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The Dead -- When the last flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, Lt. Brian Murphy is the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living. When he crosses paths with local solider Daniel Dembele (Prince David Osei), a man frantically searching for his son, they join forces.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The Dead 2 Q&A with Meenu Mishra
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Zombie realism in a wondrous locale, something of a minor gem See more (86 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rob Freeman ... 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
Garard Ouadraogo ... Lead Soldier
Josaphine Kabora ... Dying Woman
Halimata Nikiama ... Woman with Baby
Reine Pauline Tangolo ... Baby
Katy Richardson ... Murphy's Wife
Fae Ford-Brister ... Murphy's Daughter
Sergho Dak Jean Gustaphe ... Military Base Leader
Kerry Moallemi ... Mother on Plane
Amir Moallemi ... Father on Plane
Kian Moallemi ... Baby on Plane
Amanda Ford ... Woman on Plane
Alicia Reilly ... Woman on Plane
John Reilly ... Excecutive on Plane
Benjamin James Elliot ... Mercenary
Mark Loberg ... Mercenary
Michael Kuper ... Mercenary
Mark Van De Banks ... Dead Father
Lucy Harding ... Daughter
Dan Rickard ... Son

Howard J. Ford ... Dying Mercenary on Beach (as Howard Ford)
Jonathan Ford ... Shotgun Mercenary (as Jon Ford)
Kwesi Asmah ... The Dead - Ghana
Frank Owusu Darko ... The Dead - Ghana
Joseph Sakey ... The Dead - Ghana
Edward Bruce ... The Dead - Ghana
Stephen Asare Amaning ... The Dead - Ghana
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Akingbade ... Survivor
Benjamin C. Akpa ... Survivor
Anthony Arinze ... Survivor
Genardo Campbell ... Survivor
Chamberlain Dembele ... The Dead
Ofuya Elias ... Survivor
Daniel Gomme ... Sergeant
Baiden Kweku ... Survivor
Basil Senior ... Survivor

Directed by
Howard J. Ford 
Jonathan Ford (co-director) (as Jon Ford)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Howard J. Ford 
Jonathan Ford 

Produced by
Howard J. Ford .... producer
Amir S. Moallemi .... executive producer
Amir S. Moallemi .... producer
Nader Taghan .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Imran Ahmad 
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Ford  (as Jon Ford)
 
Film Editing by
Howard J. Ford 
 
Production Design by
Daniel Gomme 
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Gomme 
 
Makeup Department
Max Van De Banks .... makeup artist
Max Van De Banks .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Marie Laure Babouram .... unit production manager
Fadul Wahab Dembele .... unit production manager
Barbara Tettey .... unit production manager
 
Art Department
Louise Abbott .... art department runner: UK
Sami Goddard .... art department runner: UK
Linda Gonzales .... art department runner
 
Sound Department
Antony Bayman .... adr mixer
Paul Brooker .... sound recordist
Adam Daniel .... sound mixer
Graham Daniel .... sound mixer
Peter Dobson .... additional sound
Francis Ward Lindsay .... sound designer
Terry Tu .... foley editor
Terry Tu .... foley supervisor
Andrew Wilkinson .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Dan Rickard .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucy Harding .... focus puller
Leke Ibadu .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Jeremy Biggs .... additional music effects
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer
Paul Golding .... score mixer
Sass Hoory .... musician: percussion
Alex Teymour Housego .... musician: flute
Jally Kebba Susso .... musician: kora
Saba Tewelde .... musician: vocalist
 
Transportation Department
Amudu Salifu .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Simon Bennett-Leyh .... production assistant
Lauri Blue .... publicist
Ashley Drakeford .... production assistant
Patrick Gatov .... distribution assistant
Marjolaine Gout .... distribution coordinator
Omid Moallemi .... production assistant
Shahram Moallemi .... production accountant
Sarah Rasmusson .... marketing assistant
Liz Rodriguez .... publicist
Melissa Suncin .... marketing assistant
Ellie Taplin .... production assistant: UK unit
Andrew Walton .... construction manager
Matt Wiles .... production assistant
Thomas Yardley .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody zombie violence and gore
Runtime:
105 min
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Trivia:
Several amputees were cast as zombies.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013)See more »

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56 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Zombie realism in a wondrous locale, something of a minor gem, 4 September 2010
Author: Bloodwank from United Kingdom

The Dead. Its not the most creative of titles, reading it you pretty much know it's either going to be a James Joyce adaptation or a film about zombies. This time it's the latter and the stripped down title actually works, since this is pretty much a stripped down zombie film. Moving away from fast zombies, crowd pleasing style and "fun" gore gags, The Dead is bleak, numbing and even repetitive, an approach I actually enjoyed as it seems to get far closer than many films to the real horror of such events. It stuns with visuals and draws the heart with an inspired central heroic partnership, but by and large is many leagues away from the shallow silliness of all too many popular zombie films these days. Following at first the journey of Lt. Brian Murphy, wanting nothing more than to return home from a zombie outbreak stricken Africa, then Murphy and Sgt. Daniel Dembele, the latter trying to find his son, this is a quest film as much as horror, the journey as important as the grue. A first time feature for writers/directors/brothers Howard and Jonathon Ford (the latter also co handled cinematography with Jon Ford), The Dead moves at a dignified, steady paced, sporadically shot through with brief but intense bursts of tense violence heavy on head shots, laced with a growing respect and friendship between the two heroes and occasionally touched with poignancy shining in the gloom of the situation and ardour of the trek. Its skilfully handled, laconic stuff with a documentarians eye for the location (I never knew Burkina Faso was such a beautiful place), characters suitably rounded and likable and a powerful finale, overall it's a film with a punch. Rob Freeman as Lt Murphy plays things like a tough guy character actor of yore, impassive and resourceful determination with a human edge, while Prince David Oseia does equally well as Sgt. Dembele, carrying himself with authority and intelligence. As with any such film, the zombies are a major part of the experience, and The Dead succeeds nicely here. Make up effects are handled by Max Van De Banks and the zombies are simply portrayed, dead eyed, pallid, dirty and some bloodied, they move at a refreshing ominous creep as well, taking after the terrors of Romero pictures rather than any cheese of recent years. Gore is decent too, a realistic approach is taken over setting up lots of fun gimmicky kills, the headshots can get repetitive but there are a few other methods on display, a couple of which are real grisly crowd pleasers. By and large I had a fine time with this one and I hardly even expected too, having gone to watch it on a whim. The film does lag in the middle, stuttering a bit even in its already measured pacing, but it doesn't take too long to return to its groove. More irksomely, there are one or two undeveloped scenes which are too rapidly glossed over, as if time or the budget ran too short, there are some editing blips as well, though this may well have been intentional it still comes across a bit of a niggle. Still one of the best zombie films I've seen in a while though, well recommended.

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