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The Dead Don't Die (2019)

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The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

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Jim Jarmusch

Writer:

Jim Jarmusch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Murray ... Chief Cliff Robertson
Adam Driver ... Officer Ronnie Peterson
Tom Waits ... Hermit Bob
Chloë Sevigny ... Officer Mindy Morrison
Steve Buscemi ... Farmer Frank Miller
Eszter Balint ... Fern
Danny Glover ... Hank Thompson
Maya Delmont ... Stella
Taliyah Whitaker ... Olivia
Jahi Di'Allo Winston ... Geronimo (as Jahi Winston)
Kevin McCormick ... Guard One
Sid O'Connell ... Guard Two
Caleb Landry Jones ... Bobby Wiggins
RZA ... Dean
Larry Fessenden ... Danny Perkins
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The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Greatest Zombie Cast Ever Disassembled See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Sweden | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dead Don't Die See more »

Filming Locations:

Fleischmanns, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,540,240, 16 June 2019

Gross USA:

$6,563,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,963,605
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The giant anthills are real and were an accidental discovery while filming Hermit Bob in the woods. Jim liked them so much he added the scene & dialogue spontaneously. See more »

Goofs

The Pontiac LeMans which matches the car from "Night of the Living Dead" is said to be a 1968 model but the correct model year is 1967. See more »

Quotes

Ronnie Peterson: That girl is half Mexican. I know because I love Mexicans.
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Crazy Credits

? Would anyone object if I gave another credit to Atilla Yücer See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 15 May 2019 (2019) See more »

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The Dead Don't Die
Composed & Performed by Sturgill Simpson
Courtesy of Low Country Sound/Elektra Records
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If you didn't like it, you probably fell asleep
30 August 2019 | by kennbrSee all my reviews

Yeah I get that this is a big satirical commentary on zombie movie tropes, blended in with a big metaphorical commentary on society, and capped with a little diatribe from Tom Waits as the "outward observer", but the entire thing is just SO slow that it's utterly boring. I literally fell asleep in the middle of it and had to start it over again. The jokes aren't funny and the story elements go nowhere.

Maybe if they hadn't spent so much money on the rock-star cast of A-list celebrities they would have had more left over in the budget for a story with jokes. Honestly I think the reason the whole thing moved so dreadfully slow is because they had to find a way to fill 90 minutes. Watch the thing at 1.5x normal playback speed, and maybe the high-pitched voices and better pacing will make it salvageable.


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