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Fido (2006)

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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Narrator (voice)
Jan Skorzewski ... Eating Zombie
Kevin Tyell ... Zombie's Victim
Andy Parkin ... Dr. Hrothgar Geiger
Lynn Pendleton ... 1940's Mother
Gary Slater ... Father Zombie
Taylor Petri ... Little Girl
Glenn Richards ... Vicious Zombie
... Collar Light Zombie
Carl-James Kalbfleisch ... Child Zombie
... Miss Mills
... Timmy Robinson (as K'Sun Ray)
... Cindy Bottoms
... Mr. Bottoms
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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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16 March 2007 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Ena zombi anamesa mas  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Billy Connolly was reportedly very upset that the role required him to shave his beard. He described it as, "ripping out [his] fucking personality!" 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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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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Violators will be subject to criminal prosecution by the RCMP, FBI, Interpol, ZomCon and other enforcement agencies and will be sent to the wild zone. See more »

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Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

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Put a Lid on it
Written and Performed by Tom Maxwell and the Squirrel Nut Zippers
Courtesy of Tom Maxwell, by arrangement with Lionsgate
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Not What It First Appears - An Absurdly-Funny & Touching Film
3 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

When you see the cover of the DVD you're convinced this is some Class B cheesy cheapie, a film made for $1,000 in somebody's backyard.

Wrong!

This is quality material and really good. It's a comedy and a clever one at that. It also is very touching in spots, with a nice spot of kindness. The production values are very good (this looks excellent), the actors are known, the film's direction and sets are great. It's amazing. Who would have thought?

Carrie-Ann Moss, playing against-type, is terrific, as"Helen Robinson," the June Cleaver-like wife; Billy Connolly is great as the grunting good-hearted zombie "Fido;" Tim Blake Nelson ("Mr. Theopolis") is a hoot is the neighbor with the sexy zombie girlfriend "Tammy," and Henry Czerny and Dylan Baker as dads (check) are excellent, too K'Sun Ray as young "Timmy Robinson," shouldn't be overlooked, either. In fact, he probably has more lines in the movie than anyone.

If I explain the story it will sound so stupid that few of you would watch it. You'll just have to take the word of the people here who liked it and found it to be a very, very pleasant surprise. You need a dark sense of humor, though; an appreciation of the absurd.


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