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Daybreakers (2009)

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In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harriet Minto-Day ...
Lisa Barrett
Senator Turner
Sahaj Dumpleton ...
Homeless Vampire
Allan Todd ...
Gabriella Di Labio ...
Police Officer
Peter Welman ...
Police Officer
Callum McLean ...
Vampire School Kid
Jarrad Pon ...
Vampire School Kid
Victoria Williams ...
Vampire School Kid
Zoe White ...
Vampire School Kid
Aolani Roy ...
Vampire School Kid
Tiffany Lamb ...
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In a world 10 years into the future, vampires make up the vast majority of the population with only 5% of the human race remaining. This presents particular challenges as the vampires' food supply - human blood - is dwindling and rationing is now the norm. There is growing evidence that vampires deprived of an adequate blood supply are themselves evolving into wild, vile creatures that attack anyone and anything in order to survive. Dr. Edward Dalton, a vampire and hematologist who works for a pharmaceutical firm, has been working on finding an artificial blood supply that will meet the vampire society's needs. He is sympathetic to humans and sees his work as a way of alleviating their suffering but his views on finding a solution change considerably when he meets someone who found a way to transform himself from being a vampire to again take human form. Written by garykmcd

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The battle for blood begins. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vampiros del día  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,146,692, 10 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,101,577, 11 February 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,416,464, 11 February 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the movie was released in UK cinemas it was rated 15 but when released to DVD it was changed to an 18. See more »


The film constantly claims that small amounts of sunlight/UVLight have devastating effects on vampires. On this condition a vampire couldn't survive in the shadow of a tree during bright day. The amount of reflected uv-light in a shadow at noon is considerably high, much higher than e.g. a small ray or the sunsetting/sunrising sun. See more »


[first lines]
[on television]
Senator Westlake: Let's be clear about this. Humans were offered a chance to assimilate, but they refused. Therefore, they are enemies of the state and will be captured and farmed for blood supply.
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Crazy Credits

In line with the subject of the movie, the lettering of the end credits is in red, instead of the customary white. See more »


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Words & Music by Dennis Linde
Published by Sony / ATV
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User Reviews

Not the greatest, but still very good
8 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Daybreakers is about a plague that has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind....but you already knew that. Like putting a plastic bag over some one's head, things quickly get violent and out of control.

Special effects: Moderate, not much was needed for the movie. The death of the vampires were a little more violent than usual, however the entertainment behind it balanced it out.

Plot: "Find a cure or we all die" has been used frequently before, and there wasn't much of a twist.

Setting: The setting was a dark futuristic setting, Imagine Las Vegas at night...with all white neon. Perfect setting for this movie. Worth seeing? Yes. Not worth sprinting to the theaters, however it is worth seeing. I'd give it a 7/10.

This movie is such a relief from the romantic necrophilia of the Twilight series. It's good to see scary vampires again.

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