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Fido (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Horror  |  16 March 2007 (Canada)
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In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Narrator (voice)
Jan Skorzewski ...
Eating Zombie
Kevin Tyell ...
Andy Parkin ...
Lynn Pendleton ...
1940's Mother
Gary Slater ...
Father Zombie
Taylor Petri ...
Glenn Richards ...
Vicious Zombie
Raphael Kepinski ...
Collar Light Zombie
Carl-James Kalbfleisch ...
Child Zombie
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Timmy Robinson (as K'Sun Ray)
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Aaron Brown ...
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In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon has been able to control the zombie population. Zombies can be temporarily neutralized by being shot, but can only be permanently neutralized by their brain being destroyed. Their ultimate disposal is through cremation, or burial, the latter which requires decapitation with the head being buried separately from the body. Conversely, Zomcon has created the domestication collar, when activated and placed on a zombie makes the zombie controllable and thus an eternally productive creature within society. Because all dead initially become zombies, the elderly are viewed negatively and suspectly. And all people, adult or child, learn to shoot to kill to protect society. Zomcon is the go to organization for all things zombie. In the town of Willard, the Robinsons - father Bill, mother Helen, and adolescent ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for zombie-related violence | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,203 (USA) (15 June 2007)

Gross:

$298,110 (USA) (6 July 2007)
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Trivia

Billy Connolly was reportedly very upset that the role required him to shave his beard. He described it as, "ripping out [his] fucking personality!" See more »

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When Zombie Paperboy throws the paper at Mr. Theopolis's porch he clearly misses, but then Theopolis's zombie, Tammy, picks it up from the porch. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: [with schlocky sensationalism] Zomcon presents A Bright New World. From the darkest depths of outer space came an evil no man could predict. A cloud of radiation engulfed our great planet. Scientists discovered that these space particles caused the reanimation of dead bodies. Zombies. Creature with but one destructive need, to devour the flesh of the living. And so we were forced to defend our homeland. The Zombie Wars. Mankind against legions of the undead.
Narrator: But in our darkest hour,...
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Crazy Credits

Any similarity to actual persons, living, dead or undead is purely unintentional. See more »

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Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012) See more »

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June Time
Written by Ian Whitcomb
Performed by Ian Whitcomb & His Bungalow Boys
Courtesy of ITW Industries, by arrangement with Music For The Masses
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Zombie-di likes that
8 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

And this somebody is me. And not only me, as I can see here at IMDb or when leaving the theater. Why did the people love it? It's obvious: Everybody knows zombies by now (at least the Horror fans by heart and the others through the "Dawn of the Dead" reinvention or Resident Evil movies etc.)

Or at least they thought they knew everything about zombies ... that is until this movie came along. And you'll see zombies in a new light (perhaps). This is not a horror movie, although it does contain some violent scenes, but is rather a comedy. A satire to be precise. And it never runs out of steam! That is why I rated it so high. Pacing wise it's incredible, the acting is great and the script has no (obvious) mistakes ... quite the contrary: It's a gem and if you're only a little bit interested in zombies you ought to see it! And even if you dislike them, watch it! Because it's a great (comedy) movie!


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