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A biological weapon gone awry is only the start of problems in the little town of Evan's City, Pennsylvania. Bouts of insanity in the populace are leading to murder and rioting, until the US Army turns up - and things really start going to hell.
All hell is about to break loose.
Title: Crazies, The
Release Date: March 16, 1973
Runtime: 103 mins
All Genres: Action, Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: R
George A. Romero
Lane Carroll ...Judy
Will MacMillan ...David (as W.G. McMillan)
Harold Wayne Jones ...Clank
Lloyd Hollar ...Col. Peckem
Lynn Lowry ...Kathy
Richard Liberty ...Artie
Richard France ...Dr. Watts
Harry Spillman ...Maj. Ryder
Will Disney ...Dr. Brookmyre
Edith Bell ...Lab. Technician
Bill Thunhurst ...Brubaker (as W.L. Thunhurst Jr.)
Leland Starnes ...Shelby
A.C. McDonald ...Gen. Bowen (as A.C. MacDonald)
Robert J. McCully ...Hawks
Robert Karlowsky ...Sheriff Cooper
Ned Schmidtke ...Sgt. Tragesser
Tony Scott ...Deputy Shade
Roy Cheverie ...Army Doctor
Jack Zaharia ...Priest
Stephen Liska ...#1 Soldier at house
David Meek ...#2 Soldier at house
Roger Aaron Brown ...#3 Soldier at house (as Roger Brown)
Kim Smith ...
S. William Hinzman ...Crazie shooting at doctor's office (as Billy...
Richard Lewicki ...Crazie shooting at soldiers
William C. Kennedy ...Crazie, Mr. Deary
MaLynda Parker ...
Walton Cook ...Fire Chief
Peg Tilbrook ...Old Lady Crazie
Vincent D. Survinski ...Fireman (as Vince Survinski)
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George A. Romero
"Heaven Help Us"
More Movie Taglines:
- All hell is about to break loose.
- A Lethal Terror Snowballs Into Hell!
- Why are the good people dying?
- A biological civil war.
- Filmed in Evans City, Pennsylvania. Many of the movie's bit players were locals; several of the white-suited soldiers were actually high-school students.
The burning house at the beginning of the film was a bit of serendipity for the film's crew. The local fire department was burning down an old house to practice putting out the fire, and agreed to let the filmmakers set up and film the event.
A lot of the audio mixing in The Crazies, particularly the voices of soldiers and extras and specific sound effects, were completed in post-production in the basement of Romero's Latent Image Studio.
No Hollywood stunt men were used in The Crazies. Local firemen and licensed fireworks professionals handled all of the action sequences, including the creation and employment of blood squibs.
The budget for The Crazies was approximately $270,000 and it was Romero's first Union film but he also employed a lot of actors from Pittsburgh and non-professionals from Evans City and Zelienople.
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