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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

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Jim Jarmusch
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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 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.

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The Road To Survival Could Be A Dead End See more »


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

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Trivia

One of the headstones in the cemetery (shown twice) is for a "Samuel Fuller." That is a reference to legendary director Sam Fuller...whom director Jim Jarmusch admired, worked for, and collaborated with in the 1994 documentary "Tigrero: A Film that was Never Made." See more »

Goofs

When Zelda is driving around the zombies, tires wouldn't squeak on a smart car travelling at that slow of a speed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Officer Ronnie Peterson: Yuck.
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Crazy Credits

The Focus Features logo is seen glitching once at the start of the movie. See more »

Connections

References Nosferatu (1922) 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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This non-event should be buried alive
17 May 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

All the ingredients to produce a masterpiece are present: 1) A director I love, Jim Jarmusch, due to the excellent Paterson (2016) and Broken Flowers (2005). 2) A to-die-for cast, with Bill Murray in particular. 3) A sens of humor that regularly flirts with the absurd, including wacky and irreverent dialogues like « a black coffee please, but not too black » for instance. 4) The mesmerizing voice of Tom Waits. 5) A slight criticism of our society, especially the progressive global warming because of a strong procrastination with regard to the respect of our environment, and, albeit to a lesser extent, consumerism. 6) Zombies! I may confess that I have a crush on zombies. 7) ...

So, all the ingredients are lumped together but, it's quite strange and even weird, the recipe is rather unsuccessful: the atmosphere is sometimes cutesy or even insipid, the characters are usually devoid of enthusiasm and quite often apathetic, and the final scene rhymes with bitterness and bewilderment.

Although the film is not completely lousy thanks to a few successful scenes, I was globally bored and disappointed. In my humble opinion, this movie is a non-event and, as an echo with itself, should be buried alive, from now on until the end of the world. And even longer!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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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:

$15,322,395
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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