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Zombieland (2009)

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A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

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Ruben Fleischer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Columbus
Woody Harrelson ... Tallahassee
Emma Stone ... Wichita
Abigail Breslin ... Little Rock
Amber Heard ... 406
Bill Murray ... Bill Murray
Derek Graf ... Clown Zombie
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Storyline

Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: such as "look in the back seat," "double-tap," "avoid public restrooms." He decides to travel to Ohio to see if his parents are alive. He gets a ride with a boisterous zombie-hating good-old boy headed for Florida, and soon they confront a young woman whose sister has been bitten by a zombie and wants to be put out of her misery. The sisters were headed to an LA amusement park they've heard is zombie free. Can the kid from Ohio get to his family? And what about rule thirty one? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Nut up or shut up. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombieland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,733,155, 4 October 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,590,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,391,540
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Emma Stone is the last of her main co-stars to be nominated for an Oscar, but the first among them to win. Woody Harrelson was first nominated in 1997 for his performance in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), followed by Abigail Breslin in 2007 for her performance in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), followed by Jesse Eisenberg in 2011 for his performance in The Social Network (2010), and lastly followed by Emma Stone in 2015 for her performance in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). Emma Stone then won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2017 for her performance in La La Land (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Tallahassee manages to grab his gun from Little Rock, Wichita threatens him with a pistol. Where she got it, and why she never uses it before or after this scene is unexplained. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Columbus: Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here. No, my friends. This is now the United States of Zombieland.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a scene between Bill Murray and Tallahassee. Tallahassee attempts to re-create a Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) scene from Caddyshack. Bill Murray then complements him by doing the scene correctly. See more »

Connections

Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Feels So Good
Written and Performed by Chuck Mangione
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A new style of comedy!
28 September 2009 | by radivelSee all my reviews

Zombieland is hardly a plot-heavy and dramatic masterpiece, but it IS very, very funny, and not funny in a way you're used to seeing in a comedy.

There are very few jokes made, the humor is more from people doing things that people might normally do, just filmed very well in a humorous fashion.

Oh, and the movie has lots of zombies and other awesome stuff that surround this entire idea of having every situation be the biggest "What the frack?!" you can possibly imagine.

The small cast was obviously having a great time when they made it, and all four characters did a very good job of fitting with the style of the movie.

Lastly, while the whole movie is hilarious, one scene in particular will have you in fits, one of the funniest single little scenes I've ever seen. But, no spoilers here!


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