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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

As the warm, bright sun refuses to set, and a series of equally perplexing events start to take place, the world, and the blissfully unsuspecting residents of the sleepy town of Centerville, are about to face the effects of corporate greed. Then, as the stone-faced police officers, Chief Cliff Robertson and Officer Ronnie Peterson, stop for doughnuts and coffee at the town's diner, unusual activity in the moon-lit cemetery and a blood-soaked scene of carnage could only mean one thing: this is the work of flesh-eating zombies. Before long, Officer Mindy Morrison and the glacially beautiful, katana-wielding undertaker, Zelda Winston, join the team of defenders, as hordes of relentless, ravenous undead swarm into the once-peaceful town craving meat. More and more, humans are at risk of becoming an endangered species. What happens when the dead just don't want to die? Written by Nick Riganas

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Steve Buscemi, Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny, Rosie Perez, RZA, and Tilda Swinton have all worked with Jarmusch previously. 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

[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 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Dead Don't Die
Composed & Performed by Sturgill Simpson
Courtesy of Low Country Sound/Elektra Records
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It is what it is
16 August 2020 | by kazikpSee all my reviews

Typical Jarmush. Is it slow paced? Check. Is it dialogue heavy? Check. Is it absurd at times? Check. To the people that complain it's not action packed enough I would reply it's as action packed as Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.

Also I think because this movie has zombies in it people give it lots of low reviews, because it's a case of missed expectations.

There's a simple filter you can use to decide whether to watch it. If you enjoyed any of the previous Jarmush movies you won't be heavily disappointed. While not an instant classic it's true to his style. If not, maybe start with one of his earlier movies (Broken Flowers, Night on Earth, Ghost Dog, Dead Man) to get a taste of Jarmush first.


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Country:

USA | Sweden | South Africa

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:

$15,322,395
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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