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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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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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He'll steal your heart... or eat it! See more »


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

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16 March 2007 (Canada)  »

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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

Peter Stormare (Fargo) was originally cast for the role of Fido, but upon being cast in Prison Break opted out of the film a week before principal photography was to begin, as per the DVD commentary. See more »

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When the mother rams the barricade, she does not have the clutch engaged when she floored the accelerator. In real life the car would have stalled. See more »

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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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Violators will be subject to criminal prosecution by the RCMP, FBI, Interpol, ZomCon and other enforcement agencies and will be sent to the wild zone. See more »

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Referenced in Zombies: A Living History (2011) See more »

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When You're There
Written by Ian Whitcomb
Performed by Ian Whitcomb & His Bungalow Boys, featuring Regina Whitcomb
Courtesy of ITW Industries, by arrangement with Music For The Masses
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Cute comedy
10 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Fido is a cute comedy that deserves wider recognition, especially considering the mainstream crap that is supposed to entertain us these days.

As has already been pointed out, this is hardly a real zombie film, but rather a sweet satire that employs the undead to point fingers. While there are necessarily some bloody scenes, there is almost no gore and the way this movie is presented (feel-good 50s style), I can't imagine anyone being actually scared or turned off by Fido & his fellow sufferers.

While the cast is generally good, I felt that Moss and Nelson stood out. The humor is not in-your-face, but rather subdued; there's a lot of attention to detail and I caught myself smiling benignly several throughout the movie. This is certainly no masterpiece of cinema, but it doesn't strive to be - instead, Currie succeeds in delivering a heart-warming black comedy.


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