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Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 2 August 2013 (USA)
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A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

Director:

Matthias Hoene

Writers:

Matthias Hoene (original idea), James Moran (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rasmus Hardiker ... Terry
Harry Treadaway ... Andy
Michelle Ryan ... Katy
Ashley Thomas ... Mental Mickey
Jack Doolan ... Davey Tuppence
Georgia King ... Emma
Tony Gardner ... Clive
Alan Ford ... Ray
Honor Blackman ... Peggy
Tony Selby Tony Selby ... Darryl
Georgina Hale ... Doreen
Dudley Sutton ... Eric
Richard Briers ... Hamish
Natalie Walter ... Bank Manager
Phil Cornwell ... Grainger
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This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site some workers dig up an old graveyard and they get bitten by the "undead" which sets off a chain reaction. Then the bank robbers are cornered by the police while in the process of the robbery, but when they exit they find that they are all dead as a result of the horde of zombies. They have to get to the retirement home before the zombies do! Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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London ain't big enough for the both of 'em. See more »


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Trivia

The bank was actually a library that was redressed for use in the movie. See more »

Goofs

About 35 mins in, the bank robbers look out over the devastated East End of London and see the Union Flag flying upside down, a distress sign. See more »

Quotes

Ray Macguire: So, where do we go now?
Terry: Out the front door.
Ray Macguire: Oh, for fuck's sake. That's great. Listen everyone, we've just been rescued by Laurel and fucking Hardy.
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Mark Birmingham plays "Some Poor Bastard." See more »


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Filmstar
Written by Brett Anderson and Richard Oakes
Performed by Suede
Universal Music Publishing Ltd
2011 Suede Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Demon Music Group Ltd
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Respect the elderly Cockney Rebels!
30 October 2012 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

I've grown quite allergic to the terms zombie-comedy, and especially to the allegedly cool slang name "zomedy", because we horror fanatics are literally overloaded with movies about the Living Dead that are supposed to be horrific and hilarious at the same time. In reality, however, the vast majority of them are just downright dull, uninspired and irritating. Ever since the British cult hit "Shaun of the Dead", it seems like every (young?) aspiring film director assumes that he/she can make a horror comedy even though these two remain the hardest genres to put into a blender together. Therefore I was rather skeptical when I went to see "Cockneys vs. Zombies" at a local horror festival here in Belgium. The idea sounded good, the trailer looked mighty fine and the cast features a handful of names that even make the most mediocre movie tolerable (Alan Ford from "Snatch" and Honor "Pussy Galore" Blackman) but still … it remained a zomedy! It took me more or less five minutes to put all my skepticism aside, though, because the movie starts out amazingly and I immediately got sucked in. The intro sequence and particularly the awesomely animated opening credits, guided by the magnificent song "What's that coming over the hill is it a monster?" by The Automatic, set the basis for an exhilarating, fast-paced and blood-spurting horror adventure. Admittedly the script features many clichés, stereotypes and redundant melodramatic moments, but overall seen is director Matthias Hoene's approach fresh and inventive. In Cockney country, the heart of working class East London, construction workers are building a gigantic apartment complex for which several traditional monuments have to be demolished, including the old folk's home of Granddad Ray Maguire and his friends. His offspring plans to rob a bank so that he doesn't have to move away from the area, but something else also interferes with the construction works… a zombie invasion! When the workers stumble upon ancient catacombs underneath the city, the region is quickly overrun by thousand of zombies. The bank robbers battle their way back to the retirement home as fast as they can, but the old timer prove themselves still tough enough to stand up against the undead. "Cockneys vs. Zombies" (don't you just love it when the title is, in fact, the entire plot?) is a straightforward and largely unpretentious zombie romp that delivers what you expect (or hope for). There are various flaws, like for example the screenplay refuses to sacrifice any real pivot characters and overdoes the melodrama a bit near the climax, but these are widely compensated through ingenious little plot aspects and the excessive gore effects. Certain sequences already qualify as instant classic in my book. For example, you haven't seen a zombie chase until you witness the race between a pensioner with a walking frame and a traditionally slow-sauntering rotting corpse. Or, how to kill a zombie with a metal plate in his head? And then for the obvious biggest trump of the film I'd like to refer to the title. The genuine Cockney characters and the delicious rhyming slang dialogs are the elements that truly distinguish the film from the others. Alan Ford must be the coolest Cockney since Sid Vicious and, as expected, he steals the show in every sequence he's in.


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2 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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$107,348
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Kintop, Limelight, Molinare See more »
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