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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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Joey Luebner
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Janet
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Mathilda
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Baily
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Palance
Theda Reichman ...
Bart's Parents
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Bart's Parents
Wally White ...
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Mourner
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Mourner
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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

Bart goes from being a Staff Sergeant in Iraq to being a 2nd Lieutenant when he comes back to life in uniform. 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 ALF (1986) See more »

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Find You Waiting
Written and performed by the Shaggies
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Destined to become a huge cult classic
21 February 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It's an excellent film, funny, inventive, sad, happy, crazy, bloody, violent, tragic and personal. It was strong through beginning, middle and end and I laughed a lot, especially at the end. It is an excellent zombie film.

The acting is very good. The effects are excellent. This is a director who worked as a special and visual effects guy on a lot of major sci fi films (I looked on IMDb and he worked on The Abyss, Lost Boys, Bubba Ho Tep, etc etc etc etcs and he clearly knows what he is doing. This film looks great, the effects are great and a lot of fun.

This film is a MUST for any zombie fan. Also for any fan of buddy horror comedy films like Tucker and Dale vs Evil.

I just wish there were more films like this around. I hope the director makes some more films soon. His last film before the Revenant was in 1996! Despite winning a lot of awards at various festivals (check out the wiki page for the impressive full list), The Revenant was frustratingly not given a proper release for far too long.

It deserves to become a cult classic !!!!!


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