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Dawn of the Dead


2 Sep 1978

2 hr 7 min


When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.


Status: Released
Countries: Italy, Japan, USA
Language: English
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Budget: $650,000


Dario Argento (Producer)
Richard P. Rubinstein (Producer)



Production Companies

Laurel Group
Dawn Associates


David Emge (as Stephen)
Ken Foree (as Peter)
Scott H. Reiniger (as Roger)
Gaylen Ross (as Francine)
David Crawford (as Dr. Foster)
David Early (as Mr. Berman)
Richard France (as Dr. Milliard Rausch)
Daniel Dietrich (as Givens)
Fred Baker (as Police Commander)
James A. Baffico (as Wooley)
Rod Stouffer (as Roy Tucker)
Jese Del Gre (as Old Priest)
Clayton McKinnon (as Officer in Project Apt.)
Ted Bank (as Officer at Police Dock)
Randy Kovitz (as Officer at Police Dock)
Patrick McCloskey (as Officer at Police Dock)
Joseph Pilato (as Officer at Police Dock)
Pasquale Buba (as Motorcycle Raider)
Tom Savini (as Motorcycle Raider)
Marty Schiff (as Motorcycle Raider)
Taso N. Stavrakis (as Motorcycle Raider)
Sharon Ceccatti (as Lead Zombie (Nurse))
Christine Forrest (as TV Producer · Zombie · Mall Announcer (voice) (uncredited))
George A. Romero (as TV Director · Biker (uncredited))
John Amplas (as 2nd Guy on Roof (uncredited))
Rik Billock (as Mall Suit Zombie)
Roy Frumkes (as Pie-in-Face Zombie (uncredited))
Debra Gordon (as Zombie (uncredited))
Michael Gornick (as Radio News Reporter (voice) (uncredited))
Sara Venable (as Leotard Zombie (uncredited))