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The Crazies (2010)

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About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David
... Judy
... Russell
... Becca
... Deardra Farnum
... Bill Farnum
... Nicholas
... Mayor Hobbs
... Pvt. Billy Babcock
... Intelligence Officer
... Ben Sandborn
... Travis Quinn
Mike Hickman ... Rory Hamill
... Peggy Hamill
... Curt Hammil
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Storyline

As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival. Written by IMDb Editors

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Insanity Is Infectious (UK poster) See more »

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Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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26 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El día del apocalipsis  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,067,552, 26 February 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,123,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,445,534
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Trivia

Elizabeth Banks turned down a role in this film because she thought it was too similar to her character in Slither (2006). See more »

Goofs

The sound of the nuclear explosion can be heard about 1 second after the light, which should mean they where only about 340m far from the nuclear blast which is clearly impossible. See more »

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[first lines]
Becca Darling: Um, Dr. Dutton, my aunt's in town.
Judy Dutton: Um hmm...
Becca Darling: And she's sick too.
Judy Dutton: Phew, I'm going to need you to stay late tonight. You know, you should probably text your aunt - Scotty - and tell him you can't make it to the baseball game tonight.
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A scene concerning the fate of Ogden Marsh appears during the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: The Crazies (2011) See more »

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We'll Meet Again
Written by Ross Parker and Hugh Charles
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of American Recordings and The Island Def Jam Music Group
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One of the better remakes!
26 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

George Romero's 1973 cult classic was a fun film. It focused a lot on the government and the scientists trying to figure out the cure. It also had some solid chaos in it. It was a very memorable low-budget film and when a remake was announced, I was not pleased.

Boy do I love it when I am wrong sometimes! The Crazies remake was a fun film. It had the tension, the violence, subtle social commentary regarding how the politics in America work, and it was a fun thrill ride. What I loved most was the violence. The story was pretty faithful to the original and all it needed to do was up the violence. Great fun and it kept you guessing when things were going to turn bad. The tension was perfect. Easily one of the better horror remakes I have seen in the last few years. My only minor gripe with this film was the ending. I won't spoil it, but it felt a little lame to me. However, I liked the movie so much, I want a sequel! How crazy is that?!


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