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The Crazies (The Mad People) (1973)

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Lloyd Hollar Lloyd Hollar
Col. Peckem
Lynn Lowry Lynn Lowry
Richard France Richard France
Dr. Watts
Harry Spillman Harry Spillman
Maj. Ryder

Written by
Paul McCollough Paul McCollough
based on a script by
George A. Romero George A. Romero


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The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town.
Release date: 16 March 1973
UPC: 827058100199
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" One of Romero's early efforts, this is not one of his best. It's a competent picture, and it contains the same political undercurrent that runs through the Dead trilogy, this time focusing on the ineptitude of the government and army when dealing with a chemical disaster. The moments in which we follow a group of survivors trying to escape the quarantined town has it's points of excitement and suspense. But when the film deals with the political and military components of the story it becomes"

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"October 30 This might actually be my favorite non-living dead Romero film. It's a really good movie that tells an intriguing story and it does have that social commentary that Romero is known for. The movie may have not aged well in certain respects, it's still a fun movie that's unfairly overshadowed by the remake. As much as I did like the newer version, I think both versions are good in their own right and I think the original is worth checking out if you liked the remake. "

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"The Crazies (1973), a US Army plane carrying an untested bio-weapon (a virus code-named "Trixie") crashes near a small Pennsylvania town contaminating the water; infected victims either die or become violently homicidal; heavily armed U.S. troops in NBC suits and gas masks, soon arrive"