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Daybreakers (2009)

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In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

Directors:

Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)

Writers:

Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harriet Minto-Day Harriet Minto-Day ... Lisa Barrett
Jay Laga'aia ... Senator Turner
Damien Garvey ... Senator Westlake
Sahaj Dumpleton Sahaj Dumpleton ... Homeless Vampire
Allan Todd Allan Todd ... Businessman
Gabriella Di Labio ... Businesswoman
Ben Siemer ... Police Officer
Peter Welman Peter Welman ... Police Officer
Ethan Hawke ... Edward Dalton
Callum McLean Callum McLean ... Vampire School Kid
Jarrad Pon Jarrad Pon ... Vampire School Kid
Victoria Williams Victoria Williams ... Vampire School Kid
Zoe White Zoe White ... Vampire School Kid
Aolani Roy Aolani Roy ... Vampire School Kid
Tiffany Lamb ... News Reader
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Storyline

10 years from now, vampires make up the vast majority of the population with only 5% of the human race remaining. This presents particular challenges as the vampires' food supply - human blood - is dwindling and rationing is now the norm. There is growing evidence that vampires deprived of an adequate blood supply are themselves evolving into wild, vile creatures that attack anyone and anything in order to survive. Dr. Edward Dalton, a vampire and hematologist who works for a pharmaceutical firm, has been working on finding an artificial blood supply that will meet the vampire society's needs. He is sympathetic to humans and sees his work as a way of alleviating their suffering but his views on finding a solution change considerably when he meets someone who found a way to transform himself from being a vampire to again take human form. Written by garykmcd

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In 2019, the most precious natural resource... is us. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The corporation named Bromley Marks is named after Patricia Bromley Marks, the wife of Dick Marks, Australian advertising legend and mentor to Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig. See more »

Goofs

While a human caravan is heading back to their 'base' they get ambushed by Vampires from both sides, the humans in turn take cover on either side of their cars but they only get shot at from the side their facing, despite being 'surrounded'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[on television]
Senator Westlake: Let's be clear about this. Humans were offered a chance to assimilate, but they refused. Therefore, they are enemies of the state and will be captured and farmed for blood supply.
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Crazy Credits

In line with the subject of the movie, the lettering of the end credits is in red, instead of the customary white. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to gain a 15 certificate. 3 cuts of "very strong gory violence" totaling 6 seconds were made with edits to shots of bloody dismemberment during the finale. The cuts were restored for the DVD and Blu-ray releases and the certificate upgraded to an 18. See more »


Soundtracks

Burning Love
Words & Music by Dennis Linde
Published by Sony / ATV
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Now this is a vampire movie
9 January 2010 | by phoenix_kimSee all my reviews

Recently I have been quite disappointed with the lack of decent vampire flicks, and with the likes of Twilight and True Blood making the whole concept a joke, it was a breath of fresh air to see Daybreakers.

I loved the whole role reversal with the dominant vampires, and it was eerie seeing them fill our roles. The way they have adapted to the modern world was done extremely well and I was glad to see the usual lore implemented (and in very clever ways).

Throughout the movie the visuals were great, a tremendous cast, a very fitting soundtrack which was very enjoyable and of course the cast who played their parts well. Sam Neill stood out especially well playing the top vampire; he had a very evil vibe.

More gore than I expected which was a (good) surprise and an amazing plot line with plenty of twists...which isn't too often for a vampire movie.


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Official Sites:

Vidio [Indonesia]

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daybreakers See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,146,692, 10 January 2010

Gross USA:

$30,101,577

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,417,188
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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