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Fido (2006)

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 ...
Zombie's Victim
Andy Parkin ...
Dr. Hrothgar Geiger
Lynn Pendleton ...
1940's Mother
Gary Slater ...
Father Zombie
Taylor Petri ...
Glenn Richards ...
Vicious Zombie
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Collar Light Zombie
Carl-James Kalbfleisch ...
Child Zombie
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Miss Mills
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Timmy Robinson (as K'Sun Ray)
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Aaron Brown ...
Roy Fraser
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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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Comedy | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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16 March 2007 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Ena zombi anamesa mas  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,203, 17 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$298,110, 8 July 2007
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2.35 : 1
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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 Fido chases Roy Fraser into a hut, there's a bullet hole on Fido's back. That same bullet hole disappears when Fido's back is visible again. 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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Any similarity to actual persons, living, dead or undead is purely unintentional. See more »

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Spoofs Lassie (1954) 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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Zomcom
4 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

At a risk of sounding slightly sacrilegious, on first viewing I'm kind of inclined to put this right up on a par with 'Shaun of the Dead'. Now, given I view Simon Pegg as an unquestionable comedy genius, I realise this is a rather big claim. And to what extent you agree with that last statement may be a good preliminary gauge of whether 'Fido' will appeal to you.

In a way the comedy picks up where 'Shaun' left off, except we're back in the original 1950s Living Dead-era stereotypical middle-American small town. The Zombie Wars are over and zombies themselves are becoming more well-adjusted, useful members of the community. This, so we're informed at the outset, is largely thanks to the scientific advances made by the good people at Zomcom - a nice play on romantic comedy perhaps?

The beauty of the film lies in its dead-pan depiction of a respectable neighbourhood maintaining core values while making a place for zombies and the special hazards they pose. The charm and balance with which it does this is near enough perfect. Themes you might expect from a more mainstream kitsch comedy come through - the veneer of good clean living, keeping up appearances, repressed emotion, muddled parental values, social decorum and the plight of the alienated individual.

It's a story told with happy heart and wide appeal that is brought to life vividly by the film's all-round strong cast. It's one of those works where it really shows through that everyone involved got a kick out of taking part. It's also fun imagining what Billy Connelly learning his script must have been like...

So in conclusion, it is probable you will appreciate the humour of this film unless your father tried to eat you.


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