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Night of the Living Dead ()


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There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe... See more »

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Ben
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Barbra
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Harry Cooper
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Helen Cooper
Keith Wayne ...
Tom
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Judy
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Karen Cooper / Corpse in House
Charles Craig ...
Newscaster / Zombie
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Zombie (as Bill Heinzman)
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Sheriff McClelland
Frank Doak ...
Scientist
Bill Cardille ...
Field Reporter (as Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille)
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Zombie / Posse Member
Samuel R. Solito ...
Zombie / Posse Member
Mark Ricci ...
Washington Scientist
Lee Hartman ...
Zombie / News Reporter
Jack Givens ...
Zombie
Rudy Ricci ...
Zombie (as R.J. Ricci)
Paula Richards ...
Zombie
John Simpson ...
Zombie
Herbert Summer ...
Zombie
Richard Ricci ...
Zombie
William Burchinal ...
Zombie
Ross Harris ...
Newscaster / Zombie
Al Croft ...
Zombie
Jason Richards ...
Zombie
Dave James ...
Zombie
Sharon Carroll ...
Zombie
William Mogush ...
Zombie
Steve Hutsko ...
Zombie / TV Cameraman Steve
Joann Michaels ...
Zombie
Phillip Smith ...
Zombie / Posse Member
Ella Mae Smith ...
Zombie
Randy Burr ...
Zombie / Posse Member
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeannie Anderson ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Norma Beardsley ...
Zombie (uncredited)
William H. Bell ...
Posseman (uncredited)
David Craig ...
Frontyard Zombie (uncredited)
Terry Gindele ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Robert Harvey ...
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Betty Ellen Haughey ...
Female Zombie in Black (uncredited)
Dick Heckard ...
Posseman (uncredited)
John Kirch ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Roger McGovern ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Tony Pantanella ...
Posse Gunman (uncredited)
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Washington Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Rozzo ...
Bathrobe Zombie / TV Station Safety Director (uncredited)
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Washington Military Reporter (uncredited)
Kimberly Schafer ...
Female Zombie At Truck (uncredited)
Gary Streiner ...
Posse Member (uncredited)
Josephine Streiner ...
Zombie (uncredited)
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Johnny (uncredited)
Regis Survinski ...
Reporter in D.C. (wearing shades) (uncredited)
Vincent D. Survinski ...
Vince - Posse Gunman (uncredited)
Bob Wolcott ...
Unknown Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by

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George A. Romero

Written by

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John A. Russo ... (screenplay) (as John Russo) &
George A. Romero ... (screenplay) (as George Romero)

Produced by

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Karl Hardman ... producer
Russell Streiner ... producer (as Russell W. Streiner)

Cinematography by

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George A. Romero ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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George A. Romero ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Bruce Capristo ... hair styles

Production Management

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George Kosana ... production manager
Vincent D. Survinski ... production director (as Vincent Survinski)

Art Department

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Charles O'Dato ... props

Sound Department

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Marshall Booth ... sound engineer
Gary Streiner ... sound engineer (as Gary R. Streiner)

Special Effects by

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Tony Pantanella ... special effects (as Tony Pantanello)
Regis Survinski ... special effects

Stunts

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Jacqueline Streiner ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joseph Unitas ... lighting supervisor
S. William Hinzman ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Rick Catizone ... animator: ending credits (uncredited)

Music Department

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Randy Spendlove ... executive in charge of music: Miramax
Harry Bluestone ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Emil Cadkin ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack Cookerly ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ib Glindemann ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Philip Green ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Karl Hardman ... composer: electronic music effects (uncredited)
Geordie Hormel ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Loose ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack Meakin ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Spencer Moore ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Seely ... composer: stock music (uncredited) / music supervisor (uncredited)
Fred Steiner ... recording: stock music (uncredited)

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Betty Ellen Haughey ... continuity
Jacqueline Streiner ... script coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra manages to get away and takes refuge in what seems to be an abandoned farm house. She is soon joined by Ben who stopped at the house in need of gas. Beset by the walking dead all around them Ben does his best to secure the doors and windows. The news reports are grim however with creatures returning to life everywhere. Barbra and Ben are surprised when they realize there are 5 people hiding out in the basement: Harry, Helen and Karen Cooper; and a young couple, Tom and Judy. Dissensions sets in almost immediately with Harry Cooper wanting to be in charge. As their situation deteriorates, their chances of surviving the night lessen minute by minute. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines If it doesn't scare you, you're already dead! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Monster Flick (United States)
  • Night of Anubis (United States)
  • Night of the Flesh Eaters (United States)
  • Laugh Track: Night of the Living Dead (United States)
  • Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition (Philippines, English title)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $114,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $5,452, 15 Oct 2017
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $30,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia This is one of the most successful independent movies ever made. Made for $114,000 (equivalent to $798,000 in 2017), it grossed approximately $30 million (equivalent to $210 million in 2017) - over 263 times its budget. See more »
Goofs The first time we see the dead body at the top of the stairs, the face has been eaten away. Later when the body is being dragged away, the rug conveniently covers the face but for a split second we are able to see the face and it is clearly normal. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Two - Spoof of the Living Dead (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Battle to the Death See more »
Crazy Credits There is no on-screen copyright notice, nor any of the usual legal disclaimers typically found in movie credits; this is the main reason the film has been in the public domain since its release. See more »
Quotes Johnny: They're coming to get you, Barbara, there's one of them now!
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