Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cemetery… those brain eating zombies are back and hungry for more tasty mortals. A fiendish mix of outrageous humor and heart stopping terror, The Return of the Living Dead is "a veritable smorgasbord of fun" (L.A. Herald Examiner) filled with skin crawling jolts, eye popping visuals and relentless surprises! On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger… for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!

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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R

Horror/Drama/Comedy/Science-Fiction · 1h 31m · 8/16/1985

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They're back from the grave and ready to party!

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cemetery… those brain eating zombies are back and hungry for more tasty mortals. A fiendish mix of outrageous humor and heart stopping terror, The Return of the Living Dead is "a veritable smorgasbord of fun" (L.A. Herald Examiner) filled with skin crawling jolts, eye popping visuals and relentless surprises! On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger… for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Fox Films Ltd., Hemdale Film Corporation

Budget

$4,000,000

Revenue

$14,237,890
Part Of
Cast
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Clu Gulager

Burt
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James Karen

Frank
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Don Calfa

Ernie
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Thom Mathews

Freddy
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Beverly Randolph

Tina
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John Philbin

Chuck
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Jewel Shepard

Casey
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Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Spider (as Miguel Nunez)
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Brian Peck

Scuz
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Linnea Quigley

Trash
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Mark Venturini

Suicide
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Jonathan Terry

Colonel Glover
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Cathleen Cordell

Colonel's Wife
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Drew Deighan

Paramedic #1
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James Dalesandro

Paramedic #2
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John Durbin

Radio Corpse #1
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David Bond

Radio Corpse #2
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Bob Libman

Tac Squad Captain
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John Stuart West

Riot Cop #1
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Michael Crabtree

Riot Cop #2
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Ed Krieger

Riot Cop #3
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Robert Craighead

Cop #1
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Paul Cloud

Cop #2
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Derrick Brice

Gunnery Sergeant
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Leigh Drake

Dispatcher
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Terry Houlihan

Yellow Cadaver (as Terrence M. Houlihan)
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Allan Trautman

Tarman
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Robert J. Bennett

Headless Tarman (as Robert Bennett)
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Jerome Coleman

Legless Corpse (as Jerome 'Daniels' Coleman)
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Cherry Davis

½ Lady Corpse
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Rick Askew

Officer (uncredited)
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Terrence Beasor

Narrator (uncredited)
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Leslee Bremmer

(uncredited)
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Jason Novak

No Legged Zombie (uncredited)
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Dan O'Bannon

Helicopter Loudspeaker Officer / Bum Outside Warehouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Larry Odien

Yellow Zombie (uncredited)
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William Stout

Bum with Shopping Cart (uncredited)
Crew
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Dan O'Bannon

Director
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Rudy Ricci

Writer
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John A. Russo

Writer
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Russell Streiner

Writer
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Dan O'Bannon

Writer
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