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28 Weeks Later (2007)

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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shahid Ahmed ...
Garfield Morgan ...
Beans El-Balawi ...
Boy in Cottage (as Beans Balawi)
Meghan Popiel ...
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Military Officer


28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins... again. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exterminio 2  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,575,620 (UK) (11 May 2007)


$28,637,507 (USA) (10 August 2007)

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Did You Know?


It is stated on the DVD extras that all the actors who are playing infected people come from a "movement background": they have a history in dance, gymnastics, circus or mime. They also followed workshops to learn more about the infection and what they were supposed to do. See more »


(at around 55 mins) When the two children are riding the motorbike on Tower Bridge, just as you see Andy's face, there is a cameraman standing on the pavement. See more »


[first lines]
Donald Harris: What are you going to cook?
Alice: Your favorite.
Donald Harris: What, again?
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Crazy Credits

Like the first film, there are no opening credits of any kind once the company logos have appeared. Also like the first film, the title of the film appears only as a descriptive subtitle. See more »


Referenced in 28 Weeks Later: The Infected (2007) See more »


In The House - In A Heartbeat
Written and Performed by John Murphy
Courtesy of XL Recordings
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User Reviews

Rip roaring, Genre explosion, takes the series to a whole new level
15 May 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

28 Weeks Later, the sequel to the Danny Boyle art-house horror cult smash, was at the bottom of the list of movies one would look forward to. The first film was, in my opinion, an overlooked classic, it was raw, realistic and the performances from Cillian Murphy and troop where tour-DE-force. The thought of American's invading a British horror film made many worried, and it was quite distracting throughout the film, but it doesn't suffer much from it, and the film-makers wisely don't take it too far. Very much like Aliens (the action packed sequel to Alien) 28 Weeks Later is much more action orientated, and elevates the mythology of the first film to a whole new level. There are some truly thrilling moments in the film, some of the highlights being the napalm detonations, and night vision sequence in the subway, the night vision sequence is easily one of the most terrifying moments in cinema this year. The script is of high caliber, but is does have some frustrating moments, particularly the fact that most of the problems the characters face, are due to lack of communication between the characters. But these quibs are minor. Other impressive mensionables is the two young leads, who have the almighty task of carrying the film, they do a fantastic job. The film also smartly re-uses God Speed You Black Emperor and John Murphy's superb rock score, and the all round style of the first film is maintained, the only difference being the first film was shot on DV, this one on film. If your a fan of the first film, you'll go ga ga over 28 Week's, it's the quintessential blood soaked adrenaline rush, and one of the best sequels i've seen in a long time.

Verdict: Bring a seat to hide under.

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