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Deadlands: The Rising (2006)

Unrated | | Action, Horror, Thriller | 23 October 2006 (USA)
In October 2008, a biochemical weapon explosion causes a freak chain of events and brings the dead back to life. It is up to five people to make a stand for survival against an ever growing army of the Living Dead.




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Credited cast:
Dave Cooperman ...
Gary Ugarek ...
Michelle Wright ...
Brian Wright ...
Connor Brandt ...
Evacuee Woman
Jeremy Paris ...
Arguing Man #2
Chris L. Clark ...
Suit Zombie (as Chris Clark)
Nathan Rosen ...
Brian Marinelli ...
Private Marinelli
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Commanding Military Officer
Shelter Director (FEMA)
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William Abel ...
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Evacuee / Zombie


In October 2008, a biochemical weapon explosion causes a freak chain of events and brings the dead back to life. It is up to five people to make a stand for survival against an ever growing army of the Living Dead.

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The world as we know it... Is coming to an end!



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23 October 2006 (USA)  »

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$10,847 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,064 (USA) (14 April 2007)


$2,025 (USA) (3 May 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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The film takes place in October 2008. See more »


#11 baseball Jersey wearing zombie appears inside the shelter attacking humans and outside the shelter at the same time. See more »


[first lines]
Michelle: [narration] Six Months, that's how long it took for the world as we knew it to come to an end. The bible preached the world would end in fire and war. It ended in plauges and hunger. All brought on by the technology built to protect us. Conventional Weapons weren't enough, we built more powerful weapons. Weapons capable of spreading disease, plagues or hunger, weapons designed to do the un-imaginable... and in the end, it took one man with one weapon.
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Crazy Credits

Actor's Lonnie Martin and Cindy Marie Martin appear in a scene at the end of the films credits. Also below the copyright notice, a statement that "No Animals or Zombies were harmed during the making of this film" appears as the last item. See more »


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Closing Credits Medley
Performed by Gary Ugarek
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Not a great movie, but it ain't bad either.
7 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I appeared in this zombie film as an extra, and was very excited to see it when the filmmakers finished it. I am happy Gary was able to finish his film, and he was great to work with on set. I know he was constantly bothered by the lack of budget the film had and wanted to do so much more with the movie but couldn't. I think it bothered him and it shows in the finished product.

I was reading the number of votes cast for the movie and I wish i could read the comments of the people whom voted it a ten and the people who voted it a 1. The film is neither, over all it is between a 5 and 7 at best. I personally gave it a 6. I don't say this in a mean or demeaning fashion but there were a lot of areas the movie needed improvement and lot of area the movie succeeded beyond even my expectations.

The opening was a bit long for my taste and the bulk of the movies action doesn't really kick in until the 2nd half of the film. My husband and I were amazed how a movie shot on video looked like it was shot on film, but Gary must of done his homework because we looked at it in disbelief and amazement. Still the movie lacks character until the action starts to kick. Getting through the first 15-20 minutes will be hard for some people, but in the end it will be worth the wait. I was very upset at the unfinished feel the ending had, but Gary always roamed the set stating this would be the first of at least 2-3 movies so that could easily explain the open ending of Deadlands.

This is not a movie you would want to let your children see, there are many moments of language and horror type gore that may scare the little ones. It is safe for probably 14 and above although it could easily qualify as an R rated movie based on the violence and language alone.

For a first time movie it is OK, I guess being a cast member makes me somewhat biased but I felt that I would be fair when writing my little blurb for the film. I am not going to praise it more than I feel it should be and I won't hate it just because it is a small little horror movie made on no money. Hopefully he can do a little better with his next movie.

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