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Day of the Dead (2008)

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When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.

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Steve Miner

Writers:

Jeffrey Reddick (screenplay), George A. Romero (motion picture "Day of the Dead")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mena Suvari ... Sarah Bowman
Nick Cannon ... Salazar
Michael Welch ... Trevor Bowman
AnnaLynne McCord ... Nina (as AnnaLyne McCord)
Stark Sands ... Bud Crain
Matt Rippy ... Doctor Logan
Pat Kilbane ... Scientist
Taylor Saracho ... Local Girl (as Taylor Hoover)
Christa Campbell ... Mrs. Leitner
Ian McNeice ... Paul - DJ
Ving Rhames ... Captain Rhodes
Robert Rais Robert Rais ... Mr. Leitner
Michael McCoy Michael McCoy ... Mr. Noble
Laura Giosh Laura Giosh ... Mrs. Noble
Vanessa Johansson ... Receptionist
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Storyline

In Leadville, Colorado, Captain Rhodes and his army seals off the town to contain an influenza-type epidemic. The locals are not allowed to leave the town and the Pine Valley Medical Center is crowded with sick people. Corporal Sarah Bowman was born and raised in Leadville and goes to her home with Private Bud Crain to visit her mother. Sarah finds that her mother is ill and takes her to the local hospital. However, the sick people suddenly transform in flesh eating, fast moving zombies which attack the non-infected humans. Sarah, Bud and Private Salazar get a jeep and head to the town exit to escape from the dead. But Sarah hears the voice of her brother, Trevor, on the radio and is compelled to go to the radio station where Trevor is hidden with his girlfriend Nina. The group of survivors drives to the isolated Nike missile site seeking shelter, where they discover an underground army base. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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D-Day Is Coming See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong pervasive horror violence and gore, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Day of the Dead: The Need to Feed See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$301,771
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film's plot shares little with the original, many of the scenes and situations from the original are duplicated, such as debating on whether or not a fellow member should be killed even though there's a chance he won't become a zombie and a zombie firing a gun. See more »

Goofs

Sarah uses a key to start up the HMMMV, but military HMMMVs don't need keys for ignition. See more »

Quotes

Soldier: Sir, my orders are to relay the information to you so you can pass it on to the public.
Paul - DJ: This ain't about that flu thing, is it? So what the fuck is it about? You are going to talk to me, so help me God. Or...
[brings out music CD]
Paul - DJ: ...Celine Dion.
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Alternate Versions

-** SPOILER ALERT! *** The alternate ending on the DVD has Salazar's character disappearing off screen after opening fire in the Nike missile silo. He screams, fires again, then the horde of zombies appears. The film continues exactly as it did in the theatrical release, until, as they escape in the SUV, they pass a building in the exterior of the missile base. Salazar emerges, screaming that he wasn't bitten, and muttering that everyone expects the black guy to die. He gets into the SUV, and they drive off. At that point, the screaming zombie pops into frame. See more »

Connections

References He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

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Written by D. Difonzo, Scott P. Schreer
Published by Freeplaymusic(BMI)
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Not bad effort if you can overlook the flaws.
25 February 2008 | by come2whereimfromSee all my reviews

Not so much a remake of the Classic George A Romero film but a re-imagining. In this world the zombies are like superheroes, leaping from great heights, running super fast even crawling on the ceiling it's a far cry from the origins of the brain dead and a move towards the quick shock pace of recent films like '28 weeks later' or 'Flight of the living Dead'. The trouble is that with so many zombie movies about there's nothing here that hasn't been seen before in one film or another. The characters are stereotypes, the dialogue is stilted and the effects aren't always that good, but I'm a sucker for any zombie movie so if like me you can overlook that then this is certainly worth a watch. The gore level is high, its got Ving Rhames in it (for a bit) and the lead is played by Mena Suvari who is pretty enough and spends the film looking great in army fatigues while kicking butt. It is pretty text book despite the director trying some camera tricks to add to the atmosphere and the spooky tunes and it travels along at a fair old pace but when all is said and done this isn't a great film, it won't win any Oscars, but it does do what it says on the tin. Blood, guts and gory it will do until George's new one 'Diary of the dead'.


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