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The Revenant (2009)

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In Los Angeles, a fallen soldier who has joined the ranks of the living dead reunites with his best friend in order to deal with the city's drug dealers and killers - a perfect way to collect the blood that one of them so desperately needs.

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Baily
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Palance
Theda Reichman ...
Bart's Parents
Richard Reichman ...
Bart's Parents
Wally White ...
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Mourner (as Zoe Simpson)
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Mourner
Frante Foggie ...
Bart's Friend
Kevin Lyons ...
Bart's Friend
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Storyline

The night after his funeral, Bart, a soldier killed in Iraq gets up out of his grave and seeks out his best friend Joey. At dawn Bart's body falls to the floor, only to reawaken the following dusk. He and his buddy decide that he is a revenant: an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body. Written by MidnightMadwoman

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What could be worse than having your best friend die? See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use, sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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24 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Velečasni  »

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Trivia

The poem that is attributed to "Anonymous Tombstone" at the beginning of the movie is actually the first stanza of a poem entitled "There Is No Death" by J.L. McCreery. See more »

Goofs

When the Vigilante Gunslingers bust the corrupt cops in the warehouse, there are some close-up shots of their faces, wearing sunglasses. Through the glasses, it is visible that both actors aren't wearing the zombie contact lenses at that moment. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Bart... you gotta kill me. You gotta kill me, man...
Bart: Kill you?
Joey: I can't go through eternity talking with a fuckin' dildo on my throat.
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Radetzky March, Op. 228
Written by Johann Strauss
Conducted by Willi Boskovsky
Performed by Johann Strauss Orchestra of Vienna
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Best indie horror I've seen in years
17 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Last night I watched The Revenant at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and it was clear the film took everyone by surprise. Going into the screening armed only with what I saw in the trailer, I wasn't looking forward to much; I feel that I should make it clear to anyone interested in seeing this film - the trailer for The Revenant represents the film in only the most superficial way. Yes, it is a buddy movie; yes, one of the buddies is undead; and yes, there is sarcastic dialogue and gun-play - but those just building blocks to what is, as a whole, a fantastic and sincere film which doesn't let itself get stuck in a box. What impressed me most about The Revenant was it never felt like it was trying to be cool. It was never trying to imitate, or appeal to a specific market. Granted, it does deal with supernatural elements; even so I would strain to call it specifically a horror film. The characters acted honestly and with a sense of realism that is too often neglected in the genre as of late. I enjoyed watching them make decisions and think for themselves - these were real characters, and real friends. The director was introduced as a special effects artists, who has worked on such films as The Abyss, Bubba Ho-Tep, and the Phantasm series - which is both impressive and unfortunate. Watching The Revenant, he's definitely not just a special effects artist taking a stab at directing; this is a film handled was great confidence and ability, marking a start to what will hopefully be a prosperous career. It would be a great shame if The Revenant just winds up playing the festival circuit and falling into obscurity. Someone needs to pick this thing up, it's gold.


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