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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

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Edgar Wright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Shaun
Kate Ashfield ... Liz
Nick Frost ... Ed
Lucy Davis ... Dianne
Dylan Moran ... David
Nicola Cunningham Nicola Cunningham ... Mary
Keir Mills ... Clubber 1 (as Kier Mills)
Matt Jaynes Matt Jaynes ... Clubber 2
Gavin Ferguson Gavin Ferguson ... Football Kid
Peter Serafinowicz ... Pete
Horton Jupiter Horton Jupiter ... Homeless Man
Tim Baggaley Tim Baggaley ... The Usher
Arvind Doshi Arvind Doshi ... Nelson
Rafe Spall ... Noel
Sonnell Dadral Sonnell Dadral ... Danny (as Sonell Dadral)
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Storyline

Shaun (Simon Pegg) doesn't have a very good day, so he decides to turn his life around by getting his ex to take him back, but he times it for right in the middle of what may be a zombie apocalypse. But for him, it's an opportunity to show everyone he knows how useful he is by saving them all. All he has to do is survive, and get his ex back. Written by Infest0125

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In a time of crisis a hero must rise...from his sofa. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Dame Penelope Wilton was married to Sir Ian Holm. Her on-screen husband in this movie is Bill Nighy, who played Sam Gamgee to Holm's Frodo in The Lord of the Rings on BBC Radio. Holm played older Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies, and the younger Bilbo was played by Martin Freeman in The Hobbit trilogy. Holm also appeared in Alien (1979), while Rafe Spall appeared in the Alien prequel Prometheus (2012). See more »

Goofs

In the Pub basement, Shaun puts a cigarette in Ed's mouth and lights it for him. In the next cut, the smoke is not lit, cut back again, and it is lit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John: Last orders, please!
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Crazy Credits

The credits end with the incidental Mall Muzak from Dawn of the Dead (1978). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Exhibit A (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Stop Me Now
Written by Freddie Mercury (as Mercury)
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited and Hollywood Records, Inc.
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The power of the movie is in its professionalism.
16 September 2005 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is the best mix of beer and blood I have ever tasted. "Shaun of the Dead" has some great comical moments and yet it has been made with lots of professionalism like this was a serious gory horror movie they were making. Because of this, through its seriousness, the movie becomes perhaps even more hilarious and really delivers. Both the fans of the (British) comedy-genre and the fans of mainly 'Zombie' movies and other gory horror-movies, will be entertained by this movie.

Visually the movie is really good looking. Its not like many other British movies and has a good looking use of cinematography and lighting. The gore, make-up and visual effects are extremely good and are even something that I haven't even seen in 'serious' Zombie/horror flicks.

You might think that this movie is just mainly a spoof of "Dawn of the Dead" (1978) but its really more than that. The movie is good and creates a good story on its own so that it becomes more than just a simple spoof. All of the characters are well written and are funny in their own way.

The acting is good for comedy standards and the actors perfectly know how to play in both hilarious/funny scene's as well as in serious/emotional one's. Plus of course it has the wonderful Bill Nighy playing a role in it. This guy really is a terrific actor that always is at his best in comical roles like he plays in this movie.

Basically this is a very good looking and professionally made movie that also is funny and hilarious at moments. I can't see how anyone could not like this movie.

8/10

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaun of the Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,300,000, 26 September 2004

Gross USA:

$13,542,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,095,802
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Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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