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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lieutenant Brian Murphy
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Sergeant Daniel Dembele (as Prince David Osei)
David Dontoh ...
The Chief
Ben Crowe ...
Dan Ryder - Mercenary Leader
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Suicide Mercenary
Dan Morgan ...
James
Julia Scott-Russell ...
James' Fiancé
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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 original schedule was to shoot the film over a period of six weeks. However, unforeseen problems meant that it actually took 12 weeks to shoot. A delay in the shipping of film equipment to Africa resulted in a loss of three weeks. See more »

Goofs

When Lieutenant Brian Murphy is carrying the swaddled baby after first rescuing it, The baby is clearly lay on its back facing upwards in his arms. Yet there is a leg dangling and facing completely the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Brian Murphy: [being rescued from a zombie] Jesus Christ!
Sergeant Daniel Dembele: Please! No blasphemy
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Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

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A must see for zombie-movie fans
20 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect that much from this movie. My first thoughts were: it is not even B-movie, rather C. But from the first minutes I realized that it leaves an impression of..."28 Days Later" and "The Walking Dead". It's kind of long shot, but that's what came to mind. While it is not as detailed and well played as those two, it has it's own new look on the old theme. Decent make-up, good camera work, the interesting contrast between gore images and beautiful "vues d'Afrique" savannah - all together with natural actor's work exceeds the initial shallow (to say the least) expectations. I don't think I will watch it again (well, not any time soon), but certainly I would not mind to see the next chapter. It looks like there is some space left for the Part II. PS: there is no cheap synthetic music (you all know it;)), that usually fills in the "wordless" episodes in some really boring movies. On my opinion, this sort of mindless soundtrack always serves as indicator. Sometimes I wonder if they use that sort of "music" as a warning: "it is going to be boring..." It's absence is a huge plus.


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