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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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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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sheriff | deputy | iowa | army | fight | See more »

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

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Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA)  »

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El día del apocalipsis  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,194,207 (UK) (26 February 2010)

Gross:

$39,103,378 (USA) (14 May 2010)
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Some of the filming was done in Lenox, Iowa. Lenox is the opposing team in the baseball scene early in the film. See more »

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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 »

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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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Performed by Willie Nelson
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One of the better remakes!
26 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

George Romero's 1973 cult classic was a fun film. It focused a lot on the government and the scientists trying to figure out the cure. It also had some solid chaos in it. It was a very memorable low-budget film and when a remake was announced, I was not pleased.

Boy do I love it when I am wrong sometimes! The Crazies remake was a fun film. It had the tension, the violence, subtle social commentary regarding how the politics in America work, and it was a fun thrill ride. What I loved most was the violence. The story was pretty faithful to the original and all it needed to do was up the violence. Great fun and it kept you guessing when things were going to turn bad. The tension was perfect. Easily one of the better horror remakes I have seen in the last few years. My only minor gripe with this film was the ending. I won't spoil it, but it felt a little lame to me. However, I liked the movie so much, I want a sequel! How crazy is that?!


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