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In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Currie
13 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Kaye ... Narrator (voice)
Jan Skorzewski Jan Skorzewski ... Eating Zombie
Kevin Tyell Kevin Tyell ... Zombie's Victim
Andy Parkin Andy Parkin ... Dr. Hrothgar Geiger
Lynn Pendleton Lynn Pendleton ... 1940's Mother
Gary Slater Gary Slater ... Father Zombie
Taylor Petri Taylor Petri ... Little Girl
Glenn Richards Glenn Richards ... Vicious Zombie
Raphael Kepinski ... Collar Light Zombie
Carl-James Kalbfleisch Carl-James Kalbfleisch ... Child Zombie
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight ... Miss Mills
Kesun Loder ... Timmy Robinson (as K'Sun Ray)
Alexia Fast ... Cindy Bottoms
Henry Czerny ... Mr. Bottoms
Aaron Brown Aaron Brown ... Roy Fraser
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In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon has been able to control the zombie population. Zombies can be temporarily neutralized by being shot, but can only be permanently neutralized by their brain being destroyed. Their ultimate disposal is through cremation, or burial, the latter which requires decapitation with the head being buried separately from the body. Conversely, Zomcon has created the domestication collar, when activated and placed on a zombie makes the zombie controllable and thus an eternally productive creature within society. Because all dead initially become zombies, the elderly are viewed negatively and suspectly. And all people, adult or child, learn to shoot to kill to protect society. Zomcon is the go to organization for all things zombie. In the town of Willard, the Robinsons - father Bill, mother Helen, and adolescent ... Written by Huggo

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Good dead are hard to find See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for zombie-related violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ena zombi anamesa mas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,203, 17 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$298,110, 8 July 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (one scene)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Carrie-Anne Moss's mother, Barbara Moss, has a few seconds on screen playing Carrie-Anne Moss' character, Helen Robinson's mom. See more »

Goofs

While washing the car with Fido and Timmy, when Helen first brings out the drinks there is a shot with Fido's eye make-up clearly missing. In the next shot the make-up has been reapplied. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: [with schlocky sensationalism] Zomcon presents A Bright New World. From the darkest depths of outer space came an evil no man could predict. A cloud of radiation engulfed our great planet. Scientists discovered that these space particles caused the reanimation of dead bodies. Zombies. Creature with but one destructive need, to devour the flesh of the living. And so we were forced to defend our homeland. The Zombie Wars. Mankind against legions of the undead.
Narrator: But in our darkest hour,...
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Crazy Credits

Any similarity to actual persons, living, dead or undead is purely unintentional. See more »

Connections

Features Night of the Living (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Powder Your Face With Sunshine
Written by Carmen Lombardo and Stanley Rochinski
Performed by Kay Starr
Licensed courtesy of Soundies Inc. by arrangement with DePugh Music and Ahlert-Burke Corporation (ASCAP) and Warner/Chappell Music Canada Ltd. obo Lombardo Music,
Inc.
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I wish I didn't have to wait for this to come out in the US...
5 November 2006 | by muffingoddess38See all my reviews

I suppose the ultimate curse of attending the Toronto Film Festival is your release date time table get messed up. Quite frankly, I'm just happy Fido got picked up for US distribution. In any case...

Ever seen Shaun of the Dead? Good. How about Lassie? Able to reconcile the two? Well, if you can your name might be Andrew Currie, Canadian helmer of the first ever family themed zombie comedy, or zomedy. (Seriously, that's what the press book in Toronto called it.) Though not as violent, dry, or British as Shaun of the Dead, Fido remains true to its roots: a devotion to old 50s black and white television including both Lassie and the infamous sci-fi pulp that was being pumped out during the period.

Fido's talented headliners (Carrie Anne Moss, Billy Connelly, Dylan Baker, and Tim Blake Nelson) stand as a testament to the brilliance of the script. The film explores all the implications of its premise: a world where zombies have been converted to servants because of the sheer number of them due to a strange accident. What would you use your new undead servant for? A butler? Manual labor? A pet? Unspeakable acts? Fido tackles all these possibilities in a sweet and surprisingly classy way, with much thanks to the work of Connelly (as one of said zombies) and young TV actor K'Sun Ray, who seems at times to be a better young Elijah Wood than the young Elijah Wood was.

If you're expecting another Shaun of the Dead, don't waste your time. There's not nearly enough gore and pokes at the genre to satisfy you and you'll just leave the theater bitter and depressed. But if you're willing to take a look at what happens to Shaun of the Dead when it jumps across the lake, you're in for a treat. Think of Fido as the sensitive, more often beaten up little brother to Shaun of the Dead's rebellious loser, and you're starting to get the drift. If you like (or at least tolerate) zombies, small children, and loads of deadpan satire, Fido's the film for you. If that's not the case....well, you know the drill. Just hit 'em square between the eyes.


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