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Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  18 September 2009 (Turkey)
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A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

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Laurel-Ann Drummond
Hrant Alianak ...
Dr. Mendez
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Ken Loney (voice)
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Nigel Healing
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Nancy Freethy
Tony Burgess ...
Tony (Lawrence)
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Jay (Osama)
Hannah Fleming ...
Maureen (Farraj)
Rachel Burns ...
Colleen (Daud)
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Louis Negin ...
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A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

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Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Fear of the Living Dead - Radio Zombie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,541 (USA) (29 May 2009)

Gross:

$3,478 (USA) (5 June 2009)
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Writer Tony Burgess and director Bruce McDonald are intending to include more exposition for two planned sequels. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grant Mazzy: Mrs. French's cat is missing. The signs are posted all over town. "Have you seen Honey?" We've all seen the posters, but nobody has seen Honey the cat. Nobody. Until last Thursday morning, when Miss Colette Piscine swerved her car to miss Honey the cat as she drove across a bridge. Well this bridge, now slightly damaged, is a bit of a local treasure and even has its own fancy name; Pont de Flaque. Now Collette, that sounds like Culotte. That's Panty in French. And Piscine means ...
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Highly recommended
2 March 2012 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this and was completely taken by surprise. My DVD box has a quote across the top, 'The Best Zombie Film Of The Year' and this is probably both correct and most misleading. As others have mentioned it is best to go into this not expecting rampaging and bloodthirsty zombies, but to allow the very unusual and original film work it's magic. Stephen McHattie is outstanding in the central role and most convincing as he (and we!) struggle too interpret information received. This is far removed from being a 'sit back and wallow' movie and I certainly found myself on the edge of my seat thrilled, perturbed and anxious to work out just what was going on. Highly recommended.


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Dumb idea, I mean really? REALLY? cdaddy
ingenious plot eviljester9000
So how did the virus start? gunnar_kr
The only explanation of the 'infection' I can think of... dillingerescp
Scene After the End Credits StinkyD33
something with a similar idea Stu-M
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