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Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis -- A group of teenagers who, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up releasing a horde of blood thirsty zombies.
Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis -- A group of teenagers who, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up releasing a horde of blood thirsty zombies.

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Director:
Writers:
William Butler (written by) &
Aaron Strongoni (written by)
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Release Date:
23 March 2006 (Thailand) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You cannot kill what is already dead. See more »
Plot:
A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Direct-to-TV Release...Saved me a couple bucks See more (92 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Ellory Elkayem 
 
Writing credits
William Butler (written by) &
Aaron Strongoni (written by)

Produced by
Vladimir Dostal .... executive producer
Tom Fox .... executive producer
Anatoly Fradis .... producer
Lyudmila Fradis .... co-producer
Nikolai Makarov .... executive producer
Bogdan Moncea .... line producer
Angelo Pastore .... line producer
Steve J. Scarduzio .... producer (as Steve Scarduzio)
Tamara Taillie .... associate producer
John Vulich .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Duncan 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Kosuth 
 
Film Editing by
James Coblentz 
 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Floriela Grapini 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
 
Production Design by
Steven Legler 
Calin Papura 
 
Art Direction by
Mircea Onisoru  (as Mircea Onisor)
John Wheaton (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Cornelia Chiu 
 
Costume Design by
Ana Ioneci 
 
Makeup Department
Martin Astles .... makeup effects sculptor
Alexandra Barladeanu .... hair assistant (as Alexandra Birladeanu)
Bryan Blair .... supervisor: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Brian Blair)
William Bryan .... suit fabrication: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist
Catalin Ciutu .... key hair stylist
Ken Culver .... senior foam technician
Jeff L. Deist .... mold department supervisor: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Jeff Deist)
Glen Eisner .... sculptor: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Anastasia Eremciuc .... makeup assistant (as Anastasia Ierenciuc)
Damian Fisher .... mold maker: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Damien Fisher)
Greg Funk .... key makeup effects artist: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Joe Giles .... production assistant: Optic Nerve
Brad Hardin .... mold maker: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Glenn Hetrick .... painter: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Glenn Hetrich)
Glenn Hetrick .... sculptor: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Hiroshi Katagiri .... sculptor: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Richard Maybery .... painter: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Rich Mayberry)
Mike Measimer .... makeup effects department head: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Andrew Meyers .... suit fabrication: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Viorel Militaru .... makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Viorel 'Pokemon' Militaru)
Larry Odien .... makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Ionel Popa .... makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Lufeng Qu .... painter: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Lancel Reyes .... shop manager: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Dave Snyder .... makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Tatyana Tatarenko .... makeup artist
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Andrea Dardea)
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Garry Tunnicliffe)
John Vulich .... makeup effects supervisor
John Wheaton .... painter: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
John Wheaton .... sculptor: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Gary Yee .... mold maker: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Mark Shostrom .... sculptor (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Eugen Dinca .... unit production manager
Bogdan Moncea .... production supervisor
Bogdan Stefanescu .... unit production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexandra Burca .... third assistant director
Adrian Conerth .... first assistant director
Bogdan Dumitrescu .... trainee third assistant director
Aniela Galiceanu .... second assistant director (as Aniela Mocanasu)
Mircea Hategan .... first assistant director: second unit
Cristina Iliescu .... second assistant director (as Cristine Iliescu)
Cornelia Stefan .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Barbu .... prop man
Razvan Bestea .... graphic designer
Stefan Cristian .... set dresser
Adi Handac .... property master
Ruxandra Ionica .... assistant art director
Florin Mirghes .... property master
Roberta Nechifor .... assistant set decorator
Sorin Popa .... lead man
Lufeng Qu .... painter
Doru Vlad .... assistant set decorator
John Wheaton .... art director: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
 
Sound Department
Rick Polanco .... assistant sound editor
Cathie Speakman .... supervising adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
Rick Galinson .... mechanical assistant: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Rick Gallenson)
Gene Heeter .... foam room supervisor
Lucian Iordache .... special effects supervisor
Larry Odien .... mechanical department supervisor: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
 
Visual Effects by
Prince Bagdasarian .... digital cleanup artist
Jess Bryden .... visual effects supervisor: title design
Greg Solomon .... production manager: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Marcin Teodoru .... digital cleanup artist
 
Stunts
Madalin Dragan .... stunt double: Toma Danila
Madalin Dragan .... stunt performer
Vladu Elena .... stunt person
Attila Nemes .... stunt coordinator
Florin Stancu .... assistant stunt coordinator
Madalin Dragan .... stunt double (uncredited)
Georgian Madalin Stancu .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raduta Adi .... electrician: set dressing (as Adi Raduta)
Toni Cartu .... camera operator: "b" camera
Toni Cartu .... director of photography: second unit (as Tony Cartu)
Nicolae Chiosea .... company grip (as Nicolae Chiosa)
Nicolae Chiosea .... dolly grip: second unit (as Nicolae Chiosa)
Marian Costea .... electrician: second unit (as Costea Marian)
Marian Costea .... electrician: set dressing (as Costea Marian)
Daniel Dobrica .... electrician: second unit
Daniel Dobrica .... electrician: set dressing
Eugen Dumitru .... dolly grip
Eugen Dumitru .... grip/driver: second unit
Alexandru Ioan .... still photographer
Laurentiu Ivan .... clapper
Gabriel Kosuth .... camera operator: "a" camera
Dan Lita .... chief lighting technician
Dan Lita .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Robert Lucas .... set videographer
Stefan Mangir .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Laurentiu Marcu .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Marcu Laurentiu)
Mircea Modoi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mircea Modoi .... director of photography: second unit
Vali Pal .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Dan Patzelt .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Dumitru Radulescu .... generator operator: second unit
Viorel Sergovici .... director of photography: second unit (as Viorel Sergovichi)
Gociu Sorin .... still photographer (as Sorin Gociu)
Stefan Tarzioru .... best boy electric (as Stefan Tirzioru)
Stefan Tarzioru .... best boy electric: second unit (as Stefan Tirzioru)
Ion Tincea .... best boy grip
Ion Tincea .... best boy grip: second unit
Victor Toader .... camera operator
Sorin Udrea .... key grip
Sorin Udrea .... key grip: second unit
Bogdan Varzaru .... electrician: second unit
Bogdan Varzaru .... electrician: set dressing (as Bogdanvarzaru)
Andrew Zikely .... video assist operator (as Andrei Zecheli)
Andrei Radulescu .... video assist operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
George Gugulici .... casting assistant
Ovidiu Paunescu .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurentiu Alexe .... costume assistant
Laura Ciobanu .... costume design assistant
Aurelia Ivascu .... costume assistant
Aurelia Ivascu .... costume design assistant
Luminita Lungu .... assistant costume designer
Ioana Popescu .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
George McCarthy .... first assistant editor
Laurent Morel .... colorist: dailies
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
 
Location Management
Bogdan Stefanescu .... location manager
 
Music Department
Avital Korin .... music editor
Tom Porter .... scoring assistant
Ralph Rieckermann .... music supervisor
Tom Porter .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Vali Anton .... driver
Iulian Calin .... driver
Cirprian Craciun-Busuioc .... driver
Sorin Dinu .... transportation coordinator
Andrei Dumitrescu .... driver
Aurel Pongaru .... driver
 
Other crew
Razvan Badea .... set production assistant
Madalina Bland .... assistant to director (as Madalina Simionescu)
Ioana Dinu .... set production assistant
Alexandru Ducu .... set production assistant
Julia Finn .... publicist
Nicole Gregory .... publicist
Cristina Grigoras .... office secretary
Ion Grozea .... weapons handler
Marcus Knaus .... production coordinator
Robert Lucas .... production assistant
Lavinia Mercea .... production accountant
Teodor Mercea .... customs liaison
Mihaela Mihai .... production secretary
Mirela Mihai .... production secretary
Andreea Mititiuc .... office secretary
Corina Pana .... script supervisor (as Corina 'Chucky' Pana)
Ruxandra Popescu .... cashier
Reyna Rhone .... production accountant
Reyna Rhone .... production accountant: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. (as Reyna A. Rhone)
Oana Topliceanu .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence/gore and language
Runtime:
88 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Tobe Hooper was once attached to direct this and Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) early in pre-production.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (at around 43 mins) When they are in the air ducts asking for directions over the radio, we see the map a girl is looking at and the compass is wrong. Instead of being North at the top, East on the right, South at the bottom and West on the left, it shows North on the top, West on the right, South on the bottom and East on the left.See more »
Quotes:
Random Zombie:Send more security guards!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Horror ShowSee more »

FAQ

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Direct-to-TV Release...Saved me a couple bucks, 17 October 2005
Author: ibanez747 from Somewhere, CA

I saw this movie on the Sci-Fi Channel the other night. I think the fact that this was on cable television speaks volumes on what kind of movie this is. I think it was better than most "original" movies that pop up on late night television; it still does not make up for how bad this movie became. It's hard to believe that this is a sequel to a movie that was originally released theatrically.

This movie has just about everything corny from bad acting to Nick-at-Nite humor. The writing by William Butler was absolutely dreadful, and even a Jack Nicholson-like performance by the cast could not have made his writing appear any better. William Butler was just all over the place.

Dirtbikes, machine guns, kung-fu are some of the stupid things about the plot. Is this a horror film or an action film with some zombies? None of the characters take anything seriously in this movie. A group of high school kids know everything and there is no reason to be afraid. None of them were fazed by the fact that zombies were eating their friends and fellow classmates. Its like "Eh, whatever." and they move on to the next action sequence. A 7 year old child with a flame thrower. A little blonde girl beating up zombies. If children aren't afraid of these things, then why in the hell should I be?! Come on.

Everything about this movie was going through the motions and that comes across quite clear after viewing this movie.

I can see why many DVD distributors passed at this movie. If they get lucky, they can maybe get a deal with Anchor Bay or Elite Entertainment.

The only reason why I give this movie a 3 is because of the special effects. I appreciate that cable television probably showed more than they should have, but this movie is a joke anyway so why get worked up about some blood and brains. The special effects were the ONLY thing good about this movie.

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