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{{Infobox Film
 
| name = Dawn of the Dead
 
| name = Dawn of the Dead
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| editing = George A. Romero
 
| editing = George A. Romero
 
| distributor = [[United Film Distribution Company]]
 
| distributor = [[United Film Distribution Company]]
| released = April 20, 1979
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| released = April 20, 1978
| runtime = 127 min.
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| runtime = 116 minutes (Italy)<br>127 minutes (United States)
 
| country = {{USA}}
 
| country = {{USA}}
 
| language = [[English language|English]]
 
| language = [[English language|English]]
 
| budget = $500,000 (estimated)
 
| budget = $500,000 (estimated)
 
| imdb_id = 0077402
 
| imdb_id = 0077402
| preceded_by = ''Night of the Living Dead''
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| preceded_by = ''[[Night of the Living Dead]]''
| followed_by = ''Day of the Dead''
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| followed_by = ''[[Day of the Dead]]''
 
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'''''Dawn of the Dead''''' (also known as '''''Zombi''''' internationally) is a 1978 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film horror film] written and directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero George A. Romero]. It was the second film made in Romero's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Living_Dead_(film_series) ''Living Dead'' series], but contains no characters or settings from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Living_Dead Night of the Living Dead]'', and shows in a larger scale the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_(fictional) zombie] plague's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_apocalypse apocalyptic effects on society]. In the film, a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemic plague] of unknown origin has caused the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undead reanimation of the dead], who prey on human flesh, which subsequently causes mass hysteria. The cast features [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Emge David Emge], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Foree Ken Foree], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Reiniger Scott Reiniger] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaylen_Ross Gaylen Ross] as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopping_mall shopping mall].
   
<p style="line-height:19.1875px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">'''''Dawn of the Dead''''' (also known as '''''Zombi''''' internationally) is a 1978 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film horror film] written and directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero George A. Romero]. It was the second film made in Romero's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Living_Dead_(film_series) ''Living Dead'' series], but contains no characters or settings from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Living_Dead Night of the Living Dead]'', and shows in a larger scale the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_(fictional) zombie] plague's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_apocalypse apocalyptic effects on society]. In the film, a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemic plague] of unknown origin has caused the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undead reanimation of the dead], who prey on human flesh, which subsequently causes mass hysteria. The cast features [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Emge David Emge], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Foree Ken Foree], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Reiniger Scott Reiniger] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaylen_Ross Gaylen Ross] as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopping_mall shopping mall].</p>
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''Dawn of the Dead'' was shot over approximately four months, from late 1977 to early 1978, in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania Pennsylvaniacities of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh Pittsburghand [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroeville,_Pennsylvania Monroeville]. Its primary filming location was the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroeville_Mall Monroeville Mall]. The film was made on a relatively modest budget estimated at $650,000 US, and was a significant box office success for its time, grossing an estimated $55 million worldwide. Since opening in theaters in 1978, and despite heavy gore content, reviews for the film have been nearly unanimously positive.
 
<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.1875px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">''Dawn of the Dead'' was shot over approximately four months, from late 1977 to early 1978, in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania Pennsylvania] cities of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh Pittsburgh] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroeville,_Pennsylvania Monroeville]. Its primary filming location was the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroeville_Mall Monroeville Mall]. The film was made on a relatively modest budget estimated at $650,000 US, and was a significant box office success for its time, grossing an estimated $55 million worldwide. Since opening in theaters in 1978, and despite heavy gore content, reviews for the film have been nearly unanimously positive.</p>
 
   
<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.1875px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">In addition to four [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_(fiction) official] sequels, the film has spawned numerous [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_the_Dead_in_popular_culture parodies and pop culture references]. A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_the_Dead_(2004_film) remake of the movie] premiered in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States United States] on March 19, 2004. It was labeled a "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remake#Reimagining re-imagining]" of the original film's concept. In 2008, ''Dawn of the Dead'' was chosen by ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_(magazine) Empire]'' magazine as one of ''The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time'', along with ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Living_Dead Night of the Living Dead]''.</p>
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In addition to four [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_(fiction) official] sequels, the film has spawned numerous [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_the_Dead_in_popular_culture parodies and pop culture references]. A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_the_Dead_(2004_film) remake of the movie] premiered in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States United States] on March 19, 2004. It was labeled a "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remake#Reimagining re-imagining]" of the original film's concept. In 2008, ''Dawn of the Dead'' was chosen by ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_(magazine) Empire]'' magazine as one of ''The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time'', along with ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Living_Dead Night of the Living Dead]''.
 
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Latest revision as of 14:39, May 4, 2017

Dawn of the Dead (also known as Zombi internationally) is a 1978 horror film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's Living Dead series, but contains no characters or settings from Night of the Living Dead, and shows in a larger scale the zombie plague's apocalyptic effects on society. In the film, a plague of unknown origin has caused the reanimation of the dead, who prey on human flesh, which subsequently causes mass hysteria. The cast features David EmgeKen ForeeScott Reiniger and Gaylen Ross as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban shopping mall.

Dawn of the Dead was shot over approximately four months, from late 1977 to early 1978, in the Pennsylvania cities of Pittsburgh and Monroeville. Its primary filming location was the Monroeville Mall. The film was made on a relatively modest budget estimated at $650,000 US, and was a significant box office success for its time, grossing an estimated $55 million worldwide. Since opening in theaters in 1978, and despite heavy gore content, reviews for the film have been nearly unanimously positive.

In addition to four official sequels, the film has spawned numerous parodies and pop culture references. A remake of the movie premiered in the United States on March 19, 2004. It was labeled a "re-imagining" of the original film's concept. In 2008, Dawn of the Dead was chosen by Empire magazine as one of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time, along with Night of the Living Dead.

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