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An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.

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Lieutenant Brian Murphy
Prince David Oseia ...
Sergeant Daniel Dembele (as Prince David Osei)
David Dontoh ...
The Chief
Ben Crowe ...
Dan Ryder - Mercenary Leader
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Suicide Mercenary
Dan Morgan ...
James
Julia Scott-Russell ...
James' Fiancé
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Drowning Woman
John Dunton-Downer ...
Lieutenant Frank Greaves
Nelson E. Ward ...
Captain Edward Roy Cottridge Parker
Mark Chapman ...
Co-Pilot Collins
Anne Davaud ...
Doctor
Gaal Hama ...
Daniel's Son
Leala Tall ...
Daniel's Wife
Tolu Ajayi ...
Major Mayhem
Garard Ouadraogo ...
Lead Soldier
Josaphine Kabora ...
Dying Woman
Halimata Nikiama ...
Woman with Baby
Reine Pauline Tangolo ...
Baby
Katy Richardson ...
Murphy's Wife
Fae Ford-Brister ...
Murphy's Daughter
Sergho Dak Jean Gustaphe ...
Military Base Leader
Kerry Moallemi ...
Mother on Plane
Kian Moallemi ...
Baby on Plane
Amanda Ford ...
Woman on Plane
Alicia Reilly ...
Woman on Plane
John Reilly ...
Excecutive on Plane
Benjamin James Elliot ...
Mercenary
Mark Loberg ...
Mercenary
Michael Kuper ...
Mercenary
Mark Van De Banks ...
Dead Father
Lucy Harding ...
Daughter
Dan Rickard ...
Son
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Dying Mercenary on Beach (as Howard Ford)
Jonathan Ford ...
Shotgun Mercenary (as Jon Ford)
Kwesi Asmah ...
The Dead - Ghana
Frank Owusu Darko ...
The Dead - Ghana
Joseph Sakey ...
The Dead - Ghana
Edward Bruce ...
The Dead - Ghana
Stephen Asare Amaning ...
The Dead - Ghana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Akingbade ...
Survivor
Benjamin C. Akpa ...
Survivor
Anthony Arinze ...
Survivor
Genardo Campbell ...
Survivor
Chamberlain Dembele ...
The Dead
Ofuya Elias ...
Survivor
Daniel Gommé ...
Sergeant (as Daniel Gomme)
Baiden Kweku ...
Survivor
Basil Senior ...
Survivor

Directed by

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Howard J. Ford
Jonathan Ford ... (co-director) (as Jon Ford)

Written by

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Howard J. Ford ... ()
 
Jonathan Ford ... ()

Produced by

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Howard J. Ford ... producer
Amir S. Moallemi ... executive producer / producer
Nader Taghan ... associate producer

Music by

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Imran Ahmad

Cinematography by

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Jonathan Ford ... (as Jon Ford)

Film Editing by

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Howard J. Ford

Editorial Department

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Russell Rowe ... colourist

Production Design by

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Daniel Gommé ... (as Daniel Gomme)

Set Decoration by

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Daniel Gommé ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Daniel Gommé ... (as Daniel Gomme)

Makeup Department

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Max Van De Banks ... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Marie Laure Babouram ... unit production manager
Fadul Wahab Dembele ... unit production manager
Barbara Tettey ... unit production manager

Art Department

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Louise Abbott ... art department runner: UK
Sami Goddard ... art department runner: UK
Linda Gonzales ... art department runner

Sound Department

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Antony Bayman ... adr mixer
Paul Brooker ... sound recordist
Adam Daniel ... sound mixer
Graham Daniel ... sound mixer
Peter Dobson ... additional sound
Francis Ward Lindsay ... sound designer
Terry Tu ... foley editor / foley supervisor
Andrew Wilkinson ... sound designer

Special Effects by

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Dan Rickard ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lucy Harding ... focus puller
Leke Ibadu ... gaffer

Music Department

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Jeremy Biggs ... additional music effects
Paul Golding ... music scoring engineer / score mixer
Sass Hoory ... musician: percussion
Alex Teymour Housego ... musician: flute
Jally Kebba Susso ... musician: kora
Saba Tewelde ... musician: vocalist

Transportation Department

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Amudu Salifu ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Simon Bennett-Leyh ... production assistant
Lauri Blue ... publicist
Ashley Drakeford ... production assistant
Patrick Gatov ... distribution assistant
Marjolaine Gout ... distribution coordinator
Omid Moallemi ... production assistant
Shahram Moallemi ... production accountant
Sarah Rasmusson ... marketing assistant
Liz Rodriguez ... publicist
Melissa Suncin ... marketing assistant
Ellie Taplin ... production assistant: UK unit
Andrew Walton ... construction manager
Matt Wiles ... production assistant
Thomas Yardley ... production assistant

Thanks

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Sama Koudbi Bernard ... additional thanks: The School of Saint Bernard Orphanage
John Bridger ... the producers would like to thank
Ross Drybourgh ... the producers would like to thank
Trevor Ferguson ... the producers would like to thank
David G. Ford ... the producers would like to thank
Rita Ford ... the producers would like to thank
Manuel Hinge ... the producers would like to thank
Richard Hobbs ... the producers would like to thank
Farbod Javad ... the producers would like to thank
David Johnston ... the producers would like to thank: accept and proceed ltd
Matthew Jones ... the producers would like to thank: accept and proceed ltd
Chris Maherloughnan ... the producers would like to thank
Claire Maherloughnan ... the producers would like to thank
Carol Moallemi ... the producers would like to thank
Shahram Moallemi ... the producers would like to thank
James Page ... the producers would like to thank
Chris Pappas ... the producers would like to thank
Cherie Paternoster ... the producers would like to thank
Roberto Paternoster ... the producers would like to thank
Mehdi Pourani ... the producers would like to thank
Alicia Reilly ... the producers would like to thank
Sirus Taghan ... the producers would like to thank

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Plot Summary

Lieutenant Brian Murphy, is the sole survivor of the final plane out of Africa, which crashes somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The night before, a zombie horde attacked many villages in that area. Brian gathers supplies from the plane crash and travels by foot until he finds and fixes a broken-down truck in a village. When driving, the truck gets stuck in a pothole as zombies get closer. Daniel Dembele, a local African soldier gone AWOL in search of his son, rescues Brian from certain death. Daniel's wife had been killed in a zombie attack the previous night and a local military unit, heading north to a military base, had rescued his son. Daniel agrees to lead Brian to the nearest airport, a day's drive away, in exchange for his truck upon arrival for Daniel to use to find his son. At the airport, Brian attempts radioing for help using the air traffic tower's radio, but he receives no response. Daniel gets fuel for the truck and the two agree it would be best to stick together and attempt to travel to the military base, with Daniel hoping his son is there and Brian hoping they have a plane he can repair to fly back to the United States. They rest for a night at a village that has been converted to a survival camp by a group of local soldiers. They leave the following morning. While driving through the African plains, the truck hits a tree, breaking the vehicle. Brian and Daniel continue on foot and sleep around a fire for the night. A zombie horde attacks the group in their sleep, leaving Daniel bitten and badly wounded. They manage to shoot their way out of the attack and continue moving forward. Daniel tells Brian of a necklace he wears and that he planned to pass down to his son. Daniel succumbs to his wounds soon thereafter. Brian continues the trek alone to the northern military base. After an eventful journey through dangerous and rough terrain, Brian reaches the base, which has become a survival camp. He repairs an old radio unit in the base and broadcasts his name, managing to reach fellow American military officer Frank Greaves at a U.S. military base in Nevada. It is revealed that the epidemic has reached the United States, which is rapidly failing to hold out. When Brian asks about his family, Frank informs him that "they're gone." Zombies invade the U.S. military base, ending the radio transmission. Brian goes back outside as zombies overwhelm the gates around the camp and begin killing all the survivors. At the last moment, Daniel's son approaches Brian, seeing his father's necklace in his hand. They hold hands and turn to face the overwhelming horde that approaches them. Written by Jess Robertson

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Also Known As
  • Los muertos (Spain)
  • Мъртвите (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Мертвые (Russia)
  • Mrtvi (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Rob Freeman contracted malaria while acting in this film. See more »
Goofs When U.S. Air Force Engineer Brian Murphy dreams of his return home to his wife and daughter, he is wearing a white U.S. Navy service dress uniform rather than the appropriate blue U.S. Air Force service dress uniform. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by The Dead 2: India (2013). See more »
Quotes Lieutenant Brian Murphy: [being rescued from a zombie] Jesus Christ!
Sergeant Daniel Dembele: Please! No blasphemy
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