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Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015)

Dead Rising (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Horror | 27 March 2015 (USA)
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A group of people fight to survive in a zombie-infested town.

Director:

Zach Lipovsky

Writer:

Tim Carter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... Chase Carter
Meghan Ory ... Crystal
Virginia Madsen ... Maggie
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Jordan
Aleks Paunovic ... Logan
Dennis Haysbert ... General Lyons
Gary Jones ... Norton
Carrie Genzel ... Susan
Rob Riggle ... Frank West
Reese Alexander ... Shearson
Harley Morenstein ... Pyro Biker
Julia Benson ... Amy
Peter Benson ... Bruce
Darren Dolynski ... Sergeant
Patrick Sabongui ... Hippie Zombrex Doctor
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In East Mission, Oregon, the Hit Point reporter Chase Carter and the camerawoman Jordan are covering stories from the people in quarantine of a zombie outbreak. The FEZA is using the vaccine Zombrex to inoculate the victims and Chase tries to interview Crystal LaRourke that is on the location. Out of the blue, the patients turn into zombies and Jordan flees with the Hit Point car, leaving Chase behind. He follows Crystal chased by zombies and she stumbles upon Maggie, a woman in shock that has just lost her daughter. They seek shelter in a loan store while Jordan arrives in the border but is sent to quarantine. While the military under the command of General Lyons want to bomb the city since Zombrex is ineffective, Chase, Crystal and Maggie fight to reach the border. Chase discovers a secret about Crystal while Jordan discloses the real intention of General Lyons. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Rising: Watchtower See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Meghan Ory and Jesse Metcalfe both appeared in John Tucker Must Die and Cheapsake Shores. See more »

Goofs

During general Lyons' first press conference under the rain, he says he has "authorization from the White House to destroy the threat through military action", Later on, he talks about a "great American city". Several aerial views show a great city indeed, but it is Vancouver, in Canada... The White House has no authority over Canadian territory. See more »

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Frank West: You're basically fucked.
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Followed by Dead Rising: Endgame (2016) See more »

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Cultists on Board
Written by Toren Atkinson (as Atkinson), Atkinson, Warren Banks (as Banks), Nieva and Jordan Pratt (as Pratt)
Performed by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
© Divine Records
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Middling zombie outbreak flick
27 June 2015 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

This latest zombie outbreak movie has a couple run from a quarantined zone after a government vaccine fails to stop the spread of the undead. Survivors try desperately to find a cure, while typical mayhem surrounds them.

This was seemingly based on a video-game. It contains most of the usual zombie action you will have come to expect and really doesn't have too much to differentiate itself from the pack. Tonally it plays things for laughs some of the time but mostly goes for a relatively straight treatment. I suppose one of the most distinctive elements of this one is the running commentary from a newsroom. From here, a survivor from a previous outbreak who wrote a book about it offers his pearls of wisdom to the nation. On the whole, while this was quite a good idea, I never felt it was as funny as it should be. Aside from this, it's business as usual with hordes of zombies rampaging through an infected city, with a small group of survivors, government troops and criminals making up the numbers. There is a reasonable amount of variety to proceedings to keep things interesting enough and there are even some impressive technical moments like the attack around the bus, where a long unbroken camera shot follows the action up, down and over the action. But the film does start to outstay its welcome after some time, not helped by it clocking in at nearly two hours which seemed way in excess of what was needed. Overall, passable stuff but nothing too great either.


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