Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out. But all's not well where it's most safe, as a revolution plans to overthrow the city leadership, and the zombies are turning into more advanced creatures. Written by
The rifle carried by Charlie is an M-1 Carbine, a weapon developed during World War II. It was noted for its superb accuracy (for a carbine) and also hated by the Marines for its puny stopping power. See more »
When Riley makes a run for "Dead Reckoning" after lowering the
drawbridge, he is clearly aiming far left of the first zombie he "shoots". See more »
[Kaufman gets in his private underground limo, while his driver opens the garage door]
Careful when you open that door.
[Big Daddy appears, and attempts to get into the limo. His driver sees this, and runs out the garage door, leaving Kaufman in the limo]
Get back here, you son of a bitch! You've got the fucking keys!
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The old mid-1930s Universal Pictures logo begins the film. See more »
I went in to this movie expecting the worst and couldn't have been more wrong. Romero did a good job keeping to what he does best- zombie and social commentary. The special effects and gore were really good and "Dead Reckoning" doesn't look as much like a DAWN OF THE DEAD (remake) parking shuttle, as it does in the trailers. I did feel that they introduced "Big Daddy" way to early in the film and overused him. I would have enjoyed the movie more if he was just another zombie. Cameo's by Simon Pegg, Tom Savini, and Edgar Wright were barely noticeable. I would have liked to see more "daytime" scenes but I don't think that is what Romero had in mind. Overall, it was a fun movie that had a few sudden scares and some good humor.
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