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Dead Birds (2004)

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A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

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Simon Barrett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Thomas ... William
Patrick Fugit ... Sam
Nicki Aycox ... Annabelle
Michael Shannon ... Clyde
Muse Watson ... Father
Mark Boone Junior ... Joseph
Isaiah Washington ... Todd
Harris Mann Harris Mann ... Jeffy Hollister
Melanie Abramoff ... Girl Ghost
Donna Biscoe ... Black Woman
Brian Bremer ... Hysterical Man
Russell Durham Comegys ... Kormer
David Dwyer ... MacCready
Michael Faella Michael Faella ... Johnson
Steve Green Steve Green ... Boy Ghost
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In Civil War-era Alabama, a band of outlaws takes refuge at an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank that held a cache of Confederate gold. Led by William, the group includes Sam, Todd, Annabelle, Clyde and Joseph. They intend to flee to Mexico, but nightfall and a thunderstorm force the robbers to remain in place. As the night wears on, each member of the group begins to have visions of the atrocities that occurred within the house. As supernatural forces begin to manifest themselves, the six turn on one another. Written by Anonymous

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There are worse things than dying


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Rated R for strong violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Pássaros Mortos See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Boone Junior improvised the moment when his character Joseph bites down on a stolen gold coin and proclaims that it's real. See more »

Goofs

Fairhope, Alabama was established in 1894. In the opening Fairhope scene, 1863 is the given date for the action. See more »

Quotes

Todd: [on finding all their horses butchered] Well... I guess... I'M WALKING!
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Reasonable Low-Paced Horror Movie
30 October 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1863, in Fairhope, Alabama, a group of former Confederate soldiers robbers a commerce bank and kills many clients and employees. While escaping to Mexico, they spend the night in an isolated house that belonged to a dead soldier of their company. When weird events happen in the stormy night, they find that the dwellers are demons.

"Dead Birds" is a reasonable low-paced horror movie. The watchable and forgettable story has good special effects and entertains, without being special. Indicated for a rainy weekend only. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Casa dos Pássaros Mortos" ("The House of the Dead Birds")


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