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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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This spring, the dead will rise! 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

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Rhames also starred in Dawn of the Dead. See more »

Goofs

After leaving the hospital, Sarah and the others run over a large number of zombies, sometimes busting them into pieces. But when they stop, there is not a drop of blood anywhere on the vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Bowman: [to Trevor, after running over her zombiefied mother] It's not her, not any more.
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References Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) See more »

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Written by Tom Mesmer
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Wait for Diary of the Dead
17 February 2008 | by fygallSee all my reviews

The director surely mustn't of been a big fan of this genre when he signed up for it. I just don't understand how somebody who has achieved the status of becoming a film director could end up spoiling a movie that could of been so good!

OK, so i guess he wanted to take a different approach to the Zombie movie. Maybe add to Zach Schnyder's good effort with DAWN. But to make Zombies able to leap 20ft and walk on walls and ceilings. I mean really!!! What were you thinking?!?! You've well and truly messed up big time and done nothing for you career. I apologise for sounding a bit harsh but millions of fans of this DEAD franchise expected a lot better to say the least. I was gutted from the first twenty minutes. The casting was way bad too. Who in their right mind would have Mena Suvari as an Army Corporal?? Ving Rhames does his best. Make up and special effects were extremely mediocre as well.

My advice, wait for Diary of the Dead. And see how a zombie flick is supposed to be made.


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