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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 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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Taglines:

The End Is Nigh. 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

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

In the top secret satellite photos we see only few lonely people but when the crew arrives at the city they encounter hordes and hordes of "punks". However, the satellite photos are said to be from 3 years previous, the gangs may not have been as prominent as they are at the time period in the film. See more »

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[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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Connections

References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Roland Gift and David Steele
Performed by Fine Young Cannibals
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Gonzo mix of Mad Max, Escape from NY and 28 Days Later
22 March 2008 | by angelynx-2See all my reviews

What an insane movie! I saw it in a criminally tiny Saturday afternoon audience (four people) and we all had a terrific time. Don't expect sense, great acting or original dialogue, just go for the kicks and enjoy. A totally deranged, over-the-top splatfest with hideous viral deaths galore, some of the best post-holocaust punk makeup and chase scenes since Road Warrior, brilliant use of 1980's dance music (Adam and the Ants, Frankie Goes to Hollywood--the placement of Siouxie and the Banshees' "Spellbound" and a Fine Young Cannibals track at the punk barbecue is simply inspired), a coliseum battle-to-the-death, a bizarre interlude in a Scottish fiefdom that feels as if the movie took a fast detour into the Shire, and the coolest star turn by a UK car since Harry Potter's posse made one fly. All of it snapping and crackling with so much kinetic energy and wild creative freedom that it's hugely exhilarating. We were still giggling like maniacs an hour after the movie.=) It's just such fun to see a director decide to go full-speed over the edge like this. It's not great art, but trust me, if you enjoyed Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Planet Terror, Escape from New York/L.A., and/or any recent zombie movie, you can't miss this one.


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