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Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Director:

Brian Yuzna

Writer:

John Penney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kent McCord ... Colonel John Reynolds
James T. Callahan ... Colonel Peck
Sarah Douglas ... Colonel Sinclair
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Walker (as Mindy Clarke)
Abigail Lenz Abigail Lenz ... Mindy
J. Trevor Edmond ... Curt Reynolds
Jill Andre ... Chief Scientist
Michael Decker Michael Decker ... Science Technician
Billy Kane Billy Kane ... Sentry
Mike Moroff ... Santos
Julian Scott Urena Julian Scott Urena ... Mogo (as Fabio Urena)
Pía Reyes Pía Reyes ... Alicia (as Pia Reyes)
Sal Lopez ... Felipe
Dana Lee ... Store Owner
Michael Deak ... Cop #1 (as Michael S. Deak)
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Storyline

Colonel Reynolds and his group of government scientists continue their work on re-animating the dead for military use. His son Curt and his girlfriend Julie use Dad's security pass to sneak in and watch the proceedings. Later when father and son have a disagreement, Curt and Julie take off on a motorcycle and Julie is killed in an accident. Grief-stricken, Curt takes her body to the lab and brings her back to life. Curt must help Julie deal with her new existence as military agents and local gang members try to find them. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She's To Die For. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Make up artist Tom Rainone claims Clarence Epperson, the first animated cadaver in the film, was a homeless vagrant who demanded more money and limousine escorts to the set as the shoot got closer. See more »

Goofs

After the 'canister' zombie tears its head away from its shoulder, there are several scenes where the wire connecting its eye socket with its skeletal left wrist are plainly visible. See more »

Quotes

Curt Reynolds: I liked you when you were... the way you were before.
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Alternate Versions

Vidmark released this film in both R-rated and Unrated versions on VHS and laserdisc in the 1990s. The R-rated version deletes the majority of the film's gore from the opening lab sequence, as well as heavily reducing the shooting of the storekeeper, removing shots of a cop's eye being punctured with a crowbar, graphic closeups of Julie's self-mutilation with a wire spring and a piece of glass, and a reduction to the infamous 'ripped lip' sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Part III and hopefully the last.
11 June 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Return of the Living Dead III (1993) was released upon the 25th anniversary of the release of Night of the Living Dead (1968). Instead of making another bad spoof, Brian Yuzna wisely decided to make a return to the basics. A creepy and dark horror film. A young military brat and his girl are fooling around on a motorcycle and she's killed in a fatal accident. Grief stricken and severely sprung, the kid takes his girl to the army base where his dad works and takes her to a secret lab and revives her. Sadly the boy doesn't know what he's unleashed and this young "frankenstein" has to destroy his little "creation". If you're going to watch this movie please avoid the "rated" version. As in all of Brian Yuzna's films he likes to make his flicks over the top and very gory. The "family" rental companies carry the "rated" version so "look out" for the "unrated" label. If not then you'll be treated to a bunch of freeze frames and badly cut scenes. A sad tale about true love.

Recommended.

Let's hope this ends the series. If it does then it'll end on a high note.


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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 February 1994 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Living Dead 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,810, 31 October 1993

Gross USA:

$54,207

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,207
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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