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The Crazies (2010)

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About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mayor Hobbs
Pvt. Billy Babcock
Intelligence Officer
Travis Quinn
Mike Hickman ...
Rory Hamill
Peggy Hamill


As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival. Written by IMDb Editors

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El día del apocalipsis  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,067,552, 26 February 2010, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the sheriff discovers the military plane, a satellite records his location at 40.851216 and -94.548340. These coordinates do in fact point to Iowa, but to farmland and not to the marshes as depicted. The town of Lenox, population 1401, is the closest real town to these coordinates. See more »


When the Sheriff and Deputy are hiding in the Sheriffs office. The deputy loads his shotgun, the last shell he pushes in falls out again in his lap just before he cocks the weapon. See more »


[first lines]
Becca Darling: Um, Dr. Dutton, my aunt's in town.
Judy Dutton: Um hmm...
Becca Darling: And she's sick too.
Judy Dutton: Phew, I'm going to need you to stay late tonight. You know, you should probably text your aunt - Scotty - and tell him you can't make it to the baseball game tonight.
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Crazy Credits

A scene concerning the fate of Ogden Marsh appears during the closing credits. See more »


Bring Me Sunshine
Written by Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee
Performed by Willie Nelson
Courtesy of RCA Nashville
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

Fills that "I really need a small town blighted with terror movie now! need.
26 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Firstly, I have to say this would make a great Double Feature with Nathan Fillian's Slither. I think they would make a rockin' pair - that or possibly Stephen King's The Mist.

At any rate, this is a fun film that offers all the action/suspense/horror that movies like this are supposed to do. And it does that pretty darn well. One of the strongest points are the filming itself. This film moved nicely between heavy and lighter scenes. Some of the shots are both memorable and downright amazing. The people behind the cameras knew what they were doing. The characters were a little light, but likable and played well by their actors. I felt suspense, which is rare for me these days.


A. The plot jumps a little too quickly

B. Would have liked to see more "crazy"

C. A couple scenes were a little cliché

D. Oh darn! It's a re-make.

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