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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.

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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 ... 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>

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Taglines:

Back from the dead and hungry for more. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,207, 31 October 1993
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

(at around 1h 20 mins) When Riverman's arm is mutilated and shot off he's clearly seen hiding his real arm behind his back. See more »

Quotes

Julie: The pain... The pain keeps the hunger away...
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Alternate Versions

Trimark/Lions Gate DVD is the heavily censored R-rated version. The Unrated version has since surfaced on the 2016 Vestron Blu-Ray. See more »

Connections

Followed by Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) See more »

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"The pain keeps the hunger away."
4 May 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The third movie in the Return of the Living Dead series marks a change in direction from horror comedy to tragic love story. The plot to this one has a teenage boy (J. Trevor Edmond) using the zombie gas from the first two films to bring his dead girlfriend (Melinda 'Mindy' Clarke) back to life, with horrifying results. This is easily the second best in the series, surpassed only by the first. The '90s wasn't a great time for horror fans. Most of what was being made was cheap straight-to-video stuff. I can count on one hand the number of decent horror movies from that time. This movie would make the cut. It has interesting direction from Brian Yuzna, a refreshing story, and a decent cast. Melinda Clarke is especially good. Definitely worth taking a look at if you want something different.


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