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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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Welcome to Ogden Marsh, the friendliest place on earth 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

When the sheriff discovers the military plane, a satellite records his location at 40.851216 and -94.548340. These coordinates do in fact point to Iowa, but to farmland and not to the marshes as depicted. The town of Lenox, population 1401, is the closest real town to these coordinates. 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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A scene concerning the fate of Ogden Marsh appears during the closing credits. See more »

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Featured in Scream Awards 2010 (2010) 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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Absolutely killer
1 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

It is clear that the current cycle of horror remakes is far from over and the results so far have for the most part been surprisingly good. This trend continues with 'The Crazies'- a reinvention of George Romero's little-seen 1973 original. The plot is beyond simple: a biological agent gets into the water supply of a small town in Iowa called Ogden Marsh and turns the inhabitants into homicidal maniacs. Things get even worse when a US Army unit initiates a brutal containment operation where shooting first and not bothering to ask questions is the order of the day.

The film wastes little time building up to the first outbreak of insanity and then chillingly portrays how the town's social fabric is obliterated at break-neck speed. There is an abundance of scary moments, inventive gore, and even some very black humor. Some moments are so intensely suspenseful that time seems to practically stand still. All the cast play their parts well; including Timothy Olyphant as the town sheriff, Joe Anderson as his deputy, and Radha Mitchell as the town doctor. The minimalist soundtrack is also strikingly effective. All in all, this film is a treat for horror fans and for anyone looking for an intense night out at the movies.


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