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Pilot 

A highly dysfunctional blended family is forced together when they realize a reported virus is actually the onset of the undead apocalypse.

Director:

Adam Davidson

Writers:

Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by), Tony Moore (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Dickens ... Madison Clark
Cliff Curtis ... Travis Manawa
Frank Dillane ... Nick Clark
Alycia Debnam-Carey ... Alicia Clark
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Liza Ortiz
Mercedes Mason ... Ofelia Salazar (credit only)
Lorenzo James Henrie ... Chris Manawa
Rubén Blades ... Daniel Salazar (credit only)
Maestro Harrell ... Matt Sale
Scott Lawrence ... Art Costa
Keith Powers ... Calvin
Lincoln A. Castellanos Lincoln A. Castellanos ... Tobias
Lynn Chen ... Nurse
Leon Thomas III ... Russell (as Leon Thomas)
Donald Agnelli ... Driver
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Storyline

Drug addict Nick Clarke (Dillane) sees his friend Gloria eating another man in the drug den where he is staying, frightening him and causing him to run into the street and be hit by a car. His mother, Madison (Dickens), and his stepfather Travis Manawa (Curtis) go to the hospital where he is under close watch by the police. Madison is the guidance counselor of a high-school where her daughter Alicia (Debnam-Carey) is a student and Travis is one of the teachers, and they return to school as normal. Nick flees from the hospital and Madison and Travis later seek him out. Travis goes to the place where Nick claims that Gloria has eaten a man and he finds gore in the spot. Nick contacts his friend and drug dealer Calvin that tries to kill him. They fight and Calvin dies with a shot. Nick calls Travis and he comes with Madison to meet him. When they go to see Calvin, they see him up and walking around, but soon they learn that something is really wrong with Calvin. They watch in disbelief ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The diner where Nick meets Calvin is featured in Nightcrawler (2014), Drive (2011) and Twilight (2008). See more »

Goofs

When Nick meets Calvin at the diner he had been out of the hospital for a day or so and he said it had been over 48 hours since his last dose of heroin, yet Nick only seems mildly uncomfortable. If Nick is using heroin on a regular basis, then his brain chemistry has become dependent on the heroin, so going 48 hours without a "fix" would cause Nick to be in full blown opioid withdrawal. Other then possibly IV administered oxycodone, IV heroin is the hardest opioid to detox from and has the worst and most severe withdrawal symptoms. So by the time Nick meets Calvin in the diner he would be incredibly sick and in a huge amount of agony. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick Clark: [Nick wakes up alone in the abandoned church, calling out for his friend] Gloria?
Nick Clark: [as Nick looks into the empty hallway and rooms] Glo?
Nick Clark: [when Nick finds the dead bodies, seeing Gloria hunched over, whispering] Gloria? Gloria, babe, we got to go.
[when Gloria turns around covered in blood, with a knife stuck into her side]
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Connections

Featured in Fear the Walking Dead: Sicut Cervus (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer's Almost Gone
(uncredited)
Written by Jon Morrison
Performed by The Doors
[Plays in the restaurant where Nick meets Calvin]
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No Fear Of The Walking Dead
23 August 2015 | by MandethSee all my reviews

Fear The Walking Dead was a huge letdown and my expectations were actually set pretty low to begin with. The show kept building to the climax moment when the central characters finally realize the dead are rising. And when it got to that point it was a weak finish. The characters actually reacted like it was no big deal. Like they had run over a dog or something. The rest of the show was forgettable and uneventful. 15 - 25 minutes of show stretched out over 90 minutes.

Walking Dead and now FTWD like to move along at a snail's pace. That means the viewer gets less bang for their time spent watching it and the creators get to do less and maintain a lower budget.

I'm not going to bother pointing at flaws, as if the pilot could've been better if this or that were different. Instead I'll write it off as a total waste of space. And the most lackluster intro to a zombie apocalypse I've seen in the zombie genre.

I give it 1 star because it failed to achieve any of it's goals.


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