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Deadlands: The Rising (2006)

Unrated | | Action, Horror, Thriller | 23 October 2006 (USA)
In October 2008, a biochemical weapon explosion causes a freak chain of events and brings the dead back to life. It is up to five people to make a stand for survival against an ever growing army of the Living Dead.


Gary Ugarek


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Credited cast:
Dave Cooperman Dave Cooperman ... Dave
Gary Ugarek Gary Ugarek ... Gary
Michelle Wright Michelle Wright ... Michelle
Brian Wright Brian Wright ... Brian
Connor Brandt Connor Brandt ... Connor
Mélisa Breiner-Sanders ... Evacuee Woman
Josh Davidson ... Josh
Jeremy Paris Jeremy Paris ... Arguing Man #2
Chris L. Clark Chris L. Clark ... Suit Zombie (as Chris Clark)
Nathan Rosen Nathan Rosen ... #11 Zombie
Brian Marinelli Brian Marinelli ... Private Marinelli
Bruce Morgan Bruce Morgan ... Commanding Military Officer
Tom Gambrill ... Shelter Director (FEMA)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Abel William Abel ... National Guardsmen #3
Patty Aiello Patty Aiello ... Evacuee / Zombie


In October 2008, a biochemical weapon explosion causes a freak chain of events and brings the dead back to life. It is up to five people to make a stand for survival against an ever growing army of the Living Dead.

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The world as we know it... Is coming to an end!



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Release Date:

23 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadlands See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,847 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wetnwildradio Films See more »
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Technical Specs


(theatrical) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Remix for video release)| Stereo (original)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original production budget started at $5,000 and was originally to be a short film. After filming most of the traffic jam sequences. The director invested another $10,000 to purchase more equipment and secure more locations to expand the story. See more »


When Brian and Gary are looking at the Map on the hood of Gary's car Brian's hand position on the flashlight changes when the camera focuses on Gary, then focuses on him. This was because the flashlight was the only way to light the scene as shot and the map was used as a bounce card to reflect the light onto the actor's faces. Hand position change was so the light was properly reflected. See more »


[first lines]
Michelle: [narration] Six Months, that's how long it took for the world as we knew it to come to an end. The bible preached the world would end in fire and war. It ended in plauges and hunger. All brought on by the technology built to protect us. Conventional Weapons weren't enough, we built more powerful weapons. Weapons capable of spreading disease, plagues or hunger, weapons designed to do the un-imaginable... and in the end, it took one man with one weapon.
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Crazy Credits

Actor's Lonnie Martin and Cindy Marie Martin appear in a scene at the end of the films credits. Also below the copyright notice, a statement that "No Animals or Zombies were harmed during the making of this film" appears as the last item. See more »

Alternate Versions

April 2007 - For the Hagerstown, MD Theatrical Screening the film was re-edited to include 9 minutes of footage not in the DVD release. At 72 Minutes this version of the film contains more gore, And an additional sequence at another rescue shelter, the addition of more survivors from the films major massacre, and an alternate ending using footage on the current DVD release ending. This version screened at the Hagerstown 10 Cineplex on April 14th 2007, and was used to celebrate the DVD launch. See more »


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User Reviews

A low budget, low quality, waste of time, amateur zombie flick.
26 April 2007 | by captzeroSee all my reviews

The video and audio quality is sub-par. To me, it felt like a home video reminiscent of something you'd see taken at the relatives place on Thanksgiving Day.

The acting is amateurish, forced, and seemingly barely rehearsed. The screenplay/dialog is poorly written.

You just know a movie is going to blow when 50% of the opening credits go to special FX techs, the dude who cast "extras" for zombies, and the writer/director/editor is credited with about a half of a dozen other billets.

Usually, I'd say that a movie this horrible is worth watching for the simple entertainment of pointing and laughing at how bad it is... but the whole thing from start to finish is mind numbingly dull.

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