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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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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
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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 .... 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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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 »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A Serious Slice Of Zombie Horror, 17 October 2011
Author: amesmonde from http://amzn.to/MoCNii novelist/producer

The dead are returning to life and attacking the living. After surviving a plane crash American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy teams up with a local army Sgt. Daniel Dembele and they try to stay alive in dead infested war-torn Africa.

It's well filmed with the competent naturalistic visual style reminiscent of Monsters, less is also more in The Dead's case. Imran Ahmad's music score complements the on screen deeds and while not particularly memorable it is subtle and effective enough.

The African setting is a welcomed change, the on location shoot gives it an eerie real feel. The costume design appears authentic. Dan Rickard's special effects and Max Van De Banks' makeup are first rate, bones sticking out of legs, wounds, bites and the dead getting hit and shot at are executed perfectly. The traditional shambling sluggish dead are creepy enough and retain an air of menace.

The zombie/virus market has been saturated with countless sub-par films. There have been a few welcomed additions arguably - the Dawn of the Dead remake, cross genre Australian film Undead, 28 Days virus flicks, comedies including Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland and actioner Le Horde, Eaters, Mutant to name a few. I personally I like sober zombie films and The Dead is probably the most grounded undead film since Romero's original trilogy. Director and writer team Howard and Jonathan Ford manage to give their zombie offering scope, emotion and anxiety that arguably lacked in Land and Survival of the Dead respectively.

Due to the constraints of the story there's little dialogue. That said, what there is rings true and the characters are given time to develop. The acting all round is of a high standard, with fitting performances from both leads Rob Freeman and Prince David Oseia.

My only grumble is that there's been so many zombie films lately it mars the freshness that The Dead delivers. Intentional or unintentional as with Romero's films there is indeed a social commentary running though The Dead and the African setting is debatably no accident. The Dead may lack comradely wordplay but it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel.

Overall, The Dead gives the viewer a much needed solid piece of realistic zombie entertainment. Recommend.

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