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The Dead One (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1 March 2007 (USA)
A young man is killed and resurrected by the Aztec God of Death as his slave.

Director:

Brian Cox

Writers:

Brian Cox, Javier Hernandez (comic book "El Muerto")
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Credited cast:
Wilmer Valderrama ... Diego de la Muerte / El Muerto
Angie Cepeda ... Maria
Joel David Moore ... Zak (as Joel Moore)
Michael Parks ... Sheriff Ezra Stone
Tony Plana ... Aparicio
E.J. Callahan ... The Monsignor
Tony Amendola ... Padre Somera
Alfonso Arau ... Tezcatlipoca (voice)
Billy Drago ... The Old Indian
Maria Conchita Alonso ... The Nun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darien Dikeos Darien Dikeos ... Young Diego
Aldo Gonzalez ... Cameo
D. Taylor Loeb ... Celia
Vince Lozano ... Coyote
Michael Macoul ... Remy
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Trapped in a purgatory between this world and the next, 21-year-old Diego wanders the streets of L.A. in search of a human sacrifice for the vicious Aztec gods that control his soul. But the sacrifice they want is Maria, his own girlfriend. The Dead One is the story of Diego's fight against the dark gods for his soul...and for the soul of the woman he loves. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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He's Dead. He Lives...In America. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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The Dead One a/k/a El Muerto won the Whittier Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film in 2008. See more »

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An entertaining & interesting str8 to DVD movie
3 October 2007 | by reeves2002See all my reviews

I am not familiar with the comic book this movie was based on but it seemed like a decent adaptation.I just stumbled across it at the DVD rental store and knew nothing about it.It has an interesting mythology and the actors all performed well and were convincing.I especially loved Zac's reaction when Diego came back from the dead and how no one believed him or took him seriously. I loved the outfit (or costume) Wilmer Valderrama (Diego) wore in the movie. It's dark & stylish and good for any occasion.I would love to wear something like that. The movie didn't really seem to end so i'm not sure whether sequels are planned,or if it is a pilot for a new series. Either way I liked it and the effects were good.The cinematography was nice and I liked how it was effective without gore and bad CGI effects. I look forward to seeing more movies about these character's if any more are planned and would like to read the comic now also.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El muerto See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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