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A hard-nosed Special Forces officer is transformed into a zombie-human hybrid who provides the only hope for preventing a zombie plague from infecting every living man, woman, and child on the planet in an all-out tale of undead terror starring Dean Cain. Bobby Quinn (Cain) was the perfect Special Forces operative. Tough, quick on his feet, and always ready for action, Quinn awakens one day in the morgue to discover that he isn't entirely human anymore. It seems that the nefarious Dr. Scott has been plotting to achieve unlimited power, and a contaminated swarm of Jindoo scorpions from Cambodia have unleashed a deadly zombie plague that threatens to spell the end of the human race. There's still time to save mankind though, and as Quinn leaps into action with a little assistance from smoldering film student Holly, military chef Judson, and a motley crew of hard-charging allies, these dogged soldiers may be able to fend off the living dead after all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This movie is a riot. Just a comical zombie movie, not a whole lot of special effects that reach out and grab you but still an enjoyable movie. An attempt of trying to make most guys in the military look stupid, the director should spend a week with our troops in Iraq or Afghanistan, Guy Tony was very funny. A virus comes back to the US from Cambodia and starts turning most people in to flesh eating zombies except for Lt Bobby Quinn. Movie ended with the possibility of a sequel, to bad one was never made. 3 1/2 stars. 11-2-11
April 18, 2012
Probably as bad as film can be, I believe Dead and Dead was a Sci-Fi Channel film. Starring a wash-up Dead Cain who gets killed in action in Cambodia....in the present day.....which already doesn't make much sense. A steady stream of idiotic jokes and attempts to cater to fanboys through including discussions of Star Wars, Dawn of the Dead, etc. make Dead and Deader even dumber and more interminable than most bad zombie films.
You know you're in for it when the movie opens with a military commander telling his men to "stay frosty." Fortunately for us the movie proves to be a tongue-in-cheek tribute to horror and sci-fi films and pop culture in general. Yes, it's goofy. It's supposed to be, much in the same vein as "Return of the Living Dead" and even "My Name is Bruce."
The plot revolves around a young special ops officer whose unit is sent to investigate the loss of contact with a medical facility. The men are attacked by bug-infected zombies and the next thing our hero knows he's waking up right before his autopsy. He finds that while he is not quite alive, he is still (mostly) in charge of his faculties and has gained super-strength and accelerated healing. Unfortunately, another soldier has also risen from the dead but is only concerned with eating people.
All the tropes are here--the sassy black sidekick, the beautiful doctor who we are supposed to take seriously once she puts on her glasses, the uncaring military who refuse to see what's really going on, the mad scientist who wants to use the infection to live forever. The gore is at a maximum and the movie makes no apologies for what it is: a B-movie FX bonanza.
I would like to watch this again playing a pop-culture drinking game. Every line from another movie (whether "stay frosty" or "primary malfunction"), every actor from another popular film ("Pulp Fiction") or TV show ("Star Trek," "X-Files," "Lois and Clark"), and every scene referencing another film gets a drink.
Dean Kain is an undead soldier who has super strength and super healing factor. Problem if he doesn't eat raw meat every so often could change into a mindless zombie. Definitely a film for geeks. References range Night of the Living Dead to Star Wars to James Bond. It's a funny movie, of course it was a made for tv movie, that aired on the Sci-fi channel. The effects aren't great and the stories nothing new. It's just a good movie to watch if you want a few laughs.
Boy has Dean Cain really fallen. This was a pathetic attempt to add to the zombie genre. the humor on this was pretty lousy, right up there with the acting. A lot of gore and green blood, tons of pop culture references that were very boring. What a waste of time.
Little bit gross, little bit funny, and little bit like an easter egg hunt for all the film referencing. Plus, Shimerman (Deep Space Nine, BVS) has some decent dialogue in the morgue, along with Billingsley. Funny the descriptions all list it as a beetle when it's clearly a scorpion.
ok....its not truly bad...but its not good eather... theres alota fun moments i will say.... got a smoken hot chick with a movie brain i think she is pertty much a nerds wetdream... but its...eh well i dunno it just wasnt all that good... then again.... mark altman did it... soooo.... but its worth a free rental with a bunch of buds and booze... and KNB did one effect in the movie so it was worth buying for me...
Ex-Superman Dean Cain is a soldja boi who is killed on a deadly-scorpion-finding mission in Cambodia. As he is sprawled out across an autopsy table he surprisingly wakes up sans heartbeat, wanting to eat a lot of meat, and scaring the shit out of the medical examiner. Realizing he's a zombie, he plays the role of Blade and fights his own kind in attempt to rid the world of the undead flesh-eaters. He teams up with Guy Torry (think american history x) and a skanky bartender who pretends like she knows a lot about film, and together, they save the day through name-dropping, movie-referencing, and one hilarious please-rewind-that killing scene. Sucky but fun zomedy.