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The Crazies (2010)

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After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.

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Breck Eisner

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Scott Kosar (screenplay), Ray Wright (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... David
Radha Mitchell ... Judy
Joe Anderson ... Russell
Danielle Panabaker ... Becca
Christie Lynn Smith ... Deardra Farnum
Brett Rickaby ... Bill Farnum
Preston Bailey ... Nicholas
John Aylward ... Mayor Hobbs
Joe Reegan ... Pvt. Billy Babcock
Glenn Morshower ... Intelligence Officer
Larry Cedar ... Ben Sandborn
Gregory Sporleder ... Travis Quinn
Mike Hickman Mike Hickman ... Rory Hamill
Lisa K. Wyatt ... Peggy Hamill
Justin Welborn ... Curt Hammil
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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 ahmetkozan

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 sheriff pulls a lighter from the store display, flicks it, and it lights. It is a new in box Zippo. They have no lighter fluid in them. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

A scene concerning the fate of Ogden Marsh appears during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

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
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Simple Old Fashion Horror
1 January 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

A transport plane crashes into the water supply of a small Iowa town. Some of the townfolks become infected and turn crazed killers. Sheriff (Timothy Olyphant), his wife (Radha Mitchell), his deputy (Joe Anderson), and a girl from town (Danielle Panabaker) need to escape not only the crazies, but also the military sent to contain the population.

This is remake of a George A. Romero movie. It's not that complicated. It is a horror movie done classically without the jokey references or overt sexualization. There are no gross out jokes or T&A. It is just simple tense horror done right. The scariest scene has to be the women tied down on the gurneys, and a crazy walks in. If you want simple horror, this is all you need.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crazies See more »

Filming Locations:

Cordele, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,067,552, 28 February 2010

Gross USA:

$39,123,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,806,823
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2.35 : 1
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