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Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)

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A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aimee-Lynn Chadwick ... Becky
Cory Hardrict ... Cody
John Keefe ... Julian Garrison
Jana Kramer ... Katie Williams
Peter Coyote ... Uncle Charles
Elvin Dandel ... Zeke Borden
Alexandru Geoana Alexandru Geoana ... Jake Garrison
Toma Danila Toma Danila ... Carlos
Diana Munteanu Diana Munteanu ... Mimi Romero
Serban Georgevici Serban Georgevici ... Hector
Gelu Nitu Gelu Nitu ... Boris
Claudiu Trandafir ... Nicholai
Boris Petroff Boris Petroff ... Crusty
Constantin Barbulescu Constantin Barbulescu ... Joey
Razvan Oprea Razvan Oprea ... Darren
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Storyline

The scientist of the powerful and evil corporation Hybra-Tech Charles goes to Chernobyl to buy some gallons of toxic waste to perform experiments with zombies. When a teenager has an accident with his motorcycle and vanishes, his teenager's friends, leaded by Charles' nephew, find that he was moved to Hybra-Tech. They break in the facility trying to find their friend and accidentally release a group of zombies starving for brains. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They Will Leave you Brainless! See more »


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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2006 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

The chemical that brought the dead back to life in the previous Return of the Living Dead films was 2-4-5 Tioxin. In this film the chemical is referred to as Trioxin 5. See more »

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Throughout the original "The Return of the Living Dead" trilogy, shooting zombies in the head did not kill them, which was a key plot point. Yet in this film, it seems to work. However, the name of the gas changes from 2-4-5 Trioxin, to Trioxin 5, which may indicate that these zombies are different. This doesn't explain out severed limbs can be animated by Trioxin 5 though, and is most likely just an example of poor film making, or trying to adhere to the currently accepted norm in zombie films. See more »

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Mimi: [distracting guard] Hey, big boy. Ever get your freak on with a triple-jointed Sagittarian gymnast?
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References Wayne's World (1992) See more »

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Written by Spider One (as Michael Cummings) and Adam Jeremy Williams (as Adam Williams)
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necrapolis...
18 January 2006 | by murdoc995See all my reviews

Upon my anticipation for the two RTOLD sequels, I was extremely disappointed to encounter these terrible cop-outs for sci-fi pictures. I didn't think that the rape of a film-series could ever evolve on this level. However, as I caught the film on Sci-Fi, I saw the 4th one first and thought it was'nt SO bad.. simple story, simple structure. Very poor and dry acting sets the pace as a group of Teenagers bent on dirt-biking, find themselves trying to save a friend from a chemical company which is harvesting our favorite zombie-making chemical.

Friends ZEKE(Elvin Dandel), JULIAN(John Keefe), BECKY(Amie Chadwick), CODY(Corey Hardick), CARLOES(Toma Dinala), JULIANS kid-brother JAKE(Alexandru Geoana), ZEKES exigirlfriend KATIE(Jana Kramer), MIMI(DIANA MUNTEANU) and DARREN(Razvan Oprea) are all dirt-biking lovers. However, after ZEKE wrecks his bike, he finds himself presumed dead and in the care of JULIANS uncle CHARLES'(Best actor thus far PETER COYOTE) company HybraTech. The crew of teens then go special-ops as they try and attempt to rescue ZEKE, and accidentally release numerous zombies into the facility.

The cheese-fest starts up when the characters are all unbelievably older than they are. The plot is so dried-up, but recycles itself with oodles of zombie-action. But don't get excited, the zombies are a major disappointment.. remember the invincible undead which made the ROTLD series interesting? Well, they are'nt here. We do have the talking, brain-craver's from before, but on a reduced One-Shot-To-The-Head Romero basis. One thing that also ticks me is that Every time someone usually got bitten, it was a zombie chomping into the same spot on the back of the skull... Every time. It got to expecting.

Despite all the crap this new line of sequels adds to the mix, it IS a rather entertaining zombie film... except that one zombie has a thing to want to start street-fighting. Regardless, this IS better than its follow-up, ROTLD 5: Rave To The Grave. I'd check this one out again to see the good special-effects make-up, to some of the more thought out kills. The major thing that should be redone is changing the name from ROTLD to some other zombie film... it would've been much better, speaking also for the sequel.

Overrall, if your looking for a bonified sequel to the infamous Russel Streiner film-collage, don't touch this with a 10-foot-pole.


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