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Dead & Deader (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Comedy, Horror  |  16 December 2006 (USA)
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After he's bitten by a scorpion carrying a zombie virus, a tough soldier survives the infection, becoming only half zombie. Once back in the US, he finds himself fighting his former comrades in arms, all of whom are turning into zombies!

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After he's bitten by a scorpion carrying a zombie virus, a tough soldier survives the infection, becoming only half zombie. Once back in the US, he finds himself fighting his former comrades in arms, all of whom are turning into zombies!

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Several characters were named for various famous people: Pvt. Connery and Pvt. Lazenby, the two soldiers in the truck transporting one of the infected, were named after Sean Connery and George Lazenby, who both played James Bond ("The best James Bond" was the topic of conversation between the two). Officer Raimi is named for Sam Raimi, director of the "Evil Dead" series of movies. Officer Campbell is named for Bruce Campbell, star of the "Evil Dead" series. Additionally, the character Armin Shimerman, plays is named Coroner Flutie. Previously, Shimerman had a recurring role on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as Principal Snyder. The character he replaced on that show (after he was murdered by students) was Principal Flutie. See more »

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In the kitchen scene with Hieronymous Judson, after the zombie pulls his arm out of the meat grinder, it is obviously a normal-length arm, despite several pounds of ground zombie shown coming out of the grinder. See more »

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Holly: Dead or alive, men are all the same.
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Enjoyable in an Entirely Unprecedented Way
19 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After dying in Cambodia, a team of soldiers wake up back in America to discover... they're not quite dead. But also, they're not quite alive. Bobby Quint (Dean Cain), the most human of the team, decides to stop the rest of the soldiers before they infect the whole world with their zombie illness.

There should be some discussion about what this film is, and what it isn't. While the film is funny to a point (or at least it doesn't take itself seriously), Fangoria's assertion it's a "zom-edy" like "48 Hours" is overstating this more than just a little. I enjoyed this film, but certainly didn't think it was really laugh-out-loud funny (for that, rent "Shaun of the Dead").

What this isn't is a high budget film with professional quality. It's a made-for-TV film from the Sci Fi channel. However, keeping in mind it's in this category, it's quite good. Unlike "Abominable", this film is decent... and considering it is made by a first time director, I was quite impressed with what they accomplished (calling in an all-star cast and Greg Nicotero for makeup was a good idea).

Also, this probably isn't a film for the general public. They might enjoy it, but I will say this: my number one reason for liking this film (besides the sexy Susan Ward) was the constant barrage of references to other films ("Dawn of the Dead", various James Bond films, "Bullet", etc.). If you're not a film geek, much of the humor will go over your head. The rip on Michael Bay was the bait for me, and the hook came with the lengthy analysis of "Dawn of the Dead" versus the remake (which correctly, in my opinion, pointed out the key differences including the consumerism aspect and Ken Foree's role in both films).

Much of the plot doesn't really make sense if you think about it and plot holes are more common here than one might like (and we are left with questions such as the sexual ability of zombies). But this film isn't here for the plot... it's here for showcasing makeup and was clearly made just to have fun. The makeup, by the way, is great... although some of the props -- such as a fake arm -- were sort of cheesy and filmed from poor angles.

If you're skeptical about this one, don't rent it. But for the right audience I think this film has something to offer. I certainly enjoyed what it was trying to do, even if some things seemed really thrown together hodge-podge (the witty black sidekick, the gratuitous shower scene). And if Sci Fi is showing this, keep your remote control on the coffee table, because this is the best thing you'll get out of them for a while.


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