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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 <>

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Nut up or shut up. 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:

$24,733,155 (USA) (2 October 2009)


$75,590,286 (USA) (11 December 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The deleted scenes section of the DVD reveal that the closeups of the scene, with the girls riding the drop tower, were filmed against a green screen. These deleted scenes also indicate the master was shot in 16:9 format and then possibly cropped (to around 21:9), as boom mikes are clearly visible. See more »


When Tallahassee is showing Little Rock how to shoot, she pulls the trigger, the hammer clicks, the camera cuts to the other side, and the gunfire noise is made. 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 »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: Paul and Toronto Comic Con (2011) See more »


Everybody Wants Some
Written by Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth
Performed by Van Halen
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

A new style of comedy!
28 September 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Zombieland is hardly a plot-heavy and dramatic masterpiece, but it IS very, very funny, and not funny in a way you're used to seeing in a comedy.

There are very few jokes made, the humor is more from people doing things that people might normally do, just filmed very well in a humorous fashion.

Oh, and the movie has lots of zombies and other awesome stuff that surround this entire idea of having every situation be the biggest "What the frack?!" you can possibly imagine.

The small cast was obviously having a great time when they made it, and all four characters did a very good job of fitting with the style of the movie.

Lastly, while the whole movie is hilarious, one scene in particular will have you in fits, one of the funniest single little scenes I've ever seen. But, no spoilers here!

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