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"The Walking Dead" Days Gone Bye (2010)

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Original Air Date:
31 October 2010 (Season 1, Episode 1)
After being shot, Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes wakes up in the hospital to find his town overrun by flesh-eating zombies. After making friends with survivor Morgan Jones and his son Duane, Rick sets out to find his wife and son. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes

Jon Bernthal ... Shane Walsh

Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes

Laurie Holden ... Andrea (credit only)

Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dale Horvath

Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee (voice)

Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes

Lennie James ... Morgan Jones

Emma Bell ... Amy

Jim R. Coleman ... Lam Kendal (as Jim Coleman)

Linds Edwards ... Leon Basset

Keisha Tillis ... Jenny Jones

Adrian Kali Turner ... Duane Jones
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chance Bartels ... Horse Eating Walker (uncredited)

Brent Bernhard ... Unnamed Criminal 3 (uncredited)

Chick Bernhardt ... Unnamed Criminal 2 (uncredited)

Shannon Brinson ... Walker (uncredited)
Erin Leigh Bushko ... Walker (uncredited)

Max Calder ... Baseball Bat Walker (uncredited)
Frances Cobb ... Campground Survivor (uncredited)
Melissa Cowan ... Bicycle Girl Walker (uncredited)
Carl Cunningham ... Atlanta Walker (uncredited)
Joe Giles ... Bus Walker (uncredited)
Jevocas Green ... Walker (uncredited)
Joe Hernandez ... Walker Under Tank (uncredited)
Mike Kasiske ... Walker (uncredited)
Alexyz Danine Kemp ... Walker (uncredited)
Ryan Kightlinger ... Walker (uncredited)

Larry Mainland ... Walker (uncredited)
Derrick McLeod ... Walker (uncredited)

Addy Miller ... Summer (uncredited)
Stephen M. Phillips ... Walker (uncredited)

L. Stephanie Ray ... Survivor (uncredited)

Cody Rowlett ... Walker (uncredited)
Kristen Sanchez ... Walker (uncredited)
Brian Stretch ... Tank Walker (uncredited)

Sonya Thompson ... Walker (uncredited)

Tommie Turvey ... Unnamed Criminal 1 (uncredited)
Christoph Vogt ... Walker (uncredited)

Steve Warren ... Walker (uncredited)
Gary Whitta ... Pajama Walker (uncredited)

Sam Witwer ... Tank Soldier (uncredited)
Scott M. Yaffee ... Walker (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Frank Darabont 
Writing credits
Frank Darabont (developer)

Robert Kirkman (series of graphic novels) and
Tony Moore (series of graphic novels) and
Charlie Adlard (series of graphic novels)

Frank Darabont (teleplay)

Produced by
David Alpert .... executive producer
Frank Darabont .... executive producer
Charles H. Eglee .... executive producer
Adam Fierro .... consulting producer
Gale Anne Hurd .... executive producer
Denise M. Huth .... producer (as Denise Huth)
Robert Kirkman .... executive producer
Jack LoGiudice .... co-executive producer
Tom Luse .... producer
Greg Nicotero .... consulting producer
Skip Schoolnik .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
Cinematography by
David Tattersall (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hunter M. Via 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Sherry Thomas 
Production Design by
Gregory Melton 
Art Direction by
Alex Hajdu (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Lisa Alkofer  (as Lisa Jeanne Alkofer)
Costume Design by
Peggy Stamper 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special effects makeup
Jake Garber .... special effects makeup artist: KNB EFX Group
Garrett Immel .... special effects makeup artist: KNB EFX Group
Bill Johnson .... special effects makeup artist: KNB EFX Group
Taylor Knight .... key hair stylist
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup
Donna M. Premick .... key makeup artist (as Donna Premick)
Andy Schoneberg .... special effects makeup artist: KNB EFX Group
Andrea C. Brotherton .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Vincent Gideon .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Toby Sells .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Stephanie Accetta .... unit production manager (as Steph Accetta)
Kenneth Requa .... post-production supervisor
Caleb Womble .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
K.C. Colwell .... first assistant director
Karen Davis .... second assistant director
John Bonaccorse .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Greg Nicotero .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
John S. Fore .... construction coordinator (as John Fore)
Michael Sabo .... property master (as Mike Sabo)
Taylor Bennett .... scenic charge artist (uncredited)
Sarah Carter .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
William Anthony Duncan .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Doug Fick .... set designer (uncredited)
Karen Gerbs .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael Gowen .... construction buyer (uncredited)
Shawn M. Gray .... assistant property master (uncredited)
R. Barry Green .... set dresser (uncredited)
Justin C. Hosp .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ryan Kutch .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Johnny Land .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sean Macomber .... gang boss: set dressing (uncredited)
Adam Miller .... props (uncredited)
Blake Myers .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joseph Nadeau .... additional set dresser (uncredited)
Javed Noorullah .... swing gang (uncredited)
Joe O'Shea .... construction medic (uncredited)
Thomas Pearson .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Taraja Ramsess .... set dresser (uncredited)
Stephanie Ryan .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Joey Sisson .... set dresser (uncredited)
James Vasilovic .... set dresser (uncredited)
Richard Blake Wester .... leadman (uncredited)
Robert Williams .... gang boss (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
Shirley Libby .... production sound mixer
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor (as Walt Newman)
Gary D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer (as Gary Rogers)
Jerry Edemann .... supervising foley editor (uncredited)
David Lee Fein .... foley artist (uncredited)
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist (uncredited)
Bruce M. Honda .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Drew Ponder .... boom operator (uncredited)
Peter Reynolds .... foley editor (uncredited)
Skip Schoolnik .... adr editor (uncredited)
Darleen Stoker .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Darleen Stoker .... supervising dialogue editor (uncredited)
Bartek Swiatek .... sound utility (uncredited)
Lou Thomas .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
Kenneth Young .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Kenneth Young .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jaremy Aiello .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group (as Jeremy Aiello)
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Christopher D. Martin .... digital compositing supervisor
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor
Jon Rosenthal .... digital effects artist
Josh Bryson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Michael Cook .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Darren Frankel .... president: Stargate Studios (uncredited)
Spence Fuller .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Diego Galtieri .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ragui Hanna .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kent Johnson .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Kristin Johnson .... matte painter (uncredited)
Daniel Kumiega .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Franco Leng .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Megan Omi .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jon Rhinehardt .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Anthony Safarik .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Jason Sperling .... visual effects supervisor: Stargate Studios (uncredited)
Brent A. Steinberg .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Christopher Padilla .... stunt performer: thug
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Ritzi)
Brent Bernhard .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Chick Bernhardt .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Chick Bernhardt .... stunts (uncredited)
Max Calder .... stunts (uncredited)
W. Dante Ha .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Marrero .... stunts (uncredited)
David Brian Martin .... stunts (uncredited)
Joseph Shepherd .... stunts (uncredited)
Taso N. Stavrakis .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommie Turvey .... stunt double (uncredited)
Tommie Turvey .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Mall .... key grip
Gregory W. Smith .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Greg Smith)
Gregory W. Smith .... steadicam operator (as Greg Smith)
Stephen Thompson .... chief lighting technician
Jon Derek Wilson .... electrician
Raymond Burgess .... grip (uncredited)
James Biggame Gallimore .... video assist (uncredited)
Scott Garfield .... still photographer (uncredited)
Gary Holmes .... rigging electric best boy (uncredited)
Humphrey Jarrod .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Levi Loy .... grip (uncredited)
Ray Myers .... generator operator (uncredited)
Connor O'Malley .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Mackie Roberts .... grip (uncredited)
Greg Still .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... location casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... location casting
Russell Scott .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting (uncredited)
Amanda Lenker Doyle .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Iliana Sanchez .... set costumer
Keith Hudson .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Fred Lloyd .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Caroline Miller .... shopper: costumer (uncredited)
Eulyn Womble .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Nathan Gunn .... assistant editor (as Nathan D. Gunn)
Sara Mineo .... assistant editor
D.C. Cardinali .... hd dailies colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Thomas Golubic .... music supervisor
Bear McCreary .... composer: theme music
Tom Brissette .... additional score engineer (uncredited)
Andy Harris .... scoring assistant (uncredited)
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer (uncredited)
Yvette Metoyer .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Laurence Schwarz .... additional engineering (uncredited)
Edward Trybek .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Henri Wilkinson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bubba Thrift .... driver (part one)
William W. Brown III .... driver (uncredited)
Andy G. Strauss .... dot compliance (uncredited)
Other crew
Jess Clark .... assistant: Frank Darabont
Kyle Cooper .... title designer
Herb Johnson .... production accountant
Phillip Kobylanski .... assistant to Gale Anne Hurd
Mandy McCowan .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Joshua Parker .... assistant to executive producer
Rebecca Poulos .... script supervisor
Mike Riley .... location manager
Laura Sevier .... clearances
Mari Wilson .... additional script supervisor
Lisa Annitti .... first accountant (uncredited)
Amy Barnes .... assistant to line producer (uncredited)
Paul Bednarz .... set medic (uncredited)
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Brian Gonsalves .... production secretary (uncredited)
Kyle Hinshaw .... location coordinator (uncredited)
Henry Hobson .... main title design director (uncredited)
Samuel Jerome Johnson .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Melody S. Jones .... craft service (uncredited)
Zach Kane .... key craft service (uncredited)
Jessica Lang .... craft service assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Nadeau .... production assistant (uncredited)
Constantine Nasr .... documentary filmmaker (uncredited)
Ethan Patterson .... stand-in: Andrew Lincoln (uncredited)
Karen Pidgurski .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer (uncredited)
Chris Saharek .... production assistant (uncredited)
Odin Shafer .... writers assistant (uncredited)
Michael Svoboda .... writers assistant (uncredited)
Tommie Turvey .... horse trainer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

67 min | Germany:46 min (international version)
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Did You Know?

During the scenes in the survivors' camp, Lori and Carl are never identified by name. Followers of the graphic novels would have known who they were, but for viewers who never followed the graphic novels, they would have had to be paying close attention when Rick took his family photo out of his squad car to know that the woman and boy in the camp were Lori and Carl. When it became clear that Shane was having a sexual relationship with Lori, the viewer who was new to the story likely would not have realized that she was Rick's wife.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the shootout following the car chase you can see elbow pad on the first gunman as he falls after being shot.See more »
[first lines]
Rick Grimes:[to a walker girl, thinking she is alive] Little girl? I'm a policeman. Little girl. Don't be afraid. Okay? Little girl?
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Movie Connections:
References 28 Days Later... (2002)See more »
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33 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Takes Zombies Seriously Again, 31 October 2010
Author: GG_Pan from Phoenix, AZ

This pilot episode of The Walking Dead, viewed as a self-contained piece, may be the best SERIOUS zombie film since George A Romero's Day of the Dead (I emphasize "serious" to avoid making the excellent Shaun of the Dead part of the equation). I'm a huge Romero fan, and whilst I enjoyed Land of the Dead & Survival of the Dead on lighter levels, "Days Gone Bye" is the first time in a while I have been MOVED by a zombie film. Yes, there are some surprisingly moving moments when this enters into uncharted dramatic territory: The ramifications of grief experienced by survivors of zombified loved ones. Much of this pilot is quiet, reflective, & melancholy, as we take our time with the protagonist to adjust himself to the situation. Imagine the first act of 28 Days Later, only stretched out to an hour and directed by someone who actually gives a crap about zombies.

Oh, yes. The ZOMBIES! These are easily the most effective, disturbing & graphically "realistic" (as in, corpse-like) zombies in the post-Savini age. Let's face it, even Sr. Romero's recent efforts have been plagued by lousy CGI. Even better, The Walking Dead's corpse-like zombies still follow the Romero ethos & DON'T RUN (even if they're surprisingly agile at crawling). They don't show up in throngs until the urban cliffhanger ending, and the pilot is all the better for this.

The abandoned cityscapes we're left off at also suggest this series as a possible tonic for everyone who was disappointed by 2007's I Am Legend. One of my first thoughts after the cliffhanger ending: "Imagine if I Am Legend had R-level violence and realistic zombies instead of ludicrous CGI creatures."

I look forward to Episode 2.

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