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Dead Weight (2012)

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Charlie is traveling through the wilderness to find his girlfriend, Samantha, after civilization is destroyed by widespread biological attacks. He must try to survive while dealing with other survivors and his own emotional burdens.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Belknap ...
Charlie Russell
Mary Lindberg ...
Samantha MacReady
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Meredith
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Thomas
Sam Lenz ...
Dustin
Jess Ader ...
Drew
Matty Field ...
Bobby
Jake Martin ...
Roy
Mark Muetzel ...
Clint
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Harrison
Cheri Sandlin ...
Ellen
Fran St. Andre ...
Greg
Jason Ryf ...
Riley
Reva Fox ...
Janelle
Adam Loper ...
Bruce
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Charlie Russell passes through the wilderness in the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha. As Charlie's journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions Charlie must attempt to break his obsessions with the past. He must learn to let it go. Written by Adam Bartlett and John Pata

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Learn to let it go.

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As Charlie and Samantha are about to kiss for the first time, they are interrupted by Shelly, played by lead actor Joe Belknap's wife, Becky. See more »

Quotes

Scott: Dude, no woman on earth likes Rush.
Charlie Russell: Fuck you man! My mom loves Rush!
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Stangaar, a possum/hedgehog plushy retrieved from a gas station claw machine while production was halted by a blizzard and later named the official mascot of Dead Weight, is seen with the character of Mark, and receives credit for playing himself. See more »

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References The Mist (2007) See more »

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No Sleep
Written and Performed by Haunted Heads
Courtesy of DOUBLEPLUSGOOD Records
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Great indie movie
17 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this with a little hesitation, because low budget indie movies can suck to the point of being painful. You don't need multimillion dollar budgets to make a good movie, but often a little money can make the difference between lame and pretty good. Luckily in this case it all comes together rather well. There's a few instances of wooden acting and the typical plot glitches, but overall the folks behind this movie did a wonderful job with what they had. While everyone did a pretty good job, the two female leads were superb. I hope to see them again, because they had the perfect "girl next door" looks and managed to come off so real that it made me feel like I knew them. Well done and I hope these guys get another chance to make a movie. Nice pacing, great scenery and an involving storyline made this worth a watch.


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