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Dead Alive ()

Braindead (original title)
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A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

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Lionel Cosgrove
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Paquita Maria Sanchez
Elizabeth Moody ...
Mum (Vera Cosgrove)
Ian Watkin ...
Uncle Les
Brenda Kendall ...
Nurse McTavish
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Father McGruder
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Void
Stephen Papps ...
Zombie McGruder
Murray Keane ...
Scroat
Glenis Levestam ...
Nora Matheson
Lewis Rowe ...
Mr. Matheson
Elizabeth Mulfaxe ...
Rita
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Roger
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Paquita's Grandmother
Silvio Famularo ...
Paquita's Father
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Vet
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Undertaker
Tina Regtien ...
Mandy
Bill Ralston ...
Stewart
Tony Hopkins ...
Winston
Tony Hiles ...
Zoo Keeper
Duncan Smith ...
Drunk
Tich Rowney ...
Barry
George Port ...
Lawrence
Stephen Andrews ...
Spike
Nick Ward ...
Spud
Kenny McFadden ...
Gladstone
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Courtney (as Angela Robinson)
Johnny Chico ...
Head Chief
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Undertaker's Assistant
James Grant ...
Tram Driver
Michelle Turner ...
Blond Woman
Jim Booth ...
Lionel's Father
Sam Dallimore ...
Young Lionel
Anna Cahill ...
Mother at Park
Kate Jason-Smith ...
Mother at Park
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Mother at Park (as Frances Walsh)
Norman Willerton ...
Tramp at Park
Robert Ericson ...
Boy on Bike
Morgan Rowe ...
Baby Selwyn
Sean Hay ...
Baby Selwyn
Vicki Walker ...
Selwyn (voice)
Chris Short ...
Customs Official
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Father at Zoo
Brad Selkirk ...
Son at Zoo
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Forry
Gim Bon ...
Featured Party Zombie
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Featured Party Zombie
Tony Donaldson ...
Featured Party Zombie (as Anthony Donaldson)
Jo Edgecombe ...
Featured Party Zombie
Mel Edgecombe ...
Featured Party Zombie
Melody French ...
Featured Party Zombie
Ken Hammon ...
Featured Party Zombie
Michael Helms ...
Featured Party Zombie
Mary O'Leary ...
Featured Party Zombie
Simon Perkins ...
Featured Party Zombie
Annie Prior ...
Featured Party Zombie
Vanessa Redmond ...
Featured Party Zombie
Chris Ryan ...
Featured Party Zombie
Tim Saywell ...
Featured Party Zombie
Paul Shannon ...
Featured Party Zombie
Belinda Todd ...
Featured Party Zombie
Elizabeth Brimilcombe ...
Zombie's Mother
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Peter Jackson

Written by

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Stephen Sinclair ... (story)
 
Stephen Sinclair ... (screenplay) &
Fran Walsh ... (screenplay) (as Frances Walsh) &
Peter Jackson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jim Booth ... producer
Jamie Selkirk ... associate producer

Music by

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Peter Dasent

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Murray Milne

Film Editing by

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Jamie Selkirk

Editorial Department

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Eric De Beus ... assistant editor (as Eric De Beus)
Emma Haughton ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Fran Walsh ... (as Frances Walsh)

Production Design by

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Kevin Leonard-Jones

Art Direction by

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Ed Mulholand

Costume Design by

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Chris Elliott

Makeup Department

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Damian D'Cruz ... assistant makeup artist
Susan Davis ... assistant makeup artist
Kareen Donaldson ... assistant makeup artist
Debra East ... makeup artist / wig designer
Marjory Hamlin ... prosthetics/makeup supervisor
Clifford Hughes ... prosthetics makeup assistant
Bob McCarron ... makeup artist / prosthetics
Belinda Villani ... prosthetics sculptor 'uncredited'

Production Management

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Nicola Olsen ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Witemara Rakete ... second assistant director
Chris Short ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Tony Arnolo ... carpenter
Karen Baker ... set finisher
Dave Cleary ... scenic artist
James Dickson ... art department runner
Tony Eversen ... carpenter
Peter Frahm ... model maker
Mike Heffernan ... construction foreman
Shaun Jacobs ... carpenter trainee
Simon Jones ... model maker
Denise Kennedy ... art department researcher
Brad Mill ... property buyer / set dresser
John Morton ... stand-by carpenter
Colin Pacey ... carpenter
Christian Rivers ... storyboard artist
Tich Rowney ... model maker
Bryan Wakelin ... carpenter
Nick Weir ... stand-by props
Norman Willerton ... construction manager

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Pino Ammendola ... (additional dialogue: Italian edition)
Michael Hedges ... sound mixer
Mike Hopkins ... sound designer
Tony Johnson ... sound recordist
Neil Maddever ... sound recording engineer
Sam Negri ... sound designer
Axel Paton ... additional sound (as Alexander Paton) / boom operator (as Alexander Paton)
Beth Tredray ... additional sound
Helen Luttrell ... foley recordist (uncredited)

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Allan Burne ... creature and gore effects: technician
Stuart Conran ... creature and gore effects: technician
Clifford Hughes ... creature and gore effects: technician
Steve Ingram ... special effects coordinator
Alex Kennedy ... creature and gore effects: technician
Christian Rivers ... creature and gore effects: technician
Tania Rodger ... creature and gore effects: administrator
Dominic Taylor ... creature and gore effects: technician
Richard Taylor ... creature & gore effects / stop motion animator
Bill Tompson ... creature and gore effects: technician
Grant Wallis ... creature and gore effects: technician

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Michael Eastwood ... miniatures
Glen Henderson ... miniatures
Anna Hill ... miniatures
Peter Jackson ... miniatures
Jarrod Linton ... miniatures
Paul Noble-Campbell ... miniatures
Grant Wallis ... miniatures

Stunts

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Damon DeBerry ... stunts
Peter Hassall ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Mark Taylor ... stunts
Tony Woolf ... stunts (as Tony Wolf)
Mick O'Rourke ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rick Allender ... Steadicam operator
Richard Bluck ... Steadicam operator
Solomon Bollinger ... electrician
Amanda Clark ... clapper loader
Linda Halle ... assistant grip
Steve Latty ... additional photographer
Thad Lawrence ... gaffer
Ian McCarroll ... lighting assistant
Hamish McIntyre ... grip
Mark Olsen ... camera operator
Gerry Vasbenter ... focus puller
Pierre Vinet ... still photographer
Nicola Wong ... video assist operator
Alan Woodfield ... electrician

Animation Department

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Peter Jackson ... stop motion animator
Euan Frizzell ... animator: main title (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tina Harris ... stand-by wardrobe
Hilary Niederer ... wardrobe assistant
Paul Sayers ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Anna Cahill ... location manager

Music Department

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Tony Backhouse ... musician: backing vocals
Peter Dasent ... music producer / musician
Fane Flaws ... musician: guitar
Chris Gough ... music coordinator
Jim Lawrie ... musician: drums
John O'Connor ... musician: guitar
Lisa Spence ... musician: backing vocals
Kate Swadling ... musician: backing vocals
Jonathon Zwartz ... musician: guitar

Other crew

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Jeff Addison ... puppeteer
David Arnell ... executive for Avalon
Fiona Bartlett ... production assistant
Damon DeBerry ... fight choreographer
John Gifford ... puppeteer
Linda Klein-Nixon ... accountant
Mandy Lowe ... puppeteer
Suzannah Morrison ... production assistant
Peter Martin Nelson ... legal service: USA
George Port ... puppeteer
Simon Rayner ... runner
Ramon Rivero ... supervising puppeteer (as Ramon Aguilar)
Sue Rogers ... title designer
Reg Russ ... executive for Avalon
Sue Thompson ... executive for Avalon
Bryn Tilly ... production assistant trainee
Ross Townsend ... caterer
Michelle Turner ... production coordinator
Jenny Vial ... continuity
Maureen Zust ... executive for Avalon
Gianluca Nardulli ... press officer: Italy (uncredited)
Linda Seger ... (uncredited) (script consultant)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Deep in the lush jungles of the isolated Skull Island lies the habitat of the elusive, yet endangered and utterly vicious "Simian Raticus", or better known as by its common name, the Sumatran Rat-Monkey, a hideous mix of a virus-carrying slave-ship rat and a tree monkey. Presently, back in New Zealand's Wellington, the oppressed Lionel Cosgrove who lives with his despotic mother Vera, has finally found his soulmate, Paquita, but sadly, his world will rapidly change when after a stroll at the local Zoo, a live specimen of the rare species will bite Vera. Now that she's got the "bite", with the infection spreading and turning Vera into a festering, puss-squirting living dead ravenous for flesh, things are bound to get out of hand, as an ever-growing collection of stiffs and other stimulant-enhanced zombie misfits detained in Lionel's house basement will demand immediate action. Poor Lionel he needs to step up and clear up the mess, but above all, summon the courage to confront his decomposing mummy and the family's ugly secret. Will he save the day? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines Gone with the Blood... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dead-Alive (United States)
  • Dead Alive (United States, English title)
  • Braindead: tu madre se ha comido a mi perro (Spain)
  • Clínicament morta (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Tu madre se ha comido a mi perro (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie is said to be the bloodiest of all time (measured in amount of film blood used during the production). See more »
Goofs Despite being absolutely drenched with blood during the zombie massacre, Lionel's sweater and pants are completely dry in all the following scenes. His pants are amazingly clean, too. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012). See more »
Soundtracks The Stars and Moon See more »
Quotes Father McGruder: I kick ass for the Lord!
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