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Planet Terror (2007)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 13 June 2008 (Mexico)
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After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Director:

Robert Rodriguez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rose McGowan ... Cherry Darling
Freddy Rodríguez ... Wray (as Freddy Rodriguez)
Josh Brolin ... Dr. William Block
Marley Shelton ... Dr. Dakota Block
Jeff Fahey ... J.T.
Michael Biehn ... Sheriff Hague
Rebel Rodriguez ... Tony Block
Bruce Willis ... Lt. Muldoon
Naveen Andrews ... Abby
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Romy
Fergie ... Tammy (as Stacy Ferguson)
Nicky Katt ... Joe
Hung Nguyen Hung Nguyen ... Dr. Crane
Cecilia Conti ... Paramedic Cecil
Tommy Nix Tommy Nix ... Paramedic Nixer
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After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. Written by Anonymous

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Robert Rodriguez first came up with the idea for Planet Terror while making The Faculty (1998). He told Elijah Wood and Josh Hartnett that zombie movies were about to come back in a major way. He wanted to be there first when it happened so he prepared a script. But he only got as far as 30 pages before he got stuck for ideas. And when he got attached to other projects, the zombie craze happened just as he predicted. Rodriguez later commented, "I knew I should've made my zombie movie." See more »

Goofs

In the jail cell scene where Wray (Freddy Rodriguez) asks J.T. (Jeff Fahey) if he's alright, he holds his gun upside down while he fakes handing it to the guard, he then shoots the guard. He is holding the gun by the frame. The gun is a 1911 style pistol. A 1911 style pistol can only be fired by squeezing the grip safety on the back of the pistols grip. The gun would never have fired in this case. However, not all 1911 style pistols have the grip safety. More than one manufacturer has made a 1911 style pistol without the grip safety and there are plenty of people capable of pinning this feature on an original or replacing the frame for one without a grip safety. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Skip: Real pretty tonight, Holly.
[two girls are kissing]
Skip: Goddammit, girls - if you're gonna do that shit, do it onstage!
[walks away]
Skip: Smokin' hot. Whew!
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Crazy Credits

SPECIAL THANKS TO Mum, Daddy-O, Bubbas and Tatas See more »

Alternate Versions

A 91 minute version was part of the "Grindhouse" (2007) double feature. A 105 minute single feature version was prepared as an international version. The longer international version was used for the single feature DVD release in the United States. See more »

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Soundtracks

Cherry's Dance of Death
Written by Robert Rodriguez
Performed by Chingon
Courtesy of Rocket Racing Rebels
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Fun, fast and furious homage to the old b-movie schlock movies
11 November 2007 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

For some reason the original double feature movie of Grindhouse combining Planet Terror with Tarantino's effort was never released in the UK! Regardless, i was still curious to watch both efforts, and the first of which I've had the chance to see is Planet Terror.

It's simply about a small town that comes under attack from a virus which when it affects the town-folk makes everyone into zombie like creatures (e.g. attacking others to infect them also, appearances become inhuman etc etc). Add into this mix a Go-Go girl, her ex-boyfriend (an expert at gunslinging), a doctor with a cheating lesbian loving wife-cum-doctor and a bunch of others and you have your pulp fiction movie.

Story wise its crazy but surprisingly its still quite fun. Dialogue isn't too bad, and is very entertaining. The film never really twists but plays along for the action as that's the main gist of the whole thing. Explosions, mass shootings, more explosions, zombie pulverising and even more shooting are the order of the day.

Most importantly this has been filmed in the style of the old b-movies, with grainy pictures and a couple of homages to old b-movie filming (including a comical starting fake preview of a film called "Machete").

Overall, I very much enjoyed it. Switch off and you'll like and enjoy it. Worthy of a good night out.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2008 (Mexico) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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$11,446,172
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