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Zombieland (2009)

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A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.


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Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: such as "look in the back seat," "double-tap," "avoid public restrooms." He decides to travel to Ohio to see if his parents are alive. He gets a ride with a boisterous zombie-hating good-old boy headed for Florida, and soon they confront a young woman whose sister has been bitten by a zombie and wants to be put out of her misery. The sisters were headed to an LA amusement park they've heard is zombie free. Can the kid from Ohio get to his family? And what about rule thirty one? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Survival rule #21: Avoid strip clubs. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tierra de zombies  »


Box Office


$23,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,733,155, 4 October 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:


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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Kirk Ward was originally considered for the role of Tallahassee, before Woody Harrelson was cast in the movie. Ward would then go on to play Tallahassee in the TV series pilot. See more »


After Tallahassee hits the zombie with the banjo, there is blood on the banjo. But a second later, when he goes for the double tap, there is no blood on the banjo. See more »


[first lines]
Columbus: Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here. No, my friends. This is now the United States of Zombieland.
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles are knocked aside in slow motion by various elements in the scenes like the characters, gunfire, automobiles. See more »


References Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958) See more »


Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Written by Fred Rose
Performed by Willie Nelson
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America's answer to Shaun of the Dead.
23 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

This film was a fun ride all the way through. It's lack of scariness(non existent) and *GASP!* gore is more than made up for with the constant flow of hilarity and likable characters. This is by far the optimist's zombie film, as the way things play out are definitely different than any one thats come before it(definitely not a Romero flick, though I think his Land of the Dead actually is second place in this regard). It has a sleek, very modern sense of style-just watch for how each rule makes it's appearance/reappearance and a good message on the importance of others in the worst of times. I recommend this to anybody who has a remote interest in comedies, zombie/end of the world flicks, or just having a good time at the theater, and look forward to seeing it again when it comes out.

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