Dawn of the Dead
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
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Dawn of the Dead Poster

MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 126 min

Premiere Date:
Apr 10, 1979   [UK]
Director: George A. Romero
Writers: George A. Romero
Dario Argento   [uncredited]
Producers: Claudio Argento   [Associate Producer]
Dario Argento   [Producer]
Alfredo Cuomo   [Associate Producer]
Richard P. Rubinstein   [Producer]
Music by Dario Argento
George A. Romero
Cinematography: Michael Gornick
Edited by: George A. Romero
Production Company: Laurel Group


David Emge
Stephen Andrews
Ken Foree
Peter Washington
Scott H. Reiniger
Roger DeMarco
Gaylen Ross
Francine Parker
David Crawford
Dr. Foster
David Early
Mr. Berman
Richard France
r. Milliard Rausch
Howard Smith
TV Commentator
Fred Baker
Police Commander
James A. Baffico
Rod Stouffer
Roy Tucker
Jesse Del Gre
Old Priest
Clayton McKinnon
Officer in Apartment Project
John Rice
Officer in Apartment Project
Ted Bank
Officer at Police Dock
Patrick McCloskey
Officer at Police Dock
Randy Kovitz
Officer at Police Dock
Joseph Pilato
Officer at Police Dock
Pasquale Buba
Motorcycle Raider
Tom Savini
Motorcycle Raider (blades)
Tony Buba
Motorcycle Raider
Marty Schiff
Motorcycle Raider
Joe Shelby
Motorcycle Raider
Taso N. Stavrakis
Motorcycle Raider (sledgehammer)
Tom Kapusta
Motorcycle Raider
Nick Tallo
Motorcycle Raider
Rudy Ricci
Motorcycle Raider (radio operator)
Larry Vaira
Motorcycle Raider
Sharon Ceccatti
Lead Zombie (nurse)
Pam Chatfield
Lead Zombie
Mike Christopher
Lead Zombie
Clayton Hill
Lead Zombie (with M-16)
Jay Stover
Lead Zombie
Jim Krut
Helicopter Zombie (uncredited)
Dave Bartholomew
Zombie (uncredited)
John Amplas
Bandit on Roof (uncredited)
Christine Forrest
TV Producer (uncredited)
Jeannie Jefferies
Blond Zombie (uncredited)
George A. Romero
TV Director (uncredited)
John Harrison
Screwdriver Zombie (uncredited)
Lenny Lies
Machete Zombie (uncredited)


Dario Argento
script consultant
Carl Augenstein
Ben Barenholtz
distribution consultant
Don Berry
explosive effects
Sharon Ceccatti
production assistant
Tom Dubensky
assistant camera
Cliff Forrest
key grip
Renée Furst
José Gallardo
title designer
Clayton Hill
weapons coordinator
Lenny Lies
Agostino Marangolo
Antonio Marangolo
Clayton McKinnon
Massimo Morante
Otto Paoloni
technical advisor
Alberto Piferi
additional dialogue
Fabio Pignatelli
John Rice
Donna Siegel
assistant: Mr. Rubinstein
Claudio Simonetti
Vincent D. Survinski
business manager
Joe Violante
technicolor advisor
Bill Wagner
mall liaison

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

$1,500,000 (USA)
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo / Mono
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm
Shooting Dates:
30 Sep 1977 - 08 Mar 1978

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