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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Shaun
... Liz
... Ed
... Dianne
... David
Nicola Cunningham ... Mary
... Clubber 1 (as Kier Mills)
Matt Jaynes ... Clubber 2
Gavin Ferguson ... Football Kid
... Pete
Horton Jupiter ... Homeless Man
Tim Baggaley ... The Usher
Arvind Doshi ... Nelson
... Noel
Sonnell Dadral ... Danny (as Sonell Dadral)
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Storyline

Shaun doesn't have a very good day, so he decides to turn his life around by getting his ex to take him back, but he times it for right in the middle of what may be a zombie apocalypse... But for him, it's an opportunity to show everyone he knows how useful he is by saving them all. All he has to do is survive... And get his ex back. Written by Infest0125

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A romantic comedy. With zombies. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for zombie violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muertos de risa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,603,410 (United Kingdom), 11 April 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,330,781, 26 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,542,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,039,392
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Trivia

George A. Romero, creator of the films, to which this movie pays homage, and lampoons, was so impressed with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's work that he asked them to appear in Land of the Dead (2005), in cameos as zombies. See more »

Goofs

When Ed goes to smash an ash tray on the head of the groom zombie if you slow down the picture you can clearly see that he hasn't got a ash tray in his hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John: Last orders, please!
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Crazy Credits

The credits end with the incidental Mall Muzak from Dawn of the Dead (1978). See more »

Connections

Referenced in QUACKshow: The Walking Dead VS Greshniki (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Leave Me Now
( Peter Cetera (as Cetera) )
Performed by Chicago
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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The best comedy of the year!
7 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Here in the States they don't show too many foreign movies, even if they are from the countries like UK. When they show them, however, they tend to outdo some of the American movies in the box office. Although the British movies are rarely shown here, they're a guaranteed success - do you recall the popularity of the last year's "28 Days Later"? Well, this movie is even better - it's a hilarious combination of comedy, social parody, tragedy and drama, spiced with the references to every zombie flick ever made. Some references are pretty slim, though - for example "We're coming to get you, Barbara!" is a reference to "The Night of the Living Dead" - a reference that many people (including George Romero!) didn't get. Most of the actors are unknown to an average American, yet they played great! I hope that movies like "Shaun of the Dead" will make big wigs in Hollywood realize that there are many great foreign movies, and that integrity is always better than crude remakes which the States are so notorious for... I encourage everybody to come and see SOTD - the best comedy of 2004.


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