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Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  2 August 2013 (USA)
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A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rasmus Hardiker ...
Terry
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Andy
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Katy
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Davey Tuppence
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Emma
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Mental Mickey (as Ashley Bashy Thomas)
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Clive
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Ray
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Peggy
Tony Selby ...
Darryl
Georgina Hale ...
Doreen
Dudley Sutton ...
Eric
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Hamish
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Bank Manager
Phil Cornwell ...
Grainger
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Storyline

This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site some workers dig up an old graveyard and they get bitten by the "undead" which sets off a chain reaction. Then the bank robbers are cornered by the police while in the process of the robbery, but when they exit they find that they are all dead as a result of the horde of zombies. They have to get to the retirement home before the zombies do! Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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The undead are brown bread

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Comedy | Horror

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2 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Goofs

When the smoke bomb goes off in the van, the back doors are open and Terry (on the drivers side) coughs out of his window. As the van drives around a corner in the next shot, all of the doors and windows are clearly closed. See more »

Quotes

Andy: Got a steel plate in his head; injury from the Iraq war. The had to remove part of his brain.
Terry: Yeah, the part of your brain that keeps you from being fucking psychopath!
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Mark Birmingham plays "Some Poor Bastard." See more »

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References Brazil (1985) See more »

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Monster
Written by Robin Hawkins, James Frost, Alex Pennie and Iwan Griffiths
Performed by The Automatic
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Great English Zombie Flick.
21 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, it's a movie about zombies and it's English, so don't go in expecting some grandiose academy award winners. What we have is a film that is meant to be watched and enjoyed. It's purpose is to entertain us with zombies, gore, and the best type of dry Brit humor one can find. A job it accomplishes rather nicely.

It never takes itself seriously but doesn't go full on to cheeky parody mode either. I have to agree that like Shaun of the Dead or Tucker & DAle Vs Evil, this one has successfully blended a great comedy with a good horror flick. though I'll warn it's more about the good gore one finds rather than scares.

By far the strongest actor would be Alan Ford who fills the character role of "Grandad" brilliantly as the cantankerous grandfather of the two leads and the caretaker of an old folks home. He has some of the best lines- most of which you simply don't expect or at least won't know what the heck is gonna be said next. right from the get go with opening credits you have the idea it's gonna be a fun, somewhat satirical ride and indeed it is. In all, the plot isn't that much of a stretch(it's zombies) but the actors and director make it work. it has a decent music score too. after viewing it may not be in some horror fan's top fav list, but it will certainly not disappoint. (also if you like crass British slang you'll like this movie)


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