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Land of the Dead (2005)

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The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

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George A. Romero
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Baker ... Riley Denbo
John Leguizamo ... Cholo DeMora
Dennis Hopper ... Kaufman
Asia Argento ... Slack
Robert Joy ... Charlie
Eugene Clark ... Big Daddy
Joanne Boland ... Pretty Boy
Tony Nappo ... Foxy
Jennifer Baxter ... Number 9
Boyd Banks ... Butcher
Jasmin Geljo ... Tambourine Man
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos ... Mouse
Tony Munch ... Anchor
Shawn Roberts ... Mike
Pedro Miguel Arce ... Pillsbury
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Storyline

Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out. But all's not well where it's most safe, as a revolution plans to overthrow the city leadership, and the zombies are turning into more advanced creatures. Written by Anonymous

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Rise of the Jombies See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence and gore, language, brief sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Reckoning See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,221,705, 26 June 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,700,082, 5 January 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,070,520
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Susan Wloszczyna, a reporter for USA Today, appeared as one of the zombies. She was there interviewing her fellow zombies, as well as the director. She spent nearly an hour and forty-five minutes in the make-up chair. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie Big Daddy gets shot many times in the body inflicting large bullet holes, including his upper right chest area. At the end, when he turns to look at Riley and the others, the bullet holes are not there. See more »

Quotes

Kaufman: [as Cholo approaches from the shadows] Fucking Spic bastard!
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Crazy Credits

The old mid-1930s Universal Pictures logo begins the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated Director's Cut has a scene missing from the UK cinema release. Just before Cholo visits Kauffman for the final time he intervenes in a disturbance at Kauffman's neighbor's' house where we see that a man has hanged himself and his son tries to cut him down only to be bitten in the neck when his father reanimates as a zombie. Cholo destroys the zombie by bashing its head in while the distraught widow shrieks in the background. See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Diary of the Dead (2013) See more »

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Bombardment
Written by Gabriel Isaac Mounsey
Performed by R3kl355 / Mass
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A true George Romero movie
22 June 2005 | by vampry-1See all my reviews

I saw this film at a preview screening here. I thought it was great fun and a return to what Romero does well - zombies. It does not pretend to be anything but what it is and that's why I think it's better than one of the earlier reviewers on this site did. I thought the characters were well drawn - I'd especially like to see Charlie's back story - and the set-up for a possible sequel (and a possible show-down between Riley and the Big Daddy zombie) intriguing. Dennis Hopper was a fairly clichéd villain but I always like seeing him on screen. The movie may be seen by some to have way too few shocks (I only jumped and clutched my companion a couple of times but then I may be jaded) and too many "merely amusing" moments. The audience I saw it with all seemed to enjoy it, applauding at the end.


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