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Dead Air (2009)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 2009 (USA)
Logan Burnhardt is the ego-king of the airwaves, but his unflappable persona is put to the test when a terrorist bio-attack unleashes a plague of flesh-ripping maniacs on Los Angeles.

Director:

Corbin Bernsen

Writer:

Kenny Yakkel (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Navid Negahban ... Abir
Corbin Bernsen ... Dr. F
Haley Pullos ... Dee Dee (as Haley Alexis Pullos)
Bill Moseley ... Logan
David Moscow ... Gil
Patricia Tallman ... Lucy
Dan Lauria ... Fred
Larry Drake ... Vernon
Jeanne Cooper ... Paranoid Caller #1
Anthony Ray Parker ... Tanner
Susan Ruttan ... Maggie
Tammy Felice ... Colleague #1
Jason Davis ... Maniac
Federico Dordei ... Kalil
Lakshmi Manchu ... Gabbi
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Storyline

Radio Host, Logan Burnhardt, starts off his show with off-beat questions such as the whereabouts of the Taj Mahal, and why it is only photographed from the front. With listeners calling in on a variety of issues, he soon becomes aware that terrorists have planted chemical bombs in stadiums and crowded areas that make people violent. He subsequently asks his colleague to travel home to ensure that his wife, Gabbi, and child are safe - not knowing that terrorists will soon take over the building and hold him and other colleagues hostage and force them to make a live broadcast of their real agenda. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Spreading nationwide Winter 2008 See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ultimul telefon See more »

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Trivia

The term "dead air" is used primarily in broadcasting, be it radio or television, and it defines any amount of time where nothing goes out over the air unintentionally, like silence on radio or a black screen on television. Dead air is considered a broadcaster's worst nightmare, as it eats up precious advertising time. See more »

Goofs

During the whole time Logan is searching his house for his family he is holding a 1911 .45 pistol in case he's attacked. The problem is that the hammer of the pistol is down and it won't fire unless it's cocked, so if he is attacked he can't shoot his attacker. See more »

Quotes

Logan: [the radio station employees are barricading the doors with heavy desks. Lucy walks over and sets a potted plant on top of the desks] And that's supposed to do WHAT?
Lucy: Fuck you!
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Connections

References Soylent Green (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Wanna Die
Written by Theresa Walker
Produced and Performed by Theresa Walker and Tim Hall
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Not in the same pool as Ponty
15 September 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

If you watch one movie with a radio station and an infection make it "Pontypool". If you want to watch more than one, this one is decent enough for you to watch it once. It's certainly refreshing to watch Bill Mosley in a different sort of role/character. While he's doing a good job, McHattie was just terrific and could not be matched (which of course is also a sign, that Pontypool has the better script and therefor also the better story).

The effects are good enough for a small budget and the movie does do a decent job in getting the movie along. You have to excuse the movie for some stupid character behaviour of course (something that quite a few horror movies seem to be infected with). If you can do that, you will be able to enjoy it (or if you cut the movie quite some slack, you will even rate it higher than I did)


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