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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Coming Out at 9 April 2004 in theaters

Comedy, Horror

Shaun of the Dead is horror comedy drama film directed by Edgar Wright, who co-wrote it with Simon Pegg. The film stars Pegg and Nick Frost as friends Shaun and Ed, Londoners who are caught in an apocalyptic zombie uprising and attempt to take refuge in a local pub with their loved ones. The film co-stars Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, and Penelope Wilton. It is the first installment in Wright and Pegg’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, followed by Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World’s End (2013).

The film drew inspiration from the television series Spaced created by Pegg and directed by Wright. The title and plot also refer to the Dead films directed by George A. Romero. Principal photography took place across London and at Ealing Studios, and was shot over nine weeks between May and June 2003.

In London, electronic salesman Shaun has no direction in his life. He is disrespected by his colleagues, does not get along with his stepfather Philip, and is dumped by his girlfriend, Liz. Heartbroken, Shaun gets drunk with his dimwitted close mate, Ed, at their favourite pub, the Winchester. At home, Shaun and Ed’s flatmate Pete complains of a bite wound from a mugger, and berates Shaun to get his life together.

Director: Edgar Wright

Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Nicola Cunningham, Keir Mills

Cast:

Simon PeggShaun
Kate AshfieldLiz
Nick FrostEd
Lucy DavisDianne
Dylan MoranDavid
Nicola CunninghamMary
Keir MillsClubber 1
Matt JaynesClubber 2
Gavin FergusonFootball Kid
Peter SerafinowiczPete
Horton JupiterHomeless Man
Tim BaggaleyThe Usher
Arvind DoshiNelson
Rafe SpallNoel
Sonnell DadralDanny
Samantha DayWoman on Trisha
Trisha GoddardTrisha Goddard
David ParkGrave Scientist
Finola GeraghtyDistraught Vox Pop
Bill NighyPhilip
Robert FitchDistressed Man
Sharon GavinFlorist
Patch ConnollyPigeon Man
Jessica HynesYvonne
Stuart PowellSnakehips
Patricia FranklinSpinster
Steve EmersonJohn
Phyllis MacMahonBernie
Krishnan Guru-MurthyKrishnan Guru-Murthy
Carol BarnesCarol Barnes
Rob ButlerRob Butler
Jeremy ThompsonJeremy Thompson
Vernon KayVernon Kay
Mark DonovanHulking Zombie
Christopher HarwoodGrizzled Zombie
Penelope WiltonBarbara
Martin FreemanDeclan
Reece ShearsmithMark
Tamsin GreigMaggie
Julia DeakinYvonne’s Mum
Matt LucasCousin Tom
Nick EwansPyjama Zombie
Alex LutesTrisha Zombie
Chris MartinChris Martin / Zombie outside The Winchester
Jon BucklandJonny Buckland
Keith ChegwinKeith Chegwin (voice)
Lucy AkhurstZombie Shot by Soldiers 
Peter BatesonLivid Commuter 
Paul BayfieldArmy Officer 
Peter BaynhamMan in Street 
Claudine Biswas-MacKenzieZombie Approaching Spinning Car 
Rob BrydonFootball Commentator / ‘Zombies From Hell!’ Presenter (voice) 
Gary BunnSpecial Forces Soldier 
Antonia Campbell-HughesZombie 
Liz CaterWheelchair Zombie 
Timothy Mark ChippingPub Zombie 
Chris ClarkeLivid Commuter 
Tony CookZombie 
Michelle CorneliusZombie 
Joe CornishZombie Shot by Soldiers 
Beckie DarlingtonZombie 
Julia DavisNews Reporter (voice) 
Andy DiggleZombie 
David William James ElliottWesker Zombie 
Dylan FreedPub Zombie 
Salo GardnerZombie 
Mark GatissRadio Presenter With ‘Spaceship’ Theory / Wildlife voiceover (voice) 
Nick GoldsmithFun-Dead’ Zombie 
Jamie GrahamZombie 
Thomas HodgeZombie 
Russell HowardZombie 
Garth JenningsFun-Dead’ Zombie 
Rich JohnstonZombie 
Paul KayeZombie Behind ‘The Winchester’ 
Pamela KempthorneZombie Outside Flat 
Iain KitchingZombie 
Chris KnightPub Zombie 
Lauren LaverneZombie Outside Flat 
Jason McDonaldZombie 
Michael O’MahonyZombie 
Robert PopperNews Reporter (voice) 
Paul PutnerZombie 
Gabriel RallsZombie 
Peter RnicZombie 
Kristof RomagnoliVarious zombies 
James ScottZombie 
Michael SmileyZombie 
Dave SmithZombie Monkey 
The SmithsThemselves (archive footage) 
Philippe SpallZombie Dude 
David SprattZombie Shot by Soldiers 
Greg TannerSWAT Team Officer 
Kenneth Thompson MarchesiZombie 
Ben ThompsonZombie 
Ronaldo VasconcellosLivid Commuter 
Linette VollerZombie 
David WalliamsNews Reporter (voice) 
Julianne WatlingZombie 
Kevin WilsonTwin Zombie 
Nicholas WilsonTwin Zombie 

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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