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Doomsday (2008)

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A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

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Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caryn Peterson Caryn Peterson ... Vagrant Girl
Adeola Ariyo Adeola Ariyo ... Nurse
Emma Cleasby ... Katherine Sinclair
Christine Tomlinson Christine Tomlinson ... Young Eden Sinclair
Vernon Willemse ... David / Gimp
Paul Hyett ... Hot Dog Victim
Daniel Read Daniel Read ... Sergeant #1
Karl Thaning ... Pilot
Stephen Hughes Stephen Hughes ... Soldier #1 / Johnson
Jason Cope ... Wall Guard
Ryan Kruger ... Soldier
Nathan Wheatley Nathan Wheatley ... Patient 'X'
Cecil Carter Cecil Carter ... DDS Assault Trooper
Jeremy Crutchley ... Richter
Rhona Mitra ... Eden Sinclair
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Storyline

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. Written by Nicolettea

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Mankind has an expiration date See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alexander Siddig, playing the British PM, is the real-life nephew of Malcolm McDowell, playing a leading figure among the Scots in this picture. See more »

Goofs

Any virologist would have immediately pointed out the possibility of natural immunity to the Reaper virus accounting for the presence of survivors in the quarantined zone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kane: Like so many epidemics before, the loss of so many lives began with a single microscopic organism. It's human nature to seek even the smallest comfort in reason, or logic for events as catastrophic as these. But a virus doesn't choose a time or place. It doesn't hate or even care. It just happens.
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Alternate Versions

Theatrical version 105 min. and unrated version 113 min. See more »

Connections

References The Last Boy Scout (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Club Foot
Written by Christopher Karloff and Serge Pizzorno
Performed by Kasabian
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
by arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Doomsday
14 April 2008 | by brains-19See all my reviews

If you enjoyed 28 Days Later, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and Gladiator, this might be the film for you. Writer and Director Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) an obvious student of genre movies, has managed to smoothly craft together a cinematic Frankenstein's monster of sci-fi action clichés. Gratuitous blood geysers? Check. Insane, post-apocalyptic punks? Check. Buff, beautiful, uber-bad-ass heroine that can kill without a moment's hesitation but still possesses superior morals to those that command her? Check. Ego-maniacal bad guy played by Malcolm McDowell? Check. Ticking clock to doomsday? Check. Marshall has skillfully engineered what is truly an homage to the genre movie and an action buffet for moviegoers with appropriate kitsch and over-the-topness without lowering himself to the realm of spoof. If you're looking for high cinema don't look here, but if you're looking for excitement, humor and an overall really good time, Doomsday will certainly fit the bill.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,926,565, 16 March 2008

Gross USA:

$11,008,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,472,631
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DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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