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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)  »

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

The pregnancy subplot involving Carrie-Anne Moss' character Helen Robinson was only added because Moss was really pregnant during filming, and they added the pregnancy scenes to keep the continuity through the movie as she grew larger. 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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[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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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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Ninety Nine Pounds Of Dynamite
Written by Lee Silver
Performed by Buddy Stewart (as Buddy Stuart)
Licensed courtesy of Tru-Gems Records and Brunswick Music Publishing (BMI)
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A joyous flesh munching good time!
5 October 2006 | by (Vancouver, B.C.) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie at the Vancouver Film Festival and thought it was deadly smart, stylish, and FUNNY.

The cast was ROCK SOLID. Great work by Carrie Anne Moss, Dylan Baker, Tim Blake Nelson, Billy Connelly and up and comer, Alexia Fast.

Weirdly, I found myself thinking about the movie for days after seeing it.

Writers, Dennis Heaton, Robert Chomiak and Andrew Currie layered in a lot of political subtext - but didn't whack you over the head with it.

The world they created had depth, and made sense. There is a giddy carnivorous spirit to this movie.

FIDO is guaranteed to cure grumpiness.

Loved it!!!


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