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Zombie 3 (1988)

Zombi 3 (original title)
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When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.

Directors:

Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Claudio Fragasso (story), Claudio Fragasso (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Deran Sarafian ... Kenny
Beatrice Ring ... Patricia
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Roger (as Richard Raymond)
Massimo Vanni ... Bo (as Alex McBride)
Ulli Reinthaler ... Nancy
Marina Loi Marina Loi ... Carole
Deborah Bergamini ... Lia
Luciano Pigozzi ... Plant Director (scenes deleted) (as Alan Collins)
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Storyline

When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a small island. Soon the infected populace mutate into flesh-hungry zombies, and a trio of soldiers on leave must team up with a group of tourists and board themselves up in an abandoned hotel as they try to fend off the agile and aggressive living dead. Written by Scott Lister

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Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

29 July 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

Flora Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (cut) (DVD edition)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Like many Italian movies shot for the international market, most of the cast delivered their lines in English and were then re-dubbed for the US release anyway. Only a few members of the cast actually spoke Italian. See more »

Goofs

Ottaviano Dell'Acqua's hair and beard are visibly longer in the scenes shot after Lucio Fulci left, such as when he is fighting the bald zombie at the abandoned kiosk, and his final scene with the anti-contamination squad. See more »

Quotes

Roger: Hey, this Blueheart's music is great, huh?
Bo: Yeah, it's making me horny.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear over footage of three separate groups of characters travelling to the same destination (the helipad outside the chemical plant). All three groups converge once the credits end. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Italian-language version, the characters who become zombies (including the radio DJ) have pitch-shifted "scary" voices when they speak. See more »


Soundtracks

Slow Think
Written by Mario Zaccagnini (as Zac) - Stefano Mainetti (as S. Mainetti)
Performed by Clue in the Crew
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User Reviews

 
Call me crazy but I liked it better than ZOMBI 2!
19 April 2007 | by epeteetSee all my reviews

Although it's not as creepy as it's cult classic predecessor (ZOMBI 2) I actually like this one better. This is because of it's faster pace, better settings, and cool 80's soundtrack. It's loaded with action and has sweet gore effects by Lucio Fulci. The zombies don't quite look as nasty as in ZOMBI 2 but they still look good. It was made pretty well but it definitely has it's share of cheesiness; for instance some zombies move really slow while others are as quick as ninjas. some are braindead while others say funny lines, but who expects consistency when it comes to Italian horror? There's even a flying zombie head! How rad is that? Definitely a must see for gorehounds and zombie fans. it'd probably satisfy most fans of action movies as well. Also check out Zombi 4.


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