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The Return of the Living Dead ()


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When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

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Burt
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Frank
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Ernie
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Freddy
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Tina
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Chuck
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Casey
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Spider (as Miguel Nunez)
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Scuz
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Trash
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Suicide
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Colonel Glover
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Colonel's Wife
Drew Deighan ...
Paramedic #1
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Paramedic #2
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Radio Corpse #1
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Radio Corpse #2
Bob Libman ...
Tac Squad Captain
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Riot Cop #1
Michael Crabtree ...
Riot Cop #2
Ed Krieger ...
Riot Cop #3
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Cop #1
Paul Cloud ...
Cop #2
Derrick Brice ...
Gunnery Sergeant
Leigh Drake ...
Dispatcher
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Yellow Cadaver (as Terrence M. Houlihan)
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Tarman
Robert J. Bennett ...
Headless Tarman (as Robert Bennett)
Jerome 'Daniels' Coleman ...
Legless Corpse
Cherry Davis ...
½ Lady Corpse
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Officer (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited)
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Jason Novak ...
No Legged Zombie (uncredited)
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Helicopter Loudspeaker Officer / Bum Outside Warehouse (uncredited) (voice)
Larry Odien ...
Yellow Zombie (uncredited)
William Stout ...
Bum with Shopping Cart (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dan O'Bannon

Written by

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Rudy Ricci ... (story) &
John A. Russo ... (story) (as John Russo) &
Russell Streiner ... (story)
 
Dan O'Bannon ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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John Daly ... executive producer
Tom Fox ... producer
Derek Gibson ... executive producer
Graham Henderson ... co-producer

Music by

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Matt Clifford

Cinematography by

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Jules Brenner ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Gordon

Editorial Department

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Alexis Champlin ... additional assistant editor
Julie Feiner ... assistant editor
Mark Helfrich ... additional editor
Vivian Hengsteler ... negative cutter
Dan Muscarella ... color timer (as Daniel F. Muscarella)
John Penney ... second assistant editor
Barbara Pokras ... additional editor
Hilarie Roope ... additional assistant editor
Michael Ruscio ... apprentice editor (as Michael A. Ruscio)

Casting By

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Stanzi Stokes

Production Design by

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William Stout

Art Direction by

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Robert Howland

Set Decoration by

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Ken Kaufman
Robert Lucas

Makeup Department

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Allan A. Apone ... special makeup effects
Yvette Bliss ... punk makeup artist
Craig Caton ... additional special makeup artist
Tony Gardner ... makeup artist: half-corpse effects
Wendy Hogan ... assistant makeup artist / hair stylist
William Munns ... special makeup effects artist (as Bill Munns)
Kenny Myers ... additional special effects makeup
Robin L. Neal ... key makeup artist
Larry Odien ... additional special makeup artist
Tony Rupprecht ... additional special makeup artist
Michael Spatola ... additional makeup effects artist
Douglas J. White ... additional special makeup artist (as Doug White)

Production Management

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Michael Bennett ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Scott Javine ... second assistant director
Josh King ... second assistant director
David M. Robertson ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Barbara Benz ... property master
Michael Gastaldo ... lead man
Clayton Hartley ... assistant art director
Héctor López ... set dresser
Brian Pascall ... stand-by painter
Carl Ramsey ... poster artist
Frederick B. Van Brunt ... assistant property master
Sara Lee Wade ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Chris Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Stanley B. Gill ... sound recordist
Robert Jackson ... boom operator
Adam Johnston ... assistant sound editor
Dale Johnston ... supervising sound editor
Ron Judkins ... sound mixer
Bob Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Tom Ruff ... a.d.r. mixer / foley mixer
Ray West ... re-recording mixer
Jerry Whittington ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Bob McCarthy ... special effects supervisor (as Robert E. McCarthy)
Kevin McCarthy ... special effects foreman (as Kevin F. McCarthy)
Adam Jones ... sculptor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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John Huneck ... visual effects camera operator: Fantasy II
Leslie Huntley ... visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Michael Joyce ... model shop supervisor
Paul Kassler ... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Pete Kleinow ... visual effects supervisor (as Peter Kleinow)
Ken Marschall ... matte painting: Fantasy II Film Effects
Bret Mixon ... rotoscoping
Gary Rhodaback ... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Joe Viskocil ... nuclear explosion (as Joseph Viskocil)
Gene Warren Jr. ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Blair Burrows ... stunts
Hank Calia ... stunts
Michael Carr ... stunts
Fernando Celis ... stunts
Erik Cord ... stunt coordinator
Monty Cox ... stunts (as Lamont Cox)
Gardner Doolittle ... stunts
Ralph Garrett ... stunts
John Gillespie ... stunts
Gene Hartline ... stunts
Gary Jensen ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Kim Robert Koscki ... stunts & stunt driver (as Kim Koscki)
Joel Kramer ... stunts
Paula Marie Moody ... stunts (as Paula Moody)
Bruce W. Morgan ... stunts (as Bruce Morgan)
Bernie Pock ... stunts (as Bernhard Pock)
Byron Quisenberry ... stunts
Spiro Razatos ... stunts
Ray Saniger ... stunts
Bob Stephens ... stunts (as Norm Stephens)
Ethan Wayne ... stunts
Brian J. Williams ... stunts
Ben Jensen ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert M. Amerian ... Lighting Consultant (as Robert Amerian)
Robert L. Blatman ... assistant camera (as Robert Blatman)
John Earl Burnett ... first assistant camera: additional photography (as John Burnett)
Marty Carrillo ... best boy
Andreas Crawford ... grip
Rory Flynn ... still photographer
Mark Hadland ... grip
Michael E. Little ... first assistant: camera
Julio Macat ... assistant camera (as Julio Guillermo Macat)
Timothy 'Guido' Magaraci ... electrician (as Timothy Magaraci)
Richard Mall ... key grip
Frank Montoya ... best boy
Ed Nielsen ... camera operator
Ronald J. Pure Jr. ... electrician
Jesse Tango ... grip (as Jess Tango)

Casting Department

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Lucien Jervis ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dino Giacomin ... wardrobe
Lesley Levin ... costume designer: extras
Beverly Val-Brown ... wardrobe (as Beverly Valbrown)

Location Management

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Alexander Hendrie ... location manager

Music Department

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Budd Carr ... music consultant
William Hein ... music consultant: Enigma
Simon Heyworth ... music producer: Film Trax
Steve Pross ... music consultant: Enigma
Robert Randles ... composer: additional music / music supervisor
Emilie Robertson ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Jason Belsky ... transportation captain
George Cozze ... driver
Richard Padgett ... transportation coordinator
Ronald Stinton ... driver (as Ron Stinton)

Other crew

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Christena Alcorn ... script supervisor
Jo Barnett ... assistant production accountant
Don Bland ... production assistant: Image 3
A. Frederick Greenberg ... copyright owner (as Cinema '84)
Richard M. Greenberg ... copyright owner (as Cinema '84)
Alan Grodin ... legal services: Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz
Jerome Holder ... craft service
Robert Jellen ... insurance (as Bob Jellen)
Grahame Jennings ... production associate (as Graham Jennings)
Victoria Krieger ... assistant to producers
Edwin A. Locke Jr. ... copyright owner (as Cinema '84)
Richard Lorenzana ... production accountant
Michael Mersereau ... production assistant
Karen Altman Morgenstern ... production coordinator (as Karen Altman)
Pattison Newberry ... first aid
Jane A. Pahlman ... production assistant: Image 3
Julius Polk ... extras set coordinator
Brick Tilley ... stand-in/double
Belinda Vidaurri ... production secretary
Timothy R. Waters ... consulting mortician
Lynnanne Zager ... adr voice (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth

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Taglines They're Back From The Grave and Ready To Party! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Return of the Living Dead (United States)
  • 'Batallion' (Japan, English title)
  • Battalion (Japan, English title)
  • Le retour des morts vivants (France)
  • Verdammt, die Zombies kommen (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,403,000, 18 Aug 1985

Did You Know?

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Trivia In an unprecedented move, a fan of the film started an internet campaign to get the movie released on DVD. Going beyond simple fan petitions, Michael Allred created a web page consolidating every bit of news relating to the film, and contacted many of the film's principals including the writer and director Dan O'Bannon. He went on to put O'Bannon in touch with MGM (the studio that owned the film) and work began on getting the film released on DVD. O'Bannon and others who worked on the film credited Allred and his campaign for getting the movie released on DVD. Also on blu-Ray. See more »
Goofs When Frank is explaining how the original Night of the Living Dead is based on a true story, he states that the true story occurred in 1969. However Night of the Living Dead (1968) was released in 1968, a year before the incident happened. In the original script Frank said the event happened in 1966, but Dan O'Bannon changed the line because he felt it would be better if the character was unreliable. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012). See more »
Soundtracks The Trioxin Theme See more »
Crazy Credits The following phony disclaimer precedes the movie: "The events portrayed in this film are all true. The names are real names of real people and real organizations." See more »
Quotes Suicide: You think this is a fuckin' costume? This is a way of life.
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