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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.

Director:

Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall
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Cast

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 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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Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

UK | USA | South Africa | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sudnji dan 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,955,425, 6 April 2008
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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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Trivia

Since some of the filming took place in South Africa, the registration numbers on the helicopters read "ZS-...". While the helicopter used to pick Eden at the end of the movie wears this registration visibly on its tail, the helicopter on which Eden flies from London to the quarantine zone discretely wears it on its belly while showing a fictive number on its sides. See more »

Goofs

While a well-maintained lift would not fall even with the cables cut, due to the use of the Otis elevator brake after 20 years of disuse and poor maintenance, it is quite possible the brake is inoperative. 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

References Braveheart (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Thing
Written by Roland Gift and David Steele
Performed by Fine Young Cannibals
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Awesome, my kind of movie! Neil Marshall does not disappoint
22 November 2016 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

At this point I have already been a fan of writer/director Neil Marshall, as I have already seen Dog Soldiers and The Descent and are among my favorite modern horror films. Doomsday is Neil Marshall's take on the post apocalyptic action/science fiction genre. The film is mostly a combination of 28 Days Later, Escape From New York and The Road Warrior. The film brings us back to the good ole' days(the 80's) and is a highly entertaining and blood soaked action fest that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. The flick is a little campy, but looks great and favors practical f/x and delivers huge with tons of great gory action. Rhona Mitra is our gorgeous lead and is very effective here as a female equivalent to Snake Pliskin. She does well in the fights and gives a very good performance here as the lead in this film. Bob Hoskins and Malcolm McDowell appear as well and are awesome as well. While there is a whole lot of stuff made that just does'nt appeal to me, Doomsday is totally the type of movie that at least, I want to see. I am sure this won't be the sort of film that gets awards, but it gets a thumbs up from me and is awesome in my book.


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