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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 awakes to find the world overrun by the undead. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Masterful acting, empathic protagonist, engaging state of the art production, disturbing and intriguing writing, scary creative direction, mind blowing oppressive ambiance See more (21 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes

Jon Bernthal ... Shane Walsh

Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes

Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison (credit only)

Jeffrey DeMunn ... Dale Horvath

Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee (voice)

Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes

Lennie James ... Morgan Jones

Emma Bell ... Amy Harrison

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:
Charlie Adlard ... Walker (uncredited)

Chance Bartels ... Horse Eating Walker (uncredited)

Brent Bernhard ... Unnamed Criminal 3 (uncredited)

Chick Bernhard ... Unnamed Criminal 2 (uncredited)

Craig Braginsky ... Walker (uncredited)

Shannon Brinson ... Walker (uncredited)

Erin Leigh Bushko ... Walker (uncredited)

Max Calder ... Baseball Bat Walker (uncredited)
Charles Casey ... Walker (uncredited)
Frances Cobb ... Camp Survivor (uncredited)

Melissa Cowan ... Bicycle Girl Walker (uncredited)
Carl Cunningham ... Atlanta Walker (uncredited)
Justin Evangelista ... Walker (uncredited)

Michelle Flanagan-Helmeczy ... Walker (uncredited)

Joe Giles ... Bus Walker (uncredited)
Jevocas Green ... Walker (uncredited)

Lauren Henneberg ... Walker (uncredited)
Joe Hernandez ... Walker Under Tank (uncredited)

Oliver Kasiske ... Walker (uncredited)
Alexyz Danine Kemp ... Walker (uncredited)
Ryan Kightlinger ... Walker (uncredited)

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

Addy Miller ... Summer the Teddy Bear Girl Walker (uncredited)
Stephen M. Phillips ... Walker (uncredited)

Cody Rowlett ... Walker (uncredited)

Anthony J Sacco ... 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 (developed by)

Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) and
Tony Moore (based on the series of graphic novels by) and
Charlie Adlard (based on the series of graphic novels by)

Frank Darabont (teleplay by)

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 (music by)
Cinematography by
David Tattersall (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hunter M. Via 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy (casting by)
Sherry Thomas (casting by)
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 make-up
Jake Garber .... make-up artist: KNB EFX Group
Garrett Immel .... make-up artist: KNB EFX Group
Bill Johnson .... make-up artist: KNB EFX Group
Taylor Knight .... key hair stylist
Greg Nicotero .... special effects make-up
Donna M. Premick .... key make-up artist (as Donna Premick)
Andy Schoneberg .... make-up artist: KNB EFX Group
Andrea C. Brotherton .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Brent Conley .... background (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
Junny Cullert .... gaffer gamgee: king
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)
Ryan Young .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jaremy Aiello .... sculptor: KNB EFX Group (as Jeremy Aiello)
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Ragui Hanna .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Sam Nicholson .... vfx supervisor
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)
Kent Johnson .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Kristin Johnson .... matte painter (uncredited)
Daniel Kumiega .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Franco Leng .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Christopher D. Martin .... digital compositing supervisor (uncredited)
Megan Omi .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jon Rhinehardt .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jon Rosenthal .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Anthony Safarik .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Jason Sperling .... visual effects supervisor: Stargate Studios (uncredited)
Brent A. Steinberg .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Ritzi)
Brent Bernhard .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Chick Bernhard .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Chick Bernhard .... stunts (uncredited)
Max Calder .... stunts (uncredited)
Dante Ha .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Marrero .... stunts (uncredited)
David Brian Martin .... stunts (uncredited)
Christopher Padilla .... stunt performer: thug (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
Gary D. Scott .... First Assistant Camera "C" Camera
Gregory W. Smith .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Greg Smith)
Gregory W. Smith .... steadicam operator (as Greg Smith)
Stephen Thompson .... chief lighting technician
Trey Twitty .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
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)
Gregory Still .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jon Derek Wilson .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... location casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... location casting
Russell Scott .... casting associate: l.a.
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting (uncredited)
Amanda Lenker Doyle .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Iliana Sanchez .... set costumer
Judy Chang .... tailor/stitcher (uncredited)
Keith Hudson .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Eulyn Colette Hufkie .... set costumer (uncredited)
Fred Lloyd .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Caroline Miller .... shopper: costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jeremiah Drueke .... dailies coordinator
Nathan Gunn .... assistant editor (as Nathan D. Gunn)
Ron Heidt .... dailies technical director
Sara Mineo .... assistant editor
D.C. Cardinali .... hd dailies colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Mike Riley .... locations manager
Kyle Hinshaw .... location coordinator (uncredited)
Samuel Jerome Johnson .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Thomas Golubic .... music supervisor
Jordan Levy Ross .... music preparation
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
David Carlton White .... picture car coordinator
William W. Brown III .... driver (uncredited)
Andy G. Strauss .... dot compliance (uncredited)
Bubba Thrift .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jess Clark .... asst. to: Mr. Darabont
Herb Johnson .... production accountant
Patrick O'Connor .... production assistant
Rebecca Poulos .... script supervisor
Laura Sevier .... clearances
Lisa Annitti .... first accountant (uncredited)
Amy Barnes .... assistant to line producer (uncredited)
Paul Bednarz .... set medic (uncredited)
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Justin Evangelista .... consultant (uncredited)
Brian Gonsalves .... production secretary (uncredited)
Henry Hobson .... main title design director (uncredited)
Melody S. Jones .... craft service (uncredited)
Zach Kane .... key craft service (uncredited)
Phillip Kobylanski .... assistant to: Gale Anne Hurd (uncredited)
Jessica Lang .... craft service assistant (uncredited)
Mandy McCowan .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Joseph Nadeau .... production assistant (uncredited)
Constantine Nasr .... documentary filmmaker (uncredited)
Joshua Parker .... assistant to executive producer (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)
Mari Wilson .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

67 min | Germany:46 min (international version)
Sound Mix:
Germany:16 (TV rating) | Netherlands:16 | UK:18 | USA:TV-14 | USA:TV-MA (TV rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

"The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (#1.1)" (2010) spans the longest time of any episode.See more »
Plot holes: Rick was in the hospital for about 2 months and the IV fluid bags have enough water for a couple of hours, this is leading to wonder how is he alive and is the zombie outbreak just a dream.See more »
[first lines]
Rick Grimes:[in a flash-forward, Rick sees a little girl walking on a deserted street] Little girl? I'm a policeman. Little girl.
Rick Grimes:[the little girl stops] Don't be afraid. Okay? Little girl.
[when the little girl turns around it's revealed to Rick that she's a walker by a part of her face missing]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013)See more »
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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Masterful acting, empathic protagonist, engaging state of the art production, disturbing and intriguing writing, scary creative direction, mind blowing oppressive ambiance, 1 November 2010
Author: igoatabase from France

Hungry ? There's nothing as efficient as a film of zombies to fill up your belly. Yummy ! We just can't get enough of these sleepy walkers, even after 28 Days Later and I Am Legend. However I really didn't know what to expect and was wondering if Frank Darabont, director and writer of the pilot, and his team would be able to disturb us positively.

There're shows that try to introduce as many characters as possible in their pilots and there's The Walking Dead. Similarly to Danny Boyle's masterpiece this first installment covered the journey of a lonely and agonizing protagonist, Rick Grimes. Andrew Lincoln's performance was flawless and greatly contributed to make his character authentic. You should instantly care about his fate and watch his every steps. In fact we didn't have much choice considering the other characters had anecdotic roles. It's a good thing because for example I was driven to the show by Sarah Wayne Callies and as she was only featured for a few seconds I won't miss the upcoming episode. An other important element to consider is the immersion. Indeed I hadn't been so engaged by a production since 28 Days Later. From the first person visuals to the astonishing visual effects I just haven't one single complain to make. Pure perfection ! I never thought they would be able to transpose I Am Legend incredible cityscapes to a simple TV series.

The story itself is edgy, scary and unpredictable. The twists weren't numerous but absolutely exquisite. The lasts were jaw breakers ! You have been warned. All along I couldn't help being frightened by what was happening to the protagonist. An other character portrayed by Lennie James made his creepy adventure even more fearful. He was also used to tell what happened as Rick's miraculous survival is unexplained. It's even more puzzling as we have no idea when the apocalypse began nor how. As a comparison Survivors (2008) was far less intriguing so I hope it's not an other government conspiracy ! Let's now dissect the ambiance silently. Indeed we don't want to draw the walkers attention. An identical process was applied and the pace was brilliantly spread. People interested by psychology and climax should feel right at hell. Some scenes were so calm that I could hear my breath. The background music wasn't intrusive and very rare. But the best part and the most mind blowing one is that most scenes occurred in bright day life. The only night one didn't last more than five minutes ! It's very smart if you compare the concept to I Am Legend. The seams of its digital effects ruined the creatures impact in my opinion. So we aren't ready to give up on the good old make-up craft ! Anyone for a zombification ?

Still we could argue for a more original story and less stereotyped characters. But some of them definitely have potential and their connections could lead to very tensed moments. To sum things up all victorious ingredients were united for once. Even the visuals were able to convey the comics spirit it's based upon. Indeed some scenes were like frozen in time just to have a higher impact on the audience. From the crawling woman to the dark crows walking in the pages of that bestiary was fascinating !

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