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Dance of the Dead (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  9 March 2008 (USA)
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On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

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Jimmy Dunn
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Lindsey
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Steven
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Gwen
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Jules Reiner
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George (as Michael V. Mammoliti)
Mark Lynch ...
Rod
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Kyle Grubbin
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Coach Keel
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Nash Rambler
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Jensen
Hunter Pierce ...
Dave The Drummer
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Frank Hammond
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Principal Castlemoody
J. Jacob Adelman ...
Mitch (as Jeff Adelman)
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It is prom night in middle America. Tuxes have been rented and dresses have been bought. But when the dead unexpectedly rise from their graves to eat the living, it's up to the geeks, the nerds, the outcast and the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance to save the town from the undead. Unlikely heroes will rise to the challenge as they are forced to put aside their differences and band together to fight for their lives. Armed with bats, sledgehammers, garden tools and guitars, this rag-tag group of high-school teens are in for a prom night they will never forget. Written by LG

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It's their night to come alive.

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Dance of the dead: El baile de los muertos  »

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Trivia

Carissa Capobianco came up with the line "But I don't know how to shoot a machete" during her audition for the role of Gwen. See more »

Goofs

After the group meets up with the coach and arm themselves, they all get into an original Hummer 1. However, when they are shown after the next scene, they are in a H2 Hummer. See more »

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Jimmy: [to himself after seeing Mr. Hammond bully a student] What a dick!
Frank Hammond: What was that? What did you say?
Jimmy: I was just saying what an inspiration you are to all of us, sir. I mean, it's really teachers like you who really make a difference.
Frank Hammond: Stand up.
[Jimmy stands up]
Frank Hammond: [to the class] Seeing that we're dissecting animals today, class, I'd like everyone to take a look at this one: James Dunn. Jimmy Dunn, or dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb. Notice the brain, devoid of all intelligent thought. Capable of only a C- ...
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Life Is Good
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Goes to show; Long Live Rock and Roll
30 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was an awesomely fun film. For those that complain about the "inconsistencies" read here: This is NOT a serious film. It's meant to be fun, and does a great job of that. I can't fathom why anyone would have a problem with Rock'N'Roll being used to hold the zombies off. This is called DANCE of the DEAD. What would the movie have been about if they couldn't use music as a weapon? Despite the nods to other great zombie films, Dance of the Dead kept the whole thing interesting, and feeling original. The Zombie make-out scene in the bathroom was both gross and amazing. How come whenever somebody tries NOT to make a Night of the Living Dead remake, everyone complains? Night of the Living Dead is the greatest Zombie movie of all time, but it is not the only Zombie movie, or even the first zombie movie. I want to see what other people come up with when they use Zombies as an enemy. As long as the creature in question has a hankering for flesh or brains, I don't care if they suddenly know how to fly. Please people, stop trying to nitpick movies to death. If you can't just sit there and enjoy the experience, at least for the first time through, then maybe you should give up watching movies. BRAINS... Now I'm hungry.


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