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Dawn of the Dead

Release Date: March 19, 2004

Rating: Rated R (Restricted - Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent Or Adult Guardian) for pervasive strong horror violence and gore, language and sexuality.

Genre: Zombie action thriller

Cast: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Webber, and Mekhi Phifer

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Screenplay by: James Gunn

Based on a screenplay by: George A. Romero

Producers: Richard P. Rubenstein , Marc Abraham, Eric Newman

Executive Producers: Thomas A. Bliss, Dennis E. Jones, Armyan Bernstein

Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Webber and Mekhi Phifer head an ensemble cast in a re-envisioning of George Romero's apocalyptic horror classic, Dawn of the Dead. An unexplained plague has decimated the world's population and yet...the dead aren't dying. They've become zombies, stalking endlessly in a constant quest to feed on the flesh and blood of the few remaining living.

A ragtag group of desperate survivors in a Wisconsin town seek refuge in a large indoor mall, where they must learn not only to protect themselves from the ever-increasing zombie horde, but also to co-exist with each other as a last bastion of humanity. Sealed off from the rest of what used to be the world, the group uses every available resource (both within and without) in their against-all-odds fight to remain alive and human.

Dawn of the Dead is directed by Zack Snyder from an adapted screenplay by James Gunn; it is produced by Richard P. Rubenstein, Marc Abraham and Eric Newman.

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