi Collins .... stunt performer
George Cottle .... stunt performer
Danielle da Costa .... stunt performer
Ray De-Haan .... stunt performer (as Ray De-Harn)
Dave Fisher .... stunt performer
Sarah Franzl .... stunt performer
Paul Herbert .... stunt performer
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt coordinator
Mark Lisbon .... stunt performer
Guy List .... stunt performer
Tony Lucken .... stunt performer (as Toni Lucken)
Tina Maskell .... stunt performer
Heather Phillips .... stunt performer
Andy Smart .... stunt performer
Amanda Foster .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Paul Kennington .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Armstrong .... stand-by rigger
Paul Barker .... stand-by rigger
Peter Bateson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Pete Bateson)
Jason Berman .... second assistant camera: additional photography (as Jason Burman)
Craig Bloor .... first assistant camera: additional photography
David Carey .... Steadicam operator
Wailoon Chung .... electrician
Chris Clarke .... camera trainee (as Chris Clark)
Glenn Coulman .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Julia Curtin .... b camera
Julia Curtin .... video assist operator
Tom Debenham .... director of photography: effects unit
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator
Steve Evans .... loader: additional photography
Mark Gay .... electrician
Mark Hanlon .... electrician
Star Hart .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Star Hart .... video assistant operator
Paul Hatchman .... key grip
Darren Holland .... grip: additional photography
Tony Jackson .... Steadicam operator
Craig Loveridge .... camera assistant: video unit
Pat Miller .... rigging gaffer
Mark Moriarty .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mark Moriarty .... lighting camera operator: additional photography
Andy Mountain .... lighting console operator
Gary Nagle .... best boy
John Palmer .... camera operator: additional photography
Rod Patterson .... trainee grip
Rupert Power .... Steadicam operator
Clive Prior .... first assistant camera: additional photography
David Rist .... grip: additional photography (as Dave Rist)
Roger Sabarwal .... generator operator
Paul Slatter .... gaffer
Adam Stevenson .... video playback operator
Chyna Thomson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Tony Turner .... additional grip
Oliver Upton .... still photographer
Tammo van Hoorn .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Terry Williams .... grip: additional photography
Jon Wood .... camera operator: video unit
Chris Clarke .... camera loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Dixie Chassay .... senior casting assistant
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting
Nick Forgacs .... junior casting assistant
James McCavana .... extras casting
Jessica Weetch .... extras casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Coutts .... wardrobe assistant
Peter Halston .... additional wardrobe assistant
Philip Lester .... assistant costume designer (as Phil Lester)
Aaron Timperley .... wardrobe assistant
Ruth Young .... additional wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ian Cunningham .... trainee editor: FT2
Lucinda Glover .... editor trainee
Lucie Graves .... post-production coordinator
Max Horton .... colorist: MPC
Giles Livesey .... colorist: MPC
Catriona Richardson .... first assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Nick Angel .... music supervisor
Alexandra Hill .... music coordinator
Kirsten Lane .... music consultant
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Andy Richards .... original score mixer
Andy Richards .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Mike Billamore .... unit driver
Tom Cheape .... facility driver
Colin Giffin .... unit driver
Geoff Gowland .... driver: technical vehicle (as Geoff 'Cookie' Gowland)
David Grose .... unit driver
Finn Hillman .... driver: technical vehicle
Michael Hoskins .... driver: construction department
Jeff Hudson .... unit driver
Lee Kitchen .... driver: minibus
David Lewis .... unit driver
Jim Lynch .... driver: technical vehicle
Chris Parker .... facility driver (as Chris 'Kiwi' Parker)
Rod Patterson .... driver: technical vehicle
Phil Richman .... facility driver
Brian Tame .... props transportation
Paul Watson .... driver: minibus
Barrie Williams .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Christina Angeloudes .... paralegal
Paul Bayfield .... floor runner
Paul Bayfield .... stand-in: Nick Frost
James Biddle .... production coordinator
Litza Bixler .... choreographer
David Blank .... assistant accountant
Charlotte Bloxham .... production coordinator: additional photography
Rhidian Bridge .... military advisor
Nick Clark .... location assistant
Chloe Dorigan .... assistant: Tim Bevan (as Chloé Dorigan)
Susie Gordon .... assistant to producer and director
Madeline Herbert .... fabric painter
Nina Hume .... stand-in: Kate Ashfield
Carl Isherwood .... chef
Aliza James .... assistant: Eric Fellner
Rowena Ladbury .... script supervisor
Sarah Lee .... location manager
Kenny MacDonald .... assistant production coordinator
Stacy Mann .... unit publicist (as Stacey Mann)
Paul Melton .... base runner
Oliver Musgrave .... production runner
John Nixon .... armorer
Nick Oliver .... location manager: additional photography
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio director ealing studios
Rachel Plose .... production accountant
Dan Precious .... runner (as Daniel Precious)
Rachael Prior .... head of development
Jim Rickard .... location assistant
Sascha Robey .... armorer
Gavin Rothery .... stand-in
Sandra Shepherd .... production runner
Joss Skottowe .... supervising armorer
Anthony Smith .... armorer
Crispin Swayne .... military advisor
Trine Thielen .... stand-in: Lucy Davis (as Trine Van Thielen-MacPhail)
Ed Tull .... stand-in: Simon Pegg
Morag Webster .... unit nurse
Oscar Wright .... title designer: main titles
Sarah Jane Wright .... production executive
Paul Bayfield .... runner (uncredited)
Kellie Belle .... product placement (uncredited)
Peter Foster .... additional floor runner (uncredited)
Jethro Harris .... operations manager: Pepper Ltd. (uncredited)
Nina Hume .... runner (uncredited)
Charlotte Keating .... production runner (uncredited)
Tony Muro .... publicist (uncredited)
David Pinkus .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ed Tull .... runner (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rob Brydon .... thanks
Adam Buxton .... thanks
Julia Davis .... thanks
Mark Gatiss .... thanks
Charlotte Hatherley .... thanks
Paul Machliss .... thanks
Robert Popper .... thanks
Paul Putner .... thanks
David Walliams .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for zombie violence/gore and language (Certificate No. 40494)
Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
George A. Romero, creator of the films that this movie pays homage to and lampoons, was so impressed with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's work that he asked them to appear in Land of the Dead (2005), the fourth part of his Dead series, in cameos as zombies.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Mary falls on the pole, she gets up and she is standing straight up. The next shot from the front shows Mary standing up again.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
John:Last orders, please!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Don't Stop Me NowSee more »

FAQ

The film's score sounds similar, is it taken from somewhere else?
Why did the dead reanimate?
What happened to Diane?
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102 out of 144 people found the following review useful.
Fried Gold!, 9 April 2004
Author: apt_last

Some 5 years before the making of this film the same team behind it wrote and directed series (season) 1 and 2 of an offbeat UK sitcom named "Spaced". Massively overlooked at the time of broadcast yet with a hardcore fan base of loyal devotees a third series was long overdue but never did materialise.

Shaun of the Dead is the continuation of what went before; of a similar format yet in a completely new setting, with new characters, plus new cast members and for the first time a feature-length run time for the big screen. So how does it play out? Even with such a departure from the original setting, the history of TV to cinema adaptations is a dodgy one to say the least. Fortunately for those of us who already fans or (more likely) if you've never seen the series before prepare to be impressed.

The style is all it's own. With inventive direction and editing making the visual impact which fans will instantly recognise, to the writing which importantly is firstly genuinely funny, interspersed with references to popular culture of the past two decades, always with a self-knowing grin, a wink to the viewer rather than a pretentious nod. And of course several self-references and in-jokes of the TV series all fill in the gaps between the tastefully presented killings. There is blood, after all this is a "rom-zom-com" or "romantic zombie comedy" - a self-proclaimed new genre and rightly so. This is as about as original as it gets. They actually manage to pull off humour, violence, decapitations, action, romance, suspense, sadness and joy all within the space of 90 minutes!

This is the best film I've seen in ages, and a real credit to British film, we already knew about "Fried Gold", now the rest of the World can see it too. An instant classic.

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