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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.

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George A. Romero
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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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Death isn't what it used to be. 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 Hearn Generating Station of Toronto's Unwin Ave. (the coal-fired power plant seen in the background of a few scenes) was in one other zombie film, the television film Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) In the back of the armored car when the boy shows the soldiers the video on his iPhone the cellular carrier name on the screen says "Rogers" which is a Canadian company. The movie was filmed in the Toronto area but the story at that point takes place in Pennsylvania where AT&T would have been the cellular carrier for the iPhone. 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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Connections

Follows Day of the Dead (1985) See more »

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE
Written by Robert Carli
Courtesy of Chez Bob-Chez Bob Music
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I never thought I'd say this...
17 March 2010 | by HeislegendSee all my reviews

But George Romero should just stop. No, not stop altogether. But stop making "...Of The Dead" movies. It's become so generic that even the name of the studio is "Blank Of The Dead Productions". People seem to forget that Romero ever did anything besides zombie flicks. He did...and he did them damn well. Just look at the original version of the recently remade The Crazies. When "Land..." came out, I thought it was a rare miss. Then came "Diary..." and I thought it was weak, but I was still hopeful. Now with "Survival..." I'm about ready to give up.

The story is pretty standard zombie stuff...a group of living folks just looking for a place to be zombie free. Fair enough. The problem is that it's just that...standard. Romero's earlier work, even when lacking in gore, was great because it was full of some subtle but still heavy social commentary. The only thing going on here is a second half plot line that turns into an Irish version of a Hatfield vs. McCoy situation. Sure, there's a lame last minute attempt to teach us a lesson that revenge doesn't get you anywhere, but it's too little too late. The film is certainly better than a lot of zombie films we've been treated to as of late, but that's sure not saying much.

Truth be told I was really excited to see another Romero flick (and not Cameron Romero). Now I'm just kind of wishing the elder Romero would leave well enough alone and move onto something besides beating this dead horse.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2010 (Germany) See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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