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Dawn of the Dead (2004)

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ana
... Kenneth
... Michael
... Andre
... Steve
... CJ
... Terry
Michael Barry ... Bart
... Nicole
... Norma
... Tucker
... Luda
R.D. Reid ... Glen
... Monica
... Frank
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Storyline

Ana goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood, Ana flees and stumbles upon a police officer named Kenneth, along with more survivors who decide that their best chances of survival would be found in the deserted Crossroads Shopping Mall. When supplies begin running low and other trapped survivors need help, the group comes to the realization that they cannot stay put forever at the Shopping Mall, and devise a plan to escape. Written by Will

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When the undead rise, civilization will fall. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,722,575, 21 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,020,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,335,424
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A veteran of largely independent films, Sarah Polley was surprised at how physical her role turned out to be. She said she had never run so much in any of her previous movies. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when Ana falls into the bathtub, the rod that holds the shower curtain falls across her lap. In the next shot, it is to her left, not across her lap at all. See more »

Quotes

Michael: So what's the plan?
CJ: The plan is you drink a nice tall glass of shut the fuck up.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, intercut with the closeup clips of zombies, there is a very brief clip similar to the infamous Paris Hilton tape, with its telltale green "nightvison" effect. See more »

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Referenced in Michael Clayton (2007) See more »

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What The World Needs Now Is Love
Written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Performed by Tree Adams
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These things don't win Oscars, but they're darn entertaining!!
19 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Zombies take control of small-town America, only for the inhabitants to realize that it's a global plague. They take refuge in a mall and try to fight off the undead.

Remake of Romero's classic is very well executed by first-timer Snyder. The characters and the script are entertaining and the action's good. Director Snyder finds a good balance between action, horror and comedy.

I thoroughly enjoyed this flick. It isn't more than it tries to be: fun, popcorn entertainment.

Be sure to watch the end credits!! Perhaps this is the only weak spot in the film.


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