When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

  1. Dan O'Bannon

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Rudy Ricci


  3. Russell Streiner


  4. John A. Russo


Top Billed Cast

  1. Clu Gulager

    Clu Gulager

    Burt Wilson

  2. James Karen

    James Karen


  3. Don Calfa

    Don Calfa

    Ernie Kaltenbrunner

  4. Thom Mathews

    Thom Mathews


  5. Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.

    Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.


Full Cast & Crew

The Return of the Living Dead
The Return of the Living Dead



Status Released

Release Information

  • August 16, 1985


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $14,237,880.00



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