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Survival of the Dead (2009)

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On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.

Director:

George A. Romero
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Van Sprang ... Sarge
Joshua Peace ... D.J. (as Josh Peace)
Hardee T. Lineham ... Lieutenant Vaughn
Dru Viergever ... Soldier Zombie
Eric Woolfe ... Kenny
Shawn Roberts ... Tony (archive footage)
Scott Wentworth Scott Wentworth ... Professor Maxwell (archive footage)
Amy Lalonde ... Tracy (archive footage)
Michelle Morgan ... Debra (archive footage)
Joshua Close ... Jason (archive footage)
Mitch Risman ... Drooling Zombie
Kenneth Welsh ... O'Flynn
Julian Richings ... James
Wayne Robson ... Tawdry
Kathleen Munroe ... Janet / Jane
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Storyline

In the Plum Island, off the coast of Delaware, the long feud between the families of the patriarchs Captain Patrick O'Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) that intends to eliminate the zombies and Seamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick) that intends to keep his undead relatives waiting for a cure culminates with O'Flynn expelled from Plum. Meanwhile in the continent Sarge "Nicotine" Crocket (Alan Van Sprang), Chuck (Joris Jarsky), Cisco (Stefano DiMatteo) and Tomboy (Athena Karkanis) are plundering and seeking a safe place to stay. When they rescue the young Boy (Devon Bostick) from group of sadistic hunters, Boy decides to join the group and suggests them to head to Plum Island since he had heard a O'Flynn's broadcast inviting people to move to the island. When Sarge and his team arrive in the island, they are attacked by Muldoon's men and they see that the place is crowded of undead. Sarge's friend Chuck is killed and they decide to fight against Muldoon. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Survival isn't just for the living. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong zombie violence/gore, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scene on the pier was shot in Port Dover, Ontario. The scene where the truck turns around on the highway is Highway #6 at the Petro-Gas station between Port Dover and Hamilton,Ontario See more »

Goofs

(at around 28 mins) When Francisco is swimming to the ferry you can see the actors scuba mask on the zombie he bites the finger off of. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sarge 'Nicotine' Crocket: [voice-over] Last time anyone counted, fifty-three million people were dying every year, a hundred-fifty thousand every day, a hundred and seven every minute, and that was in normal times.
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MAKE IT OR BREAK IT
Written by Charlie Finlay
Courtesy of Charfin Music
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Romero's Treading Water But Sinkng
11 September 2010 | by JakealopeSee all my reviews

Hey I loved the heck out of Romero and his Zombies, a line from "Dawn of the Dead" is my signature. So I am slamming this derivative, hackneyed and degenerate piece in hopes of his redemption.

His zombie movies, as he states in that lame humorous intro, are social satire. which was always obvious. But this movie takes the cynical amoral anti-hero to a new low with Sarge 'Nicotine' Crocket. He and his band of deserter soldiers as the protagonists is like making the biker gang in "Dawn of the Dead" as the good guys. These lowlifes kill and let other die for the slightest reason, like their commanding officer or some rednecks they surprised as they were just minding their business.

Okay, everyone is panicked & society has fallen apart because it seems that people like Sarge and the wildly improbable Irish brogue talking Seamus Muldoon clan on Plum Island have a hard time killing zombies but no regard for killing live people. Add to the mix are the usual idiots who wander around in perilous places for the sole purpose of providing zombie food. No one seems to care about anyone outside their little band. Not only is this a stunning lack of humanity but a lack of plain selfish survival tactics. Why not have lots of live people around for mutual defense, companionship and the potential for rebuilding society. Not only do these mental morons lack that instinct, after all the mayhem they created, they simply surrender to the Muldoons because Muldoon has the female soldier tied up in peril.

Yes there are some interesting zombie head blast effects, gratuitous body devouring and some clever zombies behaviors like the horsewoman riding zombie or the mailman delivering mail one. But expect all the usual stuff, like people all of a sudden unable to defend themselves from a small group of zombies and then getting themselves eaten just like in the cave of "Day of the Dead". There is no hope for anyone in this movie because according to George, we are already dead.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Romero Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Ancaster, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,757, 30 May 2010

Gross USA:

$101,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$386,078
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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