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Nightmare City (1980)

Incubo sulla città contaminata (original title)
An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Antonio Cesare Corti (as Tony Corti), Luis María Delgado (as José Luis Delgado) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hugo Stiglitz ... Dean Miller
Laura Trotter ... Dr. Anna Miller
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ... Sheila Holmes
Francisco Rabal ... Major Warren Holmes
Sonia Viviani Sonia Viviani ... Cindy
Eduardo Fajardo ... Dr. Kramer
Stefania D'Amario ... Jessica Murchison
Ugo Bologna ... Mr. Desmond
Sara Franchetti Sara Franchetti ... Liz the Maid
Manuel Zarzo ... Colonel Donahue (as Manolo Zarzo)
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Lieutenant Reedman (as Tom Felleghi)
Pierangelo Civera Pierangelo Civera ... Bob
Achille Belletti Achille Belletti ... TV Station Technician
Mel Ferrer ... General Murchison
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Storyline

In a nameless European city, a local reporter and his doctor wife try to escape from hordes of blood thirsty zombies, undead people exposed to nuclear radioactivity, while the military leaders fight a losing war of attrition against the relentless atomic zombies. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

"The most horrifying film of the undead since NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

An early credit for cinematographer Hans Burmann, better known for his work with Alejandro Amenábar. See more »

Goofs

The professor is expected, and Dean is to interview him upon his arrival, which indicates that the news media know about it and have information regarding it. Naturally, this would be corroborated by the airport. However, the professor for some reason arrives on an unmarked, unexpected airplane. A possible explanation for this could be simply 'dream logic', but at the same time it is a fairly major flaw. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Anna Miller: I'm tired. Really tired. And I'm frightened. We'll never get away from these... these monsters. What are we going to do?
Dean Miller: Alright. Nothing is going to happen as long as we stay together I promise you. What we've got to do now is get away from here as fast as we can.
Dr. Anna Miller: Let go of me. Why don't you face it. There's no place for us to go. They're we too will be killed. I don't want us to die I don't want us to but there's nothing we can do. They're everywhere...
Dean Miller: [Dean slaps his wife and then kisses her] ...
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Crazy Credits

The message "THE NIGHTMARE BECOMES REALITY..." just before the end credits See more »

Alternate Versions

The Italian dvd (raro video), is the uncut version, and runs 88 minutes. See more »

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Enjoyable gorefest has its "heart" in the right place.
26 December 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Despite the atrocious dubbing and the poor makeup effects, this is an extremely enjoyable zombie flick, with a unique "mood" that perhaps only an Italian production like this one could have captured. The mass attack sequences (which must have been great fun to shoot for the people involved, especially the "zombies") are all standouts. (***)


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Country:

Italy | Spain | Mexico

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City of the Walking Dead See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dialchi Film, Lotus Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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