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Deadlands: The Rising (2006)

In October 2008, a biochemical weapon explosion causes a freak chain of events and brings the dead back to life. It is up to five people to make a stand for survival against an ever growing army of the Living Dead.


Gary Ugarek


Gary Ugarek

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Credited cast:
Dave Cooperman Dave Cooperman ... Dave
Gary Ugarek Gary Ugarek ... Gary
Michelle Wright Michelle Wright ... Michelle
Brian Wright Brian Wright ... Brian
Connor Brandt Connor Brandt ... Connor
Mélisa Breiner-Sanders ... Evacuee Woman
Josh Davidson ... Josh
Jeremy Paris Jeremy Paris ... Arguing Man #2
Chris L. Clark Chris L. Clark ... Suit Zombie (as Chris Clark)
Nathan Rosen Nathan Rosen ... #11 Zombie
Brian Marinelli Brian Marinelli ... Private Marinelli
Bruce Morgan Bruce Morgan ... Commanding Military Officer
Tom Gambrill ... Shelter Director (FEMA)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Abel William Abel ... National Guardsmen #3
Patty Aiello Patty Aiello ... Evacuee / Zombie


In October 2008, a biochemical weapon explosion causes a freak chain of events and brings the dead back to life. It is up to five people to make a stand for survival against an ever growing army of the Living Dead.

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The world as we know it... Is coming to an end!



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Release Date:

23 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadlands See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,847 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,064, 14 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,025, 3 May 2007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wetnwildradio Films See more »
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Technical Specs


(theatrical) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Remix for video release)| Stereo (original)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film won four awards at the Weekend De Le Peur film Festival in France: Best Director, Best Film, First Place and Excellence awards. See more »


During a steadi-cam shot prior to the zombie attack on the traffic jam the camera man is visible in the window of one of the vehicles See more »


[first lines]
Michelle: [narration] Six Months, that's how long it took for the world as we knew it to come to an end. The bible preached the world would end in fire and war. It ended in plauges and hunger. All brought on by the technology built to protect us. Conventional Weapons weren't enough, we built more powerful weapons. Weapons capable of spreading disease, plagues or hunger, weapons designed to do the un-imaginable... and in the end, it took one man with one weapon.
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Crazy Credits

Actor's Lonnie Martin and Cindy Marie Martin appear in a scene at the end of the films credits. Also below the copyright notice, a statement that "No Animals or Zombies were harmed during the making of this film" appears as the last item. See more »


References Shaun of the Dead (2004) See more »


Performed by Gary Ugarek (as Dj Gary Franks)
©2000/2002 Phar-Out Records
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A brief, fair review...
5 November 2009 | by harperken80See all my reviews

At a bare minimum, Gary Ugarak's film stands out as an example of innovation trumping limitation. It's brisk (a little over an hour), and the production deficiencies are more than obvious (note the different video quality from shot to shot during some of the large scale scenes). But the fundamental story of a zombie apocalypse is so nicely rendered that one can't help but smile. The performances aren't particularly natural, but the film doesn't waste a moment of screen time.

There's not a whole lot of original content, but Ugarak's execution makes up for it. Deadlands is a worthy addition to the genre of the undead.

Flamers need to lighten up and give credit where due.

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