The Crazies

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Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy, until suddenly it isn't. Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane. In a terrifying tale of the "American Dream" gone horribly wrong, four friends find... read more
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Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy, until suddenly it isn't. Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane. In a terrifying tale of the "American Dream" gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). David Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own house.after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives. Sheriff Dutten tries to make sense of what's happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh.with insanity. Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent. In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won't let anyone in or out - even those uninfected. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutten; his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutten's deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.

Original Release

02/26/2010

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Directors

Breck Eisner

Writers

Scott Kosar, George A. Romero, Ray Wright

Cast

Radha Mitchell Judy
Timothy Olyphant David
Danielle Panabaker Becca
Joe Anderson Russell
Justin Welborn Curt Hammil
Preston Bailey Nicholas
Christie Lynn Smith Deardra Farnum
Brett Rickaby Bill Farnum
John Aylward Mayor Hobbs
Joe Reegan Pvt. Billy Babcock
Glenn Morshower Intelligence Officer
Larry Cedar Ben Sandborn
Lynn Lowry Woman on Bike
Pierce Gagnon Distraught Son
Justin Price Infected Civilian
Gregory Sporleder Travis Quinn
Mike Hickman Rory Hamill
Lisa K. Wyatt Peggy Hamill
Chet Grissom Kevin Miller
Tahmus Rounds Nathan

Producers

George A. Romero Executive Producer
Jonathan King Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Michael Aguilar Producer
Rob Cowan Producer
Dean Georgaris Producer
George A. Romero Producer
Brian E. Frankish Producer
Alexander W. Kogan Jr. Producer

Editors

Billy Fox

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