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An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lieutenant Brian Murphy
Prince David Oseia ...
Sergeant Daniel Dembele (as Prince David Osei)
David Dontoh ...
The Chief
Ben Crowe ...
Dan Ryder - Mercenary Leader
Glenn Salvage ...
Suicide Mercenary
Dan Morgan ...
James
Julia Scott-Russell ...
James' Fiancé
Laura Jane Stephens ...
Drowning Woman
John Dunton-Downer ...
Lieutenant Frank Greaves
Nelson E. Ward ...
Captain Edward Roy Cottridge Parker
Mark Chapman ...
Co-Pilot Collins
Anne Davaud ...
Doctor
Gaal Hama ...
Daniel's Son
Leala Tall ...
Daniel's Wife
Tolu Ajayi ...
Major Mayhem
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Lieutenant Brian Murphy, is the sole survivor of the final plane out of Africa, which crashes somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The night before, a zombie horde attacked many villages in that area. Brian gathers supplies from the plane crash and travels by foot until he finds and fixes a broken-down truck in a village. When driving, the truck gets stuck in a pothole as zombies get closer. Daniel Dembele, a local African soldier gone AWOL in search of his son, rescues Brian from certain death. Daniel's wife had been killed in a zombie attack the previous night and a local military unit, heading north to a military base, had rescued his son. Daniel agrees to lead Brian to the nearest airport, a day's drive away, in exchange for his truck upon arrival for Daniel to use to find his son. At the airport, Brian attempts radioing for help using the air traffic tower's radio, but he receives no response. Daniel gets fuel for the truck and the two agree it would be best to stick together ... Written by Jess Robertson

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Rated R for bloody zombie violence and gore | See all certifications »

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The opening scene in the desert was filmed on one of the last days of shooting. See more »

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When U.S. Air Force Engineer Brian Murphy dreams of his return home to his wife and daughter, he is wearing a white U.S. Navy service dress uniform rather than the appropriate blue U.S. Air Force service dress uniform. See more »

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18 September 2011 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

If your regular zombie movie is coca-cola, this is french Champagne. Being from Africa myself, I could come across as somewhat biased. Do not expect your regular advancing hordes or big titted blonds. It was well filmed, awesomely cast, contained enough gore/horror to satisfy most, and although it was considerably slow moving, it was captivating the whole way through. For an apparent new director/producer, this was a phenomenal first attempt. Perhaps I am wrong here as I don't recall where I read this information but nonetheless, this was one of those rare occasions where a film with a B-Grade budget pulled of something amazing. I will repeat that I am a huge fan of this genre and extremely proud to be African, but those facts aside, this was a UK made movie and one I would recommend to anyone with a taste for horror and gore as well as sentiment and a great and moving story on its own.


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