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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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Breck Eisner

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Scott Kosar (screenplay), Ray Wright (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El día del apocalipsis See more »

Filming Locations:

Cordele, Georgia, USA See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The old police car they go back to get is a 1973 Ford LTD, which was the year the original movie was released. See more »

Goofs

The majority of rural communities have wells, instead of municipal water services. Shutting down the water from the water tower would only have affected those people living inside of the town itself or those close enough to receive municipal water. It would have done nothing to prevent contamination from groundwater sources.

This makes the mayor's comments about not shutting off the water even more incongruous as there are clearly fields surrounding his rural home so he would know the source(s) of water for his home and his area. 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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One of the better remakes!
26 February 2010 | by SmakethDown638See 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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