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Flight of the Living Dead (2007)

Plane Dead (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 24 June 2008 (Greece)
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A mad scientist transferring a dead woman in a freezer with an armed guard on a plane to Paris. After a bit of turbulence, the freezer breaks down and she is awake, then turns into a zombie and starts to infect all on board.

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Scott Thomas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Chisum ... Truman
Kristen Kerr ... Megan
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Frank
Richard Tyson ... Paul Judd
Erick Avari ... Dr. Bennett
Derek Webster ... Long Shot
Todd Babcock ... Co-Pilot Randy
Siena Goines ... Anna
Mieko Hillman ... Stacy
Raymond J. Barry ... Captain Ray Banyon (as Raymond Barry)
Serah D'Laine ... Cara (as Sarah Laine)
Brian Ames ... Tony
Brian Kolodziej ... Peter
Ashley Bashioum ... Jackie
Laura Cayouette ... Dr. Kelly
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Storyline

A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting several passengers and crew members on board the flight. A U.S. federal air marshall, along with a police officer, a flight attendant and a handful of survivors, must ride out the horrific flight just long enough to stay alive.

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If it's in your blood, you're just plane dead! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2008 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Plane Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$344,039
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

During the discussion at the Pentagon, there is talk of a new strain of "malaria virus." Malaria is caused by Plasmodium, a protozoan parasite, not a virus. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [about the shaking of the plane] Maybe this little diversion will keep my mind of your tasteless cheap suit.
Truman: Would you feel better if I was in a bitch ass orange jumpsuit, like the one you're gonna be wearing for the rest of your life.
Frank: There you go getting nasty again. While I'm nearly offering a criticism on that citorial horrorshow you call a suit. However I do like the shirt, does it come in men style? And for your information, the jumpsuits in France are some sort of burgundy, yeah.
Truman: Well you...
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Alternate Versions

German release was cut by approx. 2 minutes to secure a SPIO/JK approval. The FSK-16 version (also released with a FSK-18 rating due to included trailers) misses ca. 4 minutes. See more »

Connections

References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Among the Dead
Performed by Shayna Zaid
Music and Lyrics by Bill Grainer
Papa Claire Music Publishing, ASCAP
Produced by Johnny Chao, Jr.
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Not a masterpiece, but fun and worth watching.
2 June 2007 | by The-KurganSee all my reviews

If you're a zombie fan, this is worth watching, but it's not one of those gems, like Undead or Dead Meat, that you could watch again and again. Ideal for a good one-night rental.

There are tons of really awful zombie flicks out there, with stupid dialogue, bad acting, and even worse makeup and F/X. Then there are the few really awesome offerings, that just hit on all cylinders, and keep you on the edge of your seat and begging for more. This movie is neither. It's truly not a bad movie, either in the general sense, or simply as a zombie flick. In fact, it's actually kinda fun. The worst thing going for it is simply that it's virtually impossible to come up with anything new, since it's all been done before, so you can't help but make comparisons. Had most of the events we see in this movie not been seen before in some guise, this would probably be considered a keeper. But, since we have seen it all before, it's important to ask yourself one, simple question: Did I enjoy myself while watching this. And the answer is yes.

It's true that there are slightly campy moments. It's true that there are back-to-back scenes where in one someone hears a distant moan, but in the next doesn't hear gunfire from the same location. It's true that some of the dialogue is cheesy, and you feel the pain of the seasoned pro doing his best to recite them without feeling silly. Nevertheless, if you just allow yourself to sit back and be drawn-in to the story, and can sustain a little suspension of disbelief without falling back on the tried-n-true (albeit fun) habit of nitpicking every little mistake and silly bit, I really think you'll enjoy yourself, and can kill and hour-and-a-half that you may never get back, but won't mind losing. :)


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