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Zombieland (2009)

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A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

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Ruben Fleischer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Columbus
Woody Harrelson ... Tallahassee
Emma Stone ... Wichita
Abigail Breslin ... Little Rock
Amber Heard ... 406
Bill Murray ... Bill Murray
Derek Graf ... Clown Zombie
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Storyline

Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: such as "look in the back seat," "double-tap," "avoid public restrooms." He decides to travel to Ohio to see if his parents are alive. He gets a ride with a boisterous zombie-hating good-old boy headed for Florida, and soon they confront a young woman whose sister has been bitten by a zombie and wants to be put out of her misery. The sisters were headed to an LA amusement park they've heard is zombie free. Can the kid from Ohio get to his family? And what about rule thirty one? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A comedy that kills. See more »


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Rated R for horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombieland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,733,155, 4 October 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,590,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,391,540
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jesse Eisenberg and Amber Heard both later had small roles in Justice League (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Columbus first meets Tallahassee, they pull their guns on each other. When Tallahassee pulls his gun, he holds it with his left hand. In the long shot, it switches to his right hand. In the closeup, it's back in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Columbus: Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here. No, my friends. This is now the United States of Zombieland.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a scene between Bill Murray and Tallahassee. Tallahassee attempts to re-create a Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) scene from Caddyshack. Bill Murray then complements him by doing the scene correctly. See more »

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Referenced in Ugly Americans: Blob Gets Job (2010) See more »

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Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
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This Parody Of Zombie Films Is So Much Fun
10 February 2017 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Jesse Eisenberg plays a socially inept, neurotic young man who has survived a zombie apocalypse. He also narrates much of the film. The result is a parody of zombie films that feels similar to some early Woody Allen films.

"Zombieland" is grossly gory and tongue-in-cheek. It pays homage to many films of the zombie genre and dozens that are not. Surprisingly funny, its humor is spot-on and effective, helped by a strong cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin.

The script hits the right notes continually, whether they are comedic or tender. And each twist feels right, keeping things interesting. The film never lags; it just shifts into a different gear.

This is a surprisingly fun film and it feels like it would stand up to repeated viewings.


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