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Doomsday (2008)

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A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caryn Peterson ...
Vagrant Girl
Adeola Ariyo ...
Nurse
Emma Cleasby ...
Katherine Sinclair
Christine Tomlinson ...
Young Eden Sinclair
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Paul Hyett ...
Hot Dog Victim
Daniel Read ...
Sergeant #1
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Pilot
Stephen Hughes ...
Soldier #1 / Johnson
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Wall Guard
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Soldier
Nathan Wheatley ...
Patient 'X'
Cecil Carter ...
DDS Assault Trooper
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Richter
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Storyline

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. Written by Nicolettea

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Mankind has an expiration date See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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14 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,926,565, 16 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,955,425, 6 April 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, and Craig Conway all worked together previously in The Descent (2005) See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene at the England/Scotland border it is 9.17pm on June 20th but it is pitch dark. This is almost midsummer and it would be broad daylight at this time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kane: Like so many epidemics before, the loss of so many lives began with a single microscopic organism. It's human nature to seek even the smallest comfort in reason, or logic for events as catastrophic as these. But a virus doesn't choose a time or place. It doesn't hate or even care. It just happens.
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References Alien (1979) See more »

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Written by Roland Gift and David Steele
Performed by Fine Young Cannibals
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Awesome, my kind of movie! Neil Marshall does not disappoint
22 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

At this point I have already been a fan of writer/director Neil Marshall, as I have already seen Dog Soldiers and The Descent and are among my favorite modern horror films. Doomsday is Neil Marshall's take on the post apocalyptic action/science fiction genre. The film is mostly a combination of 28 Days Later, Escape From New York and The Road Warrior. The film brings us back to the good ole' days(the 80's) and is a highly entertaining and blood soaked action fest that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. The flick is a little campy, but looks great and favors practical f/x and delivers huge with tons of great gory action. Rhona Mitra is our gorgeous lead and is very effective here as a female equivalent to Snake Pliskin. She does well in the fights and gives a very good performance here as the lead in this film. Bob Hoskins and Malcolm McDowell appear as well and are awesome as well. While there is a whole lot of stuff made that just does'nt appeal to me, Doomsday is totally the type of movie that at least, I want to see. I am sure this won't be the sort of film that gets awards, but it gets a thumbs up from me and is awesome in my book.


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