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Doomsday (2008)

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A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caryn Peterson ... Vagrant Girl
Adeola Ariyo ... Nurse
... Katherine Sinclair
Christine Tomlinson ... Young Eden Sinclair
... David / Gimp
Paul Hyett ... Hot Dog Victim
Daniel Read ... Sergeant #1
... Pilot
Stephen Hughes ... Soldier #1 / Johnson
Jason Cope ... Wall Guard
... Soldier
Nathan Wheatley ... Patient 'X'
Cecil Carter ... DDS Assault Trooper
... Richter
... Eden Sinclair
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A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. Written by Nicolettea

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The End Is Nigh. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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14 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Sudnji dan  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,926,565, 16 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,955,425, 6 April 2008
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MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, and Craig Conway all worked together previously in The Descent (2005) See more »

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Apparently the Bentley was stored for over 30 years. It is extremely unlikely it would run after this much time. Petrol is good for about six months (volatile compounds destabilize), the battery would be dead, and the tires would likely become harder/brittle. See more »

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Kane: Like so many epidemics before, the loss of so many lives began with a single microscopic organism. It's human nature to seek even the smallest comfort in reason, or logic for events as catastrophic as these. But a virus doesn't choose a time or place. It doesn't hate or even care. It just happens.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Doomsday (2012) See more »

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The Can Can
Performed by Ariel Rechtshaid
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Doomsday
14 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

If you enjoyed 28 Days Later, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and Gladiator, this might be the film for you. Writer and Director Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) an obvious student of genre movies, has managed to smoothly craft together a cinematic Frankenstein's monster of sci-fi action clichés. Gratuitous blood geysers? Check. Insane, post-apocalyptic punks? Check. Buff, beautiful, uber-bad-ass heroine that can kill without a moment's hesitation but still possesses superior morals to those that command her? Check. Ego-maniacal bad guy played by Malcolm McDowell? Check. Ticking clock to doomsday? Check. Marshall has skillfully engineered what is truly an homage to the genre movie and an action buffet for moviegoers with appropriate kitsch and over-the-topness without lowering himself to the realm of spoof. If you're looking for high cinema don't look here, but if you're looking for excitement, humor and an overall really good time, Doomsday will certainly fit the bill.


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