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The Dead (2010)

R | | Horror | 1 October 2011 (USA)
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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:
Lieutenant Brian Murphy
Sergeant Daniel Dembele (as Prince David Osei)
David Dontoh ...
The Chief
Ben Crowe ...
Dan Ryder - Mercenary Leader
Suicide Mercenary
Dan Morgan ...
Julia Scott-Russell ...
James' Fiancé
Drowning Woman
John Dunton-Downer ...
Lieutenant Frank Greaves
Nelson E. Ward ...
Captain Edward Roy Cottridge Parker
Mark Chapman ...
Co-Pilot Collins
Anne Davaud ...
Gaal Hama ...
Daniel's Son
Leala Tall ...
Daniel's Wife
Tolu Ajayi ...
Major Mayhem


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 October 2011 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


The IMDB.com synopsis claims that the American is in the "Air Force", but in a family flashback, he is wearing a Naval Officers white Dress Uniform. See more »


Lieutenant Brian Murphy: You saved my life!
[last lines]
Sergeant Daniel Dembele: Don't be sad brother... i'll soon be joining my wife Joelina... I just wanted... not to let my soul wander the sand
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Wow surprising good movie
21 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am always skeptical when I see movies that I've never heard of. The actors, Director etc. But I have to say that this film was very well done.The Howard Bros did an excellent job. Directed beautifully for a low really low budget film. Special effects were surprisingly quite good. Much better than some higher budget films.It has its share of problems but is easily overlooked. I highly recommend this for any zombie fan. It stays true to the classic zombie flick but gives you a bit of a new perspective. I hope to see more Howard Bros films on a higher budget cause they deserve it after this one. This is just to fill on for the retarded 10 line requirement. No offense IMDb but it is kinds stupid.

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