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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sarah Bowman
... Salazar
... Trevor Bowman
... Nina (as AnnaLyne McCord)
... Bud Crain
... Doctor Logan
... Scientist
... Local Girl (as Taylor Hoover)
... Mrs. Leitner
... Paul - DJ
... Captain Rhodes
Robert Rais ... Mr. Leitner
Michael McCoy ... Mr. Noble
Laura Giosh ... Mrs. Noble
... Receptionist
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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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Rated R for strong pervasive horror violence and gore, and language | See all certifications »

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8 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Day of the Dead: The Need to Feed  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$301,771
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Christa Campbell played Mrs. Leitner in Day of the Dead (2008) and was a producer of the later remake Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018). See more »

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When Cpl Cross first arrives at the hospital with her mother there is a little boy being pushed in a wheelchair at the bottom left of the screen; despite being ill the actor is clearly smiling and looking straight at the camera. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Logan: Great. A driver without keys and a soldier without bullets. It must be my fucking birthday. What's with you two?
Bud Crain: You know what? It's complicated, okay, pal?
Sarah Bowman: How did you get here?
Doctor Logan: Taxi.
Bud Crain: Great. Well, you're nominated to go out and hail us another one.
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References MacGyver (1985) See more »

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Stop, I'm Already Dead
Written by Dax Riggs
Performed by Deadboy & The Elephantmen
Published by Blebaby(BMI) administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records, LLC
By Arrangement with Music For The Masses
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If only it hadn't carried the name Day of the Dead
13 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Steve Miner, as a director, isn't bad. He directed my favorite entries in the Friday the 13th series, Halloween: H20, and Lake Placid. None of these movies are Oscar worthy, but they are all good, fun horror films. What he was thinking when he directed the Day of the Dead redux is beyond me.

A small Colorado town is overrun with the living dead, following a flu like virus that has swept across the land. As soon as the virus kills someone, their skin immediately decays and they become superhuman beasts. These zombies don't just run (a modern zombie element which has caused a lot of controversy in recent years) they jump, shoot weapons, and somehow manage to crawl on walls and ceilings. At the forefront of this super-zombie apocalypse is Mena Suvari (who phoned in her part) and Nick Cannon (who should have) as well as a few other meaningless characters. People die, things explode, and an hour and a half of your life is wasted as you watch this deplorable film.

Honestly, if this film had carried any moniker other than the classic Day of the Dead, I would have given it a bit higher of a rating. I'm thinking 3 or 4, mostly because some of the make-up fx are pretty nifty. Instead, the filmmakers decided to take everything Romero created and turn it on its head. Experimentation is a good thing, but not in this case. This should not be called a remake...or even a reimagining for that matter. It has nothing to do with the original film, aside that there are zombies involved and the military has a presence. I say, pull it from the shelves now, and send it out retitled. George Romero really shouldn't have to put up with this nonsense anymore.


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