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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second movie, in which John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper appear, the other is Super Mario Bros. (1993). See more »

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In the scene when the stenches break down the wire mesh gate (about 37 minutes in), a guard in the tower throws a rope and slides down (to be eaten by stenches), even though a perfectly good ladder can be seen on the tower. See more »

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Cholo: [Riley shows up] You were always the smart one, Riley, much smarter than me.
Riley: [under his breath] Not saying much.
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The old mid-1930s Universal Pictures logo begins the film. See more »

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Finally, a Good Zombie Movie
23 June 2005 | by dark_mulletSee all my reviews

I have just gotten back from the Worled Premiere. The movie is EXCELLENT. The best serious zombie movie since the original Dawn of the Dead (although, it wasn't too serious).

The film was excellent, action packed, bloody and gory, and filled with Social Comments (which is why the Night, Dawn, Day movies were so good, and this as well). Makes comments about corruption, human savageness, and America's thick-headedness. It's also got a good amount of nostalgia for fans. Anyone remember the biker with the machete from Dawn of the Dead? He's back...as a zombie.

In the film, we see that the zombies are becoming smarter. BEfore you all go "That's retarded!!!!" It works. If you have seen "Day of the Dead", Romero explores the fact that although zombies are dead, they have the same brain. If given time to learn and room to develop, they can have a certain amount of intelligence. This is seen most from the "hero" zombie, who seems to have developed more and faster than any other dead.

ON the inside, anarchy is brewing because Dennis Hopper is a dick. The city is fortified and surrounded by two rivers (good IL' Pittsburgh!!!). Inside the skyscraper, the rich enjoy life like it's completely normal. But on the streets, people barely survive. Some argue it's worse than out there...

All in all, it's a very good zombie film. I tip my hat off to it, and it's about time they give Romero a budget. If you thought the 2004 Dawn of the Dead was good...punch yourself, and then see this movie.


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