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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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Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caryn Peterson Caryn Peterson ... Vagrant Girl
Adeola Ariyo Adeola Ariyo ... Nurse
Emma Cleasby ... Katherine Sinclair
Christine Tomlinson Christine Tomlinson ... Young Eden Sinclair
Vernon Willemse ... David / Gimp
Paul Hyett ... Hot Dog Victim
Daniel Read Daniel Read ... Sergeant #1
Karl Thaning ... Pilot
Stephen Hughes Stephen Hughes ... Soldier #1 / Johnson
Jason Cope ... Wall Guard
Ryan Kruger ... Soldier
Nathan Wheatley Nathan Wheatley ... Patient 'X'
Cecil Carter Cecil Carter ... DDS Assault Trooper
Jeremy Crutchley ... Richter
Rhona Mitra ... Eden Sinclair
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Storyline

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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Mankind has an expiration date See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Though the film takes place in London and Scotland, most of principal photography was done in South Africa. The last scene shot on the continent before moving to the UK was the lengthy car chase with the Bentley crashing through the bus. See more »

Goofs

Any virologist would have immediately pointed out the possibility of natural immunity to the Reaper virus accounting for the presence of survivors in the quarantined zone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Alternate Versions

Theatrical version 105 min. and unrated version 113 min. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best Worst Movie (2009) See more »

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Good Thing
Written by Roland Gift and David Steele
Performed by Fine Young Cannibals
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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A futuristic movie full of kinetic energy and amazing stunt work
22 August 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This thunderous picture begins in Great Britain, 2007 . A deadly virus spreads causing hundreds of thousands infecting . The government evacuates people and builds an impregnable wall along with the Wall of Adriano, impeding the access . London, 2035 recent time, the reaper virus breaks out again. Then , various authorities, P.M (Alexander Siddig) and Canaris(David O'Hara)decide to send a specialists team. Nelson(Bob Hoskins) assigns the dangerous mission to Major Eden (Rhona Mitra). She along with a crack group (Adrian Lester, Sean Petwee, among others)are urgently dispatched into quarantined Scotland to meet Doctor Kane (Malcolm McDowell)who allegedly has a cure. In the near-future Glascow city, they'll have to fight against cutthroats, a band of depraved crazies thirsty for blood and survive some battles to-the-death.

This exciting movie is packed with noisy action, unbelievable car stunts, tension, thrills, chills, and lots of blood and gore, including throating-slit ,beheading, impaling and cannibalism. The story is a blend of classic Sci-Fi movies as ¨Escape from N.Y.¨, ¨27 Days/Weeks later¨ and of course ¨Mad Max¨, taking parts here and there. Thrilling musical score fitting to action by Tyler Bates. Colorful cinematography reflecting splendidly the Scotland outdoors in which resides the Doctor Kane and where he has built a medieval world. The motion picture is well directed by Neal Marshall (Descent, Dog soldiers) but with no originally because he has copied previous films. This remarkable action film appeal to science fiction buffs


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Country:

UK | USA | South Africa | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doomsday See more »

Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,926,565, 16 March 2008

Gross USA:

$11,008,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,472,631
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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