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Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge... See more »

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Stephen
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Peter
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Roger
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Francine
David Crawford ...
Dr. Foster
David Early ...
Mr. Berman
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Scientist
Howard Smith ...
TV Commentator
Daniel Dietrich ...
Givens
Fred Baker ...
Commander
James A. Baffico ...
Wooley (as Jim Baffico)
Rod Stouffer ...
Young Officer on Roof
Jese Del Gre ...
Old Priest
Clayton McKinnon ...
Officer in Project Apt.
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Officer in Project Apt.
Ted Bank ...
Officer at Police Dock
Randy Kovitz ...
Officer at Police Dock
Patrick McCloskey ...
Officer at Police Dock
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Officer at Police Dock (as Joe Pilato)
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Motorcycle Raider
Tony Buba ...
Motorcycle Raider
Butchie ...
Motorcycle Raider (as 'Butchie')
Dave Hawkins ...
Motorcycle Raider
Tom Kapusta ...
Motorcycle Raider
Rudy Ricci ...
Motorcycle Raider
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Motorcycle Raider
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Motorcycle Raider
Joe Shelby ...
Motorcycle Raider
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Motorcycle Raider (as Taso Stavrakos)
Nick Tallo ...
Motorcycle Raider
Larry Vaira ...
Motorcycle Raider
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Lead Zombie (as Sharon Ceccatti)
Pam Chatfield ...
Lead Zombie
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Hare Krishna Zombie
Clayton Hill ...
Lead Zombie
Jay Stover ...
Lead Zombie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Abeln ...
Redneck Rifleman That Misses (uncredited)
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2nd Guy on Roof (uncredited)
Liz Augenstein ...
On Air Girl at WGON-TV (uncredited)
Joey Baffico ...
Zombie Who Sticks Fingernails Into Roger's Wounded Leg (uncredited)
Jim Balawajder ...
Dead Yellow Shirt Zombie Lying Down on Escalator (uncredited)
Don Ballin ...
Bearded Glasses Biker Riding Blue Harley-Davidson Shovelhead Custom Trike (uncredited)
Renee Banks ...
Wild Haired Plaid Shirted Apartment Zombie (uncredited)
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Cowboy Hat Zombie Hit by Sledge (uncredited)
Dave Bartholomew ...
Long Haired Denim Shirted Zombie in Bikers' Battle (uncredited)
Greg Besnak ...
Brown Haired Fu Manchu Mustachioed Zombie Hit by Sledge (uncredited)
Rik Billock ...
3-Piece Gray Suited Zombie Shot by Roger in J.C. Penney (uncredited)
Dick Brem ...
Short Mustachioed Yellow Collar-Shirted Zombie (uncredited)
Roy Brown ...
Red Bearded Black Suit Coat Parking Lot Zombie Shot by Roger (uncredited)
David W. Butler ...
2nd Biker in Elevator (uncredited)
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Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (uncredited) (voice)
Zilla Clinton ...
Blonde Biker Chick Riding Motorcycle (uncredited)
Mark Cooper ...
19 Year Old Blonde Long-Haired Zombie Shot in Bikers' Battle (uncredited)
John Cosgrove ...
Tall Bearded Zombie Clawing at Mall Door (uncredited)
Susan Cosgrove ...
Crosshairs Zombie #3 (uncredited)
Josephine Cuccaro ...
Curly Haired Lavender Turtleneck Sweatered WGON-TV Member (uncredited)
Lee Cummings ...
Bathing Suit Zombie (uncredited)
Bobby Dauk ...
Biker (uncredited)
Diane Donati ...
White Nightgown Zombie Decapitated by Blades (uncredited)
Tom Dubensky ...
Young WGON-TV Man Wearing Plaid Shirt (uncredited)
Jim Edmondson ...
Jim - WGON-TV Cameraman (uncredited)
Charlie Edwards ...
Dark Haired Zombie Wearing White Collared Green Sweater and Glasses (uncredited)
Dan 'Ratso' Ferraton ...
Bearded Sportster Biker Wearing Black Leather Jacket and Yellow Shirt (uncredited)
Chet Flippo ...
Cowboy Zombie (uncredited)
J. Clifford Forrest Jr. ...
Featured Elderly Zombie (uncredited)
Christine Forrest ...
TV Producer / Elf Biker Chick / Monroeville Mall Announcer (uncredited)
Cliff Forrest ...
Tony, Man at WGON - TV ('You all right?') (uncredited)
Ingeborg Forrest ...
Mall Zombie Wearing Blue Nightgown (uncredited)
Nancy Friedman ...
Bandana Girl Zombie (uncredited)
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1st Pie-In-Face Zombie (uncredited)
Ron Gibson ...
Landlord Zombie in Tenement Cellar (uncredited)
Chuck Gordon ...
Mustachioed Plaid Shirted Zombie Grabbing at Peter's Legs (uncredited)
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Red Turtleneck Sweater Zombie Grabbing at Peter's Legs (uncredited)
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News Reporter on Radio (uncredited) (voice)
Trudy Gray ...
Red Bandana Biker Chick (Jack's Girlfriend) (uncredited)
Barry Gress ...
Parking Lot Zombie Knocking Sign Over (uncredited)
George Haeck ...
Biker Riding in White Sidecar (uncredited)
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Screwdriver Zombie (uncredited)
Gary Hartman ...
Blonde Biker Wearing Olive Green Jacket and Black Helmet (uncredited)
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Featured Zombie (uncredited)
Chuck Hoffman ...
Bearded Zombie Outside Gun Store (uncredited)
Michael James ...
Bald Red Sweater Zombie (uncredited)
Jeannie Jefferies ...
Blonde Zombie Who Attacks Roger in Truck (uncredited)
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Zombie Wearing Eyeglasses (uncredited)
Susan Kilmartin ...
Yellow-Green Striped Shirt Zombie (uncredited)
John Kiss ...
4th Pie-In-Face Zombie (uncredited)
Vic Kleman ...
Charlie Parker - WGON-TV Typist (uncredited)
Patti Kohl ...
Blonde Green Sweatered Zombie Hit by Sledge / Blonde Balcony Zombie Grabbed by Blades (uncredited)
Katherine Kolbert ...
Brunette Biker Chick Throwing Pies and Cakes (uncredited)
Walt Kravo ...
Bearded Zombie Who Bites Moonbaby's Neck (uncredited)
Jim Krut ...
Helicopter Zombie (uncredited)
'Wild Bill' Laczko ...
Head Bandage Redneck (uncredited)
Tommy Lafitte ...
Miguel, The Zombie (uncredited)
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Green Collared-Shirted Zombie in Ice Skating Rink (uncredited)
Robert Langer ...
Mustachioed Plaid-Shirted Zombie Eating Bikers' Flesh (uncredited)
Maxine Lapiduss ...
Redhead Zombie Outside J.C. Penny (uncredited)
Ellen Lauren ...
Mall Rooftop Zombie (uncredited)
Conchita Lazarus ...
Nun Zombie (uncredited)
Ed Letteri ...
Long-Haired Man by Door at WGON-TV (uncredited)
Lenny Lies ...
Machete Zombie (uncredited)
Michael Lies ...
WGON-TV Bearded Man Wearing Green Dress Shirt (uncredited)
Barbara Lifsher ...
Mary 'Chickie' / Blonde Biker Chick Driving Van (uncredited)
Tommy 'Slick' Lytle ...
Biker Riding with Brown Headband Biker Chick (uncredited)
Paul Macaluso ...
Afro Haired Puerto Rican Gang Member on Roof (uncredited)
Frank Maimone ...
Biker (uncredited)
Mike Marcheck ...
Biker Wearing Leather Cowboy Hat (uncredited)
Teddy Marcheck ...
Biker Handing Out Weapons (uncredited)
Hap Martin ...
Blonde Biker Riding Red Harley-Davidson Servi-Car Motorcycle (uncredited)
Nicholas Mastandrea ...
Mall Zombie Outside Gun Store (uncredited)
Molly McCloskey ...
Lovely Woman at WGON - TV ('My turn for the coat.') (uncredited)
Doug Mertz ...
Preppie Zombie - 2nd Pie-In Face (uncredited)
Robert V. Michelucci ...
Bearded Scope Zombie / Zombie Who Attacks Mousey (uncredited)
Bob Miller ...
Funeral Zombie Wearing Three-Piece Suit (uncredited)
Ken Nagin ...
Pendant Headband Biker with Axe (uncredited)
The Pagans Motorcycle Club ...
Various Bikers (uncredited)
Jack Pappalardo ...
Lead Zombie - Bach's Arco Pitcairn Pitcher (uncredited)
Tom Passavant ...
Teepee Zombie Hit by Sledge (uncredited)
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Biker Who Shoots Flyboy (uncredited)
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Bald Zombie - Airport Chart House (uncredited)
Gary Peabody ...
Blue Plaid Shirted Apartment Zombie with Foot Stump (uncredited)
Edward Perchaluk ...
Unknown Zombie (uncredited)
Charlie Peters ...
Bearded White Collared Shirted WGON-TV Crew Member / WGON-TV Crew Member Who Gives Foster Bunny Ears (uncredited)
Donald Pollock ...
Zombie in Parking Lot (uncredited)
Sukey Raphael ...
Red Nightgown Zombie - 3rd Pie-In Face (uncredited)
Doris Rees ...
Large Orange Caftan Zombie (uncredited)
Evelyn Reynolds ...
Unknown Zombie (uncredited)
E. Butler Richards ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Russell L. Richards ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Rosemary Rixey ...
17 Year Old Brunette Pale Blue Dress Shirt Zombie Clawing at Mall Door (uncredited)
Cindy Roman ...
Blue Bandana Biker Chick Riding with White Headband Biker (uncredited)
Lenny Roman ...
White Headband Biker Riding Harley Motorcycle (uncredited)
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TV Director / Nick - Biker in Santa Claus Suit (uncredited)
Donald Rubinstein ...
Roger's Zombie Attacker in Parking Lot (uncredited)
Robert 'Banjo' Saunders ...
Parking Lot Zombie Who Bites Roger (uncredited)
Donna Savini ...
Zombie Girl in Airport Chart House (uncredited)
Mike Savini ...
Zombie Boy in Airport Chart House (uncredited)
Frank A. Serrao ...
Fat Grey-Suited Zombie (uncredited)
Gina Sestak ...
Longhaired Glasses Zombie Entering Our Heroes' Mall Hideout (uncredited)
Warner Shook ...
Security Guard Zombie Who Attacks Stephen in Mall Basement (uncredited)
Donna Siegel ...
Dark Haired Light Brown Bloused Woman Heading Out Door at WGON-TV (uncredited)
Daniel Silk ...
Blonde Denim Shirt Zombie Who Attacks Roger in Truck (uncredited)
Paul Silverman ...
17 Year Old Brunette Yellow Dress Shirt Zombie Clawing at Mall Door (uncredited)
Stephen M. Silverman ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Chris Singer ...
Unknown Zombie (uncredited)
Chris Steinbrunner ...
Unknown Zombie (uncredited)
Christopher Dean Sullivan ...
Braided Haired Gray Jumpsuit Zombie (uncredited)
Ralph Tallo ...
Stephen's Grey Suited Airport Zombie Attacker Hit by Sledgehammer (uncredited)
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Checkered Shirted Zombie Who Attacks Stephen in Elevator (uncredited)
Jeanette Lansel Vaira ...
Biker Chick (uncredited)
Bobbi Van Eman ...
Beautiful Curly Haired Female WGON-TV Technician Behind TV Station Employee (uncredited)
Sara Venable ...
Leotard Zombie Hit by Sledge (uncredited)
Susan Vermazen ...
Dark Curly Haired Plaid Shirted Zombie in Bikers' battle (uncredited)
Vincent Vok ...
WGON - TV Station Employee (uncredited)
Billie Walters ...
Biker Chick Wearing Brown Headband (uncredited)
Vickie Walters ...
Brown Leather Jacket Biker Chick Riding with Bearded Sportster Biker (uncredited)
Robert Williams ...
Soldier in Apartment Project (uncredited)
Laura Ziemba ...
Ice Skating Rink Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by

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George A. Romero

Written by

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George A. Romero ... (written by)

Produced by

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Claudio Argento ... A Laurel Group Production in association with
Alfredo Cuomo ... A Laurel Group Production in association with
Richard P. Rubinstein ... producer
Donna Siegel ... assistant producer

Music by

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Dario Argento
Goblin ... (as The Goblins)
Agostino Marangolo ... (as The Goblins)
Massimo Morante ... (as The Goblins)
Fabio Pignatelli ... (as The Goblins)
Claudio Simonetti ... (as The Goblins)

Cinematography by

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Michael Gornick ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George A. Romero
Dario Argento ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Piero Bozza ... assistant editor
Kenneth Davidow ... assistant editor
Otto Paoloni ... advisor: Technicolor
Joe Violante ... advisor: Technicolor (as Joey Violante)

Casting By

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John Amplas

Set Decoration by

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Josie Caruso
Barbara Lifsher

Costume Design by

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Josie Caruso ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Nancy Allen ... make up assistant/1st assistant. makeup
Jeannie Jefferies ... make up assistant/1st assistant. makeup
John Amplas ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Ted Bank ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Greg Besnak ... makeup artist: Lee Cummings (uncredited)
Joseph A. Campayno ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Randy Kovitz ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Joseph Pilato ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Joe Shelby ... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Zilla Clinton ... production manager
Jay Stover ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christine Forrest ... assistant director

Art Department

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Joseph Eberle ... graphics

Sound Department

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Tony Buba ... sound recordist / sound
Rick Dior ... re-recording mixer (as Richard Dior)
Robert Williams ... boom man

Special Effects by

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Don Berry ... explosive effects
Tom Savini ... makeup & cosmetic special effects
Gary Zeller ... explosive effects

Visual Effects by

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Arthur J. Canestro ... optical consultant

Stunts

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Leonard DeStefans ... stunt driver: truck
John Konter ... stunt driver: truck
Tom Savini ... stuntman
Carl Scott ... stunt driver: truck
Taso N. Stavrakis ... stuntman (as Taso Stavrakis)
Trudy Gray ... motorcycle stunts (uncredited) / stunt driver (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Benjamin Meade ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tom Savini ... stunt double: Jeannie Jefferies (uncredited) / stunt double: Larry Vaira (uncredited)
Marty Schiff ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Shelby ... stunts (uncredited)
Taso N. Stavrakis ... stunt double: Nancy Friedman (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Carl Augenstein ... lighting technician
Dan Bertha ... grip
Bradley Drumheller ... grip
Tom Dubensky ... assistant cameraman
Cliff Forrest ... key grip
Katherine Kolbert ... still photographer
Lenny Lies ... grip
Nicholas Mastandrea ... key grip (as Nick Mastandrea)
Clayton McKinnon ... grip
Ken Nagin ... grip
Daniel Silk ... grip
Tom Wholey ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Ellen Hopkins ... casting assistant
Michael Lies ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michèle Martin ... wardrobe (as Michele Martin)
Michael Lies ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Goblin ... original sound track (as The Goblins)
Giorgio Agazzi ... music recordist (uncredited)
Pierre Arvay ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herbert Chappell ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Roland de Candé ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Even de Tissot ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
DeWolfe ... music publisher (uncredited)
Gordon Grant ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Don Harper ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Lemel ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Agostino Marangolo ... musician: drums, percussions, piano (uncredited)
Antonio Marangolo ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Phil May ... musician: lead vocals (uncredited)
Massimo Morante ... musician: guitar, bass, mandolin (uncredited)
Keith Papworth ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Simon Park ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Fabio Pignatelli ... musician: bass and acoustic guitar (uncredited)
John Povey ... musician: drums & percussions (uncredited)
Carlo Rustichelli ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Derek Scott ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Claudio Simonetti ... musician: keyboards, organ and violin (uncredited)
Barry Stoller ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Dick Taylor ... musician: lead guitar (uncredited)
Reg Tilsley ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack Trombey ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Cliff Twemlow ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Tommy Walker ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Wally Waller ... musician: bass guitar (uncredited)
Walter Warren ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Frank A. Serrao ... production driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Dario Argento ... script consultant
Leslie Augenstein ... production assistant
Ben Barenholtz ... distribution consultant
Jim Barger ... mall security
Barth Bartholomae ... helicopter pilot
Billy 'Silver Dollar' Baxter ... presenter (as Billy Baxter)
Jean Bertl ... titles
James Chai ... titles
Francine Davidoff ... publicity assistant
Margarida Delgado ... production assistant
Diane Donati ... slate
Charles Forman ... production accountant
Renée Furst ... publicist (as Renee Furst)
Jose Gallardo ... titles (as Jose V. Gallardo)
Clayton Hill ... weapons coordinator
Sharon Hill ... production assistant (as Sharon Ceccatti)
Ed Letteri ... production assistant
Karen Levy ... titles
Dan Lupovitz ... production assistant
Alberto Piferi ... additional dialogue: Italian edition
John Rice ... continuity
Herbert R. Steinmann ... presenter
Vincent D. Survinski ... business manager (as Vince Survinski)
Bill Wagner ... mall liaison
Diane Westerman ... production assistant
John Amplas ... stand-in (uncredited)
Cesare Barbetti ... voice dubbing: David Emge: Italian version (uncredited)
Manlio De Angelis ... voice dubbing: Scott H. Reiniger: Italian version (uncredited)
Vittoria Febbi ... voice dubbing: Gaylen Ross: Italian version (uncredited)
Mark Golik ... craft service (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato ... voice dubbing: Ken Foree: Italian version (uncredited)
Donna Siegel ... assistant: Mr. Rubinstein (uncredited)
Larry Vaira ... biker wrangler (uncredited)

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Robert Cox ... produced with the cooperation of
Marvin Lieber ... produced with the cooperation of
Miguel Lisenberg ... produced with the cooperation of
Alvin Rogal ... produced with the cooperation of
Frank Rubinstein ... produced with the cooperation of
Irvin Shapiro ... produced with the cooperation of
Max Toberoff ... produced with the cooperation of
Susan Vermazen ... produced with the cooperation of
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Plot Summary

Following the events of Night of the Living Dead (1968), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies. Written by Curly Q. Link

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Taglines George A. Romero's classic 1978 gore-fest, Dawn of the Dead, is back. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Zombies (United States)
  • George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (United States)
  • Zombie: Dawn of the Dead (World-wide, English title)
  • The Zombies (Philippines, English title)
  • George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 127 min
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Box Office

Budget $650,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $55,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Tom Savini choose the gray color for the zombies' skin, since Night of the Living Dead (1968) was in B&W and the zombie skin-tone was not depicted. He later said it was a mistake, because many of them ended up looking quite blue on film. See more »
Goofs When Roger runs out of a truck and back toward the mall, one particular zombie in a red-and-black striped shirt gets out of character and decides to tuck in his shirt. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Cosmogony Part 1 See more »
Crazy Credits George A. Romero appears on screen as a TV Station Director (the bearded man wearing a scarf and a blue shirt) as his name appears, listing him as "Editor", in the on-screen credits beneath him. See more »
Quotes Francine Parker: They're still here.
Stephen: They're after us. They know we're still in here.
Peter: They're after the place. They don't know why; they just remember. Remember that they want to be in here.
Francine Parker: What the hell are they?
Peter: They're us, that's all, when there's no more room in hell.
Stephen: What?
Peter: Something my granddad used to tell us. You know Macumba? Vodou. My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth."
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