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The Dead -- An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.
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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finally a zombie flick reminiscent of the good ol' days! See more (89 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
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 Gommé ... Sergeant (as Daniel Gomme)
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 Gommé  (as Daniel Gomme)
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Gommé (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Gommé  (as 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
 
Editorial Department
Russell Rowe .... colourist
 
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:
The scenes in the plane that crashes were shot in England.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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: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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013)See more »

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69 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
finally a zombie flick reminiscent of the good ol' days!, 19 September 2011
Author: adamcarlton from United Kingdom

this movie is great. i briefly recall seeing the poster for it a while back but i'd since forgotten about it up until the other day when i took a gamble on watching it and was happy within the first 10 minutes after seeing the style and effects.

like another reviewer stated, the movie is shot on 35mm film, not on digital like modern Hollywood flicks. this gives it a very classic look and feel, reminiscent of the George a Romero film like dawn of the dead in '78 and day in '80.

the zombie effects and makeup as far as i could tell used no CGI whatsoever and the gore, though not too frequent, looks great when it's on screen.

the undead are also nearly always on screen, and combined with their excellent makeup, great camera work and complete lack of unnecessary music, have a very menacing feel as they creep up on the films 2 protagonists.

the films setting is beautiful and a fantastic change from the norm's of busy city streets and urban environments. it is shot in west African locations such as Burkina Faso and Ghana, as well as the Sahara desert. it really is a breath of fresh air in the zombie movie genre.

the story is fairly simple. an American military engineer washes up on the coast of west Africa after his evacuation flight crashes. as the sole survivor he attempts to reach a northern military air field to re-attempt his escape, and runs into a soldier of the African military who is trying to find his son during the chaos.

overall i give this movie an 8 out of 10. and that's only because i wasn't keen on the acting by the American protagonist played by Robert freeman, and a couple small sections of the movie are quite slow.

the film does leave itself open for the possibility of a sequel and i would be more than happy to watch it if it mirrors the quality of this.

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