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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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Edgar Wright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Shaun
Kate Ashfield ... Liz
Nick Frost ... Ed
Lucy Davis ... Dianne
Dylan Moran ... David
Nicola Cunningham Nicola Cunningham ... Mary
Keir Mills ... Clubber 1 (as Kier Mills)
Matt Jaynes Matt Jaynes ... Clubber 2
Gavin Ferguson Gavin Ferguson ... Football Kid
Peter Serafinowicz ... Pete
Horton Jupiter Horton Jupiter ... Homeless Man
Tim Baggaley Tim Baggaley ... The Usher
Arvind Doshi Arvind Doshi ... Nelson
Rafe Spall ... Noel
Sonnell Dadral 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bought coffee. Called Mom. Dodged zombies. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muertos de risa See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shaun's last name is Riley. It can be seen on a poster ad from Shaun's Disc jockeying days. See more »

Goofs

When Shaun and Ed hit the man in the road while driving Pete's car, he flies over the top and hits the back window, crazing it but not smashing it. When they reverse to check whether he's all right, and in subsequent shots, the window is undamaged. 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

References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Zombi
Written by Agostino Marangolo, Massimo Morante, Fabio Pignatelli and Claudio Simonetti
Performed by Goblin
Courtesy of Bella Casa Music Limited and Cinevox s.r.l.
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Why can't there be more British comedies like this?
11 September 2005 | by Kudos_KingSee all my reviews

Shaun of the dead is in a word, brilliant.

I've seen this movie at least 10 times and it never gets old, makes me laugh at each viewing. Having seen Dawn of the Dead, i was expecting just another spoof (as the name implies) but was pleasantly surprised to find a completely original story with some great comedy moments and superb acting all around (not to mention buckets of gore). The first of the rom-com-zom genre, Shaun of the Dead will certainly set the standard for future zombie flicks of its kind, and i can see Pegg having a bright future in comedy. GO RENT IT NOW.

Tom Patterson


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