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28 Weeks Later (2007)

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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 to plan.

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Cast

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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Taglines:

Quarantine. Eradication. Sterilization. Repopulation. See more »

Genres:

Drama | 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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Details

Official Sites:

20th Century Fox [Russia]

Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exterminio 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,575,620 (United Kingdom), 11 May 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,807,292, 11 May 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,638,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,238,440
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes where Andy is separated from Tammy, and subsequently escapes from District One with other survivors bears similarities with a flashback story from Mark (from 28 days later). Andy gets separated from Tammy just as Mark got separated from his sister. Andy escapes quarantine by climbing people and onto an air duct similar to how Mark climbed onto a kiosk. And Andy glimpses at the now infected Don stalking Andy from a distance similar to how Mark described watching his then newly infected father. See more »

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Just after the helicopter lifts off from Wembley Stadium, in the shot following the white-out transition, traffic can be seen moving in the roads in the bottom-right of the shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Donald Harris: What are you going to cook?
Alice: Your favorite.
Donald Harris: What, again?
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Spin-off 28 Weeks Later: Jealous Rage (2007) See more »

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In The House - In A Heartbeat
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Seriously, the best horror movie this year!
17 May 2007 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

So far, it seemed like we didn't have many promising candidates for a great horror movie, despite the fact that I did enjoy 28 Days Later, it was very brilliant, it still wasn't exactly on my top favs of the horror genre. But 28 Weeks Later looked interesting, I was curious how they could do a sequel when it seemed to be a promising ending to the first, but the story here really worked! It was so disturbing and had a frightening apocalypse feeling that sent chills down my spin. The movie starts strong and ends strong and doesn't let you get a breath of fresh air.

It starts off where in England there is a group of people who are all survivors from the Rage Virus, but they are attacked, including a married couple, it looks like all hope is lost for the wife, but the husband makes a clear escape. 28 weeks later, the US troops are sent to Britain to help destroy the virus and restore the country back. They gather all the survivors that are clean and have put them in a small part of England that is clear of the virus, but still there is so much to be done since a huge part of the country still has corpses and possible killers with the virus. The husband is reunited with his children and tells them that their mother is dead, but they want their old stuff from their old house in the unclean part of England, but they go and end up finding their surviving mom, but it seems like she may have the virus and ends up spreading it, causing total chaos!

This movie does not stop with the horror and never lets go, this wasn't even a matter of the jump scares in my case, I think what was so scary was the fact that this movie captured human emotions so well. What people act like in chaos, wither it's bad or good, pulling one to safety, pushing one in the way of danger to save themselves, or the simple love a family and the ultimate feeling of betrayal, fear, and helplessness. 28 Weeks Later is a terrific movie that I highly recommend, it's scary as heck and will keep you thinking for days.

9/10


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