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Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror | 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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Spooky Woman
Louis Negin ...
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Diane Gordon ...
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Daniel Park ...
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A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

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Fantasy | Horror

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18 September 2009 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Fear of the Living Dead - Radio Zombie  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,478 (USA) (5 June 2009)
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Trivia

"Pontypool" was produced as both a motion picture, and as a radio play. Both versions of "Pontypool" were influenced by Orson Welles' infamous radio production of "The War of the Worlds." The radio play was broadcast on the BBC's Art & Culture section of their World Service website. It is approximately 58 minutes long, as opposed to the film's running time of 95 minutes. See more »

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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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References Outbreak (1995) See more »

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The Nefud Desert
Music & Lyrics by Tony Burgess
Performed by Boyd Banks, Tony Burgess, Rachel Burns, Hannah Fleming
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User Reviews

 
Talk show host on the skids meets zombies in rural Canada.
9 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pretty good, eh. This one gets the Yakki Sobel NFF award. No Fast Forward during the flick. And that's a rare, rare compliment, believe me, flick fans! I wasn't even tempted to fast forward through this one. I found every minute enjoyable and entertaining. Even though I rented it for 99 cents and expected utter dreck. Nope. Not this time. Well worth a bit of your time, I think. But, that's just me. This ain't great art, of course, but then I hate art. Bores the stuffing out me. Bruce McDonald is a journeyman director. A real pro. The actors are pretty good too, eh. See what the canucks can do with a little bit of money.


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