Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

When there’s no more room in HELL, the dead will walk the EARTH!

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1978-09-02
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 1989 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Dawn Associates
  • Production Country: Italy, United States of America
  • Director: George A. Romero
star 7.5/10
From 1,989 Ratings


During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

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  • David Emge

    as Stephen "Flyboy" Andrews
  • Ken Foree

    as Peter Washington
  • Scott H. Reiniger

    as Roger "Trooper" DeMarco
  • Gaylen Ross

    as Francine "Fran" Parker
  • David Crawford

    as Dr. James Foster
  • David Early

    as Sidney Berman
  • Richard France

    as Dr. Milliard Rausch
  • Howard Smith

    as TV Commentator
  • Daniel Dietrich

    as Dan Givens
  • Fred Baker

    as Police Commander
  • James A. Baffico

    as Wooley
  • Rod Stouffer

    as Roy Tucker
  • Jese Del Gre

    as Old Priest
  • Clayton McKinnon

    as Officer in Project Apt.
  • John Rice

    as Officer in Project Apt.
  • Ted Bank

    as Officer at Police Dock
  • Randy Kovitz

    as Officer at Police Dock
  • Patrick McCloskey

    as Officer at Police Dock
  • Joseph Pilato

    as Officer at Police Dock
  • Pasquale Buba

    as Motorcycle Raider
  • Tony Buba

    as Motorcycle Raider
  • Tom Savini

    as Motorcycle Raider
  • Larry Vaira

    as Motorcycle Raider
  • Marty Schiff

    as Motorcycle Raider
  • Taso N. Stavrakis

    as Motorcycle Raider
  • Sharon Ceccatti

    as Lead Zombie (Nurse)
  • Mike Christopher

    as Lead Zombie (Hare Krishna)
  • Clayton Hill

    as Lead Zombie
  • John Amplas

    as 2nd Guy on Roof (uncredited)
  • Greg Besnak

    as Fu Manchu Zombie (uncredited)
  • Rik Billock

    as Gray Suited Zombie (uncredited)
  • Christine Forrest

    as TV Producer / Zombie / Mall Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
  • Roy Frumkes

    as Pie-in-Face Zombie (uncredited)
  • Debra Gordon

    as Red Turtleneck Sweater Zombie (uncredited)
  • Michael Gornick

    as Radio News Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
  • Jim Krut

    as Helicopter Zombie (uncredited)
  • Donald Rubinstein

    as Parking Lot Zombie (uncredited)
  • George A. Romero

    as TV Director / Biker (uncredited)
  • Warner Shook

    as Security Guard Zombie (uncredited)
  • Sara Venable

    as Leotard Zombie (uncredited)
  • Laura Ziemba

    as Ice Skating Rink Zombie
  • Robert Williams

    as Soldier in Apartment Project
  • John 'Weezer' Wickerham

    as Black Knit Cap Sunglasses Bearded Biker
  • Vickie Walters

    as Brown Leather Jacket Biker Chick
  • Billie Walters

    as Biker Chick Wearing Brown Headband
  • Vincent Vok

    as WGON - TV Station Employee
  • Susan Vermazen

    as Dark Curly Haired Plaid Shirted Zombie
  • Bobbi Van Eman

    as Beautiful Curly Haired Female WGON-TV Technician
  • Jeanette Lansel Vaira

    as Biker Chick
  • Danny Vail

    as Mall Zombie
  • Milt Thompson

    as Checkered Shirted Zombie Who Attacks Stephen
  • Ralph Tallo

    as Stephen's Grey Suited Airport Zombie Attacker
  • Stephen M. Silverman

    as Zombie
  • Donna Siegel

    as Dark Haired Light Brown Bloused Woman
  • Gina Sestak

    as Longhaired Glasses Zombie
  • Frank A. Serrao

    as Fat Grey-Suited Zombie
  • Mike Savini

    as Zombie Boy in Airport Chart House
  • Donna Savini

    as Zombie Girl in Airport Chart House
  • Charlie Peters

    as Bearded White Collared Shirted WGON-TV Crew Member
  • Jeff Paul

    as Biker Who Shoots Flyboy
  • Ken Nagin

    as Pendant Headband Biker with Axe
  • Robert V. Michelucci

    as Bearded Scope Zombie / Zombie Who Attacks Mousey
  • Doug Mertz

    as Preppie Zombie - 2nd Pie-In Face
  • Molly McCloskey

    as Lovely Woman at WGON (uncredited)
  • Nicholas Mastandrea

    as Mall Zombie Outside Gun Store
  • Leonard Lies

    as Machete Zombie
  • Ed Letteri

    as Long-Haired Man by Door at WGON-TV
  • Maxine Lapiduss

    as Redhead Zombie Outside J.C. Penny
  • Robert Langer

    as Mustachioed Plaid-Shirted Zombie Eating Bikers' Flesh
  • Ralph Langer

    as Green Collared-Shirted Zombie in Ice Skating Rink
  • Tommy Lafitte

    as Miguel, The Zombie
  • 'Wild Bill' Laczko

    as Head Bandage Redneck
  • Katherine Kolbert

    as Brunette Biker Chick Throwing Pies and Cakes
  • C. Courtney Joyner

    as Zombie Wearing Eyeglasses
  • Jeannie Jefferies

    as Blonde Zombie Who Attacks Roger in Truck
  • Jon Hayden

    as Featured Zombie
  • John Harrison

    as Screwdriver Zombie
  • Barry Gress

    as Parking Lot Zombie Knocking Sign Over
  • Ingeborg Forrest

    as Mall Zombie Wearing Blue Nightgown
  • Cliff Forrest

    as Tony, Man at WGON - TV ('You all right?')
  • Tom Dubensky

    as Young WGON-TV Man Wearing Plaid Shirt
  • Zilla Clinton

    as Blonde Biker Chick Riding Motorcycle
  • Mary Lee Casey

    as Featured Light Blue Bathrobe Zombie
  • Adolph Caesar

    as Narrator of Theatrical Trailer
  • David W. Butler

    as 2nd Biker in Elevator
  • Ben Barenholtz

    as Cowboy Hat Zombie Hit by Sledge
  • Renee Banks

    as Wild Haired Plaid Shirted Apartment Zombie
  • Joe Abeln

    as Redneck Rifleman That Misses
  • Nick Tallo

    as Motorcycle Raider
  • Joe Shelby

    as Motorcycle Raider
  • Rudy Ricci

    as Motorcycle Raider
  • Joey Baffico

    as Zombie Attacking Roger (uncredited)
Directing George A. Romero Director
Writing George A. Romero Screenplay
Production Richard P. Rubinstein Producer
Sound Agostino Marangolo Original Music Composer
Sound Massimo Morante Original Music Composer
Sound Fabio Pignatelli Original Music Composer
Sound Claudio Simonetti Original Music Composer
Camera Michael Gornick Director of Photography
Editing George A. Romero Editor
Production John Amplas Casting
Art Josie Caruso Set Decoration
Art Barbara Lifsher Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Josie Caruso Costume Design
Production Zilla Clinton Production Manager
Crew Gary Zeller Special Effects
Visual Effects Arthur J. Canestro Visual Effects
Directing Christine Forrest Assistant Director
Sound Dario Argento Music
Writing Dario Argento Script Consultant
Crew Billy 'Silver Dollar' Baxter Presenter
Production Donna Siegel Production Assistant
Production Dario Argento Co-Producer
Production Claudio Argento Producer
Production Alfredo Cuomo Producer
Costume & Make-Up Nancy Allen Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jeannie Jefferies Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up John Amplas Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ted Bank Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Greg Besnak Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joseph A. Campayno Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Randy Kovitz Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joseph Pilato Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joe Shelby Assistant Makeup Artist
Production Jay Stover Unit Manager
Art Joseph Eberle Graphic Designer
Sound Tony Buba Sound Recordist
Sound Tony Buba Sound
Sound Rick Dior Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert Williams Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Tom Savini Special Effects Makeup Artist
Crew Leonard DeStefans Stunt Driver
Crew John Konter Stunt Driver
Crew Carl Scott Stunt Driver
Crew Taso N. Stavrakis Stunts
Crew Trudy Gray Stunt Driver
Crew Trudy Gray Stunts
Crew Benjamin Meade Stunt Driver
Crew Tom Savini Stunt Double
Crew Marty Schiff Stunts
Crew Joe Shelby Stunts
Crew Taso N. Stavrakis Stunt Double
Lighting Carl Augenstein Lighting Technician
Camera Dan Bertha Grip
Camera Bradley Drumheller Grip
Camera Tom Dubensky Assistant Camera
Camera Cliff Forrest Key Grip
Camera Katherine Kolbert Still Photographer
Camera Leonard Lies Grip
Camera Nicholas Mastandrea Key Grip
Camera Clayton McKinnon Grip
Camera Ken Nagin Grip
Camera Daniel Silk Grip
Lighting Tom Wholey Electrician
Production Ellen Hopkins Casting Assistant
Production Michael Lies Casting Assistant
Editing Kenneth Davidow Assistant Editor
Directing John Rice Continuity
Production Frank A. Serrao Production Driver
Costume & Make-Up Tom Savini Makeup Artist