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28 Weeks Later (2007)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 May 2007 (USA)
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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.

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Rowan Joffe (screenplay), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Don
Rose Byrne ... Scarlet
Jeremy Renner ... Doyle
Harold Perrineau ... Flynn
Catherine McCormack ... Alice
Idris Elba ... Stone
Imogen Poots ... Tammy
Mackintosh Muggleton ... Andy
Amanda Walker ... Sally
Shahid Ahmed Shahid Ahmed ... Jacob
Garfield Morgan ... Geoff
Emily Beecham ... Karen
Beans El-Balawi Beans El-Balawi ... Boy in Cottage (as Beans Balawi)
Meghan Popiel Meghan Popiel ... DLR Soldier
Stewart Alexander ... Military Officer
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Storyline

28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins... again. Written by Anonymous

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It All Begins Again See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The character of Doyle is a reference to the director of "28 Days Later," Danny Boyle. The name "Doyle" consists of the d from "Danny," and the "oyle" from Boyle, making Doyle. See more »

Goofs

When Andy & Tam escape to re-visit their old home, they are shown crossing Tower Bridge, which as they have started their journey from the Isle of Dogs, means they are travelling South across the river, but the next shot shows them passing the 'London Gherkin', which is built on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, St Mary Axe, in the City of London, on the North Bank. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Donald Harris: What are you going to cook?
Alice: Your favorite.
Donald Harris: What, again?
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Crazy Credits

Like the first film, there are no opening credits of any kind once the company logos have appeared. Also like the first film, the title of the film appears only as a descriptive subtitle. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an alternate version when Andy is sitting in a subway station and a train comes with all his undead or uninfected family and he gets on but then it is a hallucination. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss of Death
Written and Performed by John Murphy
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The end is once again extremely ****ing nigh
27 August 2007 | by arthurmaukSee all my reviews

I've never been a huge fan of the zombie horror genre, but I was very impressed by Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later… Somehow it managed to create characters worth caring about as well as throwing mindless zombies at them. So when I heard that a sequel was in the making, I was excited but understandably cautious since the Disappointing Sequel Syndrome is all too common nowadays. I also disapproved of the director switch, fearing that yet another low-budget gem will be Americanised by Hollywood, made far too slick for its own good.

So to say 28 Weeks Later was a pleasant surprise would be an understatement. Fresnadillo managed to maintain everything that was good in the original and add his own flair. The rage virus, the zombies and the gore are all still here. But most importantly, what keeps the series shockingly vivid is the willingness to flaunt the naked truth: we humans are the real monsters. Under such extreme circumstances, mankind's self-preservation instincts kicks in and it is an ugly sight to see. It might be the necessary thing to do, but that still doesn't make it feel right.

The film starts off at an odd pace but soon settles into a familiar terror-stricken rush. The cast was well selected, nothing out of the ordinary but no obvious weak links either. The Americanisation was not as severe as I had previously dreaded, and I actually quite welcomed Rose Byrne and Jeremy Renner leading the plot. The shots of post-apocalyptic London may have been done already but they're still as effective as ever, and John Murphy's score is brilliant as always.

All in all, a worthy sequel to Days and very few fans will be disappointed, I hope.


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Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,807,292, 13 May 2007

Gross USA:

$28,638,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,048,678
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