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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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Several amputees were cast as zombies. See more »

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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 »

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Walk of the living Dead
15 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Or "Zombies - The road movie". And having seen it at a Festival where the director was tipping his hat off to Romero and acknowledging what the grand master has done and the influences he draw from those movies, made this one a clear winner for me. So maybe I have given it an extra point because of that, I wouldn't really know to tell you that for sure (though it is very likely).

The movie itself is very slow moving (like the zombies themselves thankfully) and therefor there is not a fast paced action kind of scare. Or a scare that comes suddenly that you might not have expected. But it builds on the mood and the tension. It's the overall feeling that counts and the movie does a really good job with it. The actors are decent enough (though some parts might have benefited by a more experienced actor) and if you like Romero's zombie movies, you might wanna give this a try too.


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