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An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

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Cast overview:
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Himself - Toynbee Tile Resarcher
Marc Duerr ...
Himself - Justin's Brother
Kevin Riley ...
Himself - Justin's Longtime Friend
Abby Miller ...
Herself - Justin's Ex-Girlfriend
Steve Weinik ...
Himself - Toynbee Tile Resarcher
Colin Smith ...
Himself - Toynbee Tile Resarcher
Frannie Seybold ...
Himself - Sevy's Neighbor
Anna Marie Thompson ...
Herself - Sevy's Neighbor
Joe Raimondo ...
Himself - Witness
John T. Arthur ...
Himself - Witness
George Arone ...
Herself - Sevy's Neighbor
Rose Pedula ...
Herself - Sevy's Neighbor
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Strangeness is afoot. Most people don't notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home. Written by Anonymous

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1 August 2011 (USA)  »

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Powstanie umarlych: Zagadka plytek Toynbee  »

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$3,054 (USA) (2 September 2011)

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$14,861 (USA) (9 September 2011)
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Justin Duerr: Well, stranger things have happened.
[pause]
Justin Duerr: Nah, that's not true. Nothing stranger has ever happened.
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Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011)
26 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Resurrect Dead is one of those fascinating documentaries that highlights a mystery you really should have heard of. In Philadelphia and all over North/South America, strange tiles have been popping up for around 20 years. These tiles have a mysterious message and show up in the middle of the road where it would be almost impossible to place. Nobody seems to know who or why these messages are being left. A group of people have gradually over the years come together and investigated the mystery. Resurrect Dead is such a spooky little film. Not in your usual horror film kind of way, but just in the way the mystery unravels. They find out more and more, and to truly discuss it would also be to ruin it. As a documentary it is far from professional. Often the way talking heads were framed distracted me from what was being said. Its biggest success comes in its ending, where it gives us enough of an answer, but still leaves enough mystery.


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